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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The natural beer specialty from the Salzkammergut has all the valuable ingredients and is brewed strictly after the Reinheitsgebot by the traditional family recipe. Well cooled and opened once this unfiltered beer unfolds its full taste.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (5903) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Bottle in Vienna, 2006. Golden yellow, and quite cloudy indeed. Decent white creamy head. Relatively strong aroma of malt and yeast. Flavor not as malty as the aroma, but with decent malt. Rather dry, with little of the yeast taste you come to expect form a zwickl. Finish is rich in hops, and dry. Altogether not much malty richness for a vollbier. Also, I can not see what the lack of filtration has done for this beer. It does not taste unfiltered. A decent drinking beer, with good hops, but a bit disappointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Tap at Rustico. Misty, sunny, bright yellow pour. Clean, sweet tart lemon zest aroma; hints of biscuit, honey, pear and bubblegum. Charming bittersweetness. Zesty earthy sweetness in a lightly gritty grain flavor; soft bitterness and a very bready, calm sugar balance. Needly, herbal hops and a punchy lemony acidity provide counterpoint; a lingering touch of cinnamon bread mid palate. The alternation of bitter and sweet in this example is almost mechanical in precision. Medium body has a crisp and juicy texture; sparkling and soft. Long, wooden bitterness in the finish; refreshing and substantial, showing palapably careful balance throughout. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Draft @ Rustico. Pours a hazy, deep golden-straw color; bright white head with good retention and glistening, fine-bubbled lacing; gorgeous, mouthwatering pour. Very crisp, dry, tasty aroma: crackers, soft citrus and yellow fruits, some honey. Medium mouthfeel: crisp, toasty crackers and breadiness and citrus; some light acidity; very crisp and clean and drinkable with a solid, toasty malt core; excellent stuff. Medium finish: toasty malts, cereal, and dry mineral / citrus bitterness; crisp, clean end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2008
Slightly hazy, light yellow color with a thick white head leaving filmy lace down the glass. Aromas of grass and hay, lemon, almost acidic in the way it pierces the nose. Flavor is a thick pleasant blanket of light honey, hay, and a medium dry bitterness to clean the palate in anticipation of the next sip. Full but not sticky, finishes clean, and makes for a refreshing treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2008
On draught at Rustico in Alexandria, Va. Had a couple with wickedpete and my pops. Good times. The beers pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a small white head and lace. Nose is light hops, earth, and fresh malts. Flavor and palate are very clean with mild hop flavors. This is a great session beer that I could easily drink all day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2008
Very nice, natural notes throughout. Visually, very cool -- with a persistent haziness that telegraphs the healthy dose of sediment active in the unfiltered beer. Can’t say I have anything to compare this style against, but think of it as a wet, light springtime version of a good hefe. Conplex aromas and flavors are floral and grassy and earthy, think of a meadow. Really drinkable and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2383) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2008
Amber color, small but stable good-looking head. The sweet malt dominates the aroma. The taste of malt is in the flavour firstly, sweet and sirupy, but i feel a hidden hopness and a light citrus taste. The texture is smooth and light, complex body. Sweet aftertaste. Drinkable too:)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2008
500ml bottle. Cloudy orange color. Brewery fresh malt and yeast aroma. Pretty mellow wheat(?) beer with a minimal lemony bite. Creamy and intensely drinkable. This is a really exceptional beer, albeit it subtle and restrained. Hop bite fades smoothly into background. A great beer. Truly a balanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Lemon yellow body with a soft, cottony, white head. Pleasant yeasty nose with elements of dough, pale nuts, and lemon-pepper. Flavor is bready, creamy, and lightly tart with a semi-dry and moderate peppery bitter finish. Has a background hint of butterscotch. Crisp, dry palate with a smooth, light texture. This is a good kellerbier, especially for a bottled import. I guess I got a fresh one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
Slightly hazy golden body, big white head, thick lacing; Quite deep nose, but plain malt is the only element it has; Big soft carbonation on soft textured body, buttery sweet and only a very little bitterness; Medium long finish with very little aroma, again malt and buttery, the yeast is a very little present as well. Very simple but very drinkable.


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