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RATINGS: 108   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden with white head and moderate to heavy lacing. Bready, yeasty and toasted malt flavors on the nose with maybe a slight hint of caramel on the back. Mildly sweet, hint of bitterness. Slight herbal hop, but this is very much a malt driven beer. Medium bodied palate with moderate carbonation. Long malty finish that is very smooth. Very drinkable.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (330) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
16.9 oz bottle poured into a stemmed Belgian tulip glass. The aromas are a bit of wet towel, with some lemon, bread, and a salty / mineral quality. It pours a hazy unfiltered honey yellow color with a soft, pillow white head. It retains well with an abundant sheet lace. It’s a lightly bitter beer with medium amounts of dry sweet. The waxy beer has a medium light body with a light amount of fizzy carbonation. If finishes mostly clean with notes of dry minerals, light lemon, bread, and a touch of salt. The aftertaste is very light and short.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear(isn) gold with a medium head and aromas of dough, honey and hay. Flavor is clean... a little dough, some honey and light bitterness, but nothing too interesting. Great beer for summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10641) - 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 (4931) - 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 (16450) - 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 (3190) - 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 (1041) - 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 (5964) - 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 (5575) - 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 (2772) - 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.


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