stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
half liter flip top bottle poured into glass mug, thick, fluffy head stays with the beer for a while. This unfiltered bier has a hazy deep golden color. Smooth, mellow flavor, leaving a slight sharp note on the tongue. Not as dark and musty as some of the zwickls I’ve tried, but overall a pretty nice beer.
Grima (2041) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer in the glass is bright yellow, slightly cloudy, with a soapy-pearly head. It smells yeasty, lemony, slightly grainy, with some aroma hops. Starts very malty sweet, with plenty of grain and a slight sourness. The middle part shows very hoppy, with a lot of grain and yeasty sour notes. Goes into a yeasty, sour, hoppy and very malty-grainy finish!
Cuso (3823) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, many thanks to Quack-Duck. Hazy golden color with medium long lasting white head. Strong malty aroma. Taste, sweet malty, yeasty with earthy notes. Light bitterness in fruity finish. Drinkable beer.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vineyard, Belfast
Mid-amber blonde with fluffy white head. Sweet malt and spicy yeast esters on the nose. Fairly soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation, some clove spiciness and a touch of banana in the finish
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours a yellow colour with a rocky beige head. A vegetal aroma of cabbage, musty yeast, caramel, lemon, oak and apple seeds. Similar flavours with a vegetal, slightly apple-like linger again. Quite dry to finish with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced. OK.
gunnfryd (9945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hay. Flavour is sweet, dry, fruit, malt, hay, hop. OK beer.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swingtop; a self-pourer. These bottled Zwickls are feisty little chaps- have a glass at the ready. Orange hazy with an uneven, climbing white head. Mixed-up, yeasty aroma; slightly vegetal, thistle-like with fresh sappy hop over a warm malty base of peanut butter on toast. Even some lemon rind and banana. Champagne-like, airy, effervescent with more of that fine, sappy, earthy hop character mingling with sesame and toasty malts. Carbonated to the point of fizziness but wickedly easy to knock back once it’s stoppped foaming. An education. And quite unlike any beer I’ve ever had. Except the zwickl I had the other night.
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s slightly hazy darkish golden with a creamy, white head. The aroma has notes of malt, grain, flower, light yeast, and a little parrot feathers (thats a compliment). The moderately sweet flavor has notes of malt, grain, flower, light bread and yeast, and the finish is slightly dry.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Bierkrug - as always, thanks! This beer is pretty tasty, but I didn’t know what a Zwickl was before looking it up on Urban Dictionary:
A. To steal something in a rude manner.
B. To be exceptionally awkward.
C. Someone who is kind of a huge bitch.
Thanks Urban dictionary!
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml. w. swing top.
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, hay, light hoppy, light yeasty. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, grainy, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.