RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
diefledermaus (7) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Reverence Series Lager. True to bavarian style. Tasted like a lager i had in Garmish back in 1999. Puts many american lagers to shame.

Onslow (1522) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Bottle at the Brick Oven, Hannibal, MO. Hazy golden brew with small white head. Aroma of grass, lemon peel and light spice. Taste is modest bready malt up front with emerging noble bops and citric lemon notes. Finishes with a clean citrus note layering over the hoppy bitter, subtle tartness emerging at the very end. Enjoyable.

herrklemann (407) - Graz, AUSTRIA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle, brewed in Germany, called "Hallertauer Serie #2 Zwickel Hell" - thanks Stefan! Soft pearly white head on a cloudy golden body. Freshly toasted bread, dough, barnyard, grass, with floral notes being ever-present.. Lightly sweet, turns a bit tart and bitter. Creamy medium body with very naturally developing carbonation that starts out soft and becomes pearlier. Very pleasant, has a certain something to it. Really shows that classic lagers don't have to be either tasteless or extremely hopped.

Erzengel (9363) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
*Bottle from Schneiders Getränke, Köln. Rated as "Hallertauer Zwickel Hell". Smooth mild beginning. Hints of grain, hints of dusty yeast, Round and refreshing, malty body, moderate bittered. Nice.

coachd (905) - Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Malty and slightly funky aroma. Hazy golden color with an off white head. Refreshing flavor, malty with a small bite at the end. Good palate, just the right amount of carbonation. Overall very drinkable and inoffensive. Good representation of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

barrelagedluv (45) - Pittsburg, California, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Poured out of a 16 oz can, a light foam clings to the glass. The flaxen color is quite lucid, with moderate carbonation. The flavor reveals notes of sourdough pretzels and grapefruit.? The crisp, wheaty taste is quite nice on a warm spring day. The finish very clean, with little alcohol residual. A very authentic tasting Bavarian style wheat beer. Cheers Urban Chestnut!

balloonbuffoon (533) - - MAY 8, 2017
Bought as a four-pack of 16floz cans for $6.50, there is no freshness found on this particular can. This traditional lager is very light and in color with clarity and has good foam retention. Nose possesses that wet grass and dirt aroma characteristic for the style. Sometimes when I have this beer it will come off a bit skunky, even though it is perfectly fresh. Palate is medium, yet full of mineral and fibrous flavors that is suitable for those times when you want a gritty golden lager.

Capa (3402) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Lightly hazy straw orange with a white head. Medium bodied with a carbonated bite. Earthy, light dough malt and some noble hop notes. Simple. Nice.

SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - APR 26, 2017
Bottle, as "Hallertauer Serie #2 Zwickel Hell", brewed in Wolnzach. Hazy golden color with nice white head. Aroma is sulphuric, flowery, grassy, bready yeasts and crackery malts. Taste is the same. Supremely drinkable. Very nice Zwickl, one of the best from Altbayern.

jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2017
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice rich, thick seven centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of grass, hay, mellow english and/or german hops, some nuttiness, a lot of floral elements and a plain honey sweetness noticeable close to the end. Light-Bodied; Strong grassy and very herbal flavours at first with a dose of citrus and coriander seed freshness, but a pale hop flavour follows and finishes with a dash of light spices/herbs. Aftertaste is mellow and floral, but a lot of grassy flavours and sweetness show through towards the end, as well. Overall, a nice and refreshing beer that shows well when it’s hot outside! This is my first Zwickel since being in Wien last year, and it was well worth the wait - a nice option to have if you like the style and can’t get to Austria. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 21-January-2017 for US$3,00 sampled at home in Washington on a hot 21-April-2017.

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.

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