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Zwickel - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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86
very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-20-2011)
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4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle sealed with pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: slighty cloudy; medium straw yellow bodied beer. This beer sports a giant and clumpy bone white head. This beer has great head retention. Spotty lacing is left all over the outside of the glass.

Smell: This beer has bready malts that imparts a slightly sweet aroma. Slightly fruity yeast and very mellow floral hop profile. Toasted and grainy malts also come to mind.

Taste: Really nice malt profile flavors here- bready, biscuity, toasty grains and cereal grains notes are prodominate. Also tasting some honey. Minerals and well water come to mind also. A nice general fruity yeast presence is found at the end of each swallow with a light floral hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with medium carbonation levels. The carbonation is surprisingly creamy with a slight lager dryness at the finish. This beer is unbelieveably crushable; drinkablity is seriously off the charts. This would be fantastic in summer because it is such a crisp and clean lager.

Overall: This is only the third zwickel that I have ever sampled. The first thing that I thought of when I took my first wiff and taste of this beer was a beer that is similiar to an Octoberfest style beer. If I would have gotten a blind pour and did not know who the brewer was... I would have guessed that Dan Carey brewed this beer. And we all know that Dan Carey is the master when it comes to brewing German lagers. This is definately a high quality german lager and it is on the same level as any of Dan's German lagers that he brews. I give this beer high regards, so get a sample of this brew from Urban Chestnut! What a gem!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

True to the heartland of Germany, the taste that put pilsner on the brewing map takes up residency with these St. Louis beer makers.

Its bright golden-straw color gleams with racing carbonation that shines with bright clarity. A cottony swath of foam accompanies the rim and explodes with floral hop aromatics. Honeysuckle, orange blossom, citrus and orchard fruit abound while the undertow of fresh baked bread and confectioner's sweetness play softly underneath.

While a memory of sweetness resides on the middle palate, the lager dries beautifully to a crisp and wafer-thin, cracker-like quality. Slight honey and powdered sugar dissolves on the palate and the floral perfume turns spicy, grassy and wonderfully herbal in balance.

Peppery, pleasantly grassy and with a herbal bite, the finish comes quick and dry. Its refreshing taste gives the medium-light lager an effervescent tingle with aftertaste of floral bouquet and pepper.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%

A hint of sulfury pilsner malt character, with slightly spicy and grassy hops. Flavor is crackery, with an interesting citrus tartness at the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Great traditional German lager taste.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.