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Paracelsus Zwickl | Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

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4.04/5
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76 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Austria
stiegl.co.at

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,654
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
76
pDev:
10.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
5
Trade:
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3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dactrius
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
3.88/5  rDev -4%
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!

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandrilo
4.94/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jroof1
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev -1%
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

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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KimenTshom
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chubenzino
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Illinasia
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Honeybourne
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of poskok
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebZeb
5/5  rDev +23.8%
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!

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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClemBeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of thommo_nk
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Paracelsus Zwickl from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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