DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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.
Beersiveknown (2123) - 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
Maria (9905) - 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.
stevoj (1337) - 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.
Russo (1469) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with a nice foam. Aroma is Citrus and some sweetness. Flavor is quite sweet hoppy. Mouthfeel is a balanced sweet bitterness.
bierkoning (9567) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde, cloudy. Swing top bottle. Citrus in the aroma. Earthy hoppy flavor with honey and citrus. Some sweetish citric flavors dominate the aftertaste. Quite likeable, this beer.
Bierkrug (1972) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml flip-top bottle from Wasana’s in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Is a cloudy gold color with a large bright-white head. Aroma is fruity sweet malt. Taste is sweet grassy malt. Palate is very bubbley and crisp. Good beer.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Weak fruity aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Small white head. Good fruity flavour. Low bitterness. Hint of apple in the finish, but OK. Good mouthfeel.
Holy (831) - 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!
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top bottle. Slightly sweet creamy malt and grassy hops aroma. Cloudy yellow-tan color with moderate head. Light slight sweet barley malt and tangy grass hops flavor. Pretty light. Not a great deal of flavor but what’s there is nice.