Original Landbier Zwick'l
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei

Original Landbier Zwick'lOriginal Landbier Zwick'l
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Style:
Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #31
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,472
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 10.2%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
189
From:
Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Original Landbier Zwick'lOriginal Landbier Zwick'l
Notes: Formerly/also known as Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier
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Reviews by zerohedge:
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zerohedge from California

3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was my first "cellar beer" and I will always remember the fun of drinking from its earthenwear mug. (My bartender always had to ask if I was done!)

The particles in the unfiltered sediment must give you superpowers - I've felt weak ever since my favorite Hoff stopped carrying it.

Beyond that, its body is satisfying and thick, with a beautiful long tail and a hearty aroma.

Mar 28, 2015
More User Reviews:
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Superheatnsubcool from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 19, 2016
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SSGCujo from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 12, 2016
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SebTBL from Canada (QC)

3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jan 08, 2017
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mishi_d from Romania

3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 11, 2017
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sebgrossi from Germany

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 11, 2017
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Paulo777 from Germany

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice for a bottled kellerbier. Very pleasant carbonation feel on the palette. I'll add this to my regular rotation.

Aug 10, 2018
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Catalinmunteanu from Romania

3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Feb 23, 2021
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brewerburgundy from California

3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, tulip, 5/28/20 on the back label.

Medium yellow-brown, which is a bit unique, as any but the lightest beers usually tend towards orange, and lightly hazy. The head is a beaut. There was a good glugging pour that produced a dense finger of light tan head that sticks around.

Crisp, slightly sweet, old nickels, leafy hops.

Bready, slightly sweet, watery caramel, metallic and green hops. It’s like a loaf of sweet bread with a lightly herbal finish.

A bit chewy and matte from the yeast.

This is an earthy and rather complex beer. It’s hoppy yet sweet, creamy yet thin. There’s so much variation in Zwickel.

Feb 07, 2020
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Humanusfermentum from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, tea color with a decent foamy head and layered, sticky lacing. Nice presentation. Strong, malty nose with dark fruit and caramel. Taste follows. Solid malt backbone with cereal and dark bread notes. Some fruit flavor, like fig paste, and apple. Smooth and a decent carbonation. True representation of the style.

Jul 07, 2019
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Todd from California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Sep 16, 2014
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Jason from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

Apr 11, 2013
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oberon from North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a half liter stein a dull lemon tinged tea color with a thick creamy lightly carbonated head atop.Caramel malts with some mild grass to go along with the expected dough aspect.A mellow feel wich is spot on for the style,very smooth.A sweet pizza dough flavor with some stone fruits melding into a slightly spicy herbal drying finish.Not bad...the feel is superb but not an overly complex palate,seems heavier than what it is.

Apr 24, 2016
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steveh from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

A new arrival at the local good beer store... little did I realize it's also almost a year old having been bottled in December of 2013. Hmm.

A -- Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a dense, slow settling, off-white head that remains persistent throughout the drink.

S -- Light bready and yeasty malts up front with some light caramel.

T -- Great bready, melanoidin malts up front that start mildly sweet and blend into a soft bread crust character. Some mildly spicy hop bitterness in the finish that lingers into the aftertaste. Just what I expect from a southern German beer.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- Great color, rich maltiness that can't be found outside Bavaria, smooth and satisfying -- even at near its expiration.

Oct 01, 2014
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JCBears from Germany

4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Nice brown to amber color, meaty head that screams backbone. NIce color blending that goes from dark at the top to light at the bottom. Really loving it.

smell: Hearty and robust smells that your can really feel the roasted barley. Really fills up your nose and says step up to something with a back bone.

taste: Fruit on the side with a nice sweetness, barely a bit of the hoppiness at the end just as it says good bye down the hatch. Slight smoke at the end to make you think of a warm place after a cold wet day.

mouthfeel: Not as much backbone as the smell lends for but great and full enough at the end to give it substance.

overall: A great brew deffinately one you should pick up if you see it. Almost woth goign well out of your way for. Really liking this brew.

Jul 18, 2013
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drabmuh from Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at CK. Beer is golden to amber and mostly clear with a thin white head, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is yeasty, with a mild munich malt note.

Beer is nice, light in body, sweet on the palate, interesting beer, a nice wet finish. Not very heavy on the yeast in the palate as you might expect a zwickl would be but this is a solid beer. I'd have it again.

Feb 15, 2012
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afinepilsner from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Jul 15, 2013
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wl0307 from England

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a 500ml brown swing-top bottle, BB 24/10/08, served chilled in a weizen glass.

A: pours a translucent, dark amber hue with faint red hues; carbonation is lively but not fierce, supporting a thick layer of ever-lasting beige froth on the top.
S: compared with the Göller Kellerbier tasted yesterday, this one is slightly more pronounced in terms of lager's dough-iness, on top of light amber malts and delicately floral German hops. A certain depth of hoppiness manifests itself on the aroma, too. Compact and balanced.
T: mildly bitter-sour, with a rather solid body of yeastiness, soothing lager malts, a touch of caramel and herbs, plus an expanding flow of chewy floral hoppiness and slightly spicy+tannic bitterness (a bit like from roughly-crushed lemon-seeds). The mildly sour-bitter finish also shows a little tangy citrus fruits.
M&D: this is perhaps the most enjoyable Kellerbier in the bottle-version that I've tasted; soothing on the carbonation, with marvellous hoppiness and bitterness threading through the tasting, while the sediment adds some more body and depth to the overall nicely balanced flavour profile. A quaffable "German bitter"!

Aug 19, 2008
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft, served in a tall half liter branded mug.

Copper color, creamy textured foam. Hard to see inside the stoneware mug, but blowing the foam to one side works.

Fruity caramel flavor, light and fairly simple. Unfiltered, smooth and yeasty. Easily quaffed in larger sips. Light lingering bitterness, but not much hop presence otherwise. Balanced and easy drinking. Prost!

Nov 04, 2011
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shamrok from Germany

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Jun 09, 2013
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brandoman63 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Apr 18, 2014
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baggio from Sweden

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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A: Golden color with a creamy, white, head and lots of lacing.

S: Caramel, Wild strawberries, Hint of metal, Hint of malt.

T: Caramel, Malt, German hops, Berries.

M: Easy to drink with medium carbontation and small bubbles. Refreshing. Slight bitterness at the end.

An average kellerbier. Not very good. Not bad at all.

Apr 09, 2010
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Antnyd82 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

Feb 18, 2012
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patra7 from Greece

4/5  rDev +2%

Jun 19, 2014
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ccrida from Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draught at Gustav's, served in a 1/2 liter Paulaner mug, Aktien Zwick'l Kellerbier is clear pale auburn with a small eggshell head leaving pretty nice lace.

Smell is on the faint side, some sulfur, a touch of fruity esters that bloom as it warms.

Taste is mostly bready cereals with a firm yeast (not ester) note. Not a particularly complex beer, a very faint hint of caramel.

Mouthfeel is on the dry, crisp side, but there is some roundness to the medium body.

Drinkability is ok, the yeast add a bit more then your average maltier lager, but it's a pretty simply flavored brew otherwise.

Jun 28, 2011
Original Landbier Zwick'l from Bayreuther Bierbrauerei
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 189 ratings