Zwickel | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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365 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
Ratings:
365
Reviews:
70
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 365 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of Eagleyes
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maz
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly cloudy golden/yellow color. A dense two finger white head forms with plenty of retention. Light lace is left down the glass.
S: Spicy hops, flowery and grassy. Light biscuit malts. Lager like yeast. Some banana esters, simple and really well done.
T: That European hop bite is up front and really inviting. With some banana like esters. Pale and grainy malts that are also a bit doughy. Lager yeast that becomes a bit mineral like, which is not a detriment. Well done.
M/O: A light body that is crisp and effervescent. Smooth, super clean, and dry at the same time. Really easy and enjoyable to drink. I have now put more than a few away on a couple of occasions. This has grown on me with each try.

A very good unfiltered Pils. I have enjoyed this more and more each time I try it. Which says something. Really well made, and a great go to lager made in the States that is true to its German influence.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshuaHesseltine
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Phenomenal beer. Lager may not be in style these days but a really good one is still my favorite beer.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjohns73
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonnyblazeone
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tcady22
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear, bright gold, with high carbonation and one inch head. Taste is graham cracker, honey, and grass. A sweet lager with light hop balance. Nice and clean. A great lager to sit back with and enjoy.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into a pint glass

A - white frothy head that dissipates quickly. moderate to high carbonation. golden beer in color with ever so slight haze. 3.75/5

S - light bready malt. buttery. herbal and grassy hops. very light aroma overall. 3.5/5

T - light bready malt that pairs with a light butteriness. note of cereal is present as well. light flavor of yeast and herbal hops that balances with a slight caramel sweetness. very simple but very good. very clean finish. 4/5

M - no drying astringency. leaves mouth feeling wet. light to medium body with carbonation burn. 4/5

O - very good pilsner. much more flavor than the typical American pilsner. very simple and lacking complexity but very well executed and drinkable. 4/5

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of w5baron
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of mcrawford
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of irrevjim
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look; slightly cloudy golden, slow bubbles, nice looking 1 1/2' white head that leaves quickly and leaves very little lacing.
smell; biscuit, honey, a little yeasty or grassy smell, nice
taste; honey, biscuit, wheat, gentle kiss of hops, delicious lager, perfect
feel; medium body, smooth but you can feel the carbonation, feels 'right'
overall; a perfectly balanced delicious bavarian lager

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.87 out of 5 based on 365 ratings.
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