Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: German Hefeweizen
Appenzell, Switzerland
Serve in Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Das obergärige, naturtrübe Weizenbier besitzt einen erhöhten Anteil an Kohlensäure. Gärnebenprodukte wie Fruchtester und Pheole machen sich in Bananen- und Nelkenaromen bemerkbar und geben dem Weizen seinen typischen Geschmack. Biertyp: Weizenbier, naturtrüb Alkoholgehalt: 5,2% Farbe: kräftiges strohgelb Hopfen: blumige Hopfennote Eindruck: Bananen-Nelkenaroma (hefig), würzig, frisch-fruchtig Optimale Trinktemperatur: 7°C Etikette: Bea Kunz, Appenzell Seit: 1998

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2015
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 5/27/2015. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big banana, clove, lemon, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, clove, lemon, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, clove, lemon, pear, apple, wheat, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (790) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Cloudy orange color with nice foam head. Sheath nose. The taste is watery at first and quite wheaty afterwards. Some banana and a solid carbonation. Decent aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (6224) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2015
Fruchtig-weiziger Antrunk. Sehr viel Nelke, nicht viel Banane. Die Hefe wirkt schwer und unrund. Kaum Herbe spürbar, Hefe, weich, ein Hauch Säure. Sehr mild aber doch etwas schwer trinkbar aufgrund der Aromenkomposition. Interessant, aber irgendwie unrund, dennoch lecker und gut trinkbar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
17Beer (123) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Nice aroma of lemon and pine. Pours a hazy gold with a thick persistent white head. Light sour yeasty taste with a short finish. Very bland for a hefeweizen. Not much bite but pleasant. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (522) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, I failed to produce the right head though. My fault. Typical Weizen aromas: Bananas and citrus, but also a bit of strawberry sirup. Short crisp mouthfeel. Not very complex, and the combination is odd.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
(bottle) hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of cloves and wheat, heavily phenolic and oxidized, with notes of alcohol, some cinnamon and popcorn. flavour is mostly rotten meat and overripe peaches, with some more cinnamon, lemons and wheat. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1511) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Bignens Vins in Balexert, Geneva. Nice heavy bottle and agricultural label. High carbonation, yellowy brown cloudy colour, definitely looks the part. Good classic Bavarian-style weizen, yeasty, slightly sweet, big wheat flavours, low hopping. Quenching. Actually quite decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 15, 2014
Don’t think I’ve ever had a Swiss weizenbier before. It is markedly better than Edelweiss but still has a long way to go before reaching the status of it’s Bavarian cousins. Pretty clear actually with a light aroma. Tastes fine though a bit flat at the end. Usual flavors on the palate are real nice. Average, but I love this style so it’s still really enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 500ml corked bottled served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours a hazy orange color forming a big fizzy and creamy white head. Good retention and lots of lacings formed and left in the glass. S: Great perfume. Strong notes of white bread and sweet biscuits. Quite sweet, fruity and flowery. Notes of pale malts and wheat. Light notes of clove and banana esters. Some very light notes of flowery hops. T: Sweet grains in upfront. Extremely bready. Strong notes of sweet pale malts and wheat. Biscuity. Some light notes of flowery hops. Earthy and quite bready yeast profile. M: Creamy body. Medium carbonation. Smooth. Bready aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Smooth. Simple but very pleasant Swiss Weissbier. [ BA Review @ 6/18/2014 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pindoc (121) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Ein schöner weisser feinblatriger Schaum auf naturtrüben goldgelben Bier! Der obligate Weizenduft steigt in die Nase. Der erste Schluck ist durchtränkt von Aromen, die den Gaumen umspielen und samtweich, leicht süsslich die Kehle hinunter fliessen. Der Abgang und Nachhall sind leicht bitter. Ein wunderbares Weizen!

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