MarinEvelyn (832) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong malt, honey, a little citrus perhaps. wet and dry at the same time. A little straw, wheat. A fairly muted taste, a little watery. However, clean and crisp. Wheat, citrus.
But I’ve never had a Zwickel before, and don’t know much about it, so I’m not sure if this is common.
A decent, very drinkable light beer though, nice for a sticky summer day.
Bamsen78 (5105) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy pale golden with stable white head. Clear aroma of yeast and hops. Bitter, hoppy pnset, replaced by sweetish, yeasty and malty notes. Moderately bitter finish. A decent Zwickel.
MrBeerFanatic (1027) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium light cloudy amber. Aromas of hay, slight hint of coriander, faint hint of orange peel, faint hint of toffee, and just a light yeastiness. Flavors of slight orange peel (very faint), hay, lightly bready, slight grass. Lightly acidic. Slight soapy feel. Leaves a slight bitter/dry aftertaste. Light sweetness. Not to much that stands out in this to point it to a different "style".
solidfunk (7873) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Candied malt and booze in aroma. Finishes a little sweet with average carbonation. Pours clear orange with good head and lacing. Not very familiar with style, but this isn’t much different from a lot of lighter German lagers Sours on long term aftertaste. Cloying texture. Bottle.
notalush (5748) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - pour is turbid orange - lively carbonation with a well-sustained head - aroma is juicy, sweet, doughy, lightly wheaty - simple but pleasant - low carbonation - fairly creamy texture - flavor is muddled doughy yeastiness, moderate acidity, over ripe apples - finish is lightly bitter, with more lingering doughy yeast - serviceable, but kinda disappointing.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown bread, sweet lemony tea, barley malt aroma. Cloudy straw gold with a small white head. Sweet bready/yeasty barley malt flavor with the barest hint of hop presence in the finish. This stuff goes down very easily.
beastiefan2k (3629) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5L mini keg I drank with friends during my wedding. Making it simple I am just going to steal a line from mj (read more of his ratings for further detail without the whole type of glass element): a simple, sweet, yeasty German-type lager. Earthy, bready, toasty, yet a German lager yeast without off flavors. However, I enjoyed the straight forward simplicity of the beer, as well as the unfiltered aspect. Hard to find a similar product without the oxidation or skunkiness. Maybe that is why my bar is set lower.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml gravicask with pasta at some Trattoria in Venice. Golden clear body, bubbles stick to the glass, creamy head and nice lacing. Honey, hops, peach and nectarine aroma. Honey, flowers, some butter, fruit and cheese in taste. A bit metallic, maybe because of the container? It was actually the only beer they served in this place.(18.05.13)
EithCubes (5648) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top. Nose has pleasant country yeast, a little cellar with celery and spice, light but sharp citrus but otherwise generally muted hops. Pours a deep, dull golden on he road to burnished copper with a creamy bright white head. Taste features controlled malt sweetness, faint grain, faintly spicy hops, notes of cream and vanilla, rustic yeast, hint of nuts, possibly even roast grain in the deep bg. Clean, gently crisp light-medium body. Well done! Super-duper refreshing quality here.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from consumers beverages in niagara falls. Pours deep clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of honeyed cereals. The flavour is nice clean and lightly malty. Very nice lager, just a little under hopped. This is the first beer in this style that I’ve found lacking hops.