CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 16, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Pale golden. Clear. OK amount of white head.
Aroma: Lemon, floral, hops. Bit of alcohol.
Taste: Watery. Some hops and malt. Slight bitterness.
Info: 330ml bottle, 16/7-2009
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale, urine coloured. Domestic beer nose. Thin body, slightly sweet. Touch of hops in finish. Boring.
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - SEP 24, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cerveja com boa presença de malte e lúpulo e final amargo, mas que não chegou a impressionar.
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[on tap somewhere in Interlaken]
No diacetyl, which was surprising after tasting their other beers. Fresh hops aroma together with crisp malt and a tiny bit of sweet corn. Clear straw with a lasting, white, rocky head. Crisp flavour of grain and hay. Two-row malt plus a bit of subdued hops with well-balanced bittering and carbonation. Lemony finish that may be from fermentation. Light to medium body and medium carbonation.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught in Interlaken. Clear gold with a big, fluffy white head that laces like cotton candy. Malty sweet aroma with a slight vegetable quality and some grassy hops. Maltier flavor than either of the other two light rugens I had, with a nice hop balance and bitter finish that is crisp and clean. Medium-light body with plenty of carbonation. More flavor than the lager hell, but has that same crisp refreshing quality that I want to attribute to the amazing Interlaken water, but who knows?
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bought straight from brewery) Yellow colored, medium sized yellow head. Fruity esters dominate this sweet and lemony aroma, nothing special. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is same as aroma: esters come up strongly with lemon also, same taste in aftertaste. After being couple of days in Munich, this doesn’t work.
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zermatt, Switzerland. Watery Pilsen........................Zermatt, Suíça. Pilsen aguada.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Spezial Bier - Interlaken" - Light golden and slightly hazy. Light and soft mouthfeel with a lively carbonation. Sweet malt base (honey and light caramel). Flowery, herbal hops with a complementing bitterness. Although, some stark, flower-petal bitterness reared its ugly head. Nevertheless, the bitterness surely washed away any lingering sweetness, so no problem there. Overall, not too bad, just a little harsh in some respects.
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Druaght. Golden yellow colour, wellbalanced malt/hop aroma and flavour with a light hop finish.
tugdriver7 (27) - Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-carried from Switzerland (thanks "N"). Touted as "The Local Beer of Interlaken." Great example of the style. Little lasting head, but nice lacing; clear yellow color. Good mouthful, with smooth, mild taste that was quite drinkable. No, you won’t find complexity here; but compared to so many other Euro Pale Lagers, this one is well done. I wish it were available in the US.