dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I bought this for the bottle (homebrewer), but I’ve also never had a Zwick’l, so that’s a bonus.
Pours a pale gold. Slightly opaque when held to the light. I poured moderately aggressively and got a 1-2 cm head that dissipated into a thin film within seconds.
Aroma is of toasty, bready maltmalt with some yeast, banana and clove esters and some other indecipherable fruitiness and a hint of sourness. It reminds me of a less-aggressive hefeweizen.
Pretty good body and a sticky, lingering mouthfeel. The yeast flavor dominates, with only a slight bit of toastiness on the end. More hop bitterness than I expected. It’s still not much, but it’s detectable.
I’m not a big fan of hefeweizens and that is what this beer most approximates to me. However, the yeast esters are less prominent and the bitterness and complexity are more appealing to me. Enough so that I can see myself buying more (especially for the bottles).
crossovert (11204) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5l minikeg. It is a hazy orangeish gold with a large, foamy white head. The smell is light and grainy. The flavor is sweet and bready but with a nice touch of noble hops in the back. Not bitter but the hops are noticeable. I was surprised by this particular one.
birrabona (221) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
amber, not filtered. difficult to drink. not intensive, not balanced. dry and not fine. beautiful packaging but product not authentic.
rubbishystuff (2300) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I too got a sort of hay/sourdough aroma from the beer. Grassy hops. Some sweetness. Cloudy. Serving: Bottle
Frank (3976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the rarer styles of beer. This pours a cloudy golden w/ a big head of medium bubbles. The nose is of sourdough and fresh cut hay. This is a full bodied lager w/ a faint hint of tartness to balance the sweetness and also bring out the more citrusy elements of the hops. Probably the closest widely available style this resembles is that of a Dortmunder export but this is sweeter and hoppier than that. My most major complain is this could use a firmer bitterness in the finish but, as it is, it is a very good beer.
Tmoney99 (13347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium grass and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft brew.
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy golden with a frothy head of medium duration. Slightly sweetish aroma of low intensivity, composed of bready malt, hay, some apples and hops. Malty taste with an aftertaste of herbs, honey and nuts, low bitterness. The beer’s main flaw is its flat, watery palate. With a more intensive aroma this could be a good brew.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL swingtop from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is grain, toasted malts, faint nuts, raisins and floral, grassy hops. A citrus bite in the finish. Medium bodied.
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sörspecialista, Budapest. Sötétebb árnyalatú, áttetsző borostyán színű Zwickl, méretes és igen kitartó, kissé sárgásan piszkosfehér, krémes állagú habbal. Illata nagyon friss, füvesen és gyümölcsösen komlós. Ettől meglehetősen eltér az ízvilága, amely malátás, pirított magvas és enyhén füstös(!), amelyekre csak vékonyan érkezik némi füves és citrusos komló. Utóíze malátás, gyümölcsösen savanykás és itt is érezni a füstös ízt. Közepesen testes, nagyon halványan szénsavas és nem annyira száraz, érdekes ízvilággal rendelkező főzet.
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Pours clear golden with a big white head.Aroma of malt, bread, yellow apples and caramel.Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.