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Zwickel | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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3.81/5
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376 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
urbanchestnut.com

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship lager, pronounced ‘zv-ick-el’, is an unfiltered, unpasteurized, German classic that finishes as a smooth-drinking, vitamin rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy bier.

20 IBU

Added by Rifugium on 06-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,238
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
376
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
84
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 376 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Can, no clear date:
This pours a little darker than I was expecting, but is still a deep golden more than amber to me. The beer has a medium haze once it sits a little. The head took a while to fall, retaining a near-full surface coverage and some lacing.

The smells coming from the glass are not too powerful, but are more light white bread and light floral notes. With some warmth a lightly generic fruity ester arises.

Upon taking a sip, I get a distinct sweetness that greets my tongue up front. Quickly, however, there's a very light souring note that follows, giving an impression of a light sourdough bread to me. The beer is light, but the yeast influence gives it a full flavor profile. The hops aren't very distinct and just barely rein in the malt flavors. If I had to go with a flavor for the bittering counter, I'd maybe say dry grass. The ending has a hint of lemon rind, and ends quite softly.

A nice change of pace offering that I wish had just the slightest bit more clean bitterness.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of astromach
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best examples of a beer that tastes super crushable but is also filling

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Photo of bicyclesandbeer
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stevedore
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden yellow body, tart with crackery pilsner malt, floral and cloves, a fairly tart one for the style. I've had a couple other Zwickels locally (New Glarus comes to mind) and this was definitely tarter. It makes for a nice refreshing tart drink, though.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright almost luminescent looking straw with 2 finger white head.
The aroma is doughty bready malts and a very light spivey hoppiness.
The flavor is incredible. It has a very nice sweet doughty malt backbone, there is a honey not mid palate that turns to a floral fruity hoppiness on the finish.
Wow do I love this style. It's just always awesome. I love the clean maltiness with a very balanced hoppy finish.

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Photo of mghtg6
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of novamat
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the source. Mildly hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. Scant lacing in the glass. Nice aroma of grainy sweet malt and lemony, floral notes. Really crisp and clean taste with slightly sweet grain, citrus notes and some floral notes. Light to medium bodied and clean on the finish. Nice.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSiegs
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden in color, slightly hazy but mostly clear. Ample bright white foam on pour, which recedes to a thick ring around the edge and persistent layer across the top. Lacing is minimal. Aroma is quite nice, moderate maltiness. Bready. Mild noble hop aroma. The taste is malty, bready, and clean. A mild spicy, earthiness from the hops. Extremely well balanced. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish. Slightly creamy. An excellent zwickel.

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Photo of DeutschesBier
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npendres
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ElGallo
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd53grif
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ehmdubya
2/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 376 ratings
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