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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0
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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 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 dcmchew
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
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 Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DOCRW
4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
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 Brabander
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
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 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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Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BcCraft710
4.04/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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 Pacioli1445
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Beerman1977
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 TwiggyCZ
1.8/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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

Photo of SCproUA
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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