Feldschlossen Original Lager - Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
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1.65/5 rDev -42.7%
It pours yellow and bubbly with a giant head that collapses unevenly. It really reminds me of miller high life in a lot of ways. The taste is grainy and watery, with a bitter mouthfeel that's more appropriately described as an aftertaste. There's very little to say - it takes a beer this bad to make Cardinal look good.
06-18-2008 21:40:05 | More by tred
1.78/5 rDev -38.2%
I feel like I've run across an old nemesis here. A colleague of mine (thanks, James!) brought back to Moscow three brews he acquired in trade at an international conference. One those was Feldschlösschen, the A-B of Switzerland. When I lived in that fair country, I acquired a healthy hatred for their buy 'em and shut 'em down competition policy, and never liked their brews. Now, four years later, I decided to give them another chance.
Green 33 cl bottle with a green, silver and white label featuring what looks like the entrance to a castle (the name means "small field castle"), with barley stalks growing in the entrance. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 11/16/06, I opened it on 5/20/06.
Pours a clear watery yellow under a 1.5 finger bubbly white head that fades fairly quickly to film and collar, leaving a lace string or two as it goes. The nose is strong and off-putting, full of adjunct malt and sickly sweet like overripe fruit. The mouth is very prickly and quite sticky, lying like a blanket on the tongue. Taste? Not much to like here. Rice flavor is strong and unpleasant. Add a touch of prune to go with the moldy bread. The hops are subdued, emerging only briefly in the finish as a slightly tinny bitter. Globetrotterette recognized it immediately, and wrinkled her nose in disgust. I managed to choke down about a third of the bottle before the rest was enjoyed by my drain. There may be worse beers in Russia than this one, but they are not as ubiquitous here as Feldschlösschen is in Switzerland. Shudder...
05-20-2006 19:24:43 | More by Globetrotter
2/5 rDev -30.6%
I don't understand why the people around here search this beer out?! WTF?! (What's this foolishness?!) So many people seek this beer in Zurich that I am obviously an oddball. If you like normal, crappy, unexciting beer and you aren't in or near Switzerland get a Budweiser. If you happen to find this at the same price as Bud it's better, but if you see this beer you obviously have much better stuff around.
To sum up this beer... Color: light, Flavor: Grainy and Light, Mouthfeel: Bleh., Drinkability: Light (which rate high among common folk that don't have beer advocate accounts).
As the second beer I had while in Switzerland, I was very disappointed. I will not be having this beer again on these travels, or ever (assuming I remember that I have had it).
07-06-2009 22:21:05 | More by engisch
2.2/5 rDev -23.6%
Feldschlösschen (now part of Carlsberg) is by far the largest brewer in Switzerland. It's growth however was not due to very distinctive brews but to the fact of the brewery being built with access to the railway in 1876 (at a time when all other brewers used horse carriages for transportation). The other success factor of Feldschlösschen is the plant, which looks like some strange huge Disneyland type castle and attracts loads of visitors.
Ohh, the beer ... well the "Original" surprises with little originality. It is a clean easy drink standard lager, one might say bland.
10-13-2005 16:36:26 | More by Daredevil
2.28/5 rDev -20.8%
Let's hear it for swiss neutrality, ladies and gentlemen! the top selling (at least in the schwyz, zug and zurich Kantons) swiss macro lager is a standing monument to the nation's centuries old political stance. On the issue of flavour, obviously.
This brew, in all aspects, appears to be created to "satisfy all parties", or at least rather to not provoque one to like it more than the other so to destabilize the region. So you need a foreign observer (me) with a far from neutral point of view (yep, me) to judge it properly.
It is rubbish in every sense and deserves no credit on any level of its brewing process. stick to their good ole schnapps if you visit, is what I say.
02-28-2004 10:41:40 | More by Andreji
2.4/5 rDev -16.7%
Sad to say, this is one of the weakest beers in all of CH and probably one of the most popular. Grain dominates the mouthfeel and it finishes weak and uninspired. I have had it on tap, in the can and bottle and nothing seems to help. Feldschlossen makes a hoppier brew called Hopfenperle that is quite tasty and worth seeking out. Sadly, it is not as easy to find as the original lager. There is a hint of hops upfront, grainy and weak in the mouth, mostly carbonation. This finish is just plain uninspiring with a gritty unbalanced combination of carbonation and slightly sour malt.
05-09-2009 16:53:34 | More by jbro434
2.42/5 rDev -16%
Very bland brew. Poured an amber orange color and created several inches of head, only to dissipate very quickly and unevenly. Sweet corn flavor which leaves your mouth quickly, no complexity. If you're looking for cheap beer to share with friends who don't particularly like beer, you could do far worse.
12-19-2005 11:57:08 | More by descartes
2.5/5 rDev -13.2%
Look: pours a deep, clear golden color with a large white head.
Smell: Malts, grains, floral, grass, sweet caramel/candy sugar.
Taste: Very sweet. Sweet malts, metallic, caramel with only very light hops in the end.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, thin body.
Overall: This was the first beer I ever had in Switzerland. I lived there for one year, and already to change beer type the first day. Way too sweet, did they add sugar to this brew?
07-12-2011 17:20:47 | More by rvdoorn
2.63/5 rDev -8.7%
Drank at a nice outdoor cafe in Geneva on a lovely spring day. The setting didn't save this beer.
Poured a very light yellow, very clear. Small white head. Spotty lacing. Light carbonation can be seen rising.
Aroma is somewhat "winey", quite sweet and some malts.
Taste was of light hops, sweet [almost a honey taste]. Sort of buttery. Very curious.
Mouthfeel was light and uninspiring.
Overall, probably OK in a pinch, but too many other beer out there to drink. Really not worth it.
06-05-2006 19:10:02 | More by atigerlife
2.63/5 rDev -8.7%
From my notes 6/9/07 Pours a three-finger white head that fades slowly, leaving a good lace. Crystal clear pale amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is nearly balanced, slight hoppy finish and slight lingering bitter aftertaste. Part of meal, 1.0L stein on-tap at the Stadtkeller Restaurant Lucerne, Switzerland. Drink one of these and you feel like the Manneken Pis.
06-27-2007 17:02:51 | More by jdhilt
2.63/5 rDev -8.7%
A Swiss adjunct lager (probably corn). A very clear light yellow color with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles, providing a light white head. A bit of a Saaz grassiness with sweet corn aroma, the corn is only a hint here, not off putting. Light, bubbly body with a light sweet corn finish. Not as adjuncty sweet as some, a touch more hops than similiar brews.
02-17-2004 03:02:52 | More by jeffboo
2.8/5 rDev -2.8%
Brought a 500ml can of the Original Lager home to share with friends. The beer pours a typical clear golden color. Grain dominates the scent and taste. There is a hint of hops upfront, grainy and weak in the mouth, mostly carbonation. Mouthfeel is lighter in body and it finishes weak and uninspired. Overall is is just ok.
12-26-2011 15:08:58 | More by WoodBrew
2.83/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
05-16-2011 02:57:25 | More by rfabian
2.9/5 rDev +0.7%
250ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass.
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
10-02-2010 18:42:11 | More by eduardolinhalis
Feldschlossen Original Lager from Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
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