Paracelsus Zwickl
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

Paracelsus ZwicklParacelsus Zwickl
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From:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
 
Austria
Style:
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #15
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,091
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2022
Added:
Jun 10, 2008
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  7
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Paracelsus ZwicklParacelsus Zwickl
Notes: Only Austrian ingredients from controlled biological cultivation are used in this amber-colored, natural and traditional beer specialty from Salzburg. When brewing this beer we add Laufener Landweizen to the blend – a fine ancient grain we grow on healthy land and malt ourselves at the Stiegl-Farm Wildshut. This completes the velvelty mild taste – an absolute delight.
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Rated: 3.85 by oberon from North Carolina

Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had this on draft 6/13/22 @ Hopleaf.

Cloudy dull orange appearance.

Minimal khaki head; frothy lace.

Wheat, mild caramel & faint cream notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Rustic corn, caramel & mild cream flavors.

Great farmhouse vibes here; I hope to have another one day!
Jun 19, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Bar on Buena in Chicago, IL.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like dough, citrus, floral hops, crackery malt, and honey.

This is really pretty nice, and a liter of it went down quite easily. It's got a nice moderately sweet malt character, honey and breadiness, with a just a hint of hop character.

This is light bodied, clean, slightly creamy, and very full bodied for the style. It goes down really easily.

This is just about spot on for the style, with that soft doughy sweetness paired with a crisp finish.
May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Cloudy dirty golden body, cream colored head with thick bands of lacing. Botanicals lead the nose with grass and flowers, subtle grains and sweet malt balance. Taste actually is quite pleasant with how the hop botanicals dance off of the malt, which though it is sweeter for style, works well. Mild grains, lemon zest, and biscuit round out. Feel is bright, smooth, yet crisp and medium bodied.
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle. Cloudy straw with a thin dense head.
Aroma of grain (wheat) and distant yeast and tastes similar.
Light carbonation. Medium body. Quite smooth.
Reasonably interesting for my first beer of this style.
Nov 21, 2021
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Rated by qrazvan from Romania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rating for the Bio version. Great overall, with a bit astringent taste.
Jul 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by serapheus from Australia

May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by FBarber from Illinois

May 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Apr 16, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I'm not a big fan of Stiegl, for being dull and uninteresting. This Zwickl wasn't bad though, just it was a bit lukewarm in Vapiano where I had it and it made the whole experience a bit mediocre. Apart from that I had no problem with it - a mildly carbonated, cloudy Zwickl it was.
Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330ml bottle, another cast-off from the Stiegl holiday mixed pack of last year. Called 'Bio-Zwickl', I don't know if that makes this one any different.

This beer pours a hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some decent splattered and sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, some toasted wheat, a bit of indistinct pome fruitiness, and very subtle earthy, musty, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is grainy and doughy caramel malt, a lesser crackery wheatiness, mixed citrus, apple, and pear fruity notes, some ephemeral smokiness, and more understated herbal, leafy, and dead grassy old-school hops.

The carbonation is fairly restrained in its je ne sais quoi frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, with just a touch of wet char messing with the ideal here. It finishes off-dry, the lightly roasted cereal character large and in charge.

Overall - this seems to be a pretty well-made representation of the style, nice and grainy, and a little 'old' tasting. Easy to drink, and worth the couple of shekels that I shelled out for it at my local chain liquor store outlet.
Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

May 26, 2017
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Reviewed by ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Definitely unfiltered....this is a yeast hazed dark golden/copper/honey hued brew with modest carbonation that settles pretty darn quickly into a patchy layer of white bubbles over the liquid. The carbonation looks quite fine and there is an oily film when trying to create some lacing.....of which there really isn't any.....the few bubbles that attempt to cling quickly slide back into the beer. Average looking....

S- Upon opening this one, there is a huge skunky smell that reminds me totally of a strong Euro lager, but that's ok....I think. After some oxygen, the sweet malts show up in my nostrils, along with some mild funk and aromatic citrus notes. Other fruits include banana and perhaps a shot of apple. The finish is tart, clean and refreshingly bitter!

T- Terrific caramel malt sweetness that is balanced by the aforementioned citrus.....lemon/lime zest cuts through the sweetness, and there are some calming bread/biscuit dough and subdued yeast. The finish is dry, grainy/grassy and of modest hop bitterness. Well done!

M/O- Light/medium body and soft carbonation, yet with enough of a zing to allow flavors to come through well on the palate! Very well balanced and alcohol is well hidden, I find this to be a delightfully social beer that I would have no problem with enjoying more of if giving the chance. Good job!
May 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by SCproUA from Ukraine

May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.94 by Mandrilo from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Feb 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by sephyrott from Spain

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by JTuomi from Finland

Jun 20, 2016
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Reviewed by bwood06 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap into a Hef glass

A - Beer pours a cloudy golden color with visible yeast and moderate carbonation visible. Head is tall and frothy, white in color. Head is retained to at least 1/2 finger height throughout the entire tasting. 4/5

S - The aroma is very much like that of a hefeweizen but with a bit less pronounced banana ester and cloves. Light maltiness and yeast are predominant with the aforementioned banana and cloves acting as subtle undertones. Hops are not really noticeable due to malt and yeasty aromas. 4/5

T - Very much like the aroma but the malt stands out even more. The banana and clove act as understudies to the bready and yeasty maltiness. There is a bit of lemon present but nothing in the way of sourness. This beer is more sweet than anything. There is a nice grassy hop flavor on the back end that lingers ever so slightly upon swallowing but the palate is cleansed of the flavor rather quickly. 4/5

M - Very smooth and light with a bit of a creamy feel although the moderate to high carbonation keeps this creaminess at bay in order to retain the light feel. Slightly dry on the back end but this does not linger upon swallowing. 4/5

O - Very interesting beer that reminds me of a blonde, a pilsner, and a hef all put together. Very good find that pairs well with food or without. Very well balanced with a lean towards the sweeter side although it is not overly sweet. Dryness from the hops keeps the wetness and creaminess of the yeast in check. 4/5
Dec 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

Dec 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by KimenTshom from California

Jul 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by chubenzino from California

Jun 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.97 by Illinasia from Illinois

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.44 by Honeybourne from Scotland

May 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by tykechandler from Kentucky

May 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by jakemn91 from New Mexico

Mar 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Mar 01, 2015
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Rated by SebZeb

5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The overall experience of this wonderful cloudy beer is outstanding. From the medieval letters to the residue on the glass walls. Top Notch!
Feb 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania

Jan 29, 2015
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Reviewed by ClemBeer from Austria

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Foam: Creamy white with small bubbles. Low persistence
Color: Dark blonde, turbid
Smell: a smell of yeastis dominant
Taste: Attack is refreshing with a good balance between the flavors, then it gets dry, astringent with low persistence of after taste
Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Michael_Windisch from Germany

Dec 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cbmccarthy from South Carolina

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4.09 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Oct 29, 2014
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Rated by thommo_nk from Scotland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle purchased at Steigl Brauwelt, Salzburg.

Outstanding example of a cellar beer, get involved.
Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Oct 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Oidmoe from Austria

Sep 09, 2014
Paracelsus Zwickl from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 89 ratings