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Brewed by Ottakringer
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wien, Austria

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Ottakringer Zwickl Rot.
Wer nach einem ganz besonderen Geschmackserlebnis sucht, hat es mit dem roten Zwickl gefunden. Durch ein spezielles, sehr aufwändiges Mälzungsverfahren erhält es seine typisch rötliche Färbung – und den unverwechselbar schokoladigen und karamelligen Geschmack. Bernsteinfarben, naturtrüb und einzigartig – eine verführerisch-mutige Bierinnovation, die man gekostet haben sollte! 12.2°


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (4301) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2011
Humm, guessing this is it, as the Gösser Jubiläumsbier is refered to mostly as "Dunkles Zwickl". Draught at the 3 Goldenen Kugeln, Seiersberg, Graz as the "beer of the month". Anyway, poured a darker, completely murky red colour. Fruity malty nose, nothing too special. The taste is pretty much more of the same, full and kinda ruined by some kind of acidity and yeastiness. Slightly underwhelming, but still better than the average Austrian lager and it did well to douse the fires the lovely 3 Goldenen Kugeln Country Cordon left in my untrained mouth. I’ll probably rerate this at a point since I’m not 100% sure if I should even be rating it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3696) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2004
Draught
Red color, soft creamy head, very stable. Aroma is malty, sourly-fruity with light roasted malt notes. Taste is malty round, pithy. Light sweetnesws and notes of roaste malt in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2011
22/01 Draught at the 3 Goldenen Kugeln, Graz. It had hazy reddish brown body with medium, slightly off white head. Weaker, sourish aroma, also peachy. Very slightly sweet caramel flavor, balanced with grass hops, but although pleasant it was quite watery. No matter of its thin body, awarded us with quite long, mostly hoppy finish, sourish to slightly bitter, with some caramel sweetness emerging at the very end. It’s definitely a Zwickl, not a Vienna, but I’m not too impressed after all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
Keg at Alten Kaisermuhlen, Wien. Vivid dark orangey copper, fluffy white head. Restrained nose, soft malts, definite Saaz "lageriness." Thin bodied, nice floral hop flavours over a honeyed malt background. A very tasty, well-balanced and interesting lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1253) - USA - APR 21, 2014
Drunk on draught in Vienna. Lovely red coloured fresh tasting zwickl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sebilinz (1048) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2015
Draft. Cloudy amber Body with White head. Aroma is grainy malts with floral notes. Taste is malty and some caramel with rich mouthfeel. Aftertaste is mostly malty sweet and not very much bitterness. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1043) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Draught. Deep amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, slightly beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, flowers, grains. Tastes of roasted malts, red berries, flowers, caramel, grains, herbs. Mouthfeel is medium to light, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes roasty, medium bitter and a bit fruity. Nice! One of the best Vienna style Lagers from Austria and one of the very few enjoyable beers from this brewery. Really nice, fresh aromas and very quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (832) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
Vom Faß im Universitätsbräuhaus im Alten AHK, Wien. - Rotbraun, trüb, hellbräunlicher Schaum. - In der Nase fruchtiges, leicht röstiges Karamelmalz. - Antrunk karamelmalzig mit leichten Toastnoten, erfreulich wenig süß, mild fruchtig-herb und kaum bitter. Erfrischend fruchtig-säuerliche Akzente (Weintrauben). Mild rezent, schlank; hefig-volles Mundgefühl. Im Abgang etwas fruchtig herb. Auch beim Wärmerwerden noch sehr schmackhaft. - Angenehmes, gut abgerundetes und süffiges Rotbier.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Perhaps a new addition to the Ottakringer line since I didn't see it in November. Caramel malt addition leaves this beer light red and with a much fuller body than the regular Zwickel. A very enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rozsoma (524) - Győr, HUNGARY - JUL 2, 2014
Nagyon fincsi hámozott szotyi íz lelhető fel benne. Túlságosan is sok. Kicsit iszapos is, ami nem tesz jót az állagának. De összeségében dicsérendő, bár most jobban meggondolva egy kicsit hányásíze van. Talán a Stohl Bucinak ízlene.


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