Brewed by Gänstaller Bräu
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Hallerndorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Note: physically brewed at Trabelsdorf until Dec 2010.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
terundesorva (14) - - MAY 25, 2014
La Birra!!!!! Ho provato la birra direttamente al Birrificio con il Mastro Birraio Andreas Ganstaller, persona squisita. Estremamente invitante, pulito aroma di malto con il carattere del grano / cereali e luppolo a base di erbe, con una nota di agrumi. Sapore fresco e pulito. E ’difficile immaginare una pilsner migliore di questa. Tenuta della schiuma incredibile.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
Several half liters on a warm summer night at Eckerts in Bamberg. Hazy pale golden with a lasting white head. Extremely inviting, clean malty aroma with grain/cereal character, and herbal hops with a citrus note. Sweetish crisp and clean flavour, light on the malt, leaving plenty of room for the beautiful hop character to unfold. Herbal continental hops, used so plentiful that it brings out a little citrus character. It’s hard to imagine a better pilsner than this...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Tasted at the brewery with Andreas. Hazy yellow appearance with a very nice white head. Super yeasty, delicious lemon, light tangy, bready pils malty aroma. Tangy lemon, cracker, rich bready yeasty flavor. Another delicious brew here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Tap @ Ganstaller/Drei Kronen. Pours cloudy yellow with a creamy fresh head. Fresh hay and straw. Really grassy and citrussy fresh and crisp bitterness. Lovely dry. Re-rate at Eckerts. Taps. Holy shit. Fresh lemon, straw, grass and citrus. Waaauw. 3,9-4,2.,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2011
Cask @ Akkurat. Great stuff! Its quite hoppy actually - in a flowery, citrusy kind of way. The malt has the character of a light sweet bread. Crisp. The aftertaste is bitter, somewhat metallic, Quite smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2013
Tap sample at Eckerts,Bamberg. Hazy golden with creamy head. Spicy hoppy aromas. Pleasant malty body with plenty of spicy zing on the palate, very easy to drink. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3097) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Eckerts. Pale, slightly hazy gold pour with a persistent bubbly white head. Aroma is grassy, really herbal with notes of thyme and rosemary, light hay, bready. Taste is smooth, light malty sweetness, very subtle grassy bitter finish. Very easy drinking beer, pretty masterful indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Cask (Bayrischer Anstich) at Akkurat, Stockholm. Golden colour, very light haze, lasting head. Strong grassy hop aroma. Dry and very soft with low carbonation. Beautifully soft, lightly buttery malt character andplenty of grassy spicy hops. Mildly bitter finish. Near perfect easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Vibrant grassy noble hops protrude from the pils malt haystack promoting compelling bitterness and meticulous sweetness for an überquenching Zwickelbier.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam decorates the hazy blond.
-This is balanced, flavorful and ever-so-drinkable. I want to go back to Franconia so bad!!
-The mouthfeel was light and soft, yet never frail.
-Some honeyed sweetness was also found, as well as faint banana esters.
-This one was able to stand shoulder to shoulder quality-wise with Birrificio Italiano’s remarkable Tipopils. I even had to order a second pint of each just to make sure. ;)

On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Cloudy and pale. Big head. Very yeasty aroma with light fruity hop. Spicy hop accents, lots of yeast and bready character. Good, fun...a little bit doughy note from the yeast.

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