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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Pours clear light pale yellow with a white head. The aroma has light pale malt with no hops bitterness detected. It is lightly bready and smooth. Medium smooth body with moderate carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth lager malt, very light toast and a bit of citrus. The taste seems basic, but it is very well constructed. The finish has a light bit of spicy hops and a touch of malty sweetness. This is far from being a fireworks sort of beer, but a its a great no frills beer that will be a perfect summer afternoon beer. (7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7)

Feel the need to update this since the initial rating was a sample at a fest & I’ve had it multiple times since and now in bottles. I see nothing of the original rating notes that needs to be updated, but the consistency from this beer and flavors have really grown on me. The one alteration I would make to my ratings the Hallertau hops giving more of a spicy presence to the taste. This has become a bit of a benchmark for solid lagers to me.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Nearly clear, warm gold with a tall, foamy, white head. Scent is grain, malt, yeast.... Taste is slightly herbal bitter, grain/bread Crisp, just slightly sour. Very good, easy drinking beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (4138) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy golden, small white head, dissipates fairly quickly, somesome lacing. Aroma of biscuit, grain, grass. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, touch of citrus, lemon zest. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4027) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a hazy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and yeast. Taste is malt, grain, yeast, a touch of citrus, and a touch of grass. Very nice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from pump, thanks! Golden yellow with a large white topper. Aroma is grainy with toasted malt and mild fruit and citrus. Taste is on the sweeter side with bready malts, light fruit and light hops on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draft at urban, pours hazy yellow gold with foamy white head. Aroma has sour dough, lemon, fresh yeast. Flavors are really crisp and fresh yeasty bread dough, tingly feel. Very authentic, excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap at House of 1000. Wheaty grainy nose with noble hop notes. Medium amber clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts medium dry with wheat and pale malt sweetness. Noble hop bite, carbonic acidity, and light hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (3694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Yellowish with white head. Bitter and slightly fruity. Haven't really liked any of their beers. Had this on tap as part of a flight at urban chestnut brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3675) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Draft at taproom. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Clean and crisp on the tongue. A bit of a hop note on the nose that suggests floral. It’s certainly quaffable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3655) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
500 ml. bottle. Pours a pale hazed holden with a medium white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, with fresh bready pilsner malt notes. Flavor is bready, yeasty. WIth mild fruitiness. Delicious, crisp, refreshing and very smooth. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Finishes fruity. Very nice.


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