Zwickel | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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353 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:
353
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 353 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Lembeh
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like what these guys are doing with traditional German styles. This Zwickel was on par with some of the ones I had in Bavaria. Getting some hay, digestives and lemon banana flavors. Taste follows similarly with a nice lingering malt + lemon zest + hop flavor. As this warms up the lemon hay aroma becomes more prevalent.

This is a delicious version of a Zwickel. A style I wish more American breweries would make.

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Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chalkboardbrew
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First time drinking this Zwickel.
L: cloudy and unfiltered pale yellow
S: metallic sour
T: slight sour
F: carbonated, mild sour, refreshing
O: great beer

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Photo of jwff
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First offering I've had from Urban Chestnut. Picked this up at AJ's Beer Warehouse.

Fluffy white head on top of a pale golden body. Medium haze and mild carbonation. Sweet aroma of mostly grain. Doughy. Peppery hops up front with a mild citrus rind bite in the middle through the finish. Sweet doughy taste as well. Pils malt more noticeable in the finish. Medium to medium heavy body.

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Photo of Bartleby91
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cbutova
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy golden yellow body into a pint glass. A small frothy white head makes it up to half finger with decent retention. Spotty lace.

S- Pale fruits and grains make up the aroma. Wheat crust, white grapes, apple, yeast bread, slight banana and herbal hops.

T- Very much bready and wheaty with pale fruits also playing a big part. Apple, banana, white grape, crusty fresh wheat bread, citrus zest, herbal hops and spicy hops. Fairly sweet fruit sugars feel.

MF- Smooth with a frothy and creamy texture. Very high carbonation.

Crisp and smooth brew with a base of pale fruits and wheat bread.

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Photo of zeb_likes_beer
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear golden orange, with a small head, and just a bit of lacing.

Smells like fruity and minerally yeast, bready malt, and grassy hops.

This is honestly one of my favorite styles (though I don't exactly know the different between a Zwickel and a Kellerbier?) The yeast character is killer, soft and fruity, almost berry-like, with some subtle stone fruit, too. The hop character is very mild, but just enough- a hint of grassiness on the finish, with very little bitterness. The malt is another star- it's bready, and evokes some sort of grainy and slightly sweet bread. I really dig this.

This is light bodied, and super, super drinkable.

This is an absolutely wonderful beer, and I'm really glad we're getting UC stuff now.

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Photo of Barnoloid
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A well put together lager. This is definitely a clean and easy drinking european style lager. Almost every other review identifies how bready this is and I am not going to spoil the party - this really does have a major bready feel to it. Little bit of spice on the backend.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewjraab
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a murky orange with a thin cap of head that quickly dissipates.

S - German grains, malts, yeast, honey, bread dough.

T - Biscuity and doughy, mildly sweet, honey, grains, corny. Finishes bitter with a sweet after taste. Light to medium bodied, has a nice crisp feel.

O - Highly quaff-able lager that is worth a shot.

Notes - picked this up while visiting family in The Cape.

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Photo of SkulletBush
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mackeyse
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Qbdoo
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid lager. Nice looking light gold color, easy drinking, aroma is not powerful but as the beer warms become a bit skunky. Though I'm not a big lager drinker, this is something I could fall back on and certainly might serve to my lager drinking friends.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.64/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16oz bottle poured into willybecher glass bottled on 6/7

A: nice inch or so soapy white head. Body is a light gold straw color pale with great clarity

S: Smells like a pilsner with that little bit of peppery hop bitterness and a huge dose of sourdough bready quality with hints of sweetness. Has a little corn smell as well.

T: Very nice smooth bready, doughy, sweet, corn, grain taste. The aftertaste has bits of the floral and bittering hops to it.

M: Full feel yet very smooth nice on the tongue almost a little rich. The beer feels creamy yet crisp quite wonderful.

O: This is an amazing lager, its smooth, creamy, beautiful nuanced doughy a lightly bittering hops it is very balanced. Reminds me of a little of Miller's High Fortune ehich was pretty damn good.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Slightly hazy pale yellow color that pours a very creamy white head that dissipates medium fast and no lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of toasted bready malt, sweet honey, spicy and floral noble hops. A very enticing aroma.

T: Lots of bready malt, some hints of sweet honey. Balanced out by spicy and floral noble hops. A nice drinking beer.

F: Crips and light body a good easy drinking beer.

O: This is a really nice example of a zwickel bier and a good summer lager.

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Zwickel from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.86 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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