Zipfer Urtyp | Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)
Austria
zipfer.at

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sunrisesolara on 02-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
14.97%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
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1.8/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of aro
2.24/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of sunrisesolara
2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

.5L emptied into a pokal.

A: Pours a straw gold with a 2-finger head which is quick to receed to almost nothing. Good lacing on the upper third of glass.

S: Spicy hops are readily apparent, slightly earthy. Yeasty white bread is also in there. Hints of citrus.

M: Weak. Watery, very little carbonation. Really feels like a beer which has gone flat, even though this one was well within date.

T: Delivers shadows of what the smell promised. The barley is middling, hops are almost a non-entity, I strongly suspect that this beer uses extracts instead of fresh produce (ingredient list is quite vague, with barley malt being the only ingredient blatently named). Very little aftertaste, just something reminiscent of orange zest.

D: Nothing outstanding here. It's smooth, in the same manner that water is smooth. Definitely not a beer that I would go out of my way to recommend, especially when there are so many other good beers which come from this region of Austria.

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Photo of MattRiggs
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

-this beer has a boat load of carbonation
-extremely long head retention
-crystal clear and bright gold in color
-almost no aroma (malt or hop)
-nothing but mild malt sweetness and CO2 bubbles up front
-a nice, Eastern European bitterness that only comes on at the end
-very drinkable, but not a favorite
-Did i mention that this beer has head retention? My entire glass is lined with a wall of white foam.

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Photo of Dmmflys
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of monkist
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of chubenzino
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerman1977
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

C+ (3.18) ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of JTuomi
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisR123
3.24/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of raylpendleton
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alee42
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
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 time...in the distant future.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.44/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of benfons
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
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 cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of drmeto
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Zipfer Urtyp from Brauerei Zipf (Brau Union)
3.34 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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