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Brewed by Locher
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Hergestellt nach jahrhundertealter Brautradition. Die einzigartige Malzmischung aus Pilsnermalz, Wienermalz und Caramelmalz ergibt ein vollmundiges und aromareiches Bier, welches in Gaumen und Nase eine spezielle Blume entwickelt. Die Lagerung in Eichenfässern welche bis zu vier Monate dauert, gibt dem Holzfassbier seinen unnachahmlichen Charakter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
[bottle from Visp] Spicy melanoidiny aroma dominated by oaky butterscotch/vanilla. Hazy, dark amber, covered by a thin, off-white flannel blanket. Sweet base malt flavour immediately usurped by potent oak characteristics; butterscotch and vanilla. Not massively oaky like some extreme US brews, though. Actually kind of delicate. Balance is towards sweet, with little or no bitterness. Smooth and clean finish, moderate carbonation, medium body. Excellent--seriously underrated beer. Perhaps they changed something or my bottle was fresh. Anyone not tasting the oak in this beer was drinking something else than what was in my bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5605) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle, thanks Allen. Hazy amber, low head. Rather metallic rusty aroma. Roasted malt, light grain, metallic hops, indeed it tates like a barrel - from the outside. Very nice mellow prickly mouthfeel, medium to light body. Light phenolic retronasal.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as light spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt ans straw as well as light notes of honey, leading to a dry and bitter finish. The flavor is quite light and so is the body. Thanks yespr for sharing.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
I tried a bottle of this brew at a Swiss tavern/restaurant in New Glarus, Wisconsin. This beer has been nicely bottled (similar to Grolsch), but falls far on taste. It tastes different, but just not my style. Oh well, at least I was able to enjoy the wonderful Swiss food at the restaurant!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2683) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle - Pours clear light amber with barely a head. Smells earthy and woody, but the strongest smell is of a funky, sweaty sock. Yep, it smells like a sock found in the dark corner of your gym bag. Nasty. Fortunately, it tastes better than it smells. It’s dry apple, oak, and a little bit of hops on the finish. Finish is dry and astringent--tart and refreshing. It’s pretty light-bodied and has just enough carb. A weird beer, but an interesting experience. I just wish it didn’t smell like a sock.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Thanks 17thfloor for sharing! Pours a strange dark golden, just very light, though it does have a decent lingering white frothy head. Aroma is surprising, very smoky, some bacon and smoked campfiery malts. Flavor has an immediate smoky note before becoming sweet and caramely. Some toffee and toast become more prevalent through a strange and off balanced finish, I can see where the beer was maybe before and I think I am trying to picture that, but its a bit off all around. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Wow that is different. I think the sweet maltiness just takes over becomes cloying

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Flip-top bottle best before Oct 27, 2009 shared with funkybrewster. Pours a murky dull pinkish gray orange swirl with a thin airy soap-bubble looking white head, uuuuugly. Aroma of rauchbier, smokey, salty, oily, potpourri, vanilla and honey. Flavor of salty wax, floral, cardboard, nutty, soapy, ok I’m done...

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GV (18) - , NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2009
Clear beer with quickly disappearing small white head. Aroma is of sweet caramel and something else I can’t describe. Taste is sweet caramel and malt, not much hops or bitterness. Sweetness and slight bitterness in after taste. Low carbonation and almost oily texture. Nothing really special to remember.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Picked this up at the grocery store in New Glarus down the street from the brewery. Hidden underneath some other Swiss wines and dusty and forgotten about. Cool label artwork with a swing top. Tastes like it has gone through some extreme temperature changes and poor storage. Old, and dry and very light, almost slightly vinous, with some oxidized sherry notes. Not the best thing I drank that night, but makes for a neat story, having never tried swiss beer before, only their wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle, 5.2%. Good malty aroma, slightly farty, though. Dark brown colour, some small bits floating around. The flavour starts off nicely malty with a good mouthfeel. Gets a bit drier after a while, but still tastes OK. I would have liked it a bit sweeter.


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