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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb - Brauerei Locher AG

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 32
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2003

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Reviews by Augustiner719:
Photo of Augustiner719
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass because i saw the word "naturtrub" on the label thinking it was a weiss beer.

Pours a hazy yellow orange color with a small, yet pronounced head that leaves a small ring of foam on the lid of the beer. Appearance gets just below average since i am rating this to style, where i will just go average for the appearance since this is unfiltered and can't compare it to anything but the head retention does not resemble a helles. The aromas are sweet bread malts, those of a helles, with an nice buttered toast component, yeasty sourness and a touch of citrus. The taste is spot on with a helles in terms of initial flavor but then gets very thin and forgettable. the mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, even with the unfiltered characteristic of this beer. not perfect but still enjoyable. Overall this is just average for me. not worth seeking out unless there are no other suitable choices. Augustiner Helles trump the shit out of this, as does paulaner, hacker pschorr and even the spaten helles.

cheers (1,054 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer tastes better in Madison, WI then anywhere else. This is where it is impoted to and it just tastes good here. It must have something to do with New Glarus (America’s Little Switzerland) being near by.

Sulfurous bright golden “hell” lager with honey malts and herbal hops. I dig it. This is super light and drinkable. This tastes more like a really great pilsner than a lager.

I would drink this beer over any American pilsner as my light beer of choice any time.

Served in a green bottle yet not the slightest bit skunky.

Just great! (559 characters)

Photo of badbeer
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the New Glarus Hotel. Beer poured a golden color with a head that left minimal lacing throughout. Smell is a slightly floral one. Taste is very clean with a dry finish, slight hops present. Mouthfeel is light but refreshing. Drinkability, I had no trouble drinking this one down, but one seemed to be enough to satisfy my curiosity. (344 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a pilsner glass)

A-This beer pours a bright golden yellow crystal clear body with a white creamy head of big bubbles and a strong carbonation.

S- The smell of pale malt and noble hops is well balanced with a bit of a corn like note. There are some sulfur notes as it warms.

T- The flavor starts of dry and pretty crisp but it finishes with a bit of a tang that has a saltiness to it.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel but no fizz from the carbonation.

D-Very light and refreshing but the corn aroma was a little overpowering and the tangy at the finish was a bit strong for this style. (616 characters)

Photo of degerbah
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale yellow with about two fingers fo head. Lots of lacing near the top of the glass. very much a macro-lagery type of taste and mouthfeel. IMO this is swiss stella or budweiser. Given that I was able to get it in bottles for the price of a cheap can. I'll feed it to people I don't necessarily like. (313 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is about a medium yellow in color, maybe just a shade or two lighter, with a yeasty thickness that makes it opaque. A little bit of clarity can be given by not ensuring the entire bottle is swirled and poured, but the yeast presence key to the beer really thickens it. The head is a pretty clean white or close to it, a creamy and soft half finger that lasts and drops some equally creamy lacing.
It's moderately sulfuric in the nose, some fruity esters to the yeast with an earthy dryness balancing and some noble hops bringing in a very slightly herbacious note with some grass. There's a very slight spiciness with the noble must, but almost unnoticeable in the smell. It fades off to just include more of a dull earthiness.
This was in a brown bottle, but I get a bit of the skunk at first. Given time, it fades out of the flavor as well of the smell. It also begins with an almost creamed corn element to the sweetness which also, thankfully, gives way to softer, fruitier notes balanced by dry wheat-like malts.
The body actually reaches medium, though is as soft as it should be with a good crispness that never fades or falters. It has some dryness on the palate toward the end and is pretty smooth altogether. (1,230 characters)

Photo of cokes
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Labeled "Appenzeller Bier" and "Hell". "Light Lager" seems a miscatagorization, though it's appropriate to a certain degree, just not in the American sense.
Pours a shallow golden with a large and well-kept white fluffball on top.
The nose emits a trace of sulfur right away, though it vanishes almost immediately. It's replaced by a honey graham cracker maltiness and basil-like hops.
Begins with a snap of Pils malts, then inches further with pear and honey traits. Grassier by midway. Twisted with lemon and herb by the close, accompanied with a spritely minerality, and a nicely-lagered sense of turbulent water.
Light bodied, but compact of structure and well built. It's pale but not watery. And there may not be a more drinkable beer anywhere.

Simple.

Impressive. (782 characters)

Photo of Fr0stb1te
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Beejay
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale straw in color, somewhat of a head with an aggressive pour, but mostly bubbles..

S: Not much of anything besides some very light malty, and possibly some rice smells in there as well.

T: A toasted character, and some malt. Not a lot of hops, almost a slight earth like quality. And for being in a green bottle, not skunky at all.

M: Light crisp and bubbly.

D: It goes down very smooth and easy. And at 3.33 a six pack, not a bad choice. Still, mostly it tastes like carbonated water that had a one night stand with some grains.. But style wise it delivers what it promised. (587 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled this first at the 2006 Calgary Beer Fest, then picked some more up in the Chuck (Edmonton) at Sherbrooke Liquor. Definitely a direct import, as everything on all of the labels is only in German. This one comes in a green 330 oz. bottle, blue label with a picture of a lake in front of a couple of mountains.

Decent looking body for a light lager, pale and clear straw hue, large frothy white head that retains well, and recedes to a thick frothy white cap. Lots of small patches of lacing that sticks tenaciously to the sides of the glass.

A bit of skunk on the nose when first poured, but a good type of skunk. Crisp and metallic grains, fresh grassy hops, it's more appealing and inviting rather than light struck.

Crisp grains and bready malt, gets metallic in the middle, with a crisp, light hoppy finish. Quite impressive considering this came in a green bottle, travelled another 300 km. after I purchased it, and has been sitting in my fridge for almost half a year.

Light mouthfeel, as is to be expected, but still has body to it, not swilly or watery.

If only domestic lagers could be brewed like this, let alone "light" ones. Enough flavour, it's refreshing, and crisp without stinking of additives or adjuncts. A simple, well brewed light lager when all is said and done. I'd invite this one to my next bearbecue. (1,347 characters)

Photo of biernack
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yeah, it's in a bottle, but I CAN deviate from the Quest every once in a while.

I got just under a finger of bone-white head with good retention off of my pour. Color was a slightly hazy golden-yellow, somewhat cheering on this snowy, spirit-crushing morning. Nose was slightly skunky (uh oh!) - Saaz hops or green glass? Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was about right for the style, so perhaps it was simply the hops. Speaking of taste, it was kind of a dry slightly hoppy flavor, like a light pilsner, vice simply a light lager. Finish was likewise slightly dry, refreshing, different. I would not mind trying this out of a CAN. (635 characters)

Photo of tjd25
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head fade quickly into a very thin collar. The boyd was of a very very pale golden color. The smell was grainy with some notes of rice. The taste was dry and grainy too, with light an soft notes of biscuit. Sweet and lemony. But with something "cheap" or "lightly nasty" (?). Mouthfeel was light but decent for the style. Nothing to tell your mama about, but it goes down the throat easily. (394 characters)

Photo of atis
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is malty with floral hops. Taste is similar with some spicy lemon and bittery hops in the finish. Unfortunately there is almost no aftertaste, it just disappears too quickly even for the light lager. At least the beer does not feel watery.

Slightly better than average lager and quite refreshing. (303 characters)

Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of beachbum1975
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear, pale, golden color with an average, lightly carbonated head.

The nose is a nice mix of clean, dried hops and bold yeasts.

The body is similar to the nose. Clean, easily drinkable and refreshing. More flavor than many of the macro lagers in the states.

Very easy and nice to drink! (306 characters)

Photo of MystikCelt
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of engisch
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow is this light in color. It is light yellow with a slight cloudiness. It's has a white head that bubbles down quickly. The smell is of grains and spicy hops.

I was thrown off by the taste as it is light a bit sweet and spicy, but it has a strange citrus taste to it, almost like lemons. There isn't much of a flavor profile to it, it is just there and gone. The smell is quite aromatic for as light as it tastes. I could definitely have a few of these especially after a hot day.

I like how the hops come out much more than most of the swiss lagers, but I don't like how there is nearly no aftertaste. (608 characters)

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with interesting Swiss Alps Landscape portrait. Pours out very light tannnish, golden with plenty of carbonation activity going on. The head immediately turns to a small film. As this pours, it gives of a foul, skunkish aroma typical of euro lagers, but eases down to a floral, lightly hoppy nose. The taste is smooth and sweet all the way down. The carbonation gives a little ting to the tongue and the hops leave a very enjoyable, small bitterness in the mouth. This beer, although far from great, is not a bad beer. I could see how easy it would be to put down a 12 pack of this stuff at a Brewer game tailgate! (629 characters)

Photo of evanackerman
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This sample came from a restaurant in New Glarus, WI.

Beer pours a light golden straw color with a subtantial white head that surprisingly lasts all throughout consumption. there is ample carbonation.

nose is exactly the same as a pilsner, as is the appearance, in fact, im pretty sure this should be classified as a pilsner. the dominant aroma is floral hops, very nice.

taste is initally a light bread malt followed by a floral and mildly fruity hop presence, the finish is bittering hops and is very pleasant.

mouthfeel is thin but appropriate for a pilsner.

overall, this is a very pleasant, easy-drinking beer. It is an excellent choice for hot weather and a great accompaniment to many types of food. (724 characters)

Photo of kamilgracki
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Daredevil
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The smell is very strong, yeasty and hoppy ... somewhat matching the turbid appearance ...

A fresh taste of rich citrus fruits paired with cereals and a sweet-sour aftertaste ... the brew is rather powerful than elegant but I wouldn't call that a flaw ... on overall a very enjoyable drink ...

Finally a Swiss lager to be proud of ... (340 characters)

Photo of Rumlibeers
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb from Brauerei Locher AG
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