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Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier - Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

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BA SCORE
88
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 08-19-2008)
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Photo of humblepie
5/5  rDev +26.9%

humblepie, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Damayor
4.9/5  rDev +24.4%

Had this on tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle. HavIng tried Chicago's very own Metropolitan Brewing's zwickl before and liked it this was a true real German surprise of that style. Great in all aspects and VERY, vert drinkable, this brew is a must try for all German lager fans. Awesome mug also. Chug-a-lug!!!

Damayor, Feb 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

clarknova, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of czfreeman
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%

After the superb Original yesterday, today the Zwickl, one of my favorite style.After a resounding pop from the flip-top bottle, pours a deep malty brown-orange-tangerine tea tone. NIce murkiness from the settlement. Head is gorgeous, thick fluffy, rocky, lasting a long time.
Smells are quite complex, taking a while to unfold. Pekoe tea, pepper, cellar-like mustiness, tart peach, tangerine, grainy, yeast, clove, bread. really good. as the beer warms
Wow, first sip. Tea, fruits-tangerine, pea, spiciness akin to fresh pepper, dark bread, fresh yeast, a mustiness lingers, then is cut by the fresh spiciness and a great amount of carbonation, leaving the palate tingling for more.
Body is light to medium, not sweet or sugary in the least, a perfect marriage of Hefeweizen and light brown ale. Musty, rustic, yet spicy and refreshing and tart. Exactly what I would imagine a brewer pulling out of his cellar for his own enjoyment

czfreeman, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.53/5  rDev +15%

A: Pours hazy copper with a massive tan compact and thick, almost whipped-cream-like head. Slow dissipation leaves fantastic lacings.

S: A bit yeast, but mild. Lots of bitterhops. Also some malts. Not very exciting one could think, but this is so true to the style - no messing around...

T: Dry but also a bit sweet. Rich malt but even richer bitterhops. Some dark dried fruits is noticable. Some grassy notes in the back.

M: Aftertaste is long and holds a lovely bitterness. Body is rather full and carbonation low - very smooth.

O: This is one of the best Kellers I've ever had, and this is a style that I really like...

Evil_Pidde, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

kurgan3, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

RoyFokker, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

bmaggot, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Baldpacker, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mille_K, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

stevoj, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of DerBayer
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%

Just had this and it is very summery:

A - Acloudy amber/honey very naturbelassen

S - Hay, cut grass, hops a hint of spice

T - Tastes very fresh - noble hops slightly bitter with a hint of harvest spice

M - Low carbonation but large bubbles, medium dry palate

D - Very, very drinkable this goes down a treat

DerBayer, Jul 04, 2009
Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt, into a ceramic stein. The pour is a cloudy amber, the head tall and billowing. Can't say much beyond that, but the glass sure is nice.

The nose is yeasty and fairly sulfuric at first, but that dissipates as the beer opens up. Fruity notes come out, a bit apricot-like, which I seem to pick up in a lot of kellerbiers. The malt character is bready, doughy, bringing to mind rising bread.

Delicious stuff. Quaffable, yeasty, fruity. There's a big malt profile, but it's a light-bodied, refreshing beer. Bready, slightly caramelized malt flavors lead into a fruity mid-palate. There's a bit of husky, drying malt in the finish. Bitterness is mild and doesn't linger. Very flavorful stuff, but it's not a beer to analyze too much; it's a great, balanced, easy-drinking session beer.

largadeer, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of beerme343
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%

Zwick'l pours a rich oaky tan color with a medium head of barely off white froth

The nose is fantastic with nice biscuity malt and just a hint of grass with some background molasses

This beer gives me a fresh bread taste with slight tropical citrus fruit notes and a mild malty finish with a hint of honey

The is a mild effervescence that lingers a bit on the palate but all in all this goes down easy and is a smooth drinking sessionable brew

beerme343, Jun 27, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured from the bottle into a half litre Bierkrug mug. Bottled Dec 20th 2013.

Thick fluffy and large off white vanilla head, slight tan and toffee like colored. Body is a nice toffee brown caramel to chestnut, with a big thick pour out of the bottle. Real nice looker here in a mug, and fitting well.

Great nose on this. Light toffee with lots of light crackly caramel. Good amounts of toasty barley and dry yeast and grains. Rich and light, almost flakey like a pie crust. Barley action takes to dry brown bread and pumpernickel but sweeter.

Palate delivers. Light toffee malts with a great crisp grain action more towards brown bread. Big dry aftertaste with a sweet chew to go along so not to dry out your palate. Warmth brings out a bit of fig and light raisin, but without the sugary fruit sweetness, more towards baked bread. Even some banana like esters show up.

Overall, even at this bottling age this keller is delivering nicely, great stuff.

smakawhat, Jul 26, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Bought a few of the swing-top bottles at my local Getränke Hoffman. It pours a cloudy red amber with a very pleasantly frothy head and smells like honey, strawberry and hay.

I've never actually had a Zwickl before, but it's delightful, bitter with a sour yeasty twang, some spicy floral hops, and a bitter and citrusy end. The mouthfeel was maybe thinner and less carbonated than I wanted it to be, but overall it's very drinkable, and I hope to find some in the summer.

lstokes, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of Rehabeam
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass

Best before: 18/12/2014

A: Has a brownish amber colour, a small head which disappears quickly. Shows little carbonation

S: Can't smell much more than roasted malt

T: Tastes of malt and has a little bitterness with it

F: It is very light in body and the carbonation stays on the tongue for quite some time

O: It is SO awesomely drinkable. I really enjoy it. It definitely compares to a lager but it is much more malty and tasteful. I'll go and get a caste tomorrow!

Rehabeam, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Todd, Yesterday at 04:56 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

chossboss, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Ebichuuu, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

shamrok, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

PancakeMcWaffles, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

afinepilsner, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Served at my local kniepe on tap in a .5 liter stoneware stein. (It's their "beer of the month")

A: A thick sudsy head that dissipated after a couple minutes, but left solid lacing throughout.

I poured a small portion into a clear glass to get a look at it. A nice red-brown color with uneven cloudiness. The bartender tells me that they flip the kegs daily to ensure that the sediment doesn't settle.

S: A lovely floral, almost rasin smell, (maybe some strawberry too?)

T/M: Though the mouthfeel was thinner than I expected, the flavor was an excellent combination of fruit and malt with enough hops to not make the beer sickly sweet.

D: I prefer a more malty, subtle beer to being bashed over the head by hops, and this one fits the bill. A rarity on tap even in Germany. If you can find it, get it!

stonesean, Jun 12, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

hansavijaticar, Jan 24, 2014
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Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.