Zipfer (Brau Union) Reviews




herrklemann
3.2
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pils Calypso
Pours a clear, pale yellow with a fluffy medium head. Aroma of green apples, grass, fresh cut wood, sweet white bread, bit of honey, hints of herbs. Taste is nicely balanced between medium sweetness and light to medium bitterness. Light to medium body with above average carbonation, slightly oily. Bittersweet, grassy finish.
A bit watery, but a nice, full-flavoured Pils. I’ll gladly repeat what I already said about their Pale Ale: I’ve had worse from better breweries. Would buy again.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

mlady
2.8
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
0.33 liters bottle from the store, delicate fragrance of herbs, citrus flavor is sweet with a hint of hops, medium bitterness unclear gold.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wendigo
2.8
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
0.33l bottle. Hopy and herbal aroma. Hazy golden color, white head. Malty and hopy taste, herbal grassy notes, average bitter. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation and hopy bitter finish. Average.
Monday, November 28, 2016

herrklemann
3.1
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
Pours clear, pale straw gold with a big white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass, grainy. Taste is dominantly dry and pretty bitter. Medium body with lively carbonation. Dry bitter finish.
Strong hop aroma, quite nice. Still feels a bit like a lager, could be fuller. I’ve had worse from better breweries.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

PowY
2.7
Zipfer Stefanibock
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow-golden with a white head. The aroma is moderately malty - grains and biscuit - and lightly hoppy - grass. Medium to full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. The taste starts moderately sweet leading to a long lasting bitter finish. The flavor is mainly malty up front with grains, biscuit, dried fruits, raisin and some fruity notes followed by a grassy hoppy bitterness.
Monday, November 21, 2016

Shakesbeer
1.8
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
Aroma is hoppy and herbal with a little citrus but not very strong. Appearance is O.K., nice golden colour, quickly vanishing head. Taste is strongly hoppy with very few other notes, very dry, very adstringent, harsh. Weak body, no good balance. Aftertaste is bitter, again with almost just the hops present. Quite disappointing. Seems like a cheap mass-produced lager with only the hops replaced with something more exclusive. Truly not a masterpiece.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

PowY
3
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange-golden with a white head. The aroma is happy, citric fruits, pine, herbs some toasted lightly sweet malts. Medium body with a low to medium carbonation and a medium bitterness along with a light acidity (lemon). The taste is also very much dominated by the citric notes (lemon, pomelo).
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

16erBlech
4
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
0,33l bottle. Much better than Stiegls Columbus Pale Ale. Tasty, refreshing bitterness, quaffable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, November 10, 2016

mike_77
2.7
Zipfer Märzen
Pale blond with thick fluffy head. Aroma and flavour have something of sweet pale malts. Rough bitterness.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Xtoph
2.9
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
Bottle from local store. Appearance: Looks nice with its orange color and white and pretty stable foam. Liquid is quite hazy. Aroma: First smell is quite floral with some notes of citrus and hops. In the mouth it’s even more floral, grass, a bit of pine, caramel and biscuit. Taste: A light sweetness followed by some bitterness. It’s less bitter than a usual APA. Palate: Pretty light-bodied with an oily texture and average carbonation. Quite short finish. Overall: Nice looking APA which is a bit too light-bodied for my taste. Also the finish could last a bit longer.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Xtoph
3.2
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pils Calypso
Bought bottle at local store. Appearance: Pours as a clear golden liquid, with a small white and relatively fine head. Aroma: Smell reminds of wood at first. In the mouth there are citrus, herbs, hay and a bit of honey. Taste: Excellent balance between sweetness first, followed by a light bitterness that gets more intense later. Palate: Feels very smooth without a lot of carbonation. Maybe even too smooth for a Pilsener. Overall: Not quite your typical Pilsener, but still a very good beer. Would be excellent if it had a bit more character.
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Geiserich
3.3
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pils Calypso
Bottle: Pale yellow color, foamy white head. Aroma is grainy, light bready with a good hop not of citrus, pine and some grass. Flavor is first grainy, hints of cardboard, then hoppy notes of lemon, citrus peel, some pine and herbs. Enhs with lemon and citrus peel hops. Quite good pils.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

monti24
3.5
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
Taste is quite light, with citrus, grapefruit, orange, biscuit and some pine. Mouthfeel is a little bit thin. 
Saturday, November 5, 2016

vipinvelp
2.7
Zipfer Pils Exclusiv
Clear pale yellow, white foam head. Weak aroma and taste, a pilsener. Nothing special about this. (Vienna 201611)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

vipinvelp
2.8
Zipfer Urtyp
Clear pale yellow, white lacing foam head. Typical weak aroma for this style and taste. OK for purpose. (Vienna 201611)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SinH4
2.6
Zipfer Urtyp
Tap. Clear pale yellow color with white head. Aroma is straw, grainy. Taste is sweet grains, but not too sweet, a touch of earthiness as well. Creamy mouthfeel. Not bad for a Pale Lager.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wendigo
2.4
Zipfer Urtyp
0.5l bottle. Malty aroma, light caramel notes. Clear, pale golden color, white head. Taste is the same as aroma. Light body, oily texture, average carbonation and malty, wet cardboard, bitter-sweet finish. Average.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

kto
2.9
Zipfer Stefanibock
0.5l bottle from spar at linz hbf. pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. aroma of plums, leaves, malts, slight ammonia. flavour of pine, leaves and grains. sweetish and slightly bitter. alcohol is somewhat hidden.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PowY
3.2
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pils Calypso
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow-golden with a white head. The aroma is hoppy with grass, herbs and some citric notes. Medium body with a medium carbonation. Light sweetness and light to medium bitterness. The taste starts slightly sweet up-front with biscuit malts but is immediately followed by a hoppy bitterness that increases towards the finish and is again accompanied with some lemon notes.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wendigo
2
Zipfer Drei
0,5l can. Light malty aroma. Clear yellow color, white head. Malty aroma, sweet and wet cardboard notes.Light body, watery texture, average carbonation and malty finish. Lower average.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

PowY
2.7
Zipfer Doppelgold
500 ml bottle. Pours light golden with a white head. Malty aroma with some hoppy notes. Medium body with medium carbonation. The taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter, malty with notes of dried fruits.
Friday, October 21, 2016

Geiserich
3.1
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
Bottle from Winkler-Markt: Pale amber color, small white fluffly head. Aroma is very nice, hoppy notes of grapefruit, pine, some malt or biscuit. Flavor is first quite similar but ends to quick with a light herbal bitter end.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Saeglopur
3
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
330 ml bottle from a supermarket, bb 06.2017
Amber, moderate hazy body, with a quite small, fluffy, moderately lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange, some passion fruit, some caramel.
Taste is quite light, with citrus, grapefruit, orange, resin, passion fruit, biscuit, some pine.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes medium bitter, medium dry, zesty, herbal, grassy, citric, medium piney, a bit malty.

OK. Same problem as with their Calypso Pils: promising, crisp nose, but the taste is too flat. Enjoyed the Pils more though, as it had more character and more of the lovely pine notes, which are too much in the background here. Still a solid Pale Ale, that drinks clean and easy.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saeglopur
3.3
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pils Calypso
330 ml bottle from a supermarket, bb 06.2017
Pale golden, clear body, with a big, fluffy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of grass, flowers, fresh minty herbs, citrus, pine, bread, some hay.
Taste follows this, with some more sweet honey, but pretty light, almost a bit watery.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with an almost fizzy carbonation.
Finishes bitter, medium dry, pretty hoppy, piney, floral, medium herbal, a bit citric, a bit grainy.

Nice one. Very good nose, with diverse hoppy notes, promising a lot. The taste is too light though, while the finish is very good again, with lovely, lingering hops. Overall clean and crisp stuff, but also kind of a missed opportunity, as this could have been a quite outstanding Pils if it had more body.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Piw
2.1
Zipfer Drei
330ml Flasche. Klar und golden mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Getreidiges Aroma. Mild. Leichter Körper.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Olorin
2.1
Zipfer Urtyp
500 ml bottle. Clear pale yellow colour, medium head quickly vanishing, nearly no lacing, soft carbonation. A bit malty, but overall low impact in the nose. Taste is again light malty, medium bitterness, watery, one-dimensional. Light bitter finish. Drinkable, but altogether boring industrial lager.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sebilinz
2.9
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pale Ale Calypso
Bottle. Golden body with fast disappearing white head. Aroma is fruity malts with hints of pines and herbs. Taste is malty with some fruits grapes maybe and hints of herbs. Mouthfeel is a little bit thin. Aftertaste is bitter slightly balanced by some malty sweetness.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Sebilinz
3.1
Zipfer Meisterwerke 2016 Pils Calypso
Bottle. Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is grains bread with some herbs and fruits in the background. Taste is malts with some biscuits and hints of fruits. Aftertaste is nice balanced between bitterness and malty sweetness. Nice Pils.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Wendigo
2.6
Zipfer Märzen
0.5l can. Malty aroma. Clear yellow color, white head. Malty taste. Light body, watery texture, average carbonation and light bitter finish. Average.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Piw
2.9
Zipfer Urtyp
500ml Dose. Klar und golden mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Hopfig. Würzig. Feinherber Geschmack. Etwas leichter Körper.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

fdomig
2.8
Zipfer Urtyp
500ml bottle in Steyr. Aroma is light malt. Appearance is clear yellow with a white foam. Taste is slightly sweet, very light bitter. A bit watery. Ok.
Saturday, October 1, 2016

efeesse
2.7
Zipfer Urtyp
Beer with light color, light body, soft carbonized, some foam, (drunk a 30cl from tap at Zipfer Bierhaus @ Salzburg).
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

wlf
3.3
Zipfer Urtyp
Clear golden with big white head; aroma is malty with a soft hoppy note; taste is low to medium sweet malty with some hoppy spiciness and a low to medium bitter finish; light body and average carbonation
Sunday, September 11, 2016

drmet
3.7
Zipfer Urtyp
L: -pours a clear straw golden with a small to medium,frothy,white head -high carbonation visible S: -lemon,spicy,honey,floral,chalky,earthy T: -honey,spicy,candy sweetness,lemon,rice on the backend -finishes dry -low to medium bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: A solid Export Lager,no off notes.
Sunday, September 4, 2016

nazzty
3
Zipfer Märzen
Surprisingly pale in color to be a Märzen. Pours golden with a nice white foam. Taste is sweet malt and good balance to a crispy aftertaste. Overall a nice brew.
Friday, September 2, 2016

JaKeAFC
2.2
Zipfer Märzen
Can in salzburg altstadt. Probably golden color with a big white head. Aroma of grainy malts and flour with some grass. Flat taste average stuff.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

zvikar
1.9
Zipfer Drei
Bottle, Pours clear yellow with a huge head, aroma of grain, malt, herbs, flavor is bitter with grain, malt and cardboard, light bodied
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sebilinz
2.3
Zipfer Pils Exclusiv
Bottle. Golden body white head. Aroma is grains with some biscuit and hints of herbs. Taste is malts with grains. Aftertaste is nice bitter
Monday, August 29, 2016

midovark
1.7
Zipfer Drei
0.5 l can from Billa. Pale golden, no head, cooked vegetables, metallic notes, thin body, lively carbonation. Mehhhh.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Camons
2.3
Zipfer Urtyp
Can @ Train. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, light grass, light sourness. Flavor is malt, grain, light sweet, grass. Thin body, average carbonation. 130816
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Camons
2.8
Zipfer Märzen
Bottle @ Camping Aiden, Salzburg. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, light grass, hay. Flavor is malt, little grain, hay, grassy hops. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 290716
Monday, August 1, 2016

SinH4
2.2
Zipfer Hell Alkoholfrei
Bottle. Pale golden color with white head. Aroma is sweet grains and honey. Taste is sweet, honey, nearly syrupy. An alcohol-free brew whose sweetness is actually quite pleasant.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Gehbe
2.5
Zipfer Märzen
Pours clear straw with medium white head, decent lacing. Nose of light malt, dms, some diacethyl. Tastes light sweet with even lighter carbonation sourness, hardly any bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, watery. Bland and boring.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

midovark
2.5
Zipfer Märzen
0.33 l can. Pours deep golden with white head that disappears quickly. Sweet malts, grains, cereals and hints of hops in taste and aroma. Short finish, light to medium body, lively carbonation. Average.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

midovark
1.9
Zipfer Sparkling
0.33 l bottle. Pours pale golden, no head. Hay, cereals, malts in aroma. Slight sweetish taste with short sweet finish. Light body, lively carbonation, easily drinkable, quite watery. 12 egy tucat.
Monday, July 11, 2016

Ysok02
2.8
Zipfer Märzen
Robe blonde pâle, belle mousse. Nez simple, sur le houblon, note fruitée. Bouche tout aussi banale, légère et finale sur une pointe d’amertume. Bière sans grand intérêt.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

midovark
2.6
Zipfer Pils Exclusiv
0.5 l can from a random Austrian shop. Pours golden color and thick white head that disappears quickly. In aroma both the sweet malts and bitter hops are present. In taste it’s just like its aroma, well rounded bittersweet. Its only flaw that it’s quite watery, could be heavier on body.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Luvystypotables
2.7
Zipfer Limetten Radler
A sweet lemony aroma pours a clear gold color with a foamy white head and heavy carbonation. A sweet lemony taste with a lighter body and a bitter finish.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

floydian1
2.3
Zipfer Märzen
330ml bottle from Spar supermarket in central Vienna. Honey sweet malt grains and a touch of grassy/hay hop bitterness. Lightish body and carbonation. Clear golden appearance with medium sized white head. Made for a session.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

kto
2.9
Zipfer Märzen
0.33l can from an mpreis in innsbruck, 0.99€.
"gebraut mit naturhopfen". pours a clear pale golden with a medium white head and some lacing. aroma of grains and hay. flavour of grains, honey, and hay. somewhat oily mouthfeel, bittersweet finish.

Friday, June 24, 2016