1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Feldschlösschen Hopfenperle - Feldschlösschen Beverages Group

Not Rated.
Feldschlösschen HopfenperleFeldschlösschen Hopfenperle

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

16 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Feldschlösschen Beverages Group visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2001)
View: Beers (17) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Paddez:
Photo of Paddez
Paddez

Belgium

3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear, golden brew with a nice head that produces some stubborn lacing.
The smell is hoppy, slightly sweet, and grassy. Sort of faint though, and not very convincing.
The taste is very hoppy, with some faint malty and citrusy notes, certainly not dry though.
Pleasant mouthfeel. Nice drinkabillity.

Crisp, hoppy and drinkable. A decent pilsner for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2005 19:41:33 | More by Paddez
More User Reviews:
Photo of Idrankthat
Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-16-2014 20:02:22 | More by Idrankthat
Photo of k3ve
k3ve

Switzerland

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-07-2014 20:31:39 | More by k3ve
Photo of Rumlibeers
Rumlibeers

Switzerland

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

01-04-2014 11:58:55 | More by Rumlibeers
Photo of jazzyjeff13
jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 330ml can with a BB of Dec 2013. Purchased from a Swiss supermarket while on holiday there earlier in the year. The name seems to imply that this lager is hoppier than most, with the tagline 'A refined bitterness'.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A clear golden colour with plentiful carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before collapsing, leaving a patchy surface film. Some lacing. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed leaves, overdone veg, cardboard and faint yeast. Meh.

Tastes of light malt with a mild, dry finish. Notes of faint grain, stewed hops, mild overcooked veg, subtle yeast and a twinge of cardboard in the background. Well-attenuated, followed by a restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent carbonation but a rather insubstantial body. A weak aftertaste of stewed leaves and faint malt.

Not brilliant - bland and uninteresting. It looks nice, but that's as good as it gets. The aroma and flavour are dull and watery; where are the hops? A thin body doesn't improve things. I suppose this could quench your thirst on a hot day but that's all. Nothing special - no need to seek it out.

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 22:07:56 | More by jazzyjeff13
Photo of Huffs
Huffs

New York

3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a clear, golden color with a light, fluffy head which lasted a short time. Aroma was light with yeast and fruity notes. Taste was grainy and light with slight bitter notes. Mouthfeel was light and fizzy with whe aftertaste being clean and mild. Nice beer, like a german lager (Becks, Hofbrau).

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 02:38:02 | More by Huffs
Photo of WoodBrew
WoodBrew

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I brought a 330ml can home from a recent trip to Europe. This beer pour a pale clear yellow with big foam white head at the start then it faded. The smell was weak...if any. The taste was bitter than most and clung to the pallet. The mouthfeel was a light body with big carbonation. Overall this is not a beer I would go hunting for....let it come to you.

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 14:46:20 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of oldp0rt
oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

11-24-2011 03:00:59 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of eduardolinhalis
eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass.

Reasonable Lager. Close to a German Pilsener.

A: Pours a pale yellow color with a aired fizzy and big white head. Medium retention and some lacings

S: Malts and sharp/grassy hops

T: Good. Malts with a nice hop bite. A bit metallic. Decent bitterness. Really close to a Carlsberg

M: Very light body. Quite refreshing. Highly carbonated

D: Quite easy to drink. The better Feldschlösschen that I've had so far

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 20:26:08 | More by eduardolinhalis
Photo of Brabander
Brabander

Netherlands

3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer in a hotel in Wolfsburg, Germany. Drank it in the original glass. It is a beer with a quit darkyellow colour and an nice head. A bit more cabonation than the normal beers you get in Germany. The hop is very noticable. Drinks easy and on the other side not very spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 21:38:50 | More by Brabander
Photo of jbro434
jbro434

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color, fizzy, little to no lacing. Burst of hops may be due to the fact that the original Feldschlosschen is lacking in character. The next sip reveals the same. Hoppy, a bit too carbonated, not balanced well with the malt, yet suprisingly refreshing and drinkable. Very light mouthfeel with a dry and bitter finish that desrves respect for trying to be special. One of the better Swiss offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 17:25:12 | More by jbro434
Photo of tempest
tempest

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I asked the beer store for the hoppiest Swiss beer. The two guys shrugged, mumbled to each other, then pointed to this. They were no help.

I will say this is an improvement over the regular Feldschlosschen offering. It's a clear, light gold with no head. The aroma is skunky at first thanks to the green bottle and then clears up to somewhat unpleasant husky grains. The overall flavor is smoother and blander (those tend to go hand in hand) with very light biscuit malts, an orangey flavor that kind of remembles hops and then a very subtle black pepper finish. Yeah, it's beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 20:11:04 | More by tempest
Photo of marburg
marburg

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps appearance, smell, and drinkability are substantially improved when one is sipping this on top of a mountain while eating some superb local Swiss cuisine on one's honeymoon: It's fair to assume that a view of mountaintops, wandering herds of cows, and fresh mountain air increases the pleasure of any experience.

Golden, crystal clear brew, electric white head. No notable aroma of which to speak aside from just a touch of moist, grassy quality -- to be expected from a beer named after Perle hops, I suppose. Clean, easy flavor -- or lack thereof. Didn't get disgusting as it warmed by any means. Rather, it maintained a quaffable grainy flavor with just the slightest hint of lemongrass. I could have drank this by the liter. Mild bitterness through the finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2004 17:19:40 | More by marburg
Photo of Andreji
Andreji

Colombia

2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew, like the ensemble of the Feldschlosschen products I managed to try while there, settles for the most minimalistic and, euh, swiss-ly neutral quality standards. With not much to distinguish it from a regular crap macro lager, the hopfenperle boasts its terribly disappointing bitterness as its trait of personality. boo-hoo, this one sucks as much as the last one, and the same hops are there.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2004 16:04:38 | More by Andreji
Photo of Gueuzedude
Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From my Notes: Well, at first I was a bit annoyed that the beer had been served a bit warmer than it should have been. It should have been at 48°F or there abouts, it seemed to be more in the range of 60°F. I was not disappointed when I tasted and smelled it though; it had a nice floral hoppy aroma. Also, it had a very beautiful noble hop flavor to go along with a nice clean malty taste and perfectly balanced body. Not as bitter as I would expect from a German Pils but the beautiful hop aroma and flavor easily makes up for this.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2003 22:11:37 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of Globetrotter
Globetrotter

Virginia

3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feldschlösschen is the Budweiser of Switzerland, but Hopfenperle is one of the best of a large line of bad products. Advertised as a Swiss pilsner, it lacks the crispness and bite of a decent pils. Still, it has more flavor and character than anything else coming out of the brewery. There's not much head, and therefore essentially no lacing. There is some pleasant aftertaste, but Hopfenperle is a long way from being good. Drink it if the alternative is water.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2003 14:21:32 | More by Globetrotter
Feldschlösschen Hopfenperle from Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
77 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.