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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Eine regionale, kellertrübe Spezialität!

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Grzesiek79 (4481) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
cereal, grass, earthy, bubblegum, rotten eggs, raisin, clove, vanilla, amber, cloudy, white foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, lively, astringent, creamy, medium body,

MartinT (10155) - 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.

harrisoni (19535) - 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.

ClarkVV (6961) - 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.

rjplumer (1236) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Modest caramel malt aroma. The body is a clear copper and gold topped with two fingered head to start. A subtle caramel sweetness mixed with a hint of nuts. Thin bodied but yet has solid malt background. Only a modest amount of bitterness. Enjoyable.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 500ml.

[ As Friedenfelser Steinwald Zoigl ].
Clear light to medium orange amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, caramel, keller, old fruit, overripped fruit, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091003]

Draught @ Zoigl Stefflwirt Wiesau, Kirchplatz 7, Wiesau, Bavaria Germany 95676.

[ As Stefflwirt Wiesau Zoigl ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caraml, light hay, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, hoppy, grass, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140511]

Jow (4168) - Orlando, Florida, 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.

NikkTwist (3406) - 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.

pivnizub (10906) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle: Deep golden, hazy, quite stable fluffy off-white head; sweet grainy nose with distinctive fruity aromas, presumably no traces of infection; robust sweet-bitter flavour, good body for a beer of 4.8%; drier and hoppier - but not without fruity flavours - in the bitter-sweet finish. Good......

3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
draft at Zoigl Stefflwirt Wiesau
the second zoigl of the trip from a private brewery. hazed honey body with a creamy off-white head and thick cascading carbonation. moderately musty and gamey with notes of moldy hay, a lot of barnyard scents: wheat, field / earth, dust / air. the hops are honey-tinged and juicy but are overridden by diacetyl, much like you would find in a kvasnicovy czech pils, only this being zoigl it’s much more rich, sticky and smacky. the rustic green and raw hop character also speaks to czech pils, and the acid in tingling throughout with some lactic and sulfuric egg shell and mineral roughness, though the medium-level sweetness helps.

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