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Feldschlossen Original Lager - Feldschlösschen Beverages Group

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 22.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Switzerland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jeffboo on 02-17-2004)
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hand-carried from Switzerland (thanks "N"). Phenomenal example of the style. Surprisingly thick head, clear amber yellow color. Great mouthful, with smooth, mild taste that was incredibly drinkable. No, you won't find complexity here; but compared to so many other Euro Pale Lagers, this one is a keeper. It would be one of my "regulars" if it were available in the US.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 00:43:18 | More by tugdriver7
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer in bottles in Wengen, Switzerland and the surrounding areas. Really enjoyed it. A pale lager, it is very smooth and highly drinkable. I found myself looking for Feldschlossen for the entire trip after drinking a couple at lunch the first day. I had lots of good weissbiers and some nice german lagers and such, but Feldschlossen has a special place in my heart. When I returned to Switzerland a year later, I got a bottle when I stepped off the plane- it left a mark in my memory and a thirst in my gut for more.

Fruity undertones and a balanced malt, pale golden color. Light in body and in taste, but not watered-down. Good carbonation and a clean finish, you can put away a bunch of these. Superb for what it is.

Anyways, you won't find this one in most places. However, if you do, grab one. You'll be pleasantly surprised. The bottles are slightly smaller (maybe 10 oz), but they also sell it in bomber cans (20 or 25 oz). I'm pretty sure you only see this in the EU, and the closer you are to Switzerland the better chance you have of locating it.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 19:48:28 | More by ShogoKawada
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this while on a weekend trip to Switzerland while on vacation in Europe in summer 2008.

Pours a simple yellow, solid carbonation, huge head that laces and sticks around during the whole experience.

Aroma of malt and hops, typical but still authentic and without flaws. A delicate aroma and a similar flavor. A firm bitter finish and a clean crisp aftertaste of noble hops and genuine malt.

Like a lot of european lagers, these beers are great drinkers when in or around the source.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 14:43:39 | More by bloberglawp
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TheSarge

Virginia

4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must say I was quite impressed with this beer. I see it's got some bad reviews, but since I've had my sample closer to the source, then maybe that's why my beer seemed great.

This beer looks like a good example of a lager beer. Massive amounts of bright white head, with an ultra clear and golden body. A small layer of lacing lasts all the way through my session.

Nothing really stands out as dominant in the way of aromas, but I detect a hay and herbal type of fragrance.

As far as tastes go, this has a sweet flavor right up front, but immediately gives way to a bitter herbal character.

This is a very smooth, well balanced, and quite drinkable beer. I'd have to say one must come over here to truly enjoy this beer. I can imagine it wouldn't fair well the journey across the pond back to the States.

Serving type: can

03-04-2008 20:04:21 | More by TheSarge
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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught in Geneva, served in a .5 l mug, Feldschlosschen is a clear pale gold with a white head and pleasant effervescence, leaving nice lace.

Smell is nice, sweet cereal grains and honey.

Taste is pretty good, bready with a hint of metal, a smooth, clean lager.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, with a medium-light body.

Drinkability is good, a tasty and quaffable, if a little generic lager.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 02:22:20 | More by ccrida
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alankwak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden clear with medium head retention and lacing.

S: Clean, light floral aroma from medium hoppiness.

T: Very nice medium/light malt backbone. Moderate hop bitterness.

O: Very nice off tap outside Sion, Switzerland. Nice beer and a very good all malt example of a lager.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 01:29:52 | More by alankwak
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a few bottles of this at a hotel in Zurich. The beer is light gold color, clear, with a thin finger of head and some dry lace. The aroma is light and malty, on the grainy side but with a little sweetness. It tastes more bready than bitter, not bad at all. Dry finish with good medium-gage body. Recommended as a standard Euro-lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 21:30:44 | More by TurdFurgison
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JMWEB2

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice three finger head, lacing is prevalent, and its a very light yellow color.

S: Very malty smell, some hops.

T: Sweet up front with the traditional euro lager malt flavor, not bad.

M: Light bodied lager, very drinkable.

O: Ok euro lager, easy drinking beer.

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 23:43:26 | More by JMWEB2
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GaetanoBresci

Switzerland

3.43/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a national emblem in Swizerland, if you go around there you should try. It is nothing special, even is probably the best Swiss beer I have tried. Coulor light yellow, taste a bit metallic, smell clear, good hangover the day after... Definetly buy again

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 11:41:39 | More by GaetanoBresci
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer during a short weekend trip to Switzerland. My family and I stopped for lunch at a nice little restaurant, and this was the only beer on tap. It's a light, completely transparent golden color with a brilliant white head. The aroma is mostly malty, with a slight herbal noble hop aroma in the background. Somewhat bread-like and doughy in the smell, and an faintly sweet taste. The beer is fairly well balanced, if not tilted just a bit toward the malt. Clean and very soft in the mouth. Maybe a little too thin. Not bad though. This is a respectable continental lager.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2009 16:11:34 | More by Suds
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

50cl Can, BBD 14th Sep 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 15th Oct 2013: finally got my Swiss tick. My son-in-law had a business trip to Zurich and brought back this and another can for me.

Pale golden, clear, bright and clean looking, on top a thin white crown.

Slightly sweet in both aroma and taste: crisp and refreshing with all the usual lager/pilsner/helles attributes. Nothing to make it stand out from all the other brews in this style, but nothing wrong with it either.

Serving type: can

10-17-2013 11:04:54 | More by BlackHaddock
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

08-23-2013 17:54:08 | More by Botulizard
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Wstans1

New York

3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

05-02-2014 11:33:46 | More by Wstans1
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Nickls

District of Columbia

3.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a generous frothy head; decent retention for the style, but a very clear light gold hue that looked pretty still

S - Actually not a bad hop note that is a little dry and herbal; some breadiness, but that's about it

T - Slight kiss of hop bitterness; a bit earthy and doughy; dry which was OK. Not good, but not the worst ever

M - Pretty light overall, and lacked a snappy carbonation that would have been nice

D - A brainless brew, but not bad drinking. Easily washes down some fondue.

Overall, certainly not one of the worst that I've had in the range, and I actually almost enjoyed the drier characteristics of it.

Serving type: can

11-05-2009 20:43:19 | More by Nickls
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mattcomstock213

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I learned to drink beer in Switzerland as an exchange student and Feldschlossen was what I usually bought. Its not great. Its rather neutral and kinda bland really, but it is clean and crisp with a hint of hops. It goes down smoothly and even held up when I returned a few years later with more discerning tastes.

Serving type: can

01-07-2009 19:07:45 | More by mattcomstock213
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.5%

05-16-2014 20:02:50 | More by Idrankthat
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3/5  rDev +4.5%

05-04-2014 16:16:04 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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crisis44

New York

3/5  rDev +4.5%

07-08-2013 14:52:30 | More by crisis44
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev +4.5%

09-26-2012 22:25:44 | More by t0rin0
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discodoni

Belgium

3/5  rDev +4.5%

12-13-2013 10:02:48 | More by discodoni
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +4.5%

01-19-2012 05:29:50 | More by schopenhauerale
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kojevergas

Texas

2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into Swiss glass (standard kitchenware is all that was available) in Zürich, Switzerland. I acquired the can at a Swiss petrol station. Reviewed live.

A: Three finger head of no real cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear yellow-gold.

Sm: Clean full barley with some cream.

T: Full barley foundation with some pleasant but subtle cream and some bland hops riding atop. Not complex, but refreshing. Well balanced. I wish it were more bold.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Moderately thick - a bit too much so - especially for the style.

Dr: You can down it, it's cheap enough by Zürich standards, and it's alright. A good student beer. I'd sooner try this out of the bottle or off the draught, because it does have potential.

Serving type: can

06-17-2011 12:14:12 | More by kojevergas
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light lemon gold colour, with a decent filmy white head and fine carbonation. Reasonable head retention, although it doesn't billow very much on the pour. Decent lacing.

Slightly bready nose, and a hint of hops. Rather timid and weak, but suitable. Just very understated.

Taste is also pretty bland, with a slightly floral hint of hops, but otherwise quite dry and insipid. Mouthfeel is rather good though. Nicely creamy, but with enough zing to give the beer a little bit of a lift, which it sorely needs.

Overall, it's a pretty drinkable beer. It's not going to wow you but it'd probably be worth having a couple.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 04:36:38 | More by lacqueredmouse
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass.

Refreshing beer

A: Pours a pale clear yellow color with a reasonable aired and bubbled head. Reasonable retention
S: Nose is simple as the beer. Very malty. Very grainy and bready. Some hops (not enough)
T: Taste is also simple. Very malty. Metallic. Crispy. Lack some bitterness in the end
M: Very light body. Medium carbonation
D: Very light beer. Easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 18:42:11 | More by eduardolinhalis
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rfabian

Texas

2.83/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic tumbler it produces a one inch head with little retention and scant lacing. The appearance is straw and clear. The aroma is of slight nobel hops and malt. The taste is sweet for a lager with little bitterness. The feel is light with a slightly metallic finish.

This is a competently brewed lager, refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: can

05-16-2011 02:57:25 | More by rfabian
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Feldschlossen Original Lager from Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
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