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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 Perle, Hallertau Mittelfrüh. Malts: Two-Row Pilsner.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Draught at PI on Delmar. Yellow and hazy. Light with a bit of fruitiness to the overall taste. Enjoyable for a warm day. Very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (5561) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5555) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
500ml bottle. Hazy, milky golden colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy aroma with protein accentuation, yeasty and minimally doughy, thereby fresh and airy. Taste is dry, grainy, husky, protein notes, a touch of lemon. A Zwickel as it shall be, reverence evinced.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5442) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Consumed very chilled. Hazy golden color with standard Co2 level, spotty lace around the edges of the glass. Aroma of Noble hops, grain and skunky lager yeast.

The flavor has a solid malt base with the Noble hops, skunky yeast and grassy notes. Ends on a mild sweetness. Straw hints. This is exactly as it would taste in Germany. A perfect example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5135) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5126) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with little retention recedes to sicken surface leaving spotted sheets. Earthy malt aromas. Soft with caramel and sourdough front to back.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at Green Lady. Golden blonde with some light toasted malt and a bit of a yeast character.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (4905) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4727) - 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!


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