Town: Neuhstadt an der Waldnaab (Oberpfalz)
Color: amber, unfiltered
Head: white, thinning
Nose: grainy, light hop
Body: medium, low carbonation
Palate: balanced, nicely integrated grain, hoppy
Finish: clean, dry, bitter
Served: on tap at Zoiglwirtschaft Zum Waldhauser
Impression: This isn’t part of the Echte Zoigl group but now that I’ve been to all the “real” Zoiglstuben, I start to look at others when it’s convenient. This one was and I have to say not only was the Zoiglstuben really nice but the Zoigl was better than at least a couple of the Echte ones. It wasn’t as good as some but still. It was well-made with a nice grain element and it was hoppier than many but still quite balanced. It had a clean, dry, bitter finish. I was imagining this to be a one-off stop but I wouldn’t hesitate to eat here again, especially if on a Tuesday when most Echte Zoiglstuben are closed.
Care for another Zoigl?