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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Pale Lager
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Das Quöllfrisch hell zeichnet sich durch seine Milde und leichte Fruchtigkeit aus. Gebraut wird es aus reinem Pilsenermalz und drei verschiedenen Hopfensorten aus Stammheim und der Hallertau. Die bis zu 3 Monate lange Lagerung in unserem Felsenkeller gibt dem Bier seine Ausgewogenheit. Biertyp: Lagerbier Alkoholgehalt: 4,8% Farbe: satt gelb Hopfen: aromatische Hopfenblume, strohig Eindruck: vollmundig, frisch-fruchtig, hefebetont Optimale Trinktemperatur: 4-6°C Etikette: Josef Fässler, Appenzell Seit: 1992


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1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cousin_Larry (864) - - OCT 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Smells mildly skunky. Head dissipates quickly. Taste is seltzer with a metallic aftertaste. Overall flavor is weak/watery.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenL8 (38) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2016
On draft at rote fabrik. Waiting for explosions in the sky. Clear pale golden colour with little head. Aroma is almost nonexistent, maybe some honey coming through. No discernible hops. Flavour is alright, but really not exciting. Little body. Again some honey flavour with some hoppiness coming through towards the end. Finish is the most pleasant thing, medium bitterness and some herbal flavours. It’s better than most big swiss lagers but still far from what I’d call tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2016
F: big, white, good retention. C: straw, clear, some small particles floating in. A: grainy, hay, grassy, floral, bread. T: malty, grainy, smooth mouthfeel, bread, biscuit, floral, may be watery but this beer style is all about, medium body, good carbonation, good beer, 50cl can from Coop in shopping centre Serfontana in Morbio Inferiore in Switzerland.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mister_Li (742) - GERMANY - JUN 15, 2016
Klares goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, leicht würzig, etwas Heu, weich, süffig.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tricksta_p (3155) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle from Denner Satellit, Triesenberg. Aroma is light grainy malt and cardboard. Flavour is lightly sweetish and lightly bitter. Body is light, very watery. "Watery" sums up this beer perfectly.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerandBlues2 (11854) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Can aboard Swiss Air. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is clean cereal malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is clean, heavy cereal malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daigoon (74) - - MAY 14, 2016
0.5l can from Zürich Airport. Clear amber color, large white head and some lacing. Easily drinkable and fine.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AssKicker (166) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2016
Bue à la pression. Bière blonde légèrement orangée à la mousse peu résistante. Malts en dominante avec un soupçon de caramel. Une bière germanique classique, sans grand intérêt quoi.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WillemsUrenkel (1358) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
0,33 l can on a flight of edelweiss air from Zürich to Las Vegas for 5,00 €. But who cares on vacation? Clear golden in the glass, small white head. Flat taste, starts malty with some grain, low bitterness. Also low carbonation. Hop? Very easy to drink but nothing I would remember.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
King_Alex_II (1095) - SWITZERLAND - APR 24, 2016
Blind test of swiss lagers. Golden color, some foam. Rather nonexistent smell. The taste is very malty, sweet and a little tart. The aftertaste is the one of old beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 19, 2016
Can on a Swiss Air flight. Bow down to the Star Alliance Gold status, you fools! That’s what you get for doing clinical trials in all different sketchy ass companies, almost getting blown up in Istanbul, getting dirty in Delhi, and such. These are my spoils - no doubt every bit the Budweiser/Becks/Peroni/Kingfisher/Efes/Victoria Bitter/Tsingtao/Molsons/Tecate/Tiger/Asahi/etc of the country of Switzerland. I also just ate cheese soup and salami in a lounge. A lounge! I love living the high life, unless it’s the Miller High Life, in which case no thanks, get me something -bal aged at least, come on, are we animals here? Clear golden-yellow and fizzy with a one finger white head. Better retention and lacing than most in the style, so there’s that. The aroma is grain, white bread, touch of honey sweetness. The flavor is like a muted helles lager, medium sweet honey malt, only slight hop bitterness. Body is medium for the style, and carbonation is on the higher side as expected. Fine for what it is, but I wish it were something else, like a Cantillon, Hill Farmstead, or KBBS. Can planes not even get these beers? Just shows how good old fashioned service is going straight down the crapper!


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