Monday, March 14, 2011

Zipfer - Original Lager

Zipfer Original - - Brauerei Zipf, Austria - 5.4% ABV
11.2 oz brown bottle. Freshness code stamped on front label.
Served in a Sam Adams fluted glass.
It pours a hazy pale gold color with a medium-sized pure white head and some trailing and sticky lace.
A nice herbal grassy smell rises up. A light smell of doughy bread mingles with a mild resinous and floral hop.
The flavors are in harmony and very balanced. Light roasted malt and floral and metallic hops meld together with a very faint vodka-like alcoholic vapor.
The mouthfeel is slightly more raspy than the style calls for, though certainly not out of line.
A good beer for brats and kraut.

1 comment:

  1. sadly, some online beer rating sites list this as a Euro-lager (a slur). Not so, this is a well-crafted lager.