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Zwickel - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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85
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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%

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%

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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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4.3/5  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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Arsenal0328, Oct 16, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a standard lager. Less than finger head.

Smells mildly fruity, surprisingly. A crisp fresh apple scent.

Smooth, almost creamy body. Smooth taste. Mild toasted biscuit following by mellow fruit. Pretty outstanding for a lager. In fact, the best light lager I've ever had!

This had been judged from the perspective of someone who doesn't really like lagers**

TastyAdventure, Oct 15, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle

A big thanks goes out to Mark for the bottle! A favorite style of mine. Surprisingly good clarity with the smallest amount ofl haze throughout the body. The pokal really accentuates the 24kt golden body with a glow like no other. A sudsy off white head grows to a finger in height on the pour and crackles down fairly quickly to a thick ring and light foam. Spotty lacing is left behind on each drink. Lookin' good!

You could smell this guy as it was pouring. A couple feet away and I could smell deep, penetrating, clean graininess. Made my mouth water. Cereal grain and light white toast make up the malt base. A slight mineral character comes through from what I'm assuming is the water used. Grassy hops wrap it up along with some florals as well. Oh, yeah, this beer smells clean and crisp.

Same! Grain, grain, grain. Fresh cereal grains, crisp and clean. Easy going minerality runs from front to back and there's a touch of dry white toast. Grassy noble hops flash through first but the long aftertaste becomes slightly floral. Straightforward flavors profile that pops, is clean, and is mouthwateringly delicious.

The body is light with an ultra soft and silky feel across the tongue. The florals linger and a moderate grassy bitterness persists long after each drink. A drying finish accentuates that bitterness. Each drink leaves me wanting another immediately.

This is a well crafted Zwickel, no off flavors, moderate bitterness, crisp, and most importantly easy drinking. If I lived in Urban Chestnut's distribution area I would buy this by the case often. Such a great beer to have on hand at all times. Thanks again, Mark!

joe1510, Jan 26, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

whipp75, Aug 14, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Stays hazy (as it should), great lacing & above average head retention

S: Breadyness, grassiness, pears & perfumy hops

T: Breadyness, faint yeastiness, slight peppery notes & pear up front. Orange peel, white grapes, a hint of lemon, wet grain & more bready notes as this warms. Finishes grassy, grainy with pears & hay notes, some faint white grape & juicy fruit notes

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Drinks so easy, compares favorably with most of the kellerbiers I had in Germany. I would buy this if they actually distributed in SW Mizzou

russpowell, Aug 27, 2013
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Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.