Zipfer (Brau Union) Reviews




Marko
3
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pale Ale Edition 2016 Calypso
Bottle from the Euro Spar in Fürstenfeld. Misty orange-golden body, lively carbonation, small thick white head. The aroma definitely shows some citric notes, tangerine heading towards mandora/orange mainly, sweetish, some vague touches of oxidation perhaps making it just slightly honeyish. Light, kinda nice actually, but not quite. A strange dry note comes on later on. But what will the taste bring? Well, more of the same. More citric clementine/mandora hoppiness going herbal and just slightly sweetish in what’s otherwise a lean, dry body. I would have probably called this a lager at first in a blind tasting if somebody asked, it definitely feels that way. Vaguely, just vaguely bitter, salty slightly hoppy finish, herbal. Very light honeyish touch of oxidation. In the end that dry salty finish even overrides the aromatics of subsequent sips, making this less appealing. Well, almost a solid macro try at this.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WolfiePZ
3.2
Zipfer Urtyp
Amikor kinyitottam az üveget, csak arra emlékeztem, hogy régebben (jó tíz éve) amikor Ausztriában jártam, mindig ezt a sört vettem és amikor belekortyoltam rá is jöttem hogy miért. Igen intenzív íze van, az első csepptől érezni azt a határozott keserű komló- és gabonaízt, amit kifejezetten szeretek a cseh sörökben. A habja kicsit gyorsan elül, de a szénsavasság sokáig bent marad a korsóban. Ha van valami ami miatt kicsit lepontoztam, az az alkoholtartalma, ami 5,4%, nekem túl erős, egy kicsit gyengébb változatban kiváló lenne, de ha nincs cseh sör a környéken, ezt fogom venni továbbra is Ausztriában :D
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Maracuja05
3.1
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pale Ale Edition 2016 Calypso
05-03-17 // bottle from a holiday in Austria. Clear amber coloured beer, solid white head. Light hoppy nose. Taste is medium sweet malty with some light grassy, herbal and citrus hop notes. Not intense but solid.
Monday, March 13, 2017

ThirstyBird
2.9
Zipfer Urtyp
From tap, pours a medium yellow with a white cap. The smell is light malt, grass, citrus. The taste is light malt, grass, crisp and dry at the end. The body of the beer is light with a bit of slickness.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

osadchiuskas
2.4
Zipfer Urtyp
0.5l can from Hofer. Average Austrian lager. Drinks well but not necessarily something to write home about.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Ritzn
2.6
Zipfer Drei
Clear golden with little white head. Aroma is honey, noble hops, a tad malt, herbal notes, some dish water as well. Taste is sour carbonation, flat dusty hop bitterness, a bit citrus and dish water again. Drinkable and not watery, so actually a promising proof of concept.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

hawanna
3
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pale Ale Edition 2016 Calypso
0,33 l bottle BB 06/2017 from MPreis citrus, spruce, pine, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,
Monday, March 6, 2017

alkolord
2.5
Zipfer Urtyp
Golden klar im Glas, kein Schaum, deutlich malzig, sanft im Abgang, trinkbar
Saturday, March 4, 2017

kingstoni
2.9
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pale Ale Edition 2016 Calypso
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a thin head. Aroma of grapefruit. Some bitterness in taste. Medium thin body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Friday, March 3, 2017

16erBlech
3
Zipfer Märzen
0,5l bottle. Light and mild, but also watery. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Olorin
1.7
Zipfer Drei
500 ml bottle. Pale yellow colour, small head quickly vanishing, no lacing, soft carbonation. Nose is light malty, neutral odour. Aroma is close to non alcoholic beers, a little bit of sweetish malt, light bitterness, watery. Short finish. A needless compromise between non alcoholic and real beers.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.3
Zipfer Orangen Radler mit Lemongras
Bottle pours out a crisp golden topped with a fizzy white head. Nose is lemon orange sweet notes and a nice zest. Taste is more of the lemon citrus notes and the refreshing notes.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LLaurin
2.2
Zipfer Stefanibock
Pours straw hello with small head and nose that is rather weak. Slight citrus with some malts and a very weak hops. Not very impressive but still not bad on a sunny day in the alps.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

izikk
2.4
Zipfer Urtyp
Aromat mocno słodowy z lekkim karmelem. Barwa złocista, piana średnia. W smaku słodowe, karmel, trochę wodniste. Niska goryczka.
Monday, February 6, 2017

madzukas
4
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pale Ale Edition 2016 Calypso
Gaivaus apini? aromato, be putel?s, ?velniai gazuotas. Lengvai kartus. Puikus alus.
Friday, February 3, 2017

lrkmilani
2.6
Zipfer Drei
Had it from a bottle. Almost a water like with little personality and no bitterness. But for the amount of alcohol it has it is works just fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

drjoeng
3.2
Zipfer Pils Exclusiv
5.2%ABV. Pilsener. Tapped out gold. 6°SRM. Nose is light, beery and lager like. Carbonated. Palate is biscuits, pretzels, flour. Hops are noble giving this a very hop-forward palate overall. Finish is brief-medium with a lean hoppy bitter. Overall, a very pleasant hoppy lager.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

ogivlado
2.9
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pale Ale Edition 2016 Calypso
Bottled 330ml. -Darker golden coloured, small white haed, weak herbal nose. Moderate malty, herbal hoppy, slightly citrusy and rather dry bitterish finish. Nothing special here.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SinH4
2.4
Zipfer Märzen
Tap. Clear golden color with small white head. Aroma is malty, grainy, a bit of herbal hops. Taste is grainy, medium-sweet, a touch of earthy noble hops. Medium carbonation. Drinkable.
Friday, December 16, 2016

AleTamer12
3.4
Zipfer Urtyp
Tasty again for a great price in austria. Cheaper than water, how can anyone complain? Head disappeared quickly. Nice taste then the bitterness kicks in which some may like. I bought two and will probably drink them both. How’s that for an endorsement?
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Werckmeister
2.7
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pale Ale Edition 2016 Calypso
0,33l bottle at a Party. BB 06/2017. Orange light hazy color, small white head. smells grassy, tobacco, hints of exotic fruits. average smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of tobacco, quite grassy, also bit breadish. finishes medium grassy bitter. Not a big fan, rather unbalanced.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

PowY
2
Zipfer Sparkling
250 ml bottle. Pours a clear light golden with a white head. The aroma is hoppy and lightly malty with grass and hay. Light to medium body with a high carbonation, a light sweetness and a medium lingering bitterness. The flavor is malty (grains).
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Oxytocin
2
Zipfer Sparkling
250 ml bottle golden, clear, white foam, grass, herbs, woody, leaves, light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Saturday, December 10, 2016

PowY
2.5
Zipfer Märzen
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear light golden with a white head. The aroma is moderately malty and hoppy with grains, hay and grass. Medium body with an average carbonation, a light to medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavor is malty - grains, hay, hints of honey, paper.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Oxytocin
2.4
Zipfer Märzen
330 ml bottle golden, clear, white foam, herbs, hay, citrus, leaves, woody, lightly bitter, light sweetness, medium body, average carbonation,
Saturday, December 10, 2016

herrklemann
3.2
Zipfer Meisterwerke Pils Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pils Edition 2016 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 Pils Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pils Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pale Ale Edition 2016 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 Pils Edition 2016 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