Tim Webb (469) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Drunk in the gorgeous back room at the brewhouse with the brewer from Schafferhof, who had brought a flagon from a previous brew to sustain him through a day’s brewing. Memorably simple. Grainy, just enough hopped, mellow, sweetish and reeking of authenticity. It was a mix of fortune and generosity to be allowed in to understand the principles behind this communal tradition - "just a little bit Communist but also with some enterprise". And honest enterprise at that. biir (1545) - Berlin, - MAY 9, 2016
Erstes Zoigl - Tab at Schafferhof - Dunkles bernsteinfarben, schmaler aber beständiger Schaum. Schöne Tapete. Im Geschmack mineralisch, erdig, malzig, rauchig. Kaum Kohlensäure, Körper wässrig, Alkohol praktisch nicht spürbar. Erfrischend. Genau das richtige nach einer anstrengenden Wanderung in der Hitze, anonsten aber keine Offenbarung. Hatte ich mir ehrlich gesagt mehr erwartet. 0.5l für 1,90€ (Preis hat sich erhöht :) ist dennoch unschlagbar, gerade noch mit dem günstigen und sehr guten Essen dazu. Schöne Gaststube & Garten! TAR (2781) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Draft @ Zoiglstube Schafferhof: Minimal haze to the bright shade of orange. Lathery froth is everlasting. Expressive aroma of zesty hops, minerals, sulfur, pepper, orange marmalade, floral Hallertau, and a musty, rustic yeast character. Firm in body with soft and creamy carbonation. Opens with sharp minerals and a bright lemony hop elegance underscored by the succulent weight of gently sweet nectar. Nearly "green" hoppiness is both oily and zesty and contrasts wonderfully with the exquisite malt softness and rich, cookielike melanoidins. Snappy toast synergizes with bracing minerals which further emphasizes the impeccably clean, bone-dry attenuation. Stacks of rich orange marmalade bolster the lean frame. A well measured kiss of sulfury yeast adds farmy character throughout. Expertly extracted pils malt deposits hay dust across the tongue as scratchy toast adds depth and texture. Stiff clench of deeply woody and herbal bitterness is amplified by relentless mineral action. Herbaceous and lemon rindy finish is countered by crisp toast and a rustic bite of lager yeast. So glad to find this in such fine condition after the past visit when it was acidic and plagued with DMS. This batch is pleasingly clean and vibrant, yet fully malty and rustic/sulfury. I ended up taking my mug back to the hotel, and the few ounces in my glass smelled pure the following morning, which is the true mark of a well-constructed beer. A session-worthy Zoigl when it’s on. bartlebier (4118) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
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, Tag der Kommunbrauer 10/2015. One of the more easygoing Neuhauser Zoigls, honeysmooth with a good helping of hayish malts, perfectly round in mouthfeel with the helping of some residual yeastiness (diacetyl). Hops notes of prickly nettle. Still very enjoyable, if a bit darker and less bitter or breadcrust-roasty than its neighbours. Although setting adds to a very rich experience...
Tap: Golden, hazy, quite stable off-white head, grainy nose with a touch of vegetables, some yeast, some hops detectable; light to moderate sweetish-bitter flavour, relatively light nodied; yeast and burnt malt in the sweetish finish. No hlory…
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2012
The head is robust and white, the body yellow golden and cloudy. It smells sweet, buttery, flowery. The taste is sweet, malty, a bit yeasty, a bit avocado-buttery. Good! 12/11/12/11/-/12 motelpogo (7703) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2012
on tap at the brewery for zoigl tag in both ’09 and ’10, both times the first neuhaus zoigl of the day, owing to its location. inviting shade of amber with a lasting whipped egg-white head; aroma of peach necat and hay; light hints of calcium tablets and butterscotch with a modest grassiness and powder dry finish. somewhere in the middle as far as windischeschenbach-neuhaus zoigls go Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
Bright yellow with slight haze and stable head. Aroma is nutty malts and mushroomy earth. Quaffable palate. Lively carbonation. Hard water. Minerally and herbal, dry and juicy herb. The aroma is earthy and the flavors also have a nutty mushroom and yeast character. Oakes (18594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
Hazy tan. Not much head. Smells like zoigl - herbal and lots of pale malt. Pale malt and quite fizzy on the palate. The fizziness makes it seem pretty bland, with slight phenols at the back. jfb (6575) - GERMANY - OCT 4, 2010
(draught) pours a deep golden colour with a very quickly diminishing white head. aroma of honey and floral hops, with some light notes of bubblegum over a firm malty base. flavour is the same, with a chewy malty profile, some light hints of characteristic butter and a big herbal-hoppy medium bitter finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.