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Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Appenzell, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hergestellt nach jahrhundertealter Brautradition. Die einzigartige Malzmischung aus Pilsnermalz, Wienermalz und Caramelmalz ergibt ein vollmundiges und aromareiches Bier, welches in Gaumen und Nase eine spezielle Blume entwickelt. Die Lagerung in Eichenfässern welche bis zu vier Monate dauert, gibt dem Holzfassbier seinen unnachahmlichen Charakter.

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2.5
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Thanks 17thfloor for sharing! Pours a strange dark golden, just very light, though it does have a decent lingering white frothy head. Aroma is surprising, very smoky, some bacon and smoked campfiery malts. Flavor has an immediate smoky note before becoming sweet and caramely. Some toffee and toast become more prevalent through a strange and off balanced finish, I can see where the beer was maybe before and I think I am trying to picture that, but its a bit off all around. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Wow that is different. I think the sweet maltiness just takes over becomes cloying

2.7
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Clear, amber body with almost no head, just a ring of white bubbles around the edge. The aroma is boring and bland, some grains, light honey sweetness, some odd fruitiness of lemon and a touch of something like wheat bread. The body is thin and lackluster. The flavor is sweet with just a hint of bitterness. The oak character is conspicuously absent, which isn’t really a problem here. The elements of DMS (corn) are just too strong here, and really takes away from this one. If it was a little cleaner, this could be pretty nice. As it stands, it’s probably not worth another visit.

3.2
eduardovl (1426) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a thumbler. A: Pours a slightly cloudy and dark orange color forming a medium and big bubbled aired head. Low retention and no lacings formed and left in the glass S: Sweet, roasted and smoked grains. Mild. Toffee. Sweet and oiled. Bready and a bit biscuity. Light notes of flowery hops T: Slightly sweet grains in upfront. Roasted and smoked grains. A bit biscuity and bready. Low fermentation style. Some notes of caramel and caramel malts. Bready profile yeasts. Some light notes of flowery hops M: Light and smooth body. Medium to low carbonation. Malty and slightly smoked aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Good session Lager [ BA Review @ 1/14/2014 ]

3.3
MonsterMagnet (1418) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle, pours yellow/orange with a white head. Wood, flowers, grass, bread, earthy, hint of banana and caramel. It’s like an alpine meadow in a lager, Interesting beer.

2.3
MBlessing (1288) - Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2016
Trübes helles braun, schwacher schaum, Geruch honig und leicht holzig nach fass , im Geschmack süsslich und mit einer leicht modrigen nach fass

2.6
TheJvd (1282) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2013
Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is some caramel, spices and yeast. Taste is a bit skunky, caramel and a bit sweet. Medium body and carbo. Not so good.

2.7
kto (1248) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2016
0.33l bottle from coop in basel, 2.80 fr.
pours a hazy amber with a small white head and some lacing. practically no aroma, maybe a hint of wood and caramel. flavour of oak, chewed pencil, sour dough, bread, grapes, fruit. not bad, but strange. and I’m missing the aroma.

1.9
neur0 (1233) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine graubraune bis gelbe Farbe, ist leicht trüb mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist ist leicht blumig, süß, oxidiert und malzig. Der Geschmack ist wässrig, oxidiertes Harz und etwas grün.

2.1
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Picked this up at the grocery store in New Glarus down the street from the brewery. Hidden underneath some other Swiss wines and dusty and forgotten about. Cool label artwork with a swing top. Tastes like it has gone through some extreme temperature changes and poor storage. Old, and dry and very light, almost slightly vinous, with some oxidized sherry notes. Not the best thing I drank that night, but makes for a neat story, having never tried swiss beer before, only their wine.

2.9
gowdy (1097) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at home. caramel, golden, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, light body, thin feel.


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