Degenbier Reviews




altonbrownd
3.6
Degenbier Spider
Bottle from Drinks of the World Basel. Light gold body with thin head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, spicy. Taste is hoppy, citrus, floral. Quite nice. Good kick.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

altonbrownd
3.6
Degenbier Eva
Bottle from Drinks of the World Zurich. Light straw body with massive head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, straw. Taste is hops, citrus and fruit notes. Soapy and citrus taste. Quite nice, if too easy-going perhaps.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bov
4.1
Degenbier Unikat - Fox
courtesy of Claude Degen - very hazy dark red-amber beer under a long lasting creamy beige foam; delicate but fair aroma of green pepper and tropical fruits; creamy palate, lively, light astringent and solidly bitter; a good malt backbone; peppery finish with notes of mango and papaya - elegant and superb
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

King_Alex_II
3.1
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Golden color with thick foam layer. Fresh hoppy nose. Bitter, light body, hoppy fresh taste. Nice balance. Light, dry and bitter aftertaste.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

King_Alex_II
3.3
Degenbier Spider
Clear orange color with foam ring. Fresh citrus nose. Very bitter and tart as well as a little dry. Solid carbonation and intense hopping in a little inbalanced mixture. Dry bitter aftertaste.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

King_Alex_II
2.6
Degenbier Unikat - Fox
Red-brown color with foam layer. Amber sweet nose. Sweet ambery body. Tiny sweet roasty flavors in the aftertaste. Very solid red/irish ale.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bov
4
Degenbier Spider
courtesy of Claude Degen - light hazy golden-blond beer with a poor head retention; fair hoppy aroma of tea, berries and herbs; medium-bodied, tasty and lively; subtle carbonation; solidly bitter; clean palate; dry and long aromatic hoppy finish of pineapples, tea and watermelon - very good
Friday, July 29, 2016

Bov
3.8
Degenbier Vishnu
courtesy of Claude Degen - hazy dark red-orange beer with an elusive foam; pungent hoppy aroma of oranges and peaches, hints of caramel; tasty, full-bodied; fairly bitter; clean palate; quite long bitter and dry fruity hoppy finish
Sunday, June 19, 2016

yespr
3.1
Degenbier Eva
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is grapefruity to peachy hoppy. Grassy, light herbal, green, apples, mild herbal. Bitter, dry and herbal finish.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

rand
3.6
Degenbier Porter
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Dark brown very mossy with a relentless crackling. Laces. Aromas of dark choc and coffee, point of vanilla. Like the taste, creamy, roasted and soft with an earthy bitterness which increases. Mineral and licorice notes.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bov
3.6
Degenbier Grizzly
courtesy of Claude Degen - very hazy amber-brown beer with a moderate foam left; some toasted malty aroma with notes of tea and honey; creamy palate, some astringency, bitter and earthy; long aftertaste of tea and quinces, very dry
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Bov
3.4
Degenbier Porter
courtesy of Claude Degen - dark beer under a creamy long lasting beige foam; light nutty with notes of pralines and mocha; medium-bodied yet failing a bit on the end, creamy palate, velvety mouthfeel; light sweet and earthy; gently coffee-ish and roasted finish - delicate and good
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Bov
3.9
Degenbier Joker
courtesy of Claude Degen - very hazy dark orange beer with a little but long lasting foam; very spicy hoppiness with notes of exotic fruits (mango comes to mind), some resin and tea too; full-bodied, hugely bitter and very dry; long piney and fruity hoppy finish with hints of yeast and tea - robust and straightforward and (as always for this brewery) very good
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Bov
4
Degenbier Queen
courtesy of Claude Degen - pours a clear amber-orange beer with a persistent beige foam; perfumy and solid fruity aroma of papaya, watermelon and mango; medium-bodied, clean palate, pretty juicy and decently bitter; long malty/earthy and fruity hoppy finish with more notes of melon, papaya, tea and undefined spicy tones - elegant, charming and very good
Monday, October 05, 2015

JorisPPattyn
3.6
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Spelled with K on the cap; claiming 5% ABV Good yellowish head over clear metallic orange-copper beer. Nice impressive citrussy hops, straw, hopbales, grapefruit, lytchee, peach. Bitterish, citrussy, very dry, again fruity - peach. Light body, but with some slickness. Good APA.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

ThirstyBird
3.5
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Thanks to koelschtrinker for the bottle! Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a big white head. The smell is fruity hops, toasted malt. The taste is citrus, grain ending dry and crisp. Light body with average carbonation.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

anstei
3.5
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Bottle from Drinks of the World. Pours golden yellow. Surprisingly floral and grassy aroms, hoppy taste. A good beer indeed.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bov
4.1
Degenbier Earl
courtesy of Claude Degen - pours a hazy amber beer with a moderate foam left; hoppy aroma of tea, watermelon and berries; hints of caramel; medium-bodied, a subtle and fair carbonation, fairly bitter, dry and long hoppy finish, spicy and with more notes of watermelon - charming and very well-crafted
Friday, May 29, 2015

17Beer
3.3
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Scents of hops, hay and citrus. Pours golden with carbonation haze and a nice white head with tight bubbles and lacing. Tastes crisp and light with hops balanced with a drinkable subtle grassy sour medium length finish. Fresh fizzy mouthfeel. I like it.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

jfb
2.9
Degenbier Onyx (Porter)
(bottle) slightly hazy dark brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of cherries, marzipan and cornflakes, with a light hint of brown sugar, liquorice and bees wax. flavour is mostly cocoa, grass and peaches, with a hint of milk chocolate, some brown sugar and yeast in the semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Friday, May 15, 2015

17Beer
3
Degenbier Onyx (Porter)
Aroma of caramel, hay, cereal, chocolate. Pours a dark brown with a quick dissipating head. Tastes of chocolate, raisins and a sharp balancing vegetable taste. Fizzy mouthfeel with a medium finish. Pretty good.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

daniele
3.5
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
bottle oro leggermente velata buoa schiuna piuttosto persistente un po’ grossolana inizio naso luppolato floreale lieve citrico lieve nota fruttato un lieve cereale un filo sporca non molto corpo discreto amaro
Friday, May 01, 2015

Koelschtrinker
2.9
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Heller, wenig hopfiger Antrunk, blumig hefig, leider etwas trocken-dumpf. Hell herber Mittelteil und Nachgeschmack, leicht steigender Hopfen. 11/9/9/9/11/9
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Beerhunter111
3.3
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Fast klare goldene Farbe. Fruchtig hopfig, malzig. Geschmack bitter hopfig, grasig, leicht würzig, ok.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

weark
3.8
Degenbier Onyx (Porter)
Bouteille achetée Au Grain d’Orge - De couleur brun foncé presque noir avec une tonne mousse beige, bonne tenue et beau desseins - Au nez on note tout de suite le malt toréfié, le malt chocolat, des notes de café, de houblon terreux et une présence de levure, avec le temps des notes de sauce soja font leurs apparition - En bouche une bière onctueuse, avec le même profile qu’au nez pas de mauvaise surprise, une bonne présence de levure lager - Corps léger/moyen, amertume légère/ moyenne, bonne carbonation, final amère et malt rôti - Une bonne black lager, bien réalisée, équilibrée
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

mario_giri
3.8
Degenbier Tiger
Schönes, leicht trübes dunkelorange, dichter langer Schaum. Hollunder, Johannisbeeren intensif fruchtig. Vollmundige bitter mit keichter Säure, dann kommen die Früchte zurück und bleiben.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

mario_giri
3.6
Degenbier Onyx (Porter)
Sehr dunkel, viel kurzer Schaum. Dunkle Schokolade, Butter, Gerösterter Kakao. Malzsüsse wird gut durch urchige Bitterkeit aufgevabgen, leicht CO2, kaum Säure. Abgang angenehm und lang.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

mario_giri
3.8
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Klare Goldfarbe, fester stehender Schaum. Fruchtig, hopfig, zitrus-gras. Rund und ausgewogen, mässig malzig ohne Süsse. Gute, feine Bittere hinterher. Spritzig. Langer fruchtig- bitterer Abgang.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bov
3.9
Degenbier Tiger
courtesy of Claude Degen - hazy amber-brown beer under a long lasting creamy beige foam; fair fruity hoppy aroma of pineapples and berries; clean palate and with a good malt body, subtle carbonation and with a fair bitterness, light astringent, dry and long fruity hoppy finish showing notes of melon and pineapple - as usual, very nice work from Claude
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bov
3.6
Degenbier Onyx (Porter)
courtesy of Claude Degen - very dark brown beer with a modest and chaotic foam left; fairly roasted aroma of cacao, cookie and chocolate; a good malt backbone, some malt sweetness and a fair earthy bitterness; pretty dry and long aftertaste of cacao and biscuits
Thursday, November 27, 2014

mario_giri
4
Degenbier Ruby
2.5dl, Erzbierschof-Tab. Sehr schönes dunkelrot mit festem Schaum. Ich rieche Beeren, wenig Zitrus, Grapefruit. Angenehm bitter, ganz leichte Süsse, cremig-fruchtig, sprizig mit langem Abgang.
Sunday, November 23, 2014

crlnts
2.1
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Yellow slightly hazy. Hoppy aroma, enticing. But taste is awful, moldy, ashtray.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bov
3.9
Degenbier Ruby
courtesy of Claude Degen - light hazy redish-brown beerwith a little foam left; a fair hoppy aroma with fruity notes of star fruits and mango; hints of caramel; creamy palate, a good malt backbone and a subtle carbonation; solidly bitter, light earthy and with more long hoppy notes of exotic fruits in the finish - balanced; nice work
Friday, August 01, 2014

robert_portus
2.9
Degenbier Venom
Cloudy amber color. No head ??? Nose is fruity. Taste with caramel and herbal notes. Medium body. Dry. Bitterness is pleasant. Not to bad.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

fiulijn
2.9
Degenbier Venom
Bottle from Erzbierschof, Bern, bb 7.5.2014
Hazy golden color with no head. Fruity aroma, wrong fermentation, not unpleasant but suspicious. Sweetish flavor of cereals, light fruitiness, although coming from weird fermentation; high bitterness.
Somehow wrong, not necessarily bad.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

thebeertourist
3.8
Degenbier Venom
Bottle at Erzbiershof, Winterthur. Copper colour, patchy head. Interesting hop nose, apricots, orange marmelade, hints of cellar. Cellar flavours, maybe a touch of chocolate, still fruity. Original!
Monday, October 07, 2013

Bov
3.7
Degenbier Venom
courtesy of Claude Degen - cloudy dark amber beer with a modest head retention; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of tea and spices; a good malt backbone, dry and fairly bitter, gently sticky and piney; more notes of tea in a long hoppy finish
Sunday, August 11, 2013

fiulijn
3.4
Degenbier Onyx (Dunkel)
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov), bb 23.8.2013
Brown color with medium sized head, short retention. Moderate aroma of roasted malts and chocolate, pleasant. Dry mouthfeel; highly carbonated; medium-to-strong roasted malt flavor, a touch of dark chocolate, a bit earthy and dusty, with a good bitterness level and a trace of yeast.
Tastes more like a top-fermented beer, not as clean as Dunkels, not bad at all.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Bov
3.5
Degenbier Panther
courtesy of Claude Degen - black beer under a little yet long lasting pale beige foam; subtle roasted aroma of black chocolate and licorice; gently sweet and medium-bodied; an assertive bitterness; the finish is carried by a fair hop presence, hints of ashes and caramel - elegant
Friday, March 22, 2013

Bov
3.9
Degenbier Viper
draught@erzbierschof - clear pale amber beer with a little foam left; resiny hoppiness with notes of tea; a good malt backbone; very bitter, pretty biting and long lasting bitterness with notes of pine needles and tea; very grassy
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bov
4.1
Degenbier Blackout
draught@erzbierschof - dark black beer under a fair long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; decently roasted with solid notes of mocha, hints of vanilla and nuts; medium to full malt backbone; creamy palate and with a moderate carbonation; quite dry and decently bitter; long coffeish and chocolatey finish - charm and character
Friday, December 30, 2011

Bov
4.2
Degenbier Mamba
courtesy of Claude Degen - cloudy amber-orange beer with a long lasting beige foam; correct lacework; fairly piney hoppy aroma with notes of quince and apricot; medium to full-bodied and slightly sticky, very bitter and dry; long bitter fruity hoppy finish with resiney notes - delicious !
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bov
4.1
Degenbier Cobra
courtesy of Claude Degen - hazy dark orange in colour and with a little pale beige foam left; a fair aromatic hoppy aroma with notes of flowers and caramel; medium-bodied and with some malty sweetness, slightly oily; a subtle carbonation and a well-present bitterness; creamy palate and a long hoppy aromatic aftertaste with lingering almondy and caramelish notes - beautiful and terribly drinkable
Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bov
3.5
Degenbier Shiva
courtesy of Claude Degen - pours a cloudy reddish-amber beer under a solid and long lasting creamy beige foam; correct lacework; aroma of orange peels and dried figs; a pretty high carbonation, medium-bodied and quite sweet with a fair tart acidity to bring some good balance; quite creamy aftertaste of blood oranges and citrus - nice work again from Claude
Friday, November 19, 2010

CH-303
2
Degenbier Kobra (Hell)
Trade with Allen, thanks!
Appearance: Orange chestnut brown. Hazy. Half inch of quite creamy head. Aroma: Yeast and slightly sour fruit. Taste: Slightly sour, a bit flat. Some fruit. Info: 500ml bottle, 17/10-2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

omhper
2.8
Degenbier Onyx (Dunkel)
Bottled, thanks Bov! Dark brown, beige airy head. Aroma of chocolate and rice crispies. Fairly sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Vague orange and milk chocolate flavour. medium bitterness. Some promising flavours are there, but appears a bit shy.
Monday, June 28, 2010

ogivlado
3
Degenbier Onyx (Dunkel)
Bottled 500ml. -Trade with Allen (thanks Julian!) Dark brown (almost black) coloured, medium sized pale beige head, slight acidic coffee nose. Mild roasted malty, acidic coffee and some dark fruits with odd sweetish/acidic finish.
Saturday, June 26, 2010

rand
3.2
Degenbier Special Bitter
Bottle 50 cl from GGF Getränke in Aarau (CH). Version 4,8 ABV. Dark brown-orangy, light beige foam. Bouquet of aromatic hops, grapefruit, key diacetyl. The mouth is softer than promised, discreet malt, average roundness, notes of apricot, citrus zest, toffy. Rather supple and light, nice bitterness but not enough for an IPA. Malt and hop are balanced in a mossy final.
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Marko
3.1
Degenbier Onyx (Dunkel)
0.5l bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado who got it in a trade with Allen (thanks both!)
Poured an opaque brown body with a small off white head. Malty, slightly acidic odd nose, somewhat roasty and not impressive. The taste is malty, with some very pleasant oddly gluey notes, not all that roasty, slightly acidic and drinkable. Dunno, nice enough, a bit subtle, but not all that dunkel-like. You can do better. I would, however, try it again fresh.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

kappldav123
3.6
Degenbier Onyx (Dunkel)
Thanks to Allen for this one. The bottle looks simple, but really good. The beer in the glass more black than dark, small head. Starts malty and roasty, quite smoky for a dunkel, notes of bacon. Finish a bit earthy, roasty. Really nice!
Thursday, May 06, 2010