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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Zoigl is a golden, unfiltered lager beer which was originally brewed only in the region of Eastern Bavaria, between Franconia and the Czech Republic. For centuries, Zoigl was brewed in brewhouses owned by the town or an association of small brewers. The Zoigl-Star, a six-angular star similar to the Star of David, was the sign of brewers in the middle ages. The star symbolizes the three elements (water, earth, and fire) and the three ingredients (water, malt, and hops) used for brewing. The importance of the yeast was not yet known in the 1400’s.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
on tap-pours a white head with copper color. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is medium malt, sweet, secondary hops. Nicely balanced. Good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Draft at PA Spring Fest. Cloudy orange-brown color, nice head. Smooth and malty, with some deeper tones than your typical lager. Very nice, perfect session beer, but also enjoyable enough to sip slowly on. Not much hop presence. I think it was better the first time I had it, when the yeast was shaken about the keg.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1264) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2006
This is a pretty good stuff, has a nice tang/spice taste to it. Colour is a cloudy orangish. One of ABCs better beers I would have to say. I hope this becomes a regular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4540) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Tap...pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of light hops, cereal grains, some grassy notes and dough. Flavor of floral hops, cereal grains, bready, decent hop bitterness and citrus notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap, Harrisburg location. Pours a hazy orangish yellow body with a small film of white head. The nose is slightly bready pale malt with a slight yeastiness and just a little grassy hops. Very nice doughy and bready maltiness, very soft and well rounded flavor. Light to moderate bitterness with a bit of fluffy yeast on the finish. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth with moderate carbonation. Very nice, one of my favorites from ABC.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
On Tap at Appalachian’s Brewpub. Copppery color, not particularly pale at all, more amber than some amber ales. Bready and zingy. Almost some wheat flavors in there. Still, very light and crisp. Much cleaner flavor than other breweries lagers that are supposed to take pride in their cleanness. this is clean without being bland. Very nice beer for this style; my favorite lager thus far on the beer journey. Available only at the brewpub and seasonally (January, but some of their other seasonsals were still on tap, so may be available later).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
On cask at the brewery, poured a hazy yellow with a decent head and sediment in the beer. The beer was extremely flavorful with hefty citrus orange notes, and a wonderful hop aroma that really melded with the citrus flavor. Pretty nice beer and the cask pour adds to the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Most beers advertised as just a simple lager are pretty unimpressive and unexciting. This lager was completely different. This lager had some body and real flavor to it. It starts off with a dark golden pour and soft, bubbly and thick white head. There was plenty of lacing to go around as well. The aroma featured some nice maltiness, along with some earth and a beautifully balanced amount of floral hops. The body was very drinkable, with flavors of light hops, earthy malts and some grains. The beer finished extremely smooth, leading me to the belief that I could sit at that bar all night and drink these. This is definitely one of the better lagers out there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Gettysburg. Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of bready malts and light sweet fruits. Flavor of bready/crackery malt, lemon, and light fruits. Perhaps more malty than most zwickel/keller/landbiers I’ve had before but it’s light and palatable. Also a little high in abv for the style. Despite it’s imperfections, it’s fun to try such a rare style and it’s pretty tasty. 6/4/7/4/14 (3.5/5)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a gently hazed gold and orange with a medium sized beige head. Faint grain and sweetness, somewhat empty. Medium bodied, toast and grain. Malt, grain, and caramel. Toasty tart lager grain finish.


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