RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Reverence Series #1: Our first beer in our Reverence series of traditional European-style beers, is a sessionable German lager known as a Zwickelbier - a very old ’classic’ with a heritage traced back to the Middle Ages. Zwickel, pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, is unfiltered, unpasteurized and finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy beer. Hops: Hallertau Perle, Hallertau Mittelfrüh. Malts: Two-Row Pilsner.

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4.2
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2017
Pours a cloudy gold with decent eggshell head that leaves a foamy collar of lace. Nose involves sweet pale malt, musty cellar, light dash of sulphur, clean floral and spicy hops. Lightly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, decently active yet soft toward creamy in mouthfeel, with a clean and dry floral hop finish. I cannot get enough of this style and while I’m absolutely certain from all I’ve read and heard on this site and elsewhere that the Zwickels and Kellers of Franconia are the quintessential examples, I find this to be outstanding of its own right due to its subtle complexity and all around enjoyable drinking experience.

3.7
Scipio (1215) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is mellow and inviting. We find grassy hops, lemon, yeast, and a bit of spice. The taste is dry with hints that are both sweet and tart. Similar to the nose, grass and lemon factor heavily in here, along with bread, a bit of a cereal flavor, and hints of spices. The aftertaste is a short lemon. This one is light to medium in body, smooth in texture, and average in carbonation. This was very easy to drink and went down very well. It won’t be the most complex beer you’ll find, but its solid. As a minor note, this came in a pretty cool pull top can.

3.3
trapped (3602) - New York, TURKEY - APR 5, 2017
Draught @ Albion. Faintly cloudy golden yellow with creamy off-white head, faint malt aroma, high carbonation, slightly sour yeasty malt taste, thin body, abrupt finish. Fresh and easy to drink.

3.7
nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2017
16oz can. I imagine this one is in the backlog. Hazy orange-tan body. Steady thin off-white head. Peppery spicy hops, super clean golden malt. Zesty mouthfeel and carbonation. Supremely sessionable stuff. Hints of earthiness, but really great hop balance. Solid, but doesn’t really have the malt character of a true German example. Also has some micro floaties.

3.6
ccex (1365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Pours a clear golden color with small white head and very little lacing. Aroma has bready malts, grass, and slight hops. Taste is slightly sweet with a dry finish. Body is light to medium with a crisp mouthfeel and slight carbonation. Very refreshing and well crafted. If I had blind taste-tested this, I would have insisted that it was German.

3.6
p0rkch0p (134) - Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2017
My 2nd ucbc brew, and wow. Golden color pour with a thin head. Havent seen any comments about the sediment but it is def unfiltered with lots of lil floaties. Very pulpy but the taste is so good. Its clean with a mild spice. Maybe a touch grassy. No strong aftertaste leaves me thirsting for more. Pleasing and not overpowering this one is refreshing for any occasion.

3.2
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Draft, Granite City Brewing Downtown Indy. Pours a clear gold body with a wispy white head. The nose is clean pale malt with a touch of hops. The flavor is ok, slightly fruity with pale doughy malt, minimal hops. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. A little grainy on the finish. Meh, not the best exams of the style, but drinkable.

4.2
OzarkElmo (320) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Simply one of my "Go To" beers. Excellence of this style. Pours a deep gold and cloudy with moderate white head, dissipating. Good lacing remains throughout. Well-balanced. A great beer any time of year, especially summer - Prost to Florian!

3.7
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Keg at the Midtown location, 12/17/16. Slightly hazy gold, large creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of doughy malt and mild grassy hops. The taste matches. Medium bodied, crisp, well balanced.

3.4
tfontana (1128) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass. Appearance is clear yellow/light brown, nice sparkle, finger-width white foamy head with fair retention and fair lacing. Aroma is cracker pilsner malt. Taste is rich, almost fatty, cracker/biscuit--like a wheat thin--with mild tart. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with airy, frothy texture, soft-to-average carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, certainly European-inspired and good for the style.


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