Zoigl-Pils

Oregon
United States
Zoigl-Pils, Zoiglhaus Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our Brewmaster trained and brewed in Berlin, but as a NW American, he still loves his hops.  Of all the Pilsner substyles, the one brewed in Northern Germany is the driest and crispest with a great hop character.  Brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516, we use German malts, hops and yeast.  Herkules and Hersbrucker hops provide the spicy and snappy hop flavor and aroma.  Oh, and it won the Gold Medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival for German Pilsner.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
42
Hops: 
Herkules, Hersbrucker
Malts: 
Pilsner
Judges Review 
Brad Darnell's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Zoigl-Pils by Zoiglhaus Brewing Co. is a North German-Style Pilsner and is being evaluated as a German Pilsner (2015 BJCP Category 5D) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect a golden, clean fermented lager based on high-quality German malt and hops. It should be refreshing and crisp with light body and fairly dry while providing a complex malt character and balanced hops.

Warm, rich bready malt rises from the glass alongside a quick waft of mineral, sulfur notes. Following closely is bright, fresh spicy, floral and herbal Noble hops of moderate intensity. Pours lightly chill hazed pale gold with a large, frothy and tight-bubbled eggshell white head, long retention and eventually leaving a film on top and light lacing. Balanced, yet tilted to the hops, flavor has a bready malt structure that supports spicy, herbal and lightly floral hops. Medium-high hop bitterness and a clean fermentation character. Medium-light body and moderate, nearly mouth-filling carbonation.

Faint corny DMS presents as a secondary aroma in concert with slight malt huskiness. The flavor is complex and hop-balanced with a lingering hop spiciness. Alcohol is present, but definitely underneath as a mild warming agent. Crisp and refreshing, I could drink this all day.