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Zwickel - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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86
very good

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company 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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5/5  rDev +31.9%

wutbuerger, Jun 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

ReggieWeiss, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Nate_M, Jul 01, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! I have never had a better unfiltered Lager in my life!! This has absolutely everything a beer geek would ask for! I am sad to hear that this is only around for a limited time...

On tap at Capone's.

A: Slightly hazy, unfiltered, straw color...excellent head! Lacing sticks all over the glass.

S: Perfect aroma of German hops and robust bread-like malts. Hops are a bit spicy in the nose, kind of floral if you ask me.

T: Perfect again! Immensely impressed with this brewery. Light hops bitterness up front that is met with soft doughy malt flavor. Thought this was going to be whatever...boring...but I drank this beer all night. So many delicious beers on tap but I didn't even want to switch over! That takes a lot. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and begs for another sip.

M: Lively carbonation and overall roundness. Perfect body for the style.

D: I love this beer! My new favorite...too bad it is not going to be around long. Might have to move to St. Louis...

MusicaleMike, Jun 28, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

scantonio, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

jmint, Apr 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

ttuspence, Dec 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

brianwongc, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Beezee, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Packman4IL, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

mgould10, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

heerboth, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Fargrow, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jpmajors, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

shebby, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

mks0913, Sep 01, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served this Zwickel style Bier in a Stein at the brewery. Poured a hazy copper color, produced a excellent creamy white head, great retention and ample lacing. The aroma consists of sweet malted grain, yeast and hops. Moderate body, this traditional style beer had an off the charts mouthfeel- one of the smoothest beers I have ever had- . A base of sweet pale malt, well balanced, crisp and clean- balanced well with hops. Excellent Session beer- I really enjoyed this. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Mar 11, 2012
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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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 18, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and lightly yellow, the pour was careful and didn't leave much head, but the lacing was pretty good.

Smelled nicely of yeast, that was the primary smell. A little maltiness peeked through.

A bit of hops accented a bready malt background, along with plenty of yeast and a touch of spiciness.

The body was pretty thick, yet light and easy to drink. Carbonation was perfect.

Really this beer was quite delicious and a really interesting find. I will be back to the loop district again and I certainly hope this one stays on the menu in the future. Excellent brew!

AlCaponeJunior, Jul 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

emerge077, May 21, 2014
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jadeal, Jan 05, 2012
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HooRy9er, May 29, 2014
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Bsetz, Dec 24, 2013
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Jeffh84, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

yemenmocha, Nov 17, 2014
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Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.