Veldensteiner Zwick'l - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
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3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a murky amber orange color with a big white head. The head has a decent level of retention leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass once it fades away.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a doughy smell with tons of yeasty smells mixed within. Along with these smells are some light grainy smells as well as a little bit of honey and tea.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and doughy taste with some sweeter flavors of caramel and a little bit of a orange citrus flavor. As the flavor advances a strong yeasty flavor comes to the tongue along with a little bit of a grainy and light honey taste. Toward the very end, small hints of an earthy hop joins the flavor, leaving a nice malty but smother flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average for a brew of 5.4 % with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both the body and the carbonation are great for the brews flavors and make for a very nice easy drinker.
Overall – A nice easy drinking but flavorful and smooth tasting brew. Quite enjoyable.
12-23-2013 00:52:42 | More by Darkmagus82
4.36/5 rDev +20.1%
The beer pours in a hazy peachy beige color with a large carbonated head.
The aroma has grainy malt, tons and tons of honey sweetness. It's almost like a honeycomb cracker. There's fruit notes of lemon and apple, along with some floral and grassy hops.
The flavor follows with that gentle honey sweetness in the front, into a crackery grainy malt along with the carbonation to carry the beer along. The finish has a grassy bitterness that really makes it really dry on the end.
A very clean beer that asks you to keep coming in for more. This is bit more bitter than I would prefer, but it's still amazing.
11-01-2013 00:28:31 | More by dar482
2.3/5 rDev -36.6%
Bottle from Whole Foods Bowery. I've must of had half a dozen of this style on tap/cask, but never from glass.
Served into a baby-sized mug. Bottle starting to sweat.
Hazy, honey-colored brew. Not much head to speak of.
Smells starchy, like pretzels, or sticky spilled beer. Maybe a touch buttery.
Taste is very much the same. Subtle leafy/peppery hops. A squirt of acidity. Finish is plenty yeasty & drab & uninspired. Doesn't taste quite fresh. This is Whole Foods, but then again, you never know.
Subtle carbonation, even prickly at times. Alcohol, while short, has nowhere to hide.
Pretty dead compared to most I've tried on tap/cask. Some things you should seriously have fresh.
09-24-2013 05:56:40 | More by PEBKAC
4.38/5 rDev +20.7%
I haven't wrote a review on here for years. Why? Because Untappd is far easier and it is mobile. BeerAdvocate has been saying for half a decade that an app would be released yet they still force me to revert back to the 1990s and login to the ol' desktop PC to write a review. Seriously....even my local dive bar has an app. Get it together guys! Ok, here goes...
A: Poured from a 5L mini-keg. Instructions say to gently flip the keg and allow the sediment to mix. I did just that and opened it up. Thick, hazy, dark yellow in color with a fluffy white head that sticks for a while. Happy that it is not overcarbonated, as many unfiltered mini-keg beers end up being.
S: Sweet, malty aroma. Lots of bready notes with a bit of grassy hops in the background. Lagers have never been huge on the nose, so everything is going A-OK style-wise.
T: There are not too many kellerbiers in the US market to compare it to, but compared to the 6 or 7 kellerbiers I have tried this would definitely be in my top 3. Lots of bread-like malt flavor, with a slight ly spicy/effervescent flavor from the lager yeast. The yeast flavor is quite difficult to describe, but it contributes an amazingly complex note to the flavor profile. Noble hops are there but it is not bitter nor dry. The hops add a nice grassy, herbal, almost earthy flavor. Insanely drinkable. A great brew from start to finish.
M: Smooth, slightly chewy from the sediment. Very nice.
O: $20 for 5 liters of an authentic unfiltered lager? yes please! I look forward to revisiting this soon.
09-08-2013 22:18:08 | More by tzieser
4.44/5 rDev +22.3%
A thoroughly refreshing brew- lots of malt flavor, smooth mouthfeel, an appropriate dryness towards the end. This is a fine example of the style and if you're looking for supreme drink ability while not sacrificing flavor, this is your beer.
Smell is potent- bready, a little spicy yeast going on.
Flavor reflects those characteristics- bready, caramel towards the end, a hint of banana.
As I said, mouthfeel is smooth and modestly carbonated. Buy it!
08-31-2013 21:25:47 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.33/5 rDev +19.3%
A: Copper unfiltered with a slight haziness, 3 fingers of creamy slightly beige head, medium carbonation with slowly rising bubbles. Foamy chunky lacing reminds me of snow drifts.
S: Apple sauce, cellar must, creamy, fresh apples, deep malts, much akin to the scent of Kaiserdom’s Kellerbier. Complex malts, almost getting some dark toasted notes, in spite of the colour of the beer.
T: Much like the scent, apples and apple sauce, cellar must, complex toasted and mild malts. The cellar musty malts linger in your mouth. Bitter hops are low and linger in the end.
M: Thick bready body, medium low foamy carbonation.
O: A very delicious beer. I would rate it above Kaiserdom’s, but its very comparable. Would pair well with German fare, delicious in hot weather. Glad to find another beer in this style. Cool can.
05-19-2013 13:55:59 | More by patre_tim
3.74/5 rDev +3%
A - Loving the swing top bottle! Pours a cloudy golden color with bottle-conditioned yeast in the bottom. Visible fizzy carbonation. Lacing is minor but impressive anyway.
S - Very fresh grain smell. Fresh honey, and some very mild traces of hop resin.
T - Tastes very earthy with some tangy yeast notes. There sweetness comes from a honey flavor. There is a hearty taste of fresh wheat.
M - Gritty in the finish, this is a light feeling beer with some carbonation and some sediment from the bottle.
O - A pretty good depiction of the traditional style. I like the style, the bottle, and the freindly price point ($3.99 at my local shop). I'd have this again.
04-27-2013 23:29:10 | More by socon67
Veldensteiner Zwick'l from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.