Brewed by Zipfer (Brau Union)
Style: Pale Lager
Zipf, Austria


on tap

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (6813) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Light yellow and clear, starts with a white head, not lasting. Kind of unpleasent, sweet aroma. Flavor is a bit better, perhaps some bitterness from hops, metallic. Flavor is ok, the rest not.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2010 The aroma is weak with perfume and corn like malt. The appearance is pale gold with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a metallic bitterness and a grassy-floral finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is not just like your run of the mill lager, it’s worse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2010
11.2oz bottle in a tumbler. Pours very light with little head. Aroma of the bitter pale lager malts with little hops. Flavor standard for a pale lager - liquid bread. Very light texture. Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - JUL 10, 2011
500 ml bottle from Wasanas in Germany. Pours a clear gold with a soft white head. Aroma is hay, sand and saw dust, Taste is hops, sour metal and some malt. Palate is kind of rough. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
txspartan (968) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2011
A pale lager with attributes like many others. Smooth in the mouth. Skunky aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rubbishystuff (1868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Michelob looking bottle labeled Glas Heller Freude Original Import 5.4%. . . Sometimes it has this faint corn like smell. Other than that a pretty standard euro-pale lager. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
edpeg (838) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2012
Pale yellow with white rocky head. Aromas cardboard, sweet malts, starch. Medium full-bodied in the mouth , smooth carbonation. Taste sweet malts, metallic, starchy. Hints of hops and dryness in the finish. Mouth-feel is good. Not very interesting, rather typical pale lager, but somewhat balanced. My bottle said "Heller" 5,4 ABV and has rice in it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bartlebier (1883) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2013
50cl can, bought in Interspar on account of label mentioning "Gebraut mit Naturhopfen"... Pours a pillowy piss yellow, chemical/plastic fumes arise through sickly sweet mash malts; mouthfeel of adhesive cardboard, bandaid; metallic hop kick sets in late in overdrive. A drainpour desaster - please somebody explain how this reached 94% as a Pale Lager?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NosirIwont (1993) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle. As ‘Zipfer Original’. Pours yellow with a diminishing white head. Sweetish, slightly dry aroma. Malt, hops and cereals. Same goes for the flavour. Milky and apple notes in the mildly bitter finish. 06-07-07.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hrossrm (20) - Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Poured from can. Pours a clear yellow-gold with very minimal carbonation and a very minimal head. Smells very grassy and slightly hoppy. Taste is actually a little complex. Malty up front, finishing hoppy and a little sweet. Kind of intriguing. Nevertheless, I lump it in with a lot of the other Austrian beers I’ve had. They all taste remarkably similar. Ever heard of variety, Oesterreich?

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