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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draft notes from Lansdale Brew Fest. Poured hazy gold with white clingy head. Nose was pale malt, hopcitrus, with a smooth flavor of the pale malt, hopcitrus, complexity from the non-filtration, and this is a definite beer you could gladly drink all day.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
On tap @ Urban Chestnut, thanks to Andy...cheers John. Clear golden pour with a white head. Really nice bready malt and floral hops on the nose. Good sweetness, some grass, and spicy hops. Slight bitterness on the palate. Tons of bread, hints of apple, and lots of floral hops. Slight earth and spice. Good all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is fruity esters and clove. Pilsner malt flavor with floral hop notes on the flavor. Medium bodied but a touch foamy carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Draft @ Urban Chestnut Midtown Brewery & Biergarten, St Louis, MO. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy weak grassy and weak yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On draught a bunch of times this last weekend.
Pours a hazy gold with a small head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is dough with some nice herbal hoppiness, it’s got some wet limestone and mild malt character.

The flavor is mildly bitter, grassy & herbal hops are pretty forward. The malt has a light toastiness and a touch of fruity character. The beer is a little yeasty, but in a good way.

Good enough I bought a 4 pack of it, thought about grabbing the 12 pack, but sheesh... I’ve got enough beer @ home.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (995) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Urban Chestnut Midtown during RBSG 2014. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, citrus, caramel. Tastes of citrus, sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Malty mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5946) - 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 (5530) - Lisle, 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 (2733) - 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 (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 (505) - 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.


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