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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle Purchased april 2013 at Friar Tuck in Fenton, MO. Pours lightly cloudy bright yellow hue with a small fizzy white head with vigorous carbonation. looks crisp and refreshing. nose is mostly musty, slightly skunky/spicy hops, cereal grains, minerals, hay/grass and some lite lager yeast character. flavors exhibit spicy hops, pils malt (bread, cereal), lite bitterness from the hops. very crisp and refreshing brew here. Finish has notes of hay, spicy hops and lots of grains. Some mineral aspects show up in there as well long into the finish. Ya know, most people here are all about big beers. In the past year or two, i have realized that im more of a subtle/delicate beer king of guy (pils, saisons, APA, IPA, IIPA being my favorite styles). I can say that this beer would be awesome on a hot humid STL day. crisp refreshing and has quite a bit of character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
500 ml bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. The pour is mostly clear yellow golden, with a fluffy 3 inch white head. The head falls with a small amount of soapy lacing. The aroma is full fresh toasted cracker malt, nice gentle herbal mineral character, and hint of malt sweetness behind. The taste is the cracker malt, paired wonderfully with the herbal mineral, along with a nice spice, and the dry mineral finish. The palate is medium bodied, un filtered mouth feel, and the dry mineral finish is a real highlight. This is a great beer, directly up my alley. Thanks Eugene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3154) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Pour is a bright cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is super dry with a cracker malt. Flavor is more of the same. A ton of dry bready malt with what I’m guessing is a spicy saaz hop. Finishes very clean and you could deffinatly put away a few of these on a warm afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3134) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share at DLD. Nice solid barley malt aroma. Hazy yellow with a large white head. Barley malt and light lemony flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall, very clean and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2772) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2728) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Clear straw yellow with a tall white head. Aroma of lemon and grain. Smooth with a mostly lemon flavor with hints of spice and grain,. One of the better ones I’ve had in this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Pours yellow with a huge foamy white head. Nose is huge rustic grain, light honey, and a touch of floral hopping. Taste is the same, with a little more hops. Nice graininess. Thick and fluffy. Wow...awesome stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TAR (2435) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Draught at Urban Chesunut: Foggy lemon. Scattered foam with a jagged collar. Strong sulfur odors accompany a yeasty nose of dough and paint, with off notes of husky malt (burnt wood) and apple. Hint of DMS and metal shavings, and only a trace of hoppy nectar. Loose, prickly carbonation. Lemony hop twinge gives way to husky malt which discharges a burnt wood astringency, immediately displacing the crackery aspects. Hops are very oily with a spicy tickle. Abundance of doughy, vitamin-B-laden yeast deadens the brighter shades of lemon. Unremitting huskiness ensures no brightness is to return. Floral softness shyly exudes, though the malt is continually lifeless with a papery, stale wafer-cookie dullness. Severely fuzzy and muddled throughout, with an uncanny void of malt, mineral, and hop vividness. Finishes wafery and dull with stewed apple and tacky paintlike yeast compounding the muddled nature, though a late but crisp mineral and hop nectar flourish somewhat salvages drinkability. Well, as a huge fan of Franconian lager, I couldn’t have been more excited about this brewery. But I must say is this is a rather depressing example of zwickelbier! Yeasty and unclean to the point of inducing nausea. Sadly, considering the other six or seven offerings being poured at the time of my visit all share the same general character to this one (unfinished, very muddled, unclean), it’s safe to say this is a brewery with its heart in the right place but perhaps lacking the brewing skills. And if it helps to add objectivity to my review, I drove a little over 2 1/2 hours each way to sample just this beer fresh from the source, as zwickelbier generally fares poorly in the bottle, which means I *really* wanted to like it. Oh well.

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