Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Baltic Porter
Appenzell, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This special beer has been brewed in the year 2000 according to an old Russian porter recipe with brown malt, Russian kwas, hops and water from BALIK’s own source at Ebersol. It then matured during one year in old oak butts and received individual care up to its maturity. Its has been brewed and bottled in limited quantities at the brewery Locher at Appenzell. This very demanding procedure gives the BALIK BEER its noble and characteristic sherry taste and its amber colouring. But this sparkling BALIK BEER may reserve you some surprise. With 11 %vol. of alcohol, it compares much more with a wine than with traditional beer. We recommend to drink BALIK BEER cool, at a temperature of 12° C. BALIK BEER should be stored in a dark place. When stored, the quality of the beer will improve yearly and its taste will become more and more harmonious.

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Arturo_Prat (1) - USA - OCT 10, 2010 does not count
Had a taste at Sydney Airport. To be honest is not really my kind of beer. I would prefer to have a wine than this strong beer. I had it out of curiosity. I would say that it has a light sweet with salty taste. The alcohol content is a bit overpowering.

fonefan (51126) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, old malt, vintage, light toasted - caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, antique furniture, tobacco, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100911]

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. High sweetness, fruity notes, alcoholic, cardboard, candy, caramel, light malty, corn notes. Mere Guldøl end Baltic Porter.

KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Thanks Cellar. Clear golden with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and overripe fruits. Flavor was sweet with toasted malt, caramel, overripe fruits and toffee. Finished sweet.

yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight oxidised. Dark breadish and overripe fruity. Sweet dense caramelish malty. Sticky. Dark breadish to roasted caramel. Sweet and with a touch of alcohol.

thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle from Globus Lausanne. Copper with a small head. Sweet raisins and nuts aroma. The flavours are cloyingly sweet, though with the same raisins and nuts character. Not able to finish this "bock on speed". Sorry.

CH-303 (2362) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2009
Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Little bit of fizzy off-white head. Aroma: Vinous, ripe fruit. Apricot? Slight alcohol. Taste: Vinous again. Warming, some alcohol and ripe fruit. Info: 330ml bottle, 8/5-2009

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Bottled A dirty light chestnut coloured beer with a fast disappearing head. Very vinuous in the nose with sherry notes. Full bodied and boozy with chocolate notes and bitter oranges. Warming and long. Heady and sippable. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Average becomes 3.6

Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2008
Bottled 33cl. It pours a copper beer with a small white head. A lot of sediment detectable. Sweet nose of alcohol, walnuts, cherries, port, peaches and wood. An extremely interesting aroma. Maybe slightly salty? The first impression of the taste consists of an unpleasant metallic component. The beer reminds me of a malt liquor. Very alcoholic with some caramel showing up. Buttery with exotic fruits appearing. Nicely peppery. Some salty elements sneaking in. This beer really doesn’t look or taste like porter- Amber in color. A lot of marmite in the finish which is very pleasant, I must admit. All in all a very interesting beer. Good, light bodied and surprisingly easy drinkable. A lot of character to it. Better than the Samichlaus beer.

Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Thomas_E. Pours a cloudy, amber golden with tiny impurities. Small, rough, off-white head. Sweetish aroma of overripe fruit and alcohol. Quite full-bodied with a soft mouthfeel and a little low in carbonation. Sweetish, roasted malt accents and some overripe fruit. The finish is alcoholic with some bitternes. Nowhere close to being an Imperial Stout, as the back label claims. And actually closer to a Samichlaus-style Doppelbock than a Baltic Borter. But still quite an enjoyable beer. 281107

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