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Brewed by Schwechater (Brau Union)
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Schwechat, Austria

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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The Schwechater Zwickl is nature cloudy and in the taste harmonious and slim. A fresh hopfiges beer with valuable yeast. Master spice: 12,5 ° alcohol content: 5,4 % volume of calories: 45.0 kcal/100 ml


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2011
.5l green bottle bought in Vienna grocery store one month past "best by" date. Pours a dense gold color with fleeting, rocky white head. Somewhat citrusy aromas. Medium body. Fresh yeasty, pale malt flavors. Effervescent mouthfeel. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4945) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 On tap in Vienna March 2011. Hazy golden colour with a big white head. Fruity and citric aroma. Well balanced flavour with citrus, yeast, fruityness, mild malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
50 cl bottle, 3 weeks old. Pours a orange juicy murky orange with a small head. Aroma is mild citrusy and orange fruity, light grassy. Crisp fruity and bitter. Smooth citrusy, bitter and light grassy. Mild bitter fruity finish. Very elegant, ugly looking but so smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5091) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Draft in Vienna on 09 June 2011. Cloudy/dense golden with a lovely creamy white, lacing/Orval head. Nose is yeasty, medium citrus, light grass and hay. Very inviting. Lovely yeasty/doughy taste. Lightly bitter, lightly sour/citrusy, but man that dough/yeast is a lovey, creamy-textured wave of joy. Full buy extremely soft and creamy body. On this day, just really perfect for this moment. Lässt erfrischen!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2010
Can.Hazy golden color with a medium creamy head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits, citrus with spicy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2416) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 11, 2010
0,33 l bottle, bought in a Billa, Vienna.
Poured hazy yellow-golden with a foamy white head that diminishes slowly to a small lacing one. Aroma of honey, sourish yeast, pale malt and some herbal-floral hop. Medium bodied one with a honeyish malt background, floral hop and sourish yeast. Easy drinkable, fine zwickl.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2010 Green 50cl bottle, bottling date is Oct, 23 2009: Pours so murky, looks exactly like unfiltered apple juice in the glass. Stinging, skunky aroma with citric and grassy hops, slightly acidic. Quite reminiscent of a Pilsener in the flavour, pronounced herbal and hemp-like hops, bready malts - I get little from the yeast. Not that good, unfortunately. One last thing: Who wrote the hilariously bad english commercial description? "Master spice" instead of original gravity, are you serious?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This amenable Zwicklbier relies on its minty, herbal hops and its huggable blond cereals to sculpt a balanced and healthy pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A layer of foam protects the cloudy blond.
-The nose is a tad too timid for my tastes.
-This could be hoppier, but it is still quite good as is.
-Light citrus leaks from the hops, working well with the hay-like cereals.

Bottle. Best before January 23rd, 2009 (drunk on Dec.28).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2008
@ a bar in Vienna. A hazy yellow colored beer, with thick white foamy head. The aroma of citrus, hops and malts. The taste of malts, hop bittreness, fruity like citrus and honey. The aftertaste is bittersweet and disappears slowly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 Tasted from the bottle in August 2006, Wien. Light yellow color, extremely cloudy. Tall, fine head. Extremely strong lemon aroma. Sour, with just a touch of sweetness. Very aromatic. Somewhat like a lambic in its nose. Sour flavor, with lemon and spice. Good malt, but little sweetness. Good hops, but it is ruled by a refreshing, sour flavor. Very drinkable; fantastic. Dry, sour, hoppy finish, long lasting. Maybe the best bottled Austrian beer I have tried, certainly the most interesting and original.


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