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Aufsesser Zwickl | Brauereigasthof Rothenbach Sonnenhof

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Aufsesser ZwicklAufsesser Zwickl

Brewed by:
Brauereigasthof Rothenbach Sonnenhof

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HappyHourHero on 07-22-2007

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8
Photo of aleigator
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber color with a big, spongy head.

Smells of wet straw, young grass and a note of dough. Has a floral potatoe skin sweetness to it, which settles atop the other aromas.

Has a very lively carbonation, countering the sweet toffee defined mid palate in favor of the beers refreshing, light bodied appearance.

Tastes of fresh cut grass and soft straw, developing a mellow early dryness, getting soothed by toffee malts, which slowly turn more and more recognizable. Offers a bubbly burst of carbonation, numbing the tongue for a short moment, which then leads to an aqueous, soft finish featuring bready, sweeter malts and a hint of the beers initial grass quality.

Nice interpretation of a Zwickl, a tad unbalanced though, as for its sweet, overcarbonated middle part, partly destroying the light and fragile initial flavors.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a golden amber with a moderate head. Lacing remains on the glass as you enjoy the beer. The head lasts awhile and the flavor is pleasant.

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Photo of jonb5
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It seems this beer is available afterall. Half litre flip top bottle.

A: Pale amber, hazy, small off white head which faded.

S: Cork and some real farmyard funk, not overly pronounced

T: Fruit on the turn, some sharpness, hint of charcoal at the finish.

M: What there was in the way of carbonation faded, smooth, body thick for the

O: Nothing outstanding, not bad, not great either.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Half-litre flip-top bottle: BBD 11 Jul 2013. Poured into a Veltins badged stemmed tulip three times, each pour getting more hazy as the sediment began to move.

The beer is a dirty brown to start, it didn't want a head, but some white foam appeared briefly before falling in on its self.

Malty, yeasty and earthy in both the smell and taste, too sweet at times, too murky towards the end of the last pour and with a strange herbal undertone throughout. A sort of malty molasses soaked sack of potpourri is how I can best describe it.

Different and not unpleasant, one bottle however was enough.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Glowing amber/orange beer develops a fine haze after the last bit of beer is poured. Tall, dense, off-white head fades slowly leaving scattered patches of lace. Inviting aroma has hints of oranges, fresh flowers, and a pinch of raw malt. Moderately full malt base holds up fresh hops that come off as orange tasting. Finishes with a mild grapefruity bitterness that is stronger then expected, but enjoyable. It tastes like a Pale Ale, which is weird because that sure as heck isn't what a Zwickl is supposed to taste like. I like it, but it ain't right. The body is smooth and soft. Just a bit sharper then a Hefeweizen. The numbers I give this are based on what I think of the beer, and not how the beer should be. Maybe this is a freak bottle, but damn it's good!

The beer is not listed on the breweries website, but I'm assuming it's a new release and not a seasonal brew.

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Aufsesser Zwickl from Brauereigasthof Rothenbach Sonnenhof
3.73 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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