sneezey (135) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bought at a dept. store, sold as "SwissBeer Collection". Someone else rated it under "Halden Gut" but I believe this is the correct one. Straw color, small nose of hops and little else. Hardly any grain taste with that yeasty sweet hoppiness Heineken brings you. Livable for a can if it were in the US, but certainly better to be had. On the other hand it was beat for half liter at CHF .60.
mabjork (690) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Thanks to Dorqui for this one. Pale yellow in colour. Foamy white head, lacings. The aroma is malty and somewhat hoppy. The flavour is dry and earthy. The aftertaste is kinda sweet.
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Canned. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is pretty much nothing, only some weak paper and skunky hops found. Flavour is paper, grass, hay and something else, which is really dry, but I can’t exactly tell what. Also the palate is very dry.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned 50cl. It pours a yellow beer with a fast diminishing white head. The aroma is of malt and cereals with a touch of hops. Some oily and metallic hints. A rather sweet and tart nose all in all. There is a presence of metal in the taste too. A watery and bland pale lager. Cardboard notes, cereals, some sour elements and a very poor malt character. Underhopped and fairly soapy. This lager reminds me somewhat of a bad malt liquor. Hints of sour apples. The finish is very poor and consists of paper and stale bread. An oily and strange sour aftertaste. Indeed, it’s a bland beer. There are a lot better Swiss lagers out there, but none of the mainstream ones are even close to beeing enjoyable.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled in Switzerland in 2001. Was very well priced at little over 25 US cents. was very light with minimal flavor but packed a good punch of alcohol. worth a try if you are looking for more than a sipping beer.
Sten (735) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden coloured beer with a white head. Almost no aroma and not much of a flavour. (Can 50cl)
blue757 (6) - Chur, SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2006 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pretty uninspiring no-name supermarket beer. Some hops. This beer clearly wins by adding lemonade for a shandy.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tallboy can purchased at a COOP in Switzerland: Pale yellow hue. Light and watery texture with a lively carbonation. Malts were weak; slightly bready. Very mild bitterness, with hardly any aroma to speak of, other than some disturbing herbs and mustiness. In the aftertaste the bitterness seemed to build on the tongue; not in an appealing way, though. Not good at all.
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned(500ml). –like I said before, these two Coop beers (Helvetia and Tell), are similar by taste, alcohol content, maybe the brewer, but mostly by being equally BAD. So, what to said? Nothing; never again…
Marko (4854) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 0.5l can shared with ozujsko (thanks!)
Oooh... lucky me, a Swiss supermarket beer... This stank like hell of... old apple juice, slightly acidic nose. Golden colour, huge, thick, firm steadfast white head. Gotta love chemicals in action..... Still, it looked quite good. The taste is primarily alcohol (never a good thing in a 4.8% beer), malty (in a... erm... negative nutty/nougaty way), and apples again. Guess I can be glad Coop doesn’t import this here...