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Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier - Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

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BA SCORE
88
very good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wl0307 on 08-19-2008

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Photo of humblepie
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Damayor
4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!!!

Photo of clarknova
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of czfreeman
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DerBayer
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of beerme343
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of smakawhat
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of steveh
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

A new arrival at the local good beer store... little did I realize it's also almost a year old having been bottled in December of 2013. Hmm.

A -- Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a dense, slow settling, off-white head that remains persistent throughout the drink.

S -- Light bready and yeasty malts up front with some light caramel.

T -- Great bready, melanoidin malts up front that start mildly sweet and blend into a soft bread crust character. Some mildly spicy hop bitterness in the finish that lingers into the aftertaste. Just what I expect from a southern German beer.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- Great color, rich maltiness that can't be found outside Bavaria, smooth and satisfying -- even at near its expiration.

Photo of lstokes
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Rehabeam
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
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