3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Wonderfully floral and biscuity nose, the malt is sharp and crunchy, the hops are bright and prickly and the carbonation is effervescent, prickly and tight. floral dried hops impart a wonderful rustic character on top of a sharp, firm and minerallic malt body. chalky, resinous, minerally, just freaking amazing from front to back.
motelpogo (6559) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at weisser schwan - on the way to neuhaus for the zoigl fest, accompanied by some accordion. honey-coloured with a lasting, white fairy floss head. invigorating honey-hay aroma with a distant mustiness. plenty of bitterness with a hint of tinned peach, extremely drinkable
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Weisser Schwan, Windischeschenbach. Cloudy pale amber, creamy head. Dry and lightly grassy, minerally and quite crisp. Light bodied, refreshing and easy going. More minerally than the stuff at Oberpfälzer Hof.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hazy orangey-amber with a thick head. Yeasty fresh aroma is rustic - light bread, light hop. Bitter, dry, full body. Lightly yeasty. Goes down easy - a complex yet completely quaffable country lager.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Weisser Schwan, and my first real Zoigl. Hazy orange with thick white foamy head and lacing. Absolutely gorgeous. Fresh hoppy aroma with lots of grain breadiness. Quaffable, low carbonation and soft mouthfeel. Has a hoppy entry with a slightly sparged, husky finish and a fruity body, also lots of herbal bitterness and dry. Great stuff.
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the hotel. Weak bready aroma. Hazy dark golden colour. Nice stable white head. The flavour has a little fruit from the hops and some slightly rough bitterness. Well-balanced.
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Weisser Schwan, Windischeschenbach.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of honey, minerals, and banana peel.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Slightly more interesting/diverse aroma than most, more hop-accented too. One of my favorites of the trip.
bierkoning (10163) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Tap @ Weisser Schwan. Orange blonde color, hazy. Flowery orange aroma. Orange in the somewhat yeasty flavor with hints of wood and butter. Chewing gum, flowery hops.
(6 3 7 3 13 = 3.2)
Several samples in oktober 2009 showed honeyish notes and a good balance.