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Zwickel - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MSandahl23, May 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

ToddHolder, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Schlafly33, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

spants, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

GreyGhost4, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

spycow, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

lovindahops, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kinmundy77, Apr 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

jmint, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

vw72, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

leinie13, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a medium gold color with some deeper orange hints. Lots of carbonation and a rather large head or about 3.5 fingers. Head is frothy with lots of retention and good lacing. Somewhat hazy, but not overly so.

S- Traditional skunky scent of a Euro-lager dominates. Not as pungent as others in the style. Some sweeter notes are present and balance out the skunk-like scent. Some underlying light malts and grain flavors in there. Little bit of a hop presence, but very muted and short-lived.

T- Similar to the scent, but more complex. Starts with the slightly metallic and mostly skunky flavor of a Euro-lager, but moves quickly into a grain flavor profile. Light malts add some sweetness before moving toward a very slight hop bite and a little fruity note that wraps up the drink. Hop bite has only slight bitterness, and more in the dull sense than the usual floral or citrus hop bitterness.

M- Highly carbonated, yet smooth. On the lighter end of beers, body-wise. Easy drinking over a long period of time. The perfect weight for a German all day beer garden beer.

Overall, this is the first of the Euro-lagers with the skunky flavor profile that I actually kind of like. Flavor is complex with light grains and malts melding into a slightly fruity and hoppy finish. I can see this as being an everyday with dinner type of beer.

boilermakerbrew, Mar 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

scantonio, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Eaglefan344, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

psdonnelly, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dt_gbpackersfan, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BJasny, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

RickDeLucio, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of beermike00
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice golden, cloudy, unfiltered appearance.

S: Clean, sweet, malty, grassy.

T: A lovely blend of crisp, hoppy, bread flavors with a hint of citrus overtone.

M: Very nice crisp bubbly, medium bodied mouthfeel.

Overall: This is very nice all around lager. Every aspect of this beer is well done. I will definitely pick some up next time I'm in St. Louis.

beermike00, Dec 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

ttuspence, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

EvanWilliams, Dec 27, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler.

Not sure where he got it, but my boy Matt hooked me up with a bottle o' this stuff during our last get-together. It pours a cloudy straw topped by a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, light biscuit, and grass. The taste brings in more of the same, but everything comes through dry, listless, and strangely bitter (that isn't to say that the bitterness was necessarily unexpected, but rather it was unexpectedly expressed). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an okay beer, but it just didn't sit too well with me (nor with anyone else present).

TMoney2591, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Beezee, Dec 11, 2012
Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.