fidelis83 (1953) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly cloudy old gold with a 3 finger fluffy off white head. Aroma is cereal grain, bready yeast, a touch of malt sweetness, hay and floral hops. Flavor is slightly sweet, grainy malt, sweet white bread crust, lots of sweet hay, honey, floral hops and yeasty bread dough to the finish. Palate is light to medium body, creamy throughout and has a light, but pleasantly blanketing carbonation. Pretty good overall, a little too sweet though, it would definitely have been better with just a touch more hop bitterness.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow orange color. Foamy off-white head. Aroma of malts, oats, grain, and bread. Flavors similar. Very sweet. Light texture and palate. Pleasant and tasty.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a kinda gross dark yellow. aroma has lots of corn and bread but also something metallic and some raisins. flavor is surprisingly roasty and clean. medium body, fruity roasty finish.
Rotbart (155) - - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark golden color with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Hoppy aroma with a fairly strong bitter taste. Medium bitter finish.
gunnfryd (10564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, apple, malt, grass, hop. Flavour is dry, fruit, apple, malt, hop, grass. Medium body. OK beer.
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 11, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tulip Snifter. Growler topped bottle: A: very light, slight caramel sweet, with hint of green apple peel App: very hazy, nice frothy head that disperses quickly. T: very light, refreshing, slight bitterness, very light hoppyness, with a nice malt balance. P: smooth, light, virtually no bubble feel. Very close to "Dab" or any true German Dortmunder
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet little keg that Sam’s Quik Stop apparently got for less than they were supposed to, so it was only $12.99... not bad for 10 pints worth. Pours a tan-tinted hazy golden with a creamy white head. Nose of fresh country bread, some mild floral hop notes, and creamy caramel. The malt comes forward more in the taste, including some corn and grain, but it’s still quite a refreshing beer with a delicate lemony note on the finish as well as a mild bitterness. Light palate. Simple and beautiful. I think I’ll go buy a few more kegs.
Grima (2098) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Im Glas steht ein kräftig goldgelbes Zwickl mit sehr dezenter Trübung. Die Krone ist halbhoch und standhaft. Geruchlich dominiert ein frisches hopfig-säuerliches Aroma. Der Antrunk erfolgt ebenso, frisch hopfig, spritzig säuerlich. Der Abgang ist langgezogen zitrus-säuerlich und gut aromahopfig, mit einer minimalen Süße im Hintergrund. Das hier ist genau das richtige für nen Biergarten, oder nach ner guten Radtour, als Alternative zum Weizen oder zum Radler.
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 (7389) - 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.