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Brewed by Brauerei Witzgall
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ritzn (461) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Hazy golden with little white head. Aroma is citric, with green stuff, a hint of smoke, crackers. Reminds me more of a Wit, than a Keller. Taste is buttery tartness, some citrussy sourness, slight sugary sweetness. Nice mouthfeel of many medium bubbles with long finish of citrus. Some flour as well. Hard to perceive everything of this. But I guess it is quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (1330) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 19, 2016
Clear straw color, a bit of white foam. Aroma has really clean malt and some citrus character. Taste is also really clean with slight meadow flower honey but not sweet, just aromatic. Finish is more hoppy with a balancing bitterness. Light body with medium carbonation. A really balanced and drinkable lager.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (3120) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 Barrel at Stöhrenkeller. (?) Bright straw-golden color with creamy white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy, hints of butter, a bit hayish, crackery, citrusy. Taste is slight butter, noble hops, light grainy sweetness, crackers again, citrusy, hints of pepper, and a crisp finish. Perfectly balanced refreshing Franconian goodness, but it?s not as mind-blowing (in the sense of "special") as you might expect - nevertheless, rightfully on top of the Zwickel/Keller/Landbier ranking, it?s one of these masterfully crafted beers that convince you with their subtlety. I don?t think one can make a simple beer of this style any tastier, fresher, more refined or more balanced. A pinnacle of Landbier, this is a beer that can probably only be fully enjoyed in Franconia, when the Gemütlichkeit of the region has found its way into your mind after you have absorbed the beautiful landscape. I can hardly imagine this holding up well in a bottle. But that?s part of the game: This beer is made for savouring the moment, and you are going to want to come back to have it accompany many more moments. 8-4-10-5-18

Bottle, around one week old, September 2016. Pours a slightly hazy straw-golden color with a creamy white head. Aroma is a bit yeasty, grainy, slight hoppiness. Taste is the same. Creamy mouthfeel. It is amazing, but not as stellar as I remember it. Would probably be a 8-4-8-5-17.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rekvium (422) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
From bottle, thanks Martin. Pours hazy dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of bread, floral, light malty, light honey notes. Taste is floral, bitter finish, light honey sweetness, light bread, fresh hay. Hoppy and fresh, lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (2271) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle @ the from brewery. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus bready malts, quite herbal, light touch of caramel. Taste is rather sweet, with loads of bready malts, light citrus and quite fruity. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 Bottle. Pour is clear gold with a frothy head, aroma is sweet, citrus, grassy, malty. Taste is sweet, malty, yeasty, earthy, light citric acidity, bitterness towards the finish, great balance. Extremely drinkable, like most beers in this style; the balanced harmony of the subtle nuances make this a very pleasant beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biir (786) - Berlin, - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle - I got a little confused here as its labeled "Zwickel", but yeah "Landbier" is the same category. Bright, strawy golden color, clear. Taste is incredible for such a "simple" style. Very smooth and creamy body/head. Bready, malty, not too sweet, you wanna drink till you drop. Low carbonation. Some grass notes as well, finish is slightly bitter. Perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2015
bottle, picked up at the brewery. bright golden with an enthusiastic head; fresh aroma of nutri grain, freshly-mown grass; lightly honeyed sweetness with some assertive, almost peppery hop presence; creeping bitterness, passionfruit vine; extremely drinkable

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2015 Bottle (50 cl) from the brewery. Clear golden, medium to large white head. Bready, hayish aroma, a hint of butter and fudge, grassy and herbal hops. Medium bodied, low to medium bitterness. Semi dry, medium to high lingering bitterness. Lecker.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeinDahlem (1455) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
Hazy yellow with sturdy porous foam, redolent of lemons, limes, nutty cereals, and mint. Zesty as all get out. Clean. Sweetish, light honeyed taste mingling harmoniously with sharp, lemon-herbal bitterness. The bitter-leaning balance is so beautifully judged, full of oomph but so drinkable. Fuck man. I dunno. Seems like this is pretty much what it’s all about right here.


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