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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Reverence Series #1: Our first beer in our Reverence series of traditional European-style beers, is a sessionable German lager known as a Zwickelbier - a very old ’classic’ with a heritage traced back to the Middle Ages. Zwickel, pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, is unfiltered, unpasteurized and finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy beer. Hops: Hallertau Malts: Two-Row Pilsner. Target stats (final stats TBD): 19 IBU, 4.8% ABV, 11.8 Original Gravity


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This rating is from bottle (even though I had some on tap too)... YES the bottled version is far better, no idea why.

Hazy golden hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma is a beautiful confluence of pils malt, noble hops and minerally water. The taste is spot on with the nose, just bitter enough for refreshment and just enough mouth feel to make sure you know you are not drinking some blah lager. I can only imagine this is what bier was more modern advances got in the way. Glad I still have two more to enjoy... should have bought more. FYI, my tap rating would have been 3.7. I did detect a touch of DMS on tap, none in the two bottles I have opened so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft flight on tap at the brewpub (St. Louis, MO). Pours a nice golden yellow hue, gentle haziness, frothy whitish head is crisp, grainy and straw is dry, earthy green hops with gentle yeastiness. Criosp straw, grain. Initial is crisp, clean with nice bready malt, straw, fresh gentle yeast and bread dough. A touch crusty, some straw and gentle dryness. A touch powdery, earthy hops with green leafy bitterness. Backend is dry, crisp and cereal in nature. Light and airy, grainy with great drinkability. Nice stuff. Simple, clean, dry and crushable. Touch of fruit. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is cloudy pils yellow in the glass with a pillowy head of foam. It has a big noble hop nose--floral and lighly grassy. Solid malt character helps bring out a bit of lemon as well. I found this a little overcarbonated but that had little effect on drinkability. The finish is nice and crisp w/ some lingering sweetness and earthy bitterness.. This is a really good beer but not quite spot on, esp. as far as the texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6966) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice light grain with a bit of grass and a touch of earthiness. Flavor has a lot of light grains with a nice earthy grass note underlying. Great drink ability.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (595) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2014
A golden colored beer with a small white head. The aroma is light grain, earthy, and fruity. The flavor is bready malt and lightly fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Taster at Upland Sourfest. From a bottle. Clear golden color. Thin off-white head. Couple dots of lace. Wow. Awesome clean bready aroma, very satisfying. Full-bodied, yet refreshing. Awesome change of pace from the 100 sours today. Good mild bitter, moderate sweet. Badass Zwickel. Want to session this.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Pours a pale gold with a white head of foam. Light corny aroma with some bready notes. Bready sweet taste. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Draft sample at the Hyatt in St. Louis. Lighter beer. Light hops. Not my style but enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sample at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 04/03/2014: The beer is a hazy golden color with a medium fizzy white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Toasted malt, spiced fruit and yeast in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of biscuit malt, citrus and earthy yeast. The finish is grainy malt and subtle banana. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1580) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Another beer shared by Stan Hieronymus. Still geeked out. The beer had a rich translucent gold body with a film of white head. The aroma was herbal with some wildflowers; had a pastoral feel. There’s also a touch of white grape and maybe pear. The flavor brings much of the same; seems very traditional. The palate isn’t quite as soft as the Hefe, but is still soft and creamy overall. Would really love to try this in person someday. Thanks again, Stan!


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