Oakes (15294) - 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.
Indutiomarus (114) - Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what small craft beer is all about. This Zoigl should be the standard others are judged by. A super craft beer.
motelpogo (7705) - 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
Beershine (5219) - 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.
Ernest (7249) - 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.
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
omhper (23006) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
rlgk (17309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.