Theydon_Bois (19730) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Bottle on the train from Schwandorf, 14/07/17.
Slightly unclear golden with I assume a decent white to off white head.
Nose is malt forward, straw, grains, bready notes.
Taste comprises cereals, grains, moderate sweet notes, light bread, mellow fruit, light almond.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent. Idiosynkrasie (7609) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2017
500ml bottle [A "guildy" thank-you to bartlebier for this preciosity!]. Milky, pale amber colour with late awakening, small to average, thick, creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, white head. Restricted, yeasty, bready-doughy aroma with some husk and a cautious herbal-floral touch, a touch of nettle, apricot in homoeopathic dosis. Taste is minimally sweet, bready malty and doughy yeasty, a slightly diluted touch of apricot, herbal-spicy, hoppy hints of nettle; oily texture, soft carbonation. Not that bad, but maybe disappointing if you have had some Zoigl highlights immediately beforehand. bartlebier (4013) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2017
Tap Seidlas inter festas 2016, 50cl bottles (MHD 10/2017). A semi-industrial bandwagon Zoigl of sorts, brewed outside of Mitterteich and served in their polished new Zoiglstube. Great food, beer not a draw in itself compared to neighbour Oppl. - Tame amber pour, clean and barley husk-bitter with wallpaper glue nose from older bottle, with a literal grassy bitterness and even some metallic sulphurs. Minimal toffee on draught, maximal nut husk and vegetal bitterness that builds, especially bottled, towards unsessionability. Mainly though: it lacks character, not just rustic. - Locals’ advise: if it comes pre-bottled, it’s no longer Kommunbrau Zoigl... FatPhil (16367) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2016
500ml bottle (whatever marduk puts, Prague)Marduk (7922) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2016
Apple, milky aroma, some pastry too. Pale orange, brief head. Taste similar to aroma, back to apple pastry. Palate a bit flat, a bit dead. Finish has a gentle dusty bitterness. Pleasant, but doesn’t excite. Very drinkable.
500ml bottle (Dno Pytle, Prague). Clear amber color. Tiny size, bubbly head, stays as a ring. Minerals, grainy, fruity, yeasty in aroma. Quite weak aroma. Grainy, sweet, some caramel, dough, faint minerals in taste. Thin and watery. Not sure about this. Drinkable brew.
martjoobolut (4485) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle (shared by philduk, thanks). Pours dark orange-amber with whiteish head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, malty, some fruits. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, some grains, some carrots. Drinkability is good. Overall: good. Beerhunter111 (21452) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours almost clear amber colour with a mid-sized beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, sugar, mild hops. Taste of mild roasted malt, caramel, intense malty and hoppy, nuts, interesting! motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2014
5 litre party keg picked up at the delicatessen on mitterteich main square. pale golden with a faint haze and unenthusiastic head; chalky aroma, hay; low carbonation; light grassy bitterness; not particularly exciting for a kommun zoigl but perhaps the party keg wasn’t super-fresh since bauer weren’t serving that week TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Oak barrel draught at Zoiglbauer in Mitterteich, November 2012: Hazy pumpkin orange. Quick, nonuniform voluminous white foam. Solid nose of flowers, peach jam, browned biscuit, cookie. Hints of lemon and grain husks. Soft and fluffy carbonation. Lightly metallic, initially, with a puttylike yeast bite which is engulfed by residual sugars akin to a marmalade-sweet zestiness. Appetizing spicy hop bitterness ensues. Very quenching with some mineralic pep atop a peppered melon slickness. Sturdy malt buttress is dry yet substantial and beefy with biscuity notions dabbed with slick peach puree. Chalky yeast supplies moderate sharpness late, though the finish remains predominantly fruity and slippery with crisply defined cookie and toasted bread accents. Comes off as being a bit unfinished and ordinary, but nevertheless it’s quaffable enough. 3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
draft from oak barrel at Zoiglbauer in Mitterteich
heavily hazed orange amber body with a creamy off-white head. juicy chew fruit flavor with musty and gamey yeast heavy in the nose. nicely frothy with a rich and chewy texture and a full body. sticky and almost sluggish texture. tart and musty yeast accented by fruit chew and spice / peppercorn German hops. full, heavy roundness with magically low carbonation. a decent zoigl that starts out as fresh and juicy but as it breathes becomes more musty and BO-like and slightly sour.