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Appenzell Weizenbier - Brauerei Locher AG

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Appenzell WeizenbierAppenzell Weizenbier

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tjd25 on 07-17-2004

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Reviews by atigerlife:
Photo of atigerlife
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hef glass in the train station in Zurich.

Had a big, white fluffy head that had good lasting power. Poured a dark golden. Lots of carbonation seen rising.

Aroma was sweet, bananas and wheat.

Taste was sweet [almost honey tasting], some light clove and a stronger banana and fruity flavor. Certainly not up to standard of other beers of this type, but not bad.

Mouthfeel was clean and spritzy. Actually seemed too heavily carbonated to me.

Overall, a decent enough beer. Sort of a light feel and lacking character. If you really need to have a Swiss beer on a hot summer day, then this would be fine.

More User Reviews:
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pocked up a swing top from Drinks of the World.

This is the best local Swiss beer I've come across so far. Although, most have just been somewhat bland lagers, so it's not hard for this to stand out. As for the beer itseld, it have the classic light orange, hazy body with a white head (no retention). The flavor reminds me of Franziskaner, but with a little less yeast character. There's still a lovely spiced orange with mild wheat malt and a creamy vanilla.

Photo of Goldorak
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks JiPi for the sample!

Appearance: A darker shade of peach, with some sediment in suspention. A nice, thick and cakey froth that slowly died off, but not without clinging for dear life on the inner walls of my glass.

Smell: Some citrus, then plenty of soothing vanilla and maybe even lavander and floral aromas. Banana esters where there, but not as much as the usual german Hefe.

Taste: Lively carbonation, sweet overtones of weizen malt, with hops barely noticable in the finish. A light, enjoyable and refreshing Beer!

Photo of iwan
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of RainbowDash
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tjd25
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Quickly fading fluffy head on a golden orange color body. The smell is fresh and sweet, wheat is fairly noticeable, but less than the bananas. The taste is sweet, enjoyable and fruity: nice banana flavors and maybe a light hint of bubble gum. Surprizingly good. Slightly citric. Light notes of hops, quite fruity. The aftertaste is a bit more wheaty than for other hefe weizen. Very interesting. Mouthfeel is round and enjoyable. Maybe lacking some complexity. Nice carbonation, apparently due to a "particulat bottle fermentation process". The label claims that this is the ony Swiss beer with wheat malt, grown in Appenzell. I'm not sure if it's the only Swiss beer using wheat malt, or the only one that uses wheat malt from Appenzell. Whatever. It's good.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml corked bottled served in a Weizen bottle.

A: Pours a hazy orange color forming a big fizzy and creamy white head. Good retention and lots of lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Great perfume. Strong notes of white bread and sweet biscuits. Quite sweet, fruity and flowery. Notes of pale malts and wheat. Light notes of clove and banana esters. Some very light notes of flowery hops

T: Sweet grains upfront. Extremely bready. Strong notes of sweet pale malts and wheat. Biscuity. Some light notes of flowery grains. Earthy and quite bready yeast profile

M: Creamy body. Medium carbonation. Smooth. Bready aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Smooth. Simple but very pleasant Swiss Weissbier

Photo of Bobdziu
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of KatL80
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Appenzell Weizenbier from Brauerei Locher AG
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.