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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb - Brauerei Locher AG

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2003)
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Photo of yelterdow
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled at between fridge and cellar temperature in a wide mouthed glass. Best by Aug. 26, 2008... this one's got a year + on it.

Appearance- The cap shows arrows on it as if it's a screw off... but it isn't. The pour is light to medium gold, with a finger thick head that pops away over about 2 minutes. After that, it just kinda is.

Smell- The first whiff reminded me of Heineken, then it settled back into an aroma of cooked veggies and damp cardboard. There are some hops present, albeit barely... it's on par with the always unimpressive Light Lager notes. After 10 minutes, we've got a Band-Aid suggestion.

Taste- The ingredients listed on the bottle are simply springwater, malt, and hop... but I would have guessed some adjuncts were added to the recipe, judging by the sweetish aftertaste. It's a relatively clean, honest interpretation of this style.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Soft and foamy, it's thin but interesting enough. Glad to have sampled this one, but the curtain has fallen forever.

yelterdow, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

rhoadsrage, Sep 17, 2005
Photo of degerbah
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

degerbah, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of tjd25
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

tjd25, Aug 06, 2004
Photo of jscal10
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

jscal10, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Beejay
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Beejay, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

woodychandler, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of Augustiner719
3.45/5  rDev -8%
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

Augustiner719, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of biernack
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

biernack, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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!

ALESwhatCURESya, Jul 26, 2005
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle with a plastic cap hanged in a wire.

A: Pours a pale yellow color. Bit hazy. A huge bone-white head very bubbled is formed when poured. Good retention and some lacings left around

S: Smell is really simple. Mild sweet matls and bit grassy hops

T: Taste is also mild. Sweet malts and hops basically. Mild bitterness. Refreshing. Not much aftertaste

M: Very light body and high carbonation

O: Good and refreshing beer. Recommended for summer days :)

eduardolinhalis, May 18, 2011
Photo of atis
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

atis, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of IronDjinn
3.6/5  rDev -4%
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.

IronDjinn, Jan 26, 2007
Photo of badbeer
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

badbeer, Dec 22, 2005
Photo of engisch
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

engisch, Jul 28, 2009
Photo of Daredevil
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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 ...

Daredevil, Oct 14, 2005
Photo of Fr0stb1te
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Fr0stb1te, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev +6.7%

drh1382, May 23, 2013
Photo of evanackerman
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

evanackerman, May 19, 2006
Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +6.7%

NightINgale, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
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!

DaPeculierDane, Nov 02, 2005
Photo of cokes
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

cokes, Oct 06, 2004
Photo of Skidz
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out pale straw and sits a bright golden yellow in the glass with a large white head, fading to a good skim, leaving the glass coated with white lacings.

Smells nice and crisp, inticing malty aromas. Almost honey-like sweetness balanced with pils malt. Extremely floral, totally seductive.

Tastes light with refined sweetness. Delicately doughy, some crackery presence. Apple skins on the bitter end, very mild grassy notes. Very faint touch of caramel, even a pinch of toastiness. Finish is mildly bitter, lingering malts and floral notes.

Crisp and totally refreshing in the mouth. Nice carbonation and a good, even light body. Primed for sucking down.

I had this beer once before, almost a year ago, but didn't think much of it. Trying it now changed my mind completely. Very easy to drink, and if you want something nice to drink on the lighter side, this beer is definately a must find.

Skidz, Feb 12, 2005
Photo of MystikCelt
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

MystikCelt, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Rumlibeers
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Rumlibeers, Aug 26, 2014
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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb from Brauerei Locher AG
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