RATINGS: 222   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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2.4
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured a dark golden color with a huge creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was bready with a faint citrus note. The flavor was bready and a touch nutty with hints of lemon, egg white and pepper. Medium length yeasty citrus and pepper finish. Medium body. Fairly basic.

2.3
Ernest (7697) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (grain/cracker, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of DMS, linoleum, and detergent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Seems like maybe some promise lies under the covers, but the clunky/industrial flaws are prominent and difficult to ignore (in both nose and mouth). A drain pour, but at least the brewer’s heart was in the right place.

2.5
jonas (7586) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle, Wolnzach version. Cloudy, light floaties. Slightly yeasty, grassy nose, fairly restrained. Medium light body, not chewy enough. Pretty unspektacular finish. Needs more character.

3.4
Idiosynkrasie (7535) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
500ml bottle. Hazy, milky golden colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy aroma with protein accentuation, yeasty and minimally doughy, thereby fresh and airy. Taste is dry, grainy, husky, protein notes, a touch of lemon. A Zwickel as it shall be, reverence evinced.

3.7
Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Where and how: Bottle 500ml
Aroma: very nice hop profile, pleasant front, hinted meadow herbs, flowers with touch of citrus 7+
Appearance :
Top: smaller yet dense lasting top.
Base: hazy, deep gold.
Palate : sadly a bit thin bodied yet beyond that very nice texture and work on it.
Taste: as in aroma in short – very nice. Refreshing friskier front, light freshness, easy going with softer mellower end. Stared very good, finished as great brew.
other notes world class creation.

3.5
Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Draft at the brewery. This is hazy and golden. A lemon grass and bready aroma. Some grain is tasted with gentle hops with light fruit and flowers. There is a hint of spice. This is subtle and tasty. I love the low ABV.

3.4
tiong (7305) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
500ml bottle (as Hallertauer Zwickel Hell)

Pours golden orange with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, earthy notes, bready malts and hay. Taste is crisp, grassy and earthy with some bready notes. Finish is crisp, grassy and malty with some earthy notes and hay. Okay.

3.4
GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Urban Chestnut Midtown during RBSG 2014. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, citrus, caramel. Tastes of citrus, sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Malty mouthfeel.

3.6
AirForceHops (7243) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Consumed very chilled. Hazy golden color with standard Co2 level, spotty lace around the edges of the glass. Aroma of Noble hops, grain and skunky lager yeast.

The flavor has a solid malt base with the Noble hops, skunky yeast and grassy notes. Ends on a mild sweetness. Straw hints. This is exactly as it would taste in Germany. A perfect example of the style.

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft flight on tap at the brewpub (St. Louis, MO). Pours a nice golden yellow hue, gentle haziness, frothy whitish head is crisp, grainy and straw is dry, earthy green hops with gentle yeastiness. Criosp straw, grain. Initial is crisp, clean with nice bready malt, straw, fresh gentle yeast and bread dough. A touch crusty, some straw and gentle dryness. A touch powdery, earthy hops with green leafy bitterness. Backend is dry, crisp and cereal in nature. Light and airy, grainy with great drinkability. Nice stuff. Simple, clean, dry and crushable. Touch of fruit. Nice.


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