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Gänstaller Bräu Golden Smoked Zoigl

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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TAR (2472) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draught at zoiglstube in May. 2013: Hazy pumpkin orange. Creamy meringue adorns the glass with clingy lace. Dizzyingly complex nose of shortbread, marzipan, lemon sherbet, fresh crushed black peppercorns, orange oil, tobacco, milk chocolate and a hint of manure. Soft, tiny-bubbled carbonation. Fiercely spicy with peppercorn-like hop grip, upfront. Body is laced with sharp minerals along with captivatingly succulent and slippery peach marmalade hop flavors. Spalt is oily as all get out. Deeply nourishing beadcrust-laden melanoidins massage the tongue before dovetailing with vivid notes of fresh baked gingerbread and cookie accents which exert a gentle bite and beautifully contrast with the resounding softness. Finishes dry and immaculately attenuated, yet satiating and potently peppery with oodles of black licorice and pillowy manure-tinged smoke and a host of other idiosyncrasies which defy description. At some point you just have to put the pen down and immerse yourself in the present moment to fully assimilate a breathtaking experience that is unequivocally peerless. Andreas’ brewing mastery is uncanny and utterly mystifying. He somehow manages to coax every trace of elegant nuance from each ingredient and turn in into something totally groundbreaking and uniquely divine. All one has to do is taste these beers in order to realize there most likely is not another brewer alive with this level of brewing aptitude. Unreal.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft in Strassgiech. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of smoke and pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, silky texture, soft carbonation. Truly astounding. Both this and the filtered pils had me in tears.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doomed (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Smoky aromas but unlike any other smoked beer I’ve had, quite minerally/salty, no bacon but more like a slightly smoked prosciutto, very complex. Underlyding toasty malt. Light copper colour, slightly hazey. Slightly woody like flavours compliment the smoky flavours. Finish becomes quite dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8324) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Tap at Ma Che, Roma, 22/06/13. Lightly hazed golden with a decent sized off white head. Nose is light peat, subtle smoke, caramel malts, hint of spice. Taste comprises subtle rausch, malts, biscuit, earthy, light sugars. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Drinkable affair.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 10, 2013
10/06/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Dorata, lievemente torbida, schiuma morbida bianca, abbondante e abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, esteri (banana), miele, affumicato leggero. In bocca è dolciastra di malto, con note affumicate e finale amarognolo, molto ben equilibrata. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Gran bella birra, si beve che è un piacere.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6976) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
Draught at Fermentoren. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Malty smoky mild aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Draught@Akkurat, Stockholm. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is smoke, bready malts and some slight herbak and salty notes. Flavour is being mild honey, wood, sone bread and mild toasted notes. Quite a full palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012

Draught @ Fermentoren, Halmtorvet 29 c, Copenhagen, Denmark 1700.

Hazy medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, smoke - rubber, peaty notes, light to moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet smoke, sweet malt, peaty notes, easy to drink. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120419]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a hazy and golden beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, caramel and peat. The flavor follows the nose with additional smoke. The palate is sweetness and smokey. Overall a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, smoke, bacon and flower. Flavour is malt, sweet, smoke, bacon, flower and light grass.


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