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Austrian Beer Chart






The nature of Austrian beer can be likened to German beer, given that many breweries include in their range weissbiers, dunkel lagers, doppelbocks, radlers, etc, but there are differences in the overall quality. Austria seems more daring in its willingness to brew more flavoured or, to some extent, more internationally-styled beers, such as hemp beer (e.g. its Hirter BioHanfBier) and of course the English Stout, brewed by Schloss Brau in the small Alpine town of Dornbirn.

I have visited Innsbruck and Dornbirn and found several, high-quality traditional brewpubs, as well as lots of large brewing operations. The selection of quality beers is quite remarkable, and my dad and I have tried 70 so far (at the time of writing). The best two are from Schloss Brau in Dornbirn and there are more internationally available varieties that rank high, including Samichlaus, which boasts itself as the strongest lager in the world at 14% ABV and Eggenberg Urbock. The biggest import I know of is Zipfer, which is predicably a European-style pilsner.
No. Chart
No.
brewery beer
name
final
score
serving
type
% ABV descriptive
word
last
pub
or place
beer style origin
town
1135SchlossbräuEnglish Stoutreview beer82.20d5.2chocolateSchlossbräuEnglish stoutDornbirn
2154SchlossbräuWeizenreview beer81.53d5.4sweet-wheatSchlossbräuhefe weizenDornbirn
3212Mohren BräuMohrenbrau Kellerbierreview beer80.51b5.7orange-malt(room 24 in Katharinenhof Hotel)keller/zwickel bierDornbirn
4242EggenbergSamichlaus Bierreview beer80.00b14last-and-first(home)doppelbockVorchdorf
5322EggenbergUrbock 23°review beer79.16b9.6sugary(room 18 in the Torenzicht pub hotel)doppelbockVorchdorf
6520ZillertalSchwarzesreview beer77.14b5.2milk-chocolate(on the train from Innsbruck to Dornbirn)schwarzbierZell am Ziller
7555SchlossbräuSpezialreview beer76.80d5.1candy-lemonSchlossbräu(unknown)Dornbirn
8619WieselburgerStammbräureview beer76.46b5.4orangeyElferhausEuro pale lagerWieselburg
9662HirterMorchlreview beer76.12b5chocolateyElferhausdunkel lagerMicheldorf
10685PuntigamPuntigamer Das 'Bierige' Bierreview beer75.79b5.1freshThe Ship and MitreEuro pale lagerGraz
11740EggEgger Wälder Zwicklreview beer75.11b5.5fruit-caramelBistro Ekookeller/zwickel bierGerbe
12813Hofbräu KaltenhausenEdelweiss Weissbier Kristallklarreview beer74.77b5.5candy-wheatElferhauskristal weizenHallein
13909Theresien BräuDunklesreview beer74.10d4.8rich-chocolateTheresien Bräudunkel lagerInnsbruck
14912WieselburgerKaiser Doppel Malzreview beer74.10b4.7chocolatey(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)dunkel lagerWieselburg
15941SchlossbräuNaturtrübesreview beer73.93d5.4fresh-maltSchlossbräu(unknown)Dornbirn
16956Brau Union ÖsterreichGösser Beerreview beer73.76b5.2fresh(home)Euro pale lagerLinz
171153FohrenburgFohrenburger No. 1review beer72.75b5.5malty(my room in Museum Lodge)Euro pale lagerBludenz
181481StieglGoldbräureview beer70.72b4.9maltyThe Ship and MitremärzenSalzburg
191485HirterBioHanfBierreview beer70.72b4.8maltyElferhausherbed/spiced beerMicheldorf
201588Theresien BräuStammbräureview beer70.38d4.8mountain-freshTheresien BräumärzenInnsbruck
211687ZipfZipfer Chilled Lemonreview beer69.88b4.9lemons(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)fruit beerZipf
221705Zwettl Karl SchwarzZwettler Export Lagerreview beer69.71b5maltyThe Ship and MitredortmunderZwettl
231735GösserGoldreview beer69.71b5.5refreshingThe Ship and MitreEuro pale lagerLeoben
241927Harald BaumgartnerTirolbierreview beer68.36b4candy-maltElferhausmärzenInnsbruck
252075Theresien BräuWeissereview beer67.68d4.8smoothTheresien Bräuhefe weizenInnsbruck
262079OttakringerGold Fasslreview beer67.68b4.6fresh-fruit(home)Euro pale lagerWien
272080Mohren BräuGambrinusreview beer67.68b4.6chocolate(home)dunkel lagerDornbirn
282332Brau Union ÖsterreichGösser Darkreview beer67.00d4.4richYardhousedunkel lagerLinz
292366ZillertalWeissbier Hellreview beer66.83b5lemon-wheat(home)hefe weizenZell am Ziller
302521FohrenburgFohrenburger Radlerreview beer65.82b2.6sugary(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)fruit beerBludenz
312649Mohren BräuPilsenerreview beer65.14d4.8clean(room 24 in Katharinenhof Hotel)German pilsenerDornbirn
322720WieselburgerKaiser Premium Radlerreview beer64.81b2.2sweet-lemons(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)fruit beerWieselburg
332765WieselburgerKaiser Sport-Radlerreview beer64.64b3.2sweet-lemon(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)fruit beerWieselburg
342774GrieskirchenGrieskirchner Pilsreview beer64.64b4.8fresh(home)German pilsenerGrieskirchen
352783StieglGaudi Radlerreview beer64.64b2.5lemon-juice(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)fruit beerSalzburg
362846StieglBier/Pilsreview beer64.64b4.9malty(home)German pilsenerSalzburg
372878ZillertalMärzenreview beer64.64b5.1fresh(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)märzenZell am Ziller
383091Schloss StarkenbergStarkenberger Weissbier Hellreview beer63.63b5okay(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)hefe weizenTarrenz
393119StieglParacelcus Zwicklreview beer63.46b5orangey(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)keller/zwickel bierSalzburg
403138Hofbräu KaltenhausenEdelweiss Weissbier Hefetrübreview beer63.29b5.5cloves(home)hefe weizenHallein
413153Hofbräu KaltenhausenEdelweiss Weissbier Dunkelreview beer63.29b5.5thick(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)dunkel weizenHallein
423258Mohren BräuRadler süssreview beer62.61b2.8sugary-lemon(home)fruit beerDornbirn
433286FrastanzFrastanzer Premiumreview beer62.61b4.9fresh-olives(home)Euro pale lagerFrastanz
443369OttakringerHellesreview beer62.10b5.25hoppy(on the train from Innsbruck to Dornbirn)helles bockWien
453522Josef SiglTrumer Pilsreview beer61.60b4.9fresh-mustZeebarGerman pilsenerSalzburg-Obertrum
463525ZillertalZwicklbierreview beer61.60b4.8freshGoldenes Dachlkeller/zwickel bierZell am Ziller
473539Fritz EggerEgger Radlerreview beer61.60c2.5lemonade(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)fruit beerUnterradlberg
483542ZipfZipfer Sparklingreview beer61.60b5.2lemons(room 24 in Katharinenhof Hotel)Euro pale lagerZipf
493923ZipfZipfer Märzenreview beer60.59c5clean(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)märzenZipf
504104ZillertalPilsreview beer59.57b4.5citrus-hopsGoldenes DachlGerman pilsenerZell am Ziller
514353EggenbergSpirit of Hempreview beer58.56b4.9plain(our room in the Torenzicht pub hotel)herbed/spiced beerVorchdorf
524409ZipfZipfer Josefi Bockreview beer58.56b7.1strong(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)helles bockZipf
534793ZipfZipferreview beer57.21b5.4average(home)Euro pale lagerZipf
544895GösserIcereview beer56.53b4.8fresh(home)Euro pale lagerLeoben
554905SchwechatSchwechater Bierreview beer56.53b5lemony(on the train from Innsbruck to Dornbirn)Euro pale lagerSchwechat
565117Mohren BräuSpezialreview beer55.52b5.6citrussy(room 24 in Katharinenhof Hotel)Euro pale lagerDornbirn
575130FohrenburgFohrenburger Stiftlereview beer55.52b4.8lemony-hops(on the train from St. Margreten to St. Gallen)Euro pale lagerBludenz
585147(unknown)Die Echte Halbe (brewed for Mpreis supermarket)review beer55.52b5.2malty(home)märzen(unknown)
595317Brau Union ÖsterreichGösser Oktoberbraureview beer55.18b5.3freshGosser'sdortmunderLinz
605515EggEgger Wälder Spezial Bierreview beer54.51b5.5floral-hopsBistro EkoomärzenGerbe
615519WieselburgerKaiser Bierreview beer54.51d5lageryZum HansEuro pale lagerWieselburg
625657HirterPrivat Pilsreview beer53.49b5.2tartElferhausGerman pilsenerMicheldorf
635868EggenbergMac Queen's Nessiereview beer52.48b7.3disappointing(home - yard)wee heavyVorchdorf
645883Fritz EggerEggerreview beer52.48c5.2strong-tasting(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)märzenUnterradlberg
655884FohrenburgFohrenburger Jubiläumreview beer52.48b5.2fruity-hops(room 24 in Katharinenhof Hotel)Euro pale lagerBludenz
665885Brau Union ÖsterreichGösser Märzenreview beer52.48b5.2fizzyGosser'smärzenLinz
675889EggenbergHopfenkönigreview beer52.48b5.1normal(room 123 in The Globe hotel)German pilsenerVorchdorf
686438Mohren BräuPfiffreview beer49.44b4.9lemony(on the train from St. Gallen to Zurich)Euro pale lagerDornbirn
696441Schloss StarkenbergStarkenberger Tiroler Märzenreview beer49.44b4.9hoppy(room 420 in Ibis Hotel)märzenTarrenz
706847Brau Union ÖsterreichGösser NaturRadlerreview beer46.57b2lemonade(on the train from Innsbruck to Dornbirn)fruit beerLinz














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