Hirsch Zwickl / Zwuckl
Hirschbrauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Hirsch Zwickl / ZwucklHirsch Zwickl / Zwuckl
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Style:
Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
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Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 6.35%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
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Hirsch Zwickl / ZwucklHirsch Zwickl / Zwuckl
Notes: A brightly lit gold with rich haze, to a fine-pored foam crown invite for the first sip. The full-bodied maltiness on the palate reminiscent of fresh bread dough is accompanied by the first restrained hop dominating the aftertaste significantly.
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mr-jj from Washington

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

.33 bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Given to me by a German colleague as it is his "go to" beer.

Color is hazy yellow gold with a decent white head. Smell is grainy, bready, maybe a little bit of citrus or herbal hops - almost like lemongrass. Flavor is good - a nice balance of malt and hops with a mildly bitter finish. Bready and grassy. Body is light and refreshing. Overall, a very good beer that I would be happy to have as a "go to" beer if I lived in Germany.

Jul 05, 2015
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snaotheus from Washington

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

331ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Brought over from Germany in a colleague's suitcase. Date on the label is 26.03.15, which would lead me to believe this beer isn't really retired...

First beer of this style so take it for what it's worth.

Anyway, pours cloudy pale yellow with a medium sized coarse head that seems to fade to a quarter inch layer pretty fast. Smell is grainy, mildly sour, fair amount of yeast aroma. Slight lemon.

Taste is refreshing, light but not boring. All on the malt side, I barely get any hops, but the malt side is interesting. A slight sweetened lemon characteristic. I would drink more of this.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly flat for the visible carbonation. Thin, light, slightly filmy. Overall, I like this beer.

Oct 31, 2014
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stcules from Italy

3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If I'm right, this beer is named Zwickl in the 50 cl bottle, and Zwuckl in th 33 cl bottle.
A beautiful yellow-greenish color, with a lot of a white and creamy head. Lightly hazy. A good appearance.
The smell has something strange. A light malt. Some yeast. But even something else. Whatewer.
The taste is good, clean, very clean. All the light notes of malt and hop. Over all, a good balance. Harmonious.
A good bitterness in the aftertaste. A light warm touch, and breadcrust. Then freshness.
Absolutely pleasant.

Jan 06, 2007
Hirsch Zwickl / Zwuckl from Hirschbrauerei GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 5 ratings