Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager | Silver City Brewing Co.

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86
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59 Ratings
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Ziggy Zoggy Summer LagerZiggy Zoggy Summer Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
silvercitybrewery.com

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Toast to Summer!

Ziggy Zoggy is an unfiltered lager that balances a crisp and elegant honey-like malt flavor with assertive, classic German hop character. Brewed in the tradition of German style "Zwickelbier" (look it up) Ziggy Zoggy is perfect for celebrating everything this summer; sun and surf, back yards and barbeques, friends & family.

So here's to a great summer filled with sunshine & memories, friends & loved ones and all the other reasons to lift a glass of Ziggy Zoggy again and again.

"Ziggy Zoggy,
Ziggy Zoggy.
Oy! Oy! Oy!"

Added by youradhere on 05-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by mentor:
Photo of mentor
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of faintly tanned head over a cloudy light straw-gold colored liquid. Smells earthy hops (hallertauer), iron, copper, pils malt, sulfur, tinny hops (saaz?), and berry from hops (blackberry?).

Taste clean crisp and bold. Quite hoppy for this fairly light beer. Hop flavor is saaz-like tinny with some pear and apricot fruity. Works great with the sharp spicy zip in the hop bitter, similar to the zip in a Bohemian Pils. Crisp sharp fine carbonation complements with the flavors and zip. Finishes with a bit of honey sweet. Nice beer, but is this style supposed to be just a bohemian pils that's allowed to be cloudy?

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
4/5  rDev +2%

I'm rating this beer relative to its style.

Decided to pick this up after seeing at Fred Meyer. Being the last one, and this being a summer lager while it is currently mid-November, I would say it's safe to assume this particular bottle was pretty dated.

Nice color, looks like a lager but a lot more cloudy and full.
The aroma worried me a little. Typical lager problem; skunky/spritzy scent. Huge turn off. I imagine it was this particular bottle and not this overall product from Silver City.
I was totally surprised by the taste and drinking experience. Not skunky and sour tasting at all, not overly light and boring. Pretty bready/cracker tasting, very pleasantly hopped. Goes down smooth. Has a more filling body than a typical lager.

It may have been 30 degrees outside and thanksgiving plans are in the air, but I still enjoyed this beer immensely and quickly, maybe sneaking in happy thoughts of sunshine and bbq grills. As far as the style goes, this could easily be my go-to lager. I imagine if I tried a fresher bottle or straight from the tap the aroma situation would be significantly better,

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSkylar
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beardo
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a clear golden orange amber, thin fine white head leaves a long lasting thin film and ring around the glass and wispy lacing. Aroma is bready malt, simple stright forward lager. Flavor is bisquity and bready malt with a hint of citrus and yeast with a pleasant hop kick in the finish. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess; excellent for a low ABV lager. Deceptively simple, the flavor is complex enough to keep my interest throughout the bottle. An enjoyable lager, the unfiltered process definitely adds more flavor and body to this beer. I wil buy this again.

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Photo of John_Brewster_III
3.04/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of MotorBeering
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeRose
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a deep gold with a massive white head I suspec induced by the geyser upon opening the can.

There was an initial skunky aroma, so along with the mini-geyser I was concerned. No need...the Noble hops come in and the unexpected aroma from a canned beer is gone. Flora and herbal, biscuit malt and honey. Seems a bit of toast is there as well.

Happy to say the taste is also clean. Hops, malts, honey in that order. Pleasant combo that seems to have been executed well.

The feel is creamy, with a slight leaning toward medium or evn heavy in the body. Pretty drying, mild bitterness.

Overall, this is a decent beer with some interesting flavors. The honey is nice, and does not come across as sweet,just the honey flavor. Nice beer worth a try if you see it.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of etorgers
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 510a
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of M477
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sanford_and_son
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Attractive pour in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass. Plenty of coarse foam, handsome dark yellow brew, and sudsy mouthfeel. It's not quite up to the creamy delight of a real German Zwickelbier, but it's highly drinkable.

Toasted crackery malt to start, with a resiny, honey tang. Some hoppy notes and a bitterish aftertaste. Brewer says the hops are Sterling and rates it at 33 IBUs. The hops are kind of leafy and herb-tasting, but have a lively bitter zing that is just right for this refreshing brew. It's not as sharp and bitter as a lot of Pilsners, but has a mineral and resiny tang.

Rather bitter aftertaste after some sipping. Yeasty flavors further down the bottle. Definitely unfiltered. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Malt & Vine in Redmond, Washington.

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Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager from Silver City Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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