TAR (2650) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Draft at Zoiglstube Loistl: Orangish amber with some haze. Creamy halo of foam. Characterful and very rustic nose of peppery and woody (sassafras) Hallertau, rock candy, earthy pecan-tinged malt, breadcrust, and potent minerals (wet rocks). Thin bodied. Sprightly carbonation. Bright fruitiness is offset by firm, nutty Munich and some fresh hay underpinnings. Zippy minerals provide grip as they combine with an earthy and peppery charge of Hallertau to add spark as well as buttress the dryness. Little in the way of hop flavor or nectary succulence, but a beautiful rusticity is unmistakably imparted. Subtle poundcake flavor suggests melanoidins, but much of the muscle is lacking and stops just short of hugging the tongue with the wonderful texture that a more-throughly extracted maltiness could provide. Lager yeast gives a lovely sourdough characteristic. Peach rock candy and plum notes are subtle, but lend some sweetness to the well-attenuated body. No sulfur is detected, but the rustic malt and hop interplay contributes plenty of old-world charm. Finishes crisply malty and nutty, with some fallen leaf earthiness echoing the spicy Hallertau. A really neat beer, though I’d love to see a bit more malt depth cradled by some softer carbonation. But this is a very rustic and autumnal example where the hops and malt reveal the best of the terroir. Another well-constructed, sluggable Zoigl. A heartfelt thanks to Anni for letting us into her home!
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Zoiglstube Loistl poured by Anni Loistl herself during our private visit. Lightly hazed dull amber body with an off-white head or average retention. Aroma is malty and lightly yeast with decent hop expression. The effect is something like herbs-pepper-citrus (we were told Hallertau Perle) with something like orange blossom; malt is toasty and bready Munich with toffee-ish touches; yeast lends a dustiness; strange cherry / dried strawberry impression that seems malt-derived. Medium-light bodied, sweet with sharp bitterness that becomes more pointed in the finish. Though it’s not a hoppy beer it certainly is a bitter one... finishes dry and scratchy with lingering notes of almond / marzipan and herbs. It’s a delicious, malty, minerally Zoiglbier with plump and creamy natural carbonation and enjoyable flavor balance.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Alter Pharhoff. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Lots of bread, caramel hops and mild yeast. A zoigl leaning towards the malts. Smooth and dry finish. Good!
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma of bread, biscuit and toffee, with a hint of fruity yeast. Malty flavour leading to a quite hoppy and bitter finish
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Alter Pfarrhof, Pfarrplatz 14, Altenstadt a.d. Waldnaab, Bavaria Germany 92660.
Unclear - hazy medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, caramel, toffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, fudge - caramel, verters caramel candy, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Quack-Duck (9110) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught at Loistl. Hazy deep golden colour, large, creamy off-white head. Malty, hoppy, yeasty - full-bodied and with a great smooth palate. Good hop character.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at the brewpub, march 2010, big thanks to sebastian and ina for the little detour on the way from pilsen to leipzig. luckily we ended up getting in just as they were opening on a wednesday afternoon and i had the first and, by my reckoning, 8th loistl zoigl of the day. glorious stuff - golden, bright and hazy simultaneously with a rocky head; loads of juicy aromas - granny smith, peach nectar and some grassiness tending to woodiness, wicker basket; buttery mouthfeel; pure grainy taste with hints of metallic mineral water and butterscotch. my favourite zoigl to date. next goal: drinking10 loistl zoigls and then saying loistl zoigl quickly 10 times
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Alter Pfarrhof. Cherry and barley malt aroma. Hazy amber color with a nice head. Sweet barley malt, light cherry and moderately bitter herbal hops. Excellent - nice hops flavor.
MiP (15170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Good fruity aroma, a faint vinous hint. Cloudy orange colour. Small white head. Good fruity flavour. Medium bitterness, distinct and perhaps slightly rough. But all well balanced. Good mouthfeel.