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Zwickel - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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BA SCORE
85
very good

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-20-2011

Our flagship lager, pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, is an unfiltered, unpasteurized, German classic that finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy bier.

20 IBU
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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrJones
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Illinasia
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A super smooth, crisp, refreshing lager. It may not punch you in the mouth with flavor, but there is something to be said about it's excellent execution of subtle flavors and smooth taste.

Would absolutely purchase and drink again.

Photo of rpmetzler
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Although just a basic lager, if I had to choose a simple lager to drink, this is where I'd go.

Photo of Jaycase
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sahd-1
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dedbeer
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Kaiser Tiger in Chicago. Maybe there was a tap line issue, because this was not impressive. Could have passed as a domestic macro.

Photo of Inglewood
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 30helens
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scalzo
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Norseman
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kraj30
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this is a really good lager... my first offering from them. I like it

Photo of 302BeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejk99
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Railshake in Highland, IL

Very smooth great tasting beer

Photo of humuloner22
2.77/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I picked this one up on a trade. It was pretty unexciting really. I have a few more from this brewery but this one was a run of the mill lager.

Appearance: What you would expect from a lager. Golden foamy quintessential "beer" appearance.

Smell: Not much going on here, some malts grassy notes, some bready notes in there but fairly mild.

Taste: Blah, it really isn't all that great. I think AAL' almost do a better job of this style. It was not really all that tasty,It was a foamy soapy tasting mess.

Overall: Not impressed with this one. I wouldn't seek it out again. But then again I am not crazy about the style to begin with.

Photo of nateclarey
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Suds
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love a good lager, it is not always my style, but a solid well made version can be very rewarding. This one is exceptional. It is slightly hazy, and golden. Effervescent with a white head. The smell is of bread and hops....slight peppery hop scent, and very clean. The flavor is crisp, with a little up front sweetness and breads malt. Wonderful.

Photo of dertyd
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Mattyb79
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mojohawk21
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
85 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.