Zipfer Urtyp | Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)

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Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sunrisesolara on 02-05-2010

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4.15/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madbrewer9
3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap the other night at the Lagerhaus in Palm Harbor.
Pours very clear with a nice med gold color.
Medium head.
Aroma is bready malt with a little sweetness and some noble hops.
Nice flavor, slight malty sweetness with breadiness also evident.
Low hop bitterness with low to med noble hop flavor.
Balance favors the malt with more malt profile that a typical helles or pils.
Very easy drinking beer without sacrificing flavor. Could hoist a few of these.

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Photo of bmaslakov
3.81/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: light golden straw, surprisingly clear
Smell: dump wheat with notes of honey and flowers
Taste: fresh and pleasantly dry, a tad bitter taste
Feel: low carbonation, somewhat watery texture
Overall: a nice one, but nothing worth returning to.

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Photo of Brabander
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had this beer for many many years during my visits to Austria. You can say this was my home beer, when in Tirol. Now it's time to review it. I can start by saying that this is one of the better beers Austria has to offer.

Poured out of the 0,5 liter bottle the beer looks better than other beers i had in Austria. A very nice white head with very little carbonation. Good hoptaste with some hints of lemon and orange. A very enjoyable full tasting beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The bottle I have is labelled "Zipfer" and underneath "Ein Glas Heller Freude". More of a helles than a pale lager. Pale yellow color with thin head, grassy aroma and slight bitter hay in the flavor. This is a good summer quaff. Really enjoying this one.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.59/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: It pours bright golden with medium head of decent retention and some lacing
S: Smells biscuity and with the typical intense sweetness of may Austrian lager beers
T: More sweet than hoppy. Notes of biscuit and lots of malts.
M: Fairly carbonated.
O: An OK lager.

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Photo of drmeto
3.56/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-pours a clear straw golden with a small to medium,frothy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-honey,spicy,candy sweetness,lemon,rice on the backend
-finishes dry
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
A solid Export Lager,no off notes.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of benfons
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: pale golden colour, nice white head, gorgeous column of bubbles rising up from the bottom

S: loads of hops, hints of lemon and even grass

T: grains, hoppy finish, slightly metallic feel

M: medium body, slightly under carbonated, not too dry

O: a lot of promise, but in the end only slightly above average

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.44/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Zipfer Urtyp
,5L can, dated "09.2014 L49 2 21.57"

Appearance: Light straw gold body beneath a bright white head of foam. Fairly good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Light combination of malt and hop - almost "generic" beer.

Taste: Very basic beer. Almost like American Budweiser but with more hops to it - grassy/floral. Dry, lackluster finish. Easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied / moderate carbonation.

Overall: Kind of a boring Munich helles style beer. Malt stands ahead of bitterness and hop flavor, although there's not that much malt to it, and thus even less hop flavor and bitterness.

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3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear light golden color with some white head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma has clean malt, bread crust and a hint of honey. Taste starts slightly sweet and malty but the hops kick in and balance out the beer quite well. Unfortunately there are also some stale grains and cardboard. Light to medium body with medium to soft carbonation. It has a good potential but it has the typical macro flaws.

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3.31/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raylpendleton
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alee42
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer at a nice restaurant in a hotel in Vienna. It came in a huge .5L bottle (I should have a pic to load) and it was poured into a rather large pokal.

A - the color was goldenrod, with a bubbly head, about 1 finger. it did not sustain a good head and flattened out pretty quickly. there was tons of carbonation, to be honest, it really looked like a golden version of ginger ale.

S - the first scent that hit me was an apple crispiness, with an overall aroma of hops, just like most german pils.

T - it first tasted flat carbonated drink, then the carbonation receded and it tasted just like water. very weak indeed, and it does not leave a nice taste on the back of the tongue. sort of the skunky taste that you get after having a very hoppy beer, but with less hops.

M - too much carbonation, then no carbonation at all.

D - i would not consider this beer for anyone who loves flavorful beers. this beer has none of that. disappointing, but i do find myself drinking this at another the distant future.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.24/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JTuomi
3.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25


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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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Zipfer Urtyp from Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 35 ratings