Zwickel | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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3.82/5
Very Good
382 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:
#14,283
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
382
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 382 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mild fizzy frothy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, a clear but sediment hazy golden honey color.

Nose brings a mild sweet lager, mild toasted lager malt, raw bread dough, little yeasty, a little mineral note, faint fruity esters, soft lager note and mild grassy hopshops.

Taste brings typical nice German lager, mild soft lager malts, little toasted malt and bread dough, light fruity esters, a little mineral, not much for layered decoction style German lager but soft, little grassy hop, floral yeasty note. Finish little sticky not very crisp, little sticky, touch of lingering hops and dough.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nothing special, nice for a hot summer day but def could improve.

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Photo of cathomae
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcf5ve
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a small patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuit malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of biscuit malts along with hints of yeast and bits of floral hops, the latter of which contribute an ever so slight amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as yeasty compared to some of the other kellerbiers/zwickelbiers that I've had in the past. In some aspects, the taste and mouthfeel are a little more resemblant to a kölsch.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Eman17
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque yellow with a white foamy head. Head retention is moderate with decent lacing. Slightly metallic, biscuit malts, and a little yeast spice in the aroma. Biscuit malt with a little yeast spice compose a simplistic, Belgian style flavor. Feel is bubbly, carbonated, and medium-thin. Overall, a simplistic brew that goes with most any thing. It's at home on a hot summer day.

Served in a 12oz pub glass.

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Photo of Dravin
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a becher glass. No visible best by or bottled on day on the can.

Look -- Slightly hazy straw with two fingers of white head that leaves nice lacing down the glass.

Smell -- Biscuity malt, noble hops, and a slight yeastiness.

Taste -- The biscuity malts, noble hops, and yeast are joined by a mineral bite and a slight sweetness.

Feel -- Light body and carbonation leave it light on the palate and refreshing though it's not particularly dry.

Overall -- A nice clean lager. It's not the most complex lager but it's very drinkable.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tevc
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stlfatguy
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very light, pale wheat color. Bulk of smell coming across is typical of most lagers, but with some floral scents coming through on this one. German lager taste, or what you might expect, but with some definite additional spice flavor coming through. Very heavy carbonation. Bright white, foam head.

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Photo of Ferb
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my first official review here, so I feel obliged to admit that German lagers are not necessarily my favorite, but being a local, I wanted to try this from Urban Chestnut and share with BA.

A gentle pour created a nice 1 1/2 finger creamy head, with bubbles clinging to the side of the glass that would stick, then leap from the glass and shoot to the surface. Not as hazy as I would have thought, and a very light yellow: almost Bud-like. Every sip produces more bubbles that form and pop aromas of light lemon, flowers (or the greenery of them), softly spicy yeast, baked bread and newly cut grass.

The taste rhymes with the aroma, with a light, soft mouth feel and perpetual fizz production. It finishes with just enough floral hop to battle the malt to a draw. Not a hop-fest by any means. It is refreshing outdoors in the early spring after the first lawn cutting, but this is much better than a "lawn mowing beer."

I normally drink porters and Trappist dubbels (when the money is there), but this is refreshing for a change and, I think, very good for the style. Since it is local to me, it tasted very fresh as well. As a bonus, the bottle is a touch over a pint which let's me have seconds in my favorite beer glass. Something to look forward too!

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Photo of simonj01
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eagleyes
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maz
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is spicy German hops, malts and very German in nature all around. The flavor is malts, light fruit and a long mildly spicy German hops/citrus finish.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 382 ratings
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