ClarkVV (6213) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, undated, if I remember correctly, drunk Winter 2011.
This one was pretty confusing, as the head and carbonation, while not the fizziest thing I’ve ever seen, still struck me as the filtered/force carbed type. The beer was certainly clear and there was no sediment on the bottom. Hmmmm.....
Light grains in the nose show honey, bits of caramel and a hint of corn and metal. Very light hop profile has some minimally spicy, dusty notes. No alcohol, and despite the corn/metal, it just seems more a typical filtering/staleness issue than any real massive brewing flaws.
The beer was drinkable, in the mouth, with lively carbonation, a stronger-than-average maltiness (honey and creamed wheat) and very low bitterness, though still a touch on the finish. A couple of notes of grain alcohol/glue on the finish, some light metallic notes and obvious oxidation, though the person providing had just brought this back from Germany. Nothing like a filtered zwickl, I always say!
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft pale straw blonde pour with two fingers of tight white head. Nose is bready with green apple and wet dough. A little insipid and spicy. Light and crisp in the mouth, bready and a little spicy. Zippy bitterness and hop character. Light metallic and wet dough.
jamaty (2041) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dorada clara, algo turbia. Espuma media. Muy bebible y agradable. Aroma moderado. Igual que el sabor que no destaca especialmente por nada. Refrescante, suave y ligera.
jaghana (5769) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl, a golden beer with medium head. Nose is grassy with vegetable notes. Aroma is on grassy hops, kind of corn sugar, sweet vegetable body, less complex and boring, light cereals touch, yeast finish with grassy hops.
adamnowek (2191) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A fairly run of the mill zwickl. A good amount of bitter but maybe a little bit too much for me. Still pretty easy to throw back.
KyotoLefty (9703) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Medium yellow color, cloudy, fine, thick head. Nose of lemon, yeast, doughy wort. Rich malt flavor, orange, lemon, dough. Ok but under-attenuated.
JStax (5823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour. Pours a hazed yellow with a white head. The aroma is bready and grassy. Taste is nicely doughy and finishes with a touch of bitterness. Lighter body and medium carbonation.
bytemesis (7594) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Cloudy pale straw amber, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma is grass, grain, a bit wheat. Light sweet, very light bitter, a bit acidic, grassy finish. Medium body.
TBone (16534) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Swetish grainy aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy, a bit metallic, grainy flavor. Standard but boring and a bit simple Zwickel.
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is salty, some earthy and herbal notes. Flavour is herbal,earthy, some grains and mild bread. Balanced,but nothing that special.