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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle with Peter in Geneva. Dark golden body with nice white head. Nose of malts and dark berries. Taste is also malty but also a bit bitter. Slippery texture. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Aroma is malts, very light fruit and a hint of toast. The flavor is fruit, very malty, thick palate from the malts and a mildly tart/smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2010
33 cl swing-top, bb 03 Jan 2011. Nose of toasted oak, light smoke and green banana. Color of iced-tea with a lasting ring of creamy bubbles. Tastes of toasted oak and pecan on the front, turning slowly to show some vanilla, caramel, and hints of banana. Nice aftertaste of toasted oak and dry grass make for a balanced finish. Light-medium body is slightly tingly and astringent. Seems like a pretty average lager underneath, but it gets a really nice flavor boost from the oak aging.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2010
Orange colored with hazy appearance. Little white head. Smooth and creamy peachy fruity aroma, sweet one indeed. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also peachy with some lemony and vanilla note, aftertaste dries, still smooth ending.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2006
$3.99 fliptop 11.2 oz. bottle. Best by May 06, 2006. Well, let’s see how it held up. The fliptop bottle popped with a vigorous visible CO2 pop. A haze of CO2 creeps out of the bottle. Poured into my glass, it has a very thick nicely creamy looking white head. A hazy golden body with lots of slow bubbling carbonation. Awesome lacing. This stuff looks amazing. The aroma has that sweet milky corn lager silage thing going on. The flavor is really quite nice. One of the better pale lager’s I’ve had. Creamy caramel, nice cornflake like malt, some oak. Really well balanced. The palate is creamy, lightly dry, nice texture, good carbonation. A pretty darn good Pale Lager. Well worth the $4. Held up well. Wonder how it woulda been in a fresher state.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
The head is ok, the body blond and cloudy. It smells a bit woody, wheat, malty. The taste is a bit creamy, woody, malty. 11/10/9/10/11/10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful hazy orange beer. Lovely color. The nose is of malt, wood, caramel, chestnut and berries. A woody taste. Malty, full bodied with a decent hoppiness. Slightly sour, not in a bad way, adding character to this beer. Caramel and berries again in the taste. A very good palate. The finish is buttery, malty, slightly yeasty with hints of chestnuts. Nice lacing. Rerate pending.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2658) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2006
33cl bottle brought back from a trip to Switzerland by my sister. - Pours dark golden hazy with a short white foamy head. Aromas of light malts, bread, and floral hops. Flavor is malty with lots of bread notes and a touch of caramel but also plenty of floral hop flavor as well. Palate is medium bodied and a touch on the grainy side. Not bad for a pale lager actually.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2476) - 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.


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