Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company Farm Table Series: Zwickel – Kellerbier / Zwickelbier at 5.7% ABV | 27 IBU

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company Farm Table Series: Zwickel Kellerbier / Zwickelbier at 5.7% ABV | 27 IBU (C$6.23 at NLC Stavanger, 600 ml, packaged on 30-Oct-2018, acquired 31-Dec-2018, reviewed 31-Dec-2018)

Appearance: clear pale amber with one finger of fluffy off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bready caramel malt, honey, grass, light stone fruit & earth, hint of pepper. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration bitter finish. (4/5)

A fairly hearty and robust lager, and in my very poorly-informed opinion, a decent example of the Zwickelbier sub-style of Kellerbier. (I’ve had a few Kellerbiers, but this might be my first ever Zwickelbier. Truth be told, gun to my head, I doubt I could tell them apart.) Starts off quite clear for an unfiltered beer, but there’s a fairly healthy layer of trub at the bottom of the bottle. (Not a criticism at all, simply an observation.) Malt-dominant but clean, with a bready aroma and mild grassy and fruity hops in the background. Easy-drinking and surprisingly refreshing. (15/20)

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