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Königsbacher Zischke - Königsbacher Brauerei

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Königsbacher ZischkeKönigsbacher Zischke

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79
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Königsbacher Brauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stubbie1 on 07-05-2004)
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by freneticamnesic:
Photo of freneticamnesic
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pale yellow, thick white pillowy head; dissipated fairly quickly, not much lacing

S - Citrus, yeasty, sugary malts. Very faint though

T - Like the aroma, the taste is very light. pale malts, slight hints of fruity esters, bit of lemon, bready/biscuit notes, and a light floral hoppy bitter finish

M - thin, crisp, very light carbonation

O - Although very light and mainly dominated by yeasty and citrusy flavours (something I'm not normally a huge fan of), something about this beer was really enjoyable. It has such a crisp, summery feel to it that it feels like you can drink it anytime. My .5L Bügelflasche was purchased at a CenterParcs in Germany, and for a bit under 2 euros, I'd say it's quite a steal.

freneticamnesic, Jul 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was disappointed in this beer. Today I went to the speciality beer shop in Berlin, and i decided to buy 8 or so beers with the only criteria that each cost more than e2.00/ltr (or e1.00 for a standard 1/2l bottle). This approach probably weeds out 80-90% of the multitude of offerings. So tonight I've had a cracking couple of beers. But I hate to say it, this one is doing very little for me indeed, despite it's price.

JonnoWillsteed, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Gamemako
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

.33L bottle obtained from a outdoor stand in Saarbrücken, Germany, on June 29, 2008.

Nature-fresh and unfiltered, or so goes the slogan for this cellar-beer. It's an unfiltered beer with a hazy-golden appearance. Doesn't look too bad -- nothing like the other near-transparent beers I saw going around.

The first aroma you get of this is yeast, and you would expect that from an unfiltered beer. Smells something like a field aside, which is pleasant but not earth-shattering.

Now, here's the big surprise: it drinks like a light beer. Unduly carbonated and subtle, it's not the most impressive at first drink. But strangely, it seems to grow on you. I had a mate test it out for me twice, once early and once later. He didn't seem to notice a difference, but I was getting the impression as I went along that the flavour was evolving. Rather, it seems that the particulates leave a bit of leftovers for you as you drink. Still, it's never too heavy on flavour. Unusually weak for an unfiltered beer; almost more like a pilz.

The softness of the flavour and feel make it reasonably drinkable, but not incredibly so. It's not something for all occasions, either. For watching a EuroCup final, it's not unsuitable but not ideal. Slightly above average, overall.

Gamemako, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of Stubbie1
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has weizen like looks. Pours a cloudy light yellow. A thick white head meets the top of the glass but rapidly fades away. Aroma of yeast is present. Not a weizen yeast but a musty smell. Taste is more pilsner like with a yeast backing. Thin body and a watery feel kilss this beer. Overall an O.K brew to try.

Stubbie1, Jul 05, 2004
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This half litre flip-topped bottle was obtained during a beer collecting trip in Germany (June 2007). Drank 7 days before its due date.

Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru glass (twice).

Slightly hazy look, which gives the beer a dull golden hue to it. The second pour was obviously a little more hazy. The clean white head falls away very swiftly, it started three inches high and before I had lifted the glass it fell to less than half an inch.

Aroma is good for a kellerbier, slight sourness, which flows into the taste and some wheat, even though it has none in it.

A little dry and weak tasting, but still some flavour of yeast and hops combine to give the beer a different taste to this breweries normal pilsner beer.

The dry sourness does stay in the mouth, but the overall feel is only average, the brewer hasn't pushed any boats out. This is a run of the mill kellerbier, I was hoping for more from an old Pilsner brewery I used to support when living in Germany.

BlackHaddock, Oct 02, 2007
Photo of odomosan
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

odomosan, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Absumaster
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes in a fliptop bottle. It pours a murky, orange golden beer with a small head that almost disappears.

Smell of pilsner with some "green veggie" notes. A yeasty smell and some raw notes. No hops.

Taste is a light and has a raw malt smell, some straw and floury notes. The beer has yeast in it, and that comes through in the taste. A fleshy taste.

Absumaster, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of TheSarge
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Zischke produces ample amounts of bright white head, which clumps together quite nicely. The body is orangish gold in color and is ultra hazy.

This gives off very light aromas. Mostly dominated by freshly mown hay fragrances.

The taste is a little bready with orangish nuances.

This is a little chewy and well bodied, even for the lower alcohol content. The left over yeasts leave behind a unique texture.

TheSarge, Sep 03, 2007
Photo of rale
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a fogy dark yellow keller. Despite the promising color, the head looked like detergent bubble that fainted within few seconds.

The beer had a light but nice lemony smell. The taste is almost absent but enjoyable and not as bitter as a Pils. Carbonation is interesting, there is a lot of small bubbles around.

Interesting and easy to drink beer. I'm not crazy about it but I would try it again.

rale, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of paterlodie
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 30-04-05. Pours in fine and gives a nice head that stays quiet well. Golden color with a fine opalizing cloud. Nose is fine too, sweet malty, fresh and delicate yeastfruit. Taste is litle empty though; lightly malted, watery and dry. That with a poor hopping giving just a light aftertaste and mouthfeel. Only that mouthfeel is a litle tinkled by the carbon dioxide. Drinkability is ok but am a litle dissapointed in this one being a German Urtyp Unfiltriert! Nothing wrong with it though.

paterlodie, Feb 13, 2005
Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale orange-yellow; cloudy; big head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty; slightly hoppy; slight aroma

Taste: Slightly bitter, but overall it is very watered down; very thin, like a radler without the lemon

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -12%

SVD, Wednesday at 06:20 PM
Photo of rredshift
3/5  rDev -12%

rredshift, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of JCBears
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance: The clouded limey green color really a pleasure to look at depending on your perspective. Keep s a good lacy head.

smell: Weak malty smell. Fruity hints on the edges. You really have to get your nose in there to smell it

taste: Malty subtle flavor. Not pronounce and kind of disappointing.

mouthfeel: weak but somehow filling. Makes you want more it is almost explainable

overall: Why is this brew so good. For some reason this is a great beer and I love it but it doesn't taste like much and it really isn't very filling. Its just a generally good beer. And the wife loves it.

JCBears, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(On tap at Brahaus Aktuell in Koblenz, Germany)

Appearance
Light, hazy yellow; no lacing

Smell
Faint hints of honey...little else

Taste & Mouthfeel
Opens with a good, crisp bitterness followed by honey-like malts; finishes fast and clean with just a tad of that honey flavor lingering

Overall
Light but really tasty and very easy to drink.

JEdmund, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of clarknova
4/5  rDev +17.3%

clarknova, May 30, 2013
Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3/5  rDev -12%

DuncanMcBommer, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Odri
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Odri, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +10%

stevoj, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Evil_Pidde, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of ThirstyBird
4/5  rDev +17.3%

ThirstyBird, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Robje
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of dasenebler
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

.5L, Bügelflasche, best before 9/19/11.

Pours a lightly hazy gold, very effervescent. The eggshell head has nice fluff to it, though retention could be better. Some lacing.

The aroma is raw and yeasty.

The flavor is actually a lot cleaner than I was expecting from the aroma. Some hay, grains, earthy yeast, and a bit of fresh, grassy hops on the finish. Light, but pretty bitter. The mouthfeel is prickly and refreshing.

Probably not something I'd buy again, but not bad at all and totally drinkable.

dasenebler, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of Unchi
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

Unchi, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of jenitivecase
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Curiosity dictated I pick this one up, so here goes.

A: Looks kind of like a watery weizen - slightly cloudy light yellow with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Hops, yeast, a sort of grassy undertone, and a bit of an acidic kick - certainly smells "nature fresh and unfiltered," as its slogan advertises.

T: Strangely sour, with strong hop and yeast flavors. Kind of bready, but white-bready, with some grassiness thrown in for good measure.

M: Kind of watery, yet also clinging. It almost seems to refuse to go down, leaving a bit of residual film behind.

D: Light enough to allow multiple beers to be consumed, but the clinging property is kind of a turn-off for me.

I believe that it's "a genuine fresh product," as the label claims, and it's certainly interesting, but I'm just kind of underwhelmed by this one.

jenitivecase, Jul 01, 2008
Königsbacher Zischke from Königsbacher Brauerei
79 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.