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Fürsten Zwickel - Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus

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BA SCORE
85
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 02-15-2005)
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Photo of Auraan
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful cloudy orange with three fingers of fluffy white head. Quite appealing to the eyes. Scents of apple juice, sweet malt, doughy bread like scents and yeast. Nothing to out of the ordinary, but pleasant. Flavors of sweet malt, bread, yeast and an undertone of German hops. It finishes with a nice dry after taste that balances the malty sweetness of the rest of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, like a lot of German style beers I've tried. This is a very good, very unique beer, in some ways like a cross between a pilsner and a hefeweizen. I like it a lot.

Auraan, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Dave_Treat, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Beer-A-Lot, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A finger of head on a cloudy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is both fruity and earthy. Orange and lemon on the fruit side. Unique.
The flavor is wheat, orange and finishes sour.
A crisp texture with higher carbonation and medium body.
It's like a hefe had a child with a pils. Drink one if you can find it.

Fatehunter, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mmilyko, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a hazed deep orange tinged golden with a large fluffy white crown that took its time fading into a frothy mass leaving broken rings of lace behind.Yeasty and doughy aromas with a tinge of iron,lightly sweet.The mouthfeel is coating but not heavy,just very smooth.Mildly sweet doughy flavors with a hint of anise,quite yeasty to be expected,faint iron in the finish.Iam sure this is as food friendly as all get out,although not in your face flavors this is top notch for the style.Furst brings it.

oberon, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50 cL swing-top bottle,

A: Pours a murky burnt orange with a large frothy white head, some spotty lace.

S: Sulfur and yeast, musty grain, mineral, sea air.

T: Sulfur and mineral backed with a real nice bready rustic malt component. Floral finish of earthy hops. Very well done.

M: Light-bodied, frothy and creamy with an elegant finish. Very drinkable and refreshing.

O: I've had unfiltered lagers before, but never one actually called a zwickel. This is very good and a great new find in the German section.

Halcyondays, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, darkish golden body with a tall, foamy, white head.

Smell: Moderately grainy-scented pilsner malts with a quality to it best described as being "dusty and forgotten". Like an old bottle in an unpopular beer store, a family heirloom, or an Adam Sandler movie on VHS. Also, vague notions blended together, a washed-out melange of fruit, sweetness, and spicy herb.

Taste: Lightly malted barley with a forward graininess to it. Softly sweet. Very, very faint caramel accent, maybe a fleeting hint of dried apricot. Additionally, there's some modest citrus and herb. Lightly bitter. Drying finish, though there's still some caramel qualities present. Lingering yeast and herb.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice, dusty lager.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +5.8%

pknyc, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of arkanu
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

arkanu, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

stevoj, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of crossovert
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, mindestens haltbar bis: 22.01,12.

It pours a cloudy gold with a nice-looking fluffy white head.

The smell is pretty standard, grainy with some slight hop notes.

The flavor has a pleasant citrus character along with some herbs. It is sweet, but not a ton The malt is also very tasty.

It looks and smells pretty average, but it does have a fresh, invigorating flavor

crossovert, May 22, 2011
Photo of Absumaster
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A slightly murky beer with a yellow golden color and a creamy, settling head.

Smell is sulfuric and yeasty with notes of straw and dough. All of this on top of a pilsner malty base. Some hints of lavender.

Taste is musty with sulfur notes. It tastes really like an unfiltered beer with too much yeast in it. The doughy notes included. There is a slightly sweet maltiness that has some decoction notes of Maillard and caramellized products.

Absumaster, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of stcules
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep golden, quite dark. A good amount of a white, compact head. Pouring the yeast, it tends to become a little hazy. Anyway, beautiful appearance.
Fresh smell, malt, yeast, and fresh herbal hop.
Quiet taste, well balanced: yeast, breadcrust, that remains in the aftertaste. Then also herbal notes of hop.
Good texture. Even some white flowers hints (orange flowers), with a light sweet orange peel note.
Pleasant, drinkable.

stcules, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of ttu94
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer overall. Good drikability and flavor. Don't drink too cold.It is a bavarian Keller beer but tastes like a good Bavarian Helles beer. Cloudy upon pour. Becomes more malty as it warms.
Smell is clean. Taste very good. mildly dry and very drinkable.

ttu94, May 05, 2007
Photo of HappyHourHero
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"Naturtrubs Kellerbier in furstlichen Kelern gereift" on the label.
Hazy golden beer with a few bubbles rising gingerly along the edges. Big foamy off-white head has a creamy top and leaves thick patches of lace. Light bready aroma with just a hint of crisp citrus. Fresh out of the fridge there is almost no flavor. Maybe a bit of malt with a bite at the end, but that's it. A light bodied beer with a good kick of fizz after you swallow. A little maltier as it warms, but a bit stale, with mildly bitter lemony finish. Fancy bottle, fancy label, mediocre beer.

HappyHourHero, Aug 27, 2006
Photo of paterlodie
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 04-04-05 so in time but probably about half a year old.
Pours in ok with nice white head and golden opalizing beercolor.
Nose is malty, sweet and has the typical german yeastesters with it. Taste is full malty, litle maltsweet before getting into a litle bitter but very clean( as the rest of the brew is) aftertaste. Mouthfeel isn't overwelming but in a good balance. Drinkabilty is cause of the finesse of the brew more then ok. Good beer.

paterlodie, Feb 15, 2005
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Fürsten Zwickel from Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus
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