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Brewed by Sudwerk
Style: American Pale Ale
Pfäffikon, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our flagship pale ale. Completely authentic in style, bursting with fresh whole flower American hops and yeast. Immediately present and fragrant nose dominated by a spicy bouquet of toasted caramel, citrusy notes. Rich Copper in color, delivering that expected caramel palate, complemented by residual malty sweetness and lingering finish. Expect a world class Pale Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (119) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Très belle ambrée orangée, belle mousse persistante et se déposant sur les parois. Carbonation moyenne. Arôme de caramel avec citrus et un peu résineux. En bouche, pareil le côté citrus est balancé par la douceur du goût caramel. Une amertume en fin de bouche surprenante, qui rend la bière moins balancée mais ça ajoute de l’intérêt et du caractère. J’apprécie.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
A Mes rate. Bottle from Bachser Mart and drunk in the Novotel in Zürich.
Attractive amber brown colour with a decent white head that settles quickly to a thin film. Malt upfront again with a good earthy, nutty character. Light hoppy overtones with some delicate grassy bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and easy drinking. Decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3227) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
On 50 cl bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich. Dark golden color, good foam. Distinct, but integrated hoppy aromas (pine), some fruitiness and light citrus notes- caramel & vanilla notes. Medium body & complexity. Solid bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
Dark amber body with thin head. Nose of hops and cara,el. Quite nice taste and texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Bottled@vPBFII (thanks Bov!). Golden colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel, some tartness, some mild fruits and mild grass. Flavour is quite sour and tart wood along with some malts and quite fruity and floral hops. 6 3 6 3 12

Bottled (Thanks CueSheet & SADESA!). Deep amber colour, beige head. Aroma is biscuit malts, some floral and friuty notes along with bit grassiness and sweet malts. Flavour is very similar with nice bitterness to it. Very balanced and refreshing. 8 4 8 4 16.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4036) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Cheers Mat, shared on 23rd Aug 2014 at the Midlands meet. Good amber hue to the body, with a bit of an off-white head. Nice blend of aromas and flavours, caramel front with a citrus overtone throughout which gave a dry and bitter finish. Certainly the best beer I have had from Switzerland so far in my drinking life.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Bottled 50cl. Purchased in coop. Appearance: It pours a beautiful clear amber beer with a tall, nicely remaining lacing creamy light beige head. Good lacework. Aroma: Caramel, perhaps some diacetyl, earthy and citrusy hops, light orange, slight juniper notes. Taste and palate: Medium bodied. Subdued bitterness. Sweetish. Pleasant malt back. Gentle carbonation. Orange, juniper and cloves showing up. Medium bodied. Dryish finish which is reminiscent of hops which are high ond alpha acids and caramel. Overall impression: A nice take on the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1457) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Appearance: Brownish orange. Clear. Good amount of off-white head. Aroma: Malt, caramel, sugar. Some fruit notes. Taste: Malt, fruit, hops. Slight sweetness. Nice balance. Info: 500ml bottle, 6/9-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle from COOP Zürich. Pours orange with a yellowish head. Taste of oranges, malt and pine needles. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3335) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group; clear dark amber pour with a frothy off white head, caramel aroma, taste has assertive citrus hope, caramel sweetness, bitter finish, from what can remember I liked this.


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