AirForceHops (5258) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Consumed very chilled. Hazy golden color with standard Co2 level, spotty lace around the edges of the glass. Aroma of Noble hops, grain and skunky lager yeast.
The flavor has a solid malt base with the Noble hops, skunky yeast and grassy notes. Ends on a mild sweetness. Straw hints. This is exactly as it would taste in Germany. A perfect example of the style.
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft served in shaker glass. Dark yellow with a nice white head, pretty clear with medium body. Grassy flavor with a long bitter finish. Very interesting nuance to this, for a lager.
kevnic2008 (10530) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Zwickel Hell. Cloudy golden color. Slight malty aroma. Somewhat creamy texture. Medium body taste with malty aftertaste.
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml Euro bottle into a dimple mug. Despite what the bottle says, I can’t find a born on date.
Aroma - Herbal hops, honey, fresh cut grass. Cereal (oat variety, hay. Fresh and bright. Lots of good things going on here.
Appearance - Hazy gold. Fizzy, white head which comes as it goes.
Taste - Sweet oat cereal/ grain and honey flavors initially countered by medicinal, herbal hops with a touch of citrus acidity. Finishes with a lasting grassy, lemon flavor.
Palate - Light to medium bodied. Semi-dry.
Overall - The world needs more unfiltered lager, with this one being a standard bearer.
Jow (3030) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from gregwilsonstl part of random box of beer trade. Cloudy gold with two finger white head. Nose is grainy and light citrus and floral tones. Tastes of florals, lemon, apple, bready, grainy.nice crisp and refreshing. Quite enjoyable.
hawanna (2880) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle bottled as Hallertauer Zwickel BB 22.01.16
golden, slightly hazy, frothy, white foam, bread, cereal, herbs, citrus, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,
tiong (5602) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (as Hallertauer Zwickel Hell)
Pours golden orange with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, earthy notes, bready malts and hay. Taste is crisp, grassy and earthy with some bready notes. Finish is crisp, grassy and malty with some earthy notes and hay. Okay.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of grainy malts, grassy hops and honey-like sweetness. Flavour of crisp grassy bitterness, honey, yeastiness, herbal notes and grass. Light bodied. Bright and refreshing. A bit too sweet.
olio (8455) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 22.01.2016.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Grassy aroma, pale malts, some mild fruity notes and subtle hops. Grassy and malty flavor, some subtle grain notes, hay and earth. Quite boring.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle (5.0%) @ home, BBE 22.01.2016
Aroma is somewhat musty with grassy hops and buttery malt. Also hints of nuts. Flavour has grassy hops, mint, some biscuits and minerals. A bit leathery finish with bush leaves; feels slightly old. Somewhat refreshing still.