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Eichoff Klosterbrau Edeltrüb St. Fidelis - Brauerei Eichhof

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BA SCORE
77
okay

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Eichhof visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 06-20-2002)
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Reviews by k3ve:
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

k3ve, Nov 26, 2013
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Photo of tempest
3.08/5  rDev -2.5%

Picked up cold bottle from Drinks of the World and cracked it open to join my flat-bread doner kebab.

This is a smooth and bready lager (seriously, it tastes like a decent loaf of white bread), but comes off more like an American lager. This is probably due to the use of corn, which steers the malt character toward Budweiser territory. The complete lack of hops doesn't help, but there's nothing offensive here - it just doesn't taste much like a good Alt.

tempest, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of pknyc
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

pknyc, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Globetrotter
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

The big Swiss breweries do not produce many good products. This is one of the better of a sad lot. It pours well, with a nice cream colored (not creamy) head and decent lacing. It is a bit fizzy though, and has that sweet taste and feel so common in French style brews - despite the fact that the Eichhof brewery is located in Germanic Luzern. There is a mild hoppy aftertaste that sets it apart from its countrymen. If you have to drink Swiss macrobrewed beer, Eichhof's Klosterbräu is a good option.

Globetrotter, May 05, 2003
Photo of Andreji
2.17/5  rDev -31.3%

Ok, you start off with a proper pour that seems inviting- this is an altbier or something, meant to be supposedly something of an interesting brew....just by the looks. Cloudy, unfiltered and even some debris from the yeast. Hmmm...

But no. The smell and taste bring you down to the conclusion that this seems just to be a dirty macro and by looking at most of the ingredients the judgement should be that one, because its taste is nothing but that of a crappy macro-like experience. Boo.

Andreji, Feb 23, 2004
Photo of atis
2.7/5  rDev -14.6%

I was looking forward to something nice (it looked somewhat inviting in the shop), but was disappointed - although the beer is not bad, it is quite boring.

Pours golden brown and that is the best thing about it. Smell and taste are dull, maybe a bit fruity, aftertaste is rather sweet. I failed to detect any hops.

Below average brew, at least Eichhof is doing better with other beers.

atis, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of RobertDwight
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%

I had my fair share of this beer while I was studying abroad this summer in Engelberg, Switzerland. Many nights during the week, my fellow classmates and I would race to get to the bar to grab a couple pitchers of this bier before happy hour was over. This beer made some of the best memories I had on the trip filled with jokes, laughs, and drunken debauchery! This beer is classified as an Altbier...but I have to disagree with that, I would consider it more of a kellerbier if anything. It pours a cloudy tannish yellow color with a white head that laces somewhat. Has that "clean" smell associated with lagers, not too exciting. Tastes slightly fruity and is alright to drink. Although I did drink a lot of it that doesn't mean I really wanted to...there wasn't anything else beer wise. Overall its a decent beer, but not something I would search out desperately to find.

RobertDwight, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of John
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

More of an amber ale than a brown really, but interms of catagorization German brown ale is about the closest. Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Rather unique brew in that it's kind of a cross between a light Belgian dubbel and an alt. Amber color fruity/spicey, semi-sweet aroma and flavor. An interesting find.

John, Jun 20, 2002
Photo of engisch
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Nothing offensive. It is a decent brew, but I found it to not be as balanced as other Eichhof beers. I wouldn't go out of my way to grab this after having tried it for the first time, but I would take it over any American lager. It's nice to enjoy a nice refreshing lighter beer that still has sufficient flavors.

I suggest trying the Dunkel instead which I found to be a better beer. If you are in the mood for a lighter beer, then this might be your cup o' beer! This is also a "lighter" beer, atleast body-feel wise, but it is very refreshing for when you are in the mood for that.

engisch, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of jeffboo
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

A nice beer in the unfiltered/ zwickel style lager. A golden beer with white head. A light, creamy texture with a good malt base and a bit of grassy hops to balance. A refreshing daytime brew, I'd go with this vs a filtered lager if given a choice. The yeast gives it a hint of breadiness in the body.

jeffboo, Mar 26, 2004
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%

330ml bottle served in a pilsener glass.

A: Pours a slightly haze dark yellow color forming a decent bubbled and aired white head. Medium to low retention and lots of lingering lacings in the glass

S: Extremely grainy in the nose. Mainly sweet grains and bready yeasts. Some grassy hops which are kind of Heineken style. Some annoying adjunct malts can also be felt

T: Average brew. Very grainy taste too. Slightly sweet malts in upfront. Light notes of caramel malts. Very bready. Lager yeasts. In overall, dry in the mouth with a light hoppy bitter end. A bit of metallic sensation and some notes of adjunct malts. Again, Heineken hops in the end

M: Very light body. Good carbonation. Grainy and bready aftertaste

O: Medium drinkability. Standard Swiss-German Lager style. Not an Altbier but much more a Keller beer

eduardolinhalis, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Had this from a bottle at a restaurant in Lucern, Switzerland. The appearance is a slightly cloudy yellow with a small white head that leaves a good amount of lacing along the glass. Good smell -- a little fruity, as is the taste --with a slight hint of orange rind. I prefer the Braugold or Eichhof Lager to this, but if you're a fan of Altbier or Witbier, you may like this.

oldirtycaffrey, May 26, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BeerOps, Apr 27, 2013
Eichoff Klosterbrau Edeltrüb St. Fidelis from Brauerei Eichhof
77 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.