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Austria - Zillertal Bier

DK PublishingDK Publishing 2/07/2014 DKBooks

Zillertal Bier

Umfahrungsstrasse 3, A-6280, Zell am Ziller, Austria

This brewery in the small Zillertal-valley in Tyrol has been around for more than 500 years. Each May it celebrates the Gauderfest, a festival that dates back to 1428, with a beerfest that lasts for four days.

Brewing secret

A special bock beer is brewed for the festival, and is available only on that weekend.

Gauder Bock

beer style: Maibock
alcohol content: 7.4% ABV

Aromas of vanilla and alpine herbs. Unusually intense bitterness helps balance the malt to give a dry finish.

Zillertal Weissbier

beer style: Hefeweizen
alcohol content: 5% ABV

Aromas of citrus and banana. Refreshing and prickly, light and aromatic (cloves), rather than sweet.

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