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Radeberger Zwickel | Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
Germany | website

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lstokes on 12-23-2009

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10
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I believe this beer is only available on tap in Radeberg and nearby Dresden and nowhere else in the world so it's worth trying if one is in the area.

Combines all the best of Pilsner with thick Weizenbier characters.

appearance; served from tap into 1/2 liter Radeberger glass. Nice head, somewhat sticky like a Weizenbier. Straw yellow and moderatly cloudy with good carbonation.

smell; typical bitter hops, somewhat richer than the standard Radeberger, nothing special but good.

taste; taste complex with a lot going on, really nice. The mouthfeel is unique and it's hard to isolate the taste but I'll try. Starts with spicy hops and a hint of bready malts. Weizenbier like sweetness tries to come out but is quickly muted by a really strong bitter aftertaste, bitter in a good spicy way. Some hints of alcohol.

mouthfeel; thick like Weizenbier, slightly creamy as well when it first enters the mouth. Spikey carbonation that quickly changes the mouthfeel to a more loose consistancy and goes down smooth but not necessarily light.

drinkability; never drank enough of this to get drunk, more like a quick drink with lunch or a treat after visiting a certain nearby museum that I love, I wouldn't consider it a good session beer though. Although it is very refreshing, the bitterness is very strong and heavy.

I highly recommend this beer not only for its limited availability but also for its complex mouthfeel and taste. If it was from Belgium, I'm certain it would be highly overrated.

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Photo of lstokes
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer at the Radeberger Spezialausschank in Dresden, under the Augustusbrücke, and was pleased with it. It had a three-finger head and lots of visible carbonation around the edges, was actually much less hazy than I had expected.

The smell was very mineral and citrusy, and that carried on into the taste: lemon rind, biscuit, a bitter but wet end. Almost too bitter, as you can barely taste the malts, but still quaffable, and I would definitely drink again.

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Radeberger Zwickel from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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