New Glarus Brewing Company – Zwickel Bier

New Glarus Brewing Company - Zwickel Bier

New Glarus Brewing CompanyZwickel Bier

Reinheitsgebot Lager
Brewed in: New Glarus, Wisconsin
2015 BJCP Style: 7C Kellerbier
Tasting on: 5/22/16
Glass: Snifter
Notes: Only available at the brewery.

Aroma: Overtones of honey and white wine. Undertones of clean light malt. 9/10

Appearance: Straw. Slight haze with otherwise good clarity. White head with low retention. 8/10

Flavor: Moderate-low hop bitterness with light bready malt, followed by low graininess in the middle. The end has minor lemon and low hop bitterness with slight hop spice. Lingering lemon and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. 17/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate-low carbonation. No alcohol. 8/10

Overall Impression: An interesting take on a standard German pilsner that is more complex and quite hoppy. 42/50

Final Score: 84% = C+

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