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Brewed by Schlossbrauerei Friedenfels
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Friedenfels, Germany

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Eine regionale, kellertrübe Spezialität!

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3.6
ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Draught at Five Horse Tavern Davis Sq, 4/20/17.
Softly hazy, peach-to-light-copper body is topped by a small, but fairly well-retained, off-white head.
Pepper and soft herbs in the nose immediately show the light, fairly fresh hops at work. Specialty malts insert themselves and dry bread and pretzel-like notes mix in with the hops as softer base malt sugars provide light honey and just a dab of caramel. Hops never get out-of-hand or even all that noticeable, fading quickly in to the malty, lightly bready and mineral-heavy finish with lingering pepper and no alcohol or flaw.
Soft, well-attenuated, but still malty texture allows a bit of honey-like sweetness about the palate before more specialty malt driven flavors arrive. Gains more brown bread and iced tea-like character from the crystal malt while all the while, the peppery and softly herbal hops add gentle bitterness and help take some of the focus off of the malt. Carbonation is low, but moderately engaging and there’s a light fruitiness (peach, apricot, apple) that may be out-of-place but not unwanted. Perhaps a bit too much sourdough character, overall, lingering on the finish and more depth would be welcome from the malts overall, as well. But this is a clean, drinkable, enjoyable rendition, nonetheless.

3.1
MrOrla (3060) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours almost clear golden with a white head. Aroma of grass, foral/perfume, very fruity, caramel, notes of peach - ice tea alike. Taste is sweet, with a bitter touch, fruitys hops, light toasted malts. Decent

3.5
NikkTwist (3191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
UPDATED: APR 13, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy blunted gold pour with slim white foam. Lasting lace. Fragrant honey toast aroma. Balanced lightly toasted whole wheat malts. Orange marmalade. Marzipan. Apricot. Croissants. Hazelnuts. Honeycomb. Smooth. Slightly juicy body. Simple but well executed. Better than expected.

3.3
mansquito (6330) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Beer Table To Go, NYC bottle: pours copper with a small head. Aroma is bready and somewhat sugary. Taste is somewhat sweet. Nice medium body. Easy. Sugary aftertaste.

3.5
Jow (3897) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle at home newly distributed brewery to NYC grabbed from city hops. Had to google what a zoigl beer was. Anyways not the prettiest dirty gold pour. Nose is grainy and some malt. Tastes of cereals, honey, malt, hay, slight sour notes, maybe some fruit in background. Creamy mouthfeel. Not much carbonation. Interesting.

4
MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
My Bottom Line:
This silkiest of malty lagers shares honeyed cereals balanced out by floral hops in a most süffig vehicle.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the amber haze.
-Malts could not be better rounded and clearly expressed.
-Hops also offer a few herbal angles.
-This comes out more professional than most of the true the Zoiglbier’s I’ve had. Surely their brewing equipment is more state-of-the-art.
-This may not be a proper Zoiglbier technically-speaking, but it is a smashing lager nonetheless.

On tap at the brewery gasthof.

3.9
harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2017 At the brewery in Friedenfels. Hazy amber. Lasting beige head. lovely pepper hop aroma full of malty goodness good wide mouthfeel. Good lemon and malty biscuit. Superb.

3
floydslip (392) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Amber beer with a thin bright white head. Light sweet nose of maple syrup, hazelnut, and candle wax. Thankfully, the flavor is not as sweet with notes of caramel, bread, and nuts finished by a somewhat flaccid bitterness that leaves an odd aftertaste. Despite all the layers, the final impression is a bit watery. Decent, not great.

3.2
JDBaker11058 (2135) - Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2016
appearance: clear golden-amber, short, creamy-to-soapy bright white head, thinning quickly to a collar. aroma: honey smacks cereal, some grassy notes, hint of floral hops and pepper. taste: grainy, with toasted barley, light honey, a hint of caramel; hops are grassy, slightly floral, slightly peppery. finish: palate is full, bordering on flat, but the flavors and light hop bitterness dry things out nicely. notes: First exposure to the Zoigl style, and I liked the flavors but wish they’d kept the bung in the barrel juuuust a little tighter. Guess it’d be a keller and not a zoigl then, which probably just means I prefer a keller. Aaaaaand I just went full beer-douche. NEVER GO FULL BEER-DOUCHE. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3
bierkoning (13243) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle. Dee golden color. Hint of honey in the aroma. Malty flavor, hints of citrus and honey. Sweetish. Pleasant enough.


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