altonbrownd (3702) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Spar in Gerlos, Austria. Golden colour with tall head. Eggy nose. Malty and grassy flavour. Quite smooth. Not too complex and falls a bit flat.
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - JAN 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
06/01 0.33 l green bottle from an Eurospar in Graz. My first Zwickl and I have quite high expectations... Murky pale yellow bodied this had medium bigger head. Weak aroma of some citrus, herbal with pale malt. Flavor is bitterish, somewhat sourish, but too watery. Very long and pleasant finish which might be the best about this beer. I’m not so excited about this one.
Marko (3932) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with heavy who brought it from Austria (thanks!)
Pours a murky, juice like yellow colour with a medium to big sized white head. A weak nose again, just a touch of malt, a bit oily. A pleasant but slightly weak fruity malty taste, a touch agrumey. A fine but oh so weak chewy hop bitterness. Very drinkable and shows potential but too empty for my liking. Shame... if the taste was stronger, this would’ve been well into 3’s in my book.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden colored, slightly hazy appearance. Sweet and lemony, slightly honeyish aroma with some grassy cardboard. Thin to medium bodied, crispy carbonation. Flavor is more zwickelly with earth and cardboard, still this sweet honey and fruitiness here strongly. Aftertaste dries to hopped one with grassy note.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4     Lasting: 3     Lacing : 4
Intensity : 3
Yeast : XX   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 4   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 3   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 3
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 4   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 1
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : 3   Crisp : 2   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX
Comments: Another pretty clean Austrian zwickl with a confident flowery character and a particularly crisp, strawy palate, but a bit hesitant maltiness.
estpiwo (1277) - ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer. Strong aroma of hops. I feel both: malt and hops. Good bitter aftertaste.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 10/2007)
Hazy yellow color, huge cloudy white head, lace. Light grassy and grainy aroma with wheaty notes. Medium-bodied. Nice malty backbone with late hoppy bitterness. Sweet notes and alcohol too. Solid zwickel.
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Hazy pale nutbrown/orange colour with big white creamy head. Aroma is malts, hops, some yeast and earth. Flavour is malts, hops, earth, graas and some slight hints of yeast.
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy light golden body, lots of fine bubbles, medium sized bubbles in head with good duration; Malty warm nose (I think the beer is served a little to warm as well) with quite a bit of yeast character to it, pleasantly balanced, but not really deep or complex; Huge big bubbled carbonation very fitting on soft a little thin body, very pleasant and balanced but again not a lot of complexity or depth, malty bitter and a little yeasty harsh; Quite long finish, slightly malty bitter and a little yeasty harsh, lots of lasting aromas again a bit to plain, simple and not deep enough, malty soft aromas and plain yeast. Alright and very drinkable beer, it lacks character and complexity in all aspects.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle BB 22/05/07; ABV 5.4%; Thanks Jay!) Light aroma of malts and grass with a hint of skunkyness. Light golden colour, slightly hazy and average size, white, very slightly lasting head with fair lacing. Malty, grassy, slightly acidic, sweet, slightly fruity and a bit hoppy flavour. Softly carbonated and medium-bodied palate with a hint of alcohol. 27/01/07