Veldensteiner Zwick'l | Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG

Veldensteiner Zwick'lVeldensteiner Zwick'l
BA SCORE
44.6%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 74 ratings
Veldensteiner Zwick'lVeldensteiner Zwick'l
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
Germany
kaiser-braeu.de

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Derek on 04-09-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,903
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
74
Liked:
33
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
14.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 41
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of evanmiller44
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Mulcahey
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A thoroughly refreshing brew- lots of malt flavor, smooth mouthfeel, an appropriate dryness towards the end. This is a fine example of the style and if you're looking for supreme drink ability while not sacrificing flavor, this is your beer.

Smell is potent- bready, a little spicy yeast going on.

Flavor reflects those characteristics- bready, caramel towards the end, a hint of banana.

As I said, mouthfeel is smooth and modestly carbonated. Buy it!

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Photo of dar482
4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours in a hazy peachy beige color with a large carbonated head.

The aroma has grainy malt, tons and tons of honey sweetness. It's almost like a honeycomb cracker. There's fruit notes of lemon and apple, along with some floral and grassy hops.

The flavor follows with that gentle honey sweetness in the front, into a crackery grainy malt along with the carbonation to carry the beer along. The finish has a grassy bitterness that really makes it really dry on the end.

A very clean beer that asks you to keep coming in for more. This is bit more bitter than I would prefer, but it's still amazing.

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Photo of tzieser
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't wrote a review on here for years. Why? Because Untappd is far easier and it is mobile. BeerAdvocate has been saying for half a decade that an app would be released yet they still force me to revert back to the 1990s and login to the ol' desktop PC to write a review. Seriously....even my local dive bar has an app. Get it together guys! Ok, here goes...

A: Poured from a 5L mini-keg. Instructions say to gently flip the keg and allow the sediment to mix. I did just that and opened it up. Thick, hazy, dark yellow in color with a fluffy white head that sticks for a while. Happy that it is not overcarbonated, as many unfiltered mini-keg beers end up being.

S: Sweet, malty aroma. Lots of bready notes with a bit of grassy hops in the background. Lagers have never been huge on the nose, so everything is going A-OK style-wise.

T: There are not too many kellerbiers in the US market to compare it to, but compared to the 6 or 7 kellerbiers I have tried this would definitely be in my top 3. Lots of bread-like malt flavor, with a slight ly spicy/effervescent flavor from the lager yeast. The yeast flavor is quite difficult to describe, but it contributes an amazingly complex note to the flavor profile. Noble hops are there but it is not bitter nor dry. The hops add a nice grassy, herbal, almost earthy flavor. Insanely drinkable. A great brew from start to finish.

M: Smooth, slightly chewy from the sediment. Very nice.

O: $20 for 5 liters of an authentic unfiltered lager? yes please! I look forward to revisiting this soon.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper unfiltered with a slight haziness, 3 fingers of creamy slightly beige head, medium carbonation with slowly rising bubbles. Foamy chunky lacing reminds me of snow drifts.

S: Apple sauce, cellar must, creamy, fresh apples, deep malts, much akin to the scent of Kaiserdom’s Kellerbier. Complex malts, almost getting some dark toasted notes, in spite of the colour of the beer.

T: Much like the scent, apples and apple sauce, cellar must, complex toasted and mild malts. The cellar musty malts linger in your mouth. Bitter hops are low and linger in the end.

M: Thick bready body, medium low foamy carbonation.

O: A very delicious beer. I would rate it above Kaiserdom’s, but its very comparable. Would pair well with German fare, delicious in hot weather. Glad to find another beer in this style. Cool can.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dull brown the colour of diarrhoea. Lots of carbonation which slows after a short while. Very little head. Curious but not appetising.

Nose has hints of sweet spice biscuits, with ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar dominating. Very slight hint of chilli. Very interesting and complex nose that bodes well for the tasting.

Taste is indeed very nice. A lot of brown sugar, but not overwhelming. Palate is a little short but is pleasant enough to be forgiven. There are underlying hints of all the spices picked up on the nose and they are pleasantly subtle. There is a slight herbal bitterness around the mid palate which could really linger longer on the finish. The flavours are very pleasant but the slightest bit longer on the palate and you have a goddamn fine drop here.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety, it just glides down the gullet. I like this, and could definitely drink a lot of it.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly nice beer. Based on some of the other reviews, I think most are not reviewed to style, or the reviewer got an old beer. Mine is nice and fresh and a fairly decent representation of the style- if not world class. Pours a slightly cloudy dark straw color with a fairly thin white head that leaves somne sloppy lacing. Clean aromas of fresh hay and soft yeasty notes with just a touch of fresh baked honeyed bread. The taste is pretty similar with a rounded fresh bread flavor lightly pierced through with some subtle noble hops. Fresh like this it is quite addictive! Very easy to approach, but with that extra something that keeps drawing you back. Very pleasant and a pleasure to find this at my local bottle shop.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice 500ml swingtop bottle purchased in Munchen.

Pours a very cloudy light-brown with hints of gold. Reasonable, filmy off-white head, and looks like it only contains very light carbonation. Looks pretty tasty, and solid.

Light carbonic nose, with a subdued hint of dusty fruit, perhaps banana or capsicum. Has a refined character of age to it. Nice.

Bready on the palate. Light spicy fruits and a soft malt character which dries out into a full rounded feel. Excellent smooth but crisp mouthfeel.

Supremely drinkable, this is a fine beer. Complex, but enjoyable. It's easy to drink, but it has the interest to keep you coming back. Wonderful.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

appearance; cloudy pilsner color with some sediment. White head with good retntion and lacing.

smell; slightly sour malts and grain. Some leafy hops, quite gentle. Overall grassy and wet balance.

taste; Pilsner-like pale malts hints of sweetness, with a strong herbal bitter finish. Bitter bite does not hang around. Also some almost creamy hop and yeast balance. A hint of unripe avocado, strange yet good.

mouthfeel; Very tight and lively carbonation, slick and creamy in the finish, pretty complex and admirable.

drinkability; a very light, yet not boring drink, crisp and refreshing to say the least....good stuff!

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Photo of brandonld23
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of samie85
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden urine color with some very slight haze and a a finger and a half of white head.

Bready malts with an herbal hop character and a sweet butterscotch note.

Bready and rich malt notes with some herbal hop character with butterscotch.

Full side of medium body with low carbonation, a nice slickness, and light crispness on the finish.

I'm really digging this one; I wasn't expecting much from this, but it's quite nice. I would definitely re-buy again.

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Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloudy, golden honey color with thick cream head

smell - honey, wheat, oats

taste - much of what the smell promised, slight honey sweetness is apparent, wheat, oats, bread

mouthfeel - refreshing, crisp, medium to low carbonation, lighter end of medium bodied, clean finish

overall - solid beer that I am glad to have tried. Worthy of a revisit

Price Point - $2.99/500ML Swingtop bottle

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Photo of FinchSCF
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herrburgess
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of drmeto
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a hazy golden-orange with a big,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-bready,spicy,nettles,lemon,honey,floral,bubble gum,faint banana
T:
-bready,bubble gum,honey,floral,spicy
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A Fine Kellerbier

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Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL swing-top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: couldy golden-brown hue with a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with OK retention. Decently attractive.

Smell: very nice malt aroma with a bit of graininess; quite a lot like mashing malt. There's a definite lager-yeast character here and a hint of noble hops. I rather like it.

Taste: good malty flavor with that hint of noble hops. Pretty good, but it's a little bit lower in intensity than the aroma. I like the composition; just a little more volume would be nice.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. There's something else here, too, though; a je ne sais quoi of wonderful texture. I love it.

Overall: this is a very interesting beer. Subtle but flavorful in its way, and I happen to really enjoy its aroma and texture. I feel like I could quaff liters of this stuff.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a vigorous, dense, head. Lacing as you enjoy it. Scent is pleasant, with a slight breadiness and fruitiness. Taste is very respectable, slightly bitter and easy to drink. I like it!

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of bready and grainy malts and yeast are present in the smell. As the beer warms up, some hints of honey become noticeable.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and exhibits a lot of properties similar to a freshly baked loaf of artisan bread.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, relatively smooth and a bit chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t as full-bodied compared to others in the style, but it is very flavorful and quite drinkable.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml flip top bottle. Pours hazy golden-orange with a long lasting, tall, foamy, white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Bready malt, caramel, herbal, grassy hops and hints of honey fill the mouth. Finish is long and slightly sweet. Delicious session beer.

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Veldensteiner Zwick'l from Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG
Beer rating: 44.6% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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