The Oktoberfest isn't a cheap outing but it is generally once in a lifetime. Beer prices have steadily risen since the 1970s and it's no surprise that after a two year hiatus, that prices are at an all time high. Perhaps that's fair enough but sadly, even though you pay for a Mass (a full liter), your rarely receive one.
Zoigl is more of a beer culture than a style. While largely confined to a few select areas in northern Bavaria, there is one very interesting example in the Allgäu region. Kaubeuren Zoigl Ludwigstrasse 47 has all the right ingredients and is well worth exploring if in the area.
Klosterbrauerei Mallersdorf is the last with a brewing nun at its helm. Take a stroll around its grounds, the countryside surrounding it and enjoy the fine food and beer on offer at their Klosterbräustüberl.
Klosterbrauerei Mallersdorf Zoigl isn't a true Zoigl in the traditional sense but the flavor component is there and is nonetheless a tasty beer to seek out.
Klosterbrauerei Mallersdorf Jubiläumsbier is a full rich Festbier with a touch of honey in both the nose and palate. The lingering semi-dry finish is moreish.
Klosterbrauerei Mallersdorf Maibock is a special seasonal brew with a richly malty palate featuring some honey notes and a moreish semi-dry lingering finish.
Klosterbrauerei Mallersdorf Vollbier Hell is a rich golden brew with grassy notes and a lingering semi-dry finish.
Beerwanderers is not only an information resource for the beer and hiking trails of Bavaria but also a full service provider of guided hiking tours which bring the traveler to breweries often not visited by walking on paths rather than riding in a tour bus. Get off the bus and feel the earth move under your feet.
Schneider Aventinus is the original Weizenbock and remains the gold bar standard by which all are judged. Aventinus Eisbock is concentrated version of it. Let's compare the two.
Weizenbock is one of Bavaria's creations and there are many great examples. Two very different ones are Schneider's seminal Aventinus and its collaboration with Brooklyn Brewing, Hopfenweisse.