Brewed by Ottakringer
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wien, Austria


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Formerly Ottakringer Zwickl Rot.
Wer nach einem ganz besonderen Geschmackserlebnis sucht, hat es mit dem roten Zwickl gefunden. Durch ein spezielles, sehr aufwändiges Mälzungsverfahren erhält es seine typisch rötliche Färbung – und den unverwechselbar schokoladigen und karamelligen Geschmack. Bernsteinfarben, naturtrüb und einzigartig – eine verführerisch-mutige Bierinnovation, die man gekostet haben sollte! 12.2°

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swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
bottle @Charlie P,s Irish Pub in Vienna, Austria. Pours adarker red Iced tea color. Aroma is caramel malts with a light mustiness & sourness. Irish red like brew, malts are somewhat sweet with slight sour 7 mustiness taste, bready & doughy. Might be a little turned

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 2
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 1   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX  
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 2   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 2   Toasty : XX   Caramel : 3   Honey : 3   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 2  
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 2   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : 2   Crisp : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 1   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX

Comments: Draught at Hopfhaus in Wien. I was quite impressed to encounter such a (moderately) complex beer from Ottakringer. Fun caramelly maltiness blended with plums, grass, honey.. Sweet, yet drinkable. Earthy, dark and fun flavours.

Gurthnar (5876) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2015
Tap at Ottakringer shop. Hazy reddish amber colour. Very neutral in both aroma and taste. Almost tasteless. Basically a bitter water.

Marko (5718) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2011
Humm, guessing this is it, as the Gösser Jubiläumsbier is refered to mostly as "Dunkles Zwickl". Draught at the 3 Goldenen Kugeln, Seiersberg, Graz as the "beer of the month". Anyway, poured a darker, completely murky red colour. Fruity malty nose, nothing too special. The taste is pretty much more of the same, full and kinda ruined by some kind of acidity and yeastiness. Slightly underwhelming, but still better than the average Austrian lager and it did well to douse the fires the lovely 3 Goldenen Kugeln Country Cordon left in my untrained mouth. I’ll probably rerate this at a point since I’m not 100% sure if I should even be rating it.

Geiserich (4521) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2004
Red color, soft creamy head, very stable. Aroma is malty, sourly-fruity with light roasted malt notes. Taste is malty round, pithy. Light sweetnesws and notes of roaste malt in the aftertaste.

Werckmeister (3188) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2015
Shared at Ottakringer Shop by Cuso & Gurthnar, thanks. 0,2l from tap shared by 3. Amber hazy color, small off-white head. Strong smell of yeast and bread. Medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Tastes of bread, yeast, malts. Finishes with bread and yeast. Decent enough, overall not too interesting..

heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2011
22/01 Draught at the 3 Goldenen Kugeln, Graz. It had hazy reddish brown body with medium, slightly off white head. Weaker, sourish aroma, also peachy. Very slightly sweet caramel flavor, balanced with grass hops, but although pleasant it was quite watery. No matter of its thin body, awarded us with quite long, mostly hoppy finish, sourish to slightly bitter, with some caramel sweetness emerging at the very end. It’s definitely a Zwickl, not a Vienna, but I’m not too impressed after all.

adamnowek (2724) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
Cloudy reddish brown with a head that looks like vanilla ice cream. Toasted malts with a slight sourness on the finish.

Sebilinz (2345) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2015
Draft. Cloudy amber Body with White head. Aroma is grainy malts with floral notes. Taste is malty and some caramel with rich mouthfeel. Aftertaste is mostly malty sweet and not very much bitterness. Nice one.

Saeglopur (2178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 Draught. Deep amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, slightly beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, flowers, grains. Tastes of roasted malts, red berries, flowers, caramel, grains, herbs. Mouthfeel is medium to light, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes roasty, medium bitter and a bit fruity. Nice! One of the best Vienna style Lagers from Austria and one of the very few enjoyable beers from this brewery. Really nice, fresh aromas and very quaffable.

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