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Arcobräu Zwickl Lager - Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus

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BA SCORE
87
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 01-26-2011)
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Reviews by KTCamm:
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

Served on tap at the Little Pub in ridgefield, CT. Served in signature zwicki glass.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Opaque. Thick creamy white foam that persists at the top of the glass.

Not much nose. Taste is a relatively clean, yet flavorful and creamily smooth lager long finish. Some hop is noticed. But prevailing lighter flavor.

Interesting style creates a very easy drinking lager. Nice taste.

09-10-2011 01:32:01 | More by KTCamm
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #48 (Jan 2011):

While definitely not a common style to be imported into the US, it's one that is admired by both consum- ers and brewers alike. Slightly yeast-hazed golden hue; the draping of white lace on the glass is an amaz- ing sight. Faint peppery notes, with grape skin, fresh-cut grass and bready nose. Refreshing with its snappy crispness, smoothness ensues in the back of the lighter body. Fresh dry grain and light, nutty yeast meld quite well together. Hops hone in for balance and give off a light herbal freshness. Finishes very dry with a clean grain-and-yeast aftertaste.

03-23-2011 14:28:21 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-10-2013 16:48:50 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-10-2013 16:45:54 | More by Jason
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-12-2012 01:32:00 | More by wattoclone
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

11-28-2013 05:40:35 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-24-2013 19:40:54 | More by JMS1512
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jcoulighan

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-13-2013 14:48:10 | More by jcoulighan
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zimm421

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-14-2012 23:12:38 | More by zimm421
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-14-2013 03:09:02 | More by EBeckett3
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Gmann

New York

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Pours a hazy pale straw color with a small wispy white head that settled into a light ring.

The aroma is of doughy/bready munich malt. There is a bit of a metallic note. Some grassy noble hops round out the aroma. Typical German aroma.

The flavor is of a sweet bready malt. It has an almost honey sweetness though none was added. There is a nice grassy hop flavor that goes perfectly with this brew. Simple flavors but everything works.

As per the style, the body is quite substantial. This is offset by a very fizzy carbonation, which is a bit too strong. The beer is sweet on the palate but is offset by the grassy hops. This drinks very well.

Not light in body but simple in flavor. It is quite a refreshing beer. Enjoyable.

10-29-2011 14:59:24 | More by Gmann
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is crisp, malts and grains, lightly hopped, very dry at the finish. Good but not overpowering flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

02-04-2012 16:18:41 | More by tone77
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Honey-gold pour with a low rate of haze, and a medium rise of effervesce. On top lies a chalk white, creamy head that was moderately lasting leaving a minimal lace behind.

S: Low hop profile, a touch of dry honey suckles, bread, and a light musky lemon twang.

T: The flavor is sharp and pronounced, a lemony twang with a german pilsner malting. Grainy, spicy hops with a bright tangerine zing with a follow of light muskiness Bright and crisp with a good hop zing, soft herbal flowers and some applejuice. Clean flavor, sharp and tasty.

M: Crisp carbonation factor, light bodied, with a light tart lemony warmth.

O: Overall crsip, with a bright hop zing, easy drinking, nice german malting and good example.

01-26-2012 23:02:21 | More by beerthulhu
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2012 04:41:51 | More by mdillon86
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured on tap at Churchkey DC into a 14oz. Pokal glass.

Very light lemon hued, with light amber brown middle body. A very white one finger head is produced that slowly falls with a creamy character. Real nice lacing also, very sexy looking.

Bouquet is a nice light malt, but also a strong doughy airy bread. Slight sense of muted crispness.

A very soft mild palate and finish. Slight crisp, is and super chewy soft doughy malt with lots of density. Almost like drinking raw wet dough.

Overall though pretty tasty and a dense dough blast that comes off as refreshing.

08-04-2011 22:36:45 | More by smakawhat
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wedge

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

@ Busy Bee

Cloudy pale yellow under a fluffy white head. Pale fruity, malt sweet aroma...bready yeast, honey, and soft noble hops. Nice pale malt base with a solid floral hoppiness on top. Sweet, somewhat peppery flavor and some honey and grape. Fresh and light, fairly crisp yet soft. Good, refreshingly clean lager.

12-02-2011 03:46:53 | More by wedge
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-21-2011 04:05:21 | More by Amalak
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-25-2014 23:45:59 | More by largadeer
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metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are moderate aromas of grassy hops in the nose.
T: There are flavors of grainy malts and yeast in the taste, which has a moderate amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink, although there's nothing really unique about the taste that would make me want to try it again.

01-26-2011 23:31:46 | More by metter98
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-08-2012 23:25:13 | More by pknyc
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-04-2012 04:07:17 | More by freduardo
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2013 01:01:06 | More by hopkrid
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +8%

Served in a 0.5L Arcobrau stange glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a slightly cloudy golden dark amber color with a ¼” white head that recedes slowly, leaving some lacing. Sipping leaves some leggy lacing for much of the beer.

Smell: The aroma fresh, slightly grassy and carried along on the light bready malt.

Taste: The flavor is fresh, clean, and lightly sweet with a faint touch of earthy hop and some bready character.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel light and has a faint prickly character from the light but persistent carbonation. The finish is medium long. It starts in lightly sweet breadiness, slides into some earthy grassiness and then fades to a dry ending.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: An easily drinkable beer and one that could serve well for an evening of multiple servings along with dinner and conversation with friends. My overall impression is of a nicely complex beer with lots of interesting flavors that I’ll be looking for in the future to have again.

12-20-2011 02:35:56 | More by drtth
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emmett_grogan

Australia

5/5  rDev +28.5%

Hit up Merrywell in the Casino among others for this in melbourne, The bar tender could shut up about how excited he was about this new beer so i had to put it to the test. cloudy, unfiltered and overloaded with natural minerals. a very different beer to what we get here, only mirco brewers are doing this style here in Oz but all of those flavors are too over the top, exaggerated so to speak. Not this one, Clean, crisp and smooth, you get the feeling that the sediment is working wonderes for you.
I would recomend this beer to any beer drinker- snob through casual, a must try, an eye opener

05-06-2013 01:24:23 | More by emmett_grogan
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

On-tap 11/1/2011 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, lager yeast, some hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of citrus and some spices. Then a thin breadiness comes in from a light malt character and lager yeast. There’s a good hops presence for the style creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice lighter German-style beer with a lot of flavor and substance making it worth pounding down for a long time.

11-06-2011 16:45:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Arcobräu Zwickl Lager from Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus
87 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.