Town: Kaufbeuren (Schwaben)
Color: amber, unfiltered
Head: white, thinning
Nose: malty, slightly grainy, underlying hops
Body: medium, soft
Palate: balanced, nicely integrated grain, underlying hops
Finish: clean, semi-dry, semi-bitter
Served: on tap at Zoigl Kaufbeuren Ausschank
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 and traditional but the Zoigl was better than at least a couple of the Echte ones. That it’s in Kaufbeuren, only an hour away from where I live is definitely a plus. It’s very balanced with a great malty profile due to five malts being used. The grain element shines through and there’s enough hops in the mix to make for a clean, semi-dry, semi-bitter finish. Worth seeking out if in the area.
Care for another Zoigl?