Kommunbrauhaus Windischeschenbach Weisser Schwan Zoigl
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Brewed by Kommunbrauhaus Windischeschenbach
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Windischeschenbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Zoigl from Gasthof Weisser Schwan. Weisser Schwann Zoigl is brewed by Robert from Beim Binner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15631) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indutiomarus (114) - Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2011
This is what small craft beer is all about. This Zoigl should be the standard others are judged by. A super craft beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 12, 2009
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7320) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Tap at the Weisser Schwan. Lemon and bready malt aroma. Hazy amber color with nice head. Lemon peel and creamy barley malt flavor. Mild diacetyl finish. Excellent - another great zoigl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Draught @ Weisser Schwan, Windischeschenbach. Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head. Nose is mild yeast and grassy hops. Flavor is lemon and grassy hops. Dry, oily, sticky and bitter. Really lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Draught at the Zoiglstube. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty bready flavor, caramel, grassy hops, biscuits, earthy notes, hay, some grain, herbal, some fruits. Hoppy citrus and grass flavor, caramel, biscuits, fruity, hay notes. Refreshing for sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 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. (4.3)

That’s the experience when it’s "on", but I’ve had it in bad shape so many times that I have to lower my score... they have a problem with cleanliness where the beer smells like dish rag and white vinegar, and it’s happened more than once. Shame that it’s one of the best beers in Germany in good shape, and one of the absolutely worst when it’s not treated with care.

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