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Feldschlossen Original Lager - Feldschlösschen Beverages Group

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70
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Switzerland

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeffboo on 02-17-2004)
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tred

Colorado

1.65/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-18-2008 21:40:05 | More by tred
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Globetrotter

Virginia

1.78/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2006 19:24:43 | More by Globetrotter
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -30.3%

11-16-2011 02:45:44 | More by bpfrush
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jmtpi

France

2/5  rDev -30.3%

02-04-2012 17:49:30 | More by jmtpi
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jookon01


2/5  rDev -30.3%

09-12-2012 21:43:42 | More by jookon01
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engisch

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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).

Serving type: can

07-06-2009 22:21:05 | More by engisch
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Poupae

Thailand

2/5  rDev -30.3%

09-27-2013 02:11:04 | More by Poupae
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Daredevil

Switzerland

2.2/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2005 16:36:26 | More by Daredevil
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thibratschi

Switzerland

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

03-31-2013 16:27:52 | More by thibratschi
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Beric

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

06-01-2013 12:27:04 | More by Beric
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Andreji

Colombia

2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2004 10:41:40 | More by Andreji
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jbro434

Switzerland

2.4/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

05-09-2009 16:53:34 | More by jbro434
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descartes

Oregon

2.42/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

12-19-2005 11:57:08 | More by descartes
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csmartin6

New York

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-13-2014 15:47:09 | More by csmartin6
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 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?

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 17:20:47 | More by rvdoorn
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-25-2014 21:00:54 | More by xhuang61
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atigerlife

Hawaii

2.63/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2006 19:10:02 | More by atigerlife
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.63/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2007 17:02:51 | More by jdhilt
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jeffboo

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2004 03:02:52 | More by jeffboo
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PaF

Israel

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

05-08-2013 19:52:29 | More by PaF
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Beerman1977

Austria

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

12-28-2012 23:31:07 | More by Beerman1977
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pjm1782

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

07-05-2013 16:43:59 | More by pjm1782
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

12-26-2011 15:08:58 | More by WoodBrew
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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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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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Feldschlossen Original Lager from Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
70 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.