Dampfbier Brauerei Zwiesel Zwickl Naturbier (5.5%)

Zwickl is a bottle conditioned lager that opens with a very satisfying pop and a sigh of fruity gas.
The aroma is slightly metallic yeast, apples and pears, and it sits in your glass a delightfully bright gold with a constantly bubbling head.
On taking a mouthful you immediately get that feeling, more often found in ale than lager, of a rich frothing drink that’s full and active.
The malts are caramel sweet with burned sugar bitterness around the edges and a good wafer-like cereal biscuit base.
This lovely malting washes around, sparkling in the bubbles and providing a great platform for the hops.
A white meadow flower soft dryness starts the hops, it’s pretty and gentle but prickled by pepper.
Towards the end you get a rich honey cutting through the spicy dryness that makes you want more.
What a brilliant beer this is.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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