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Quöllfrisch Hell - Brauerei Locher AG

Quöllfrisch HellQuöllfrisch Hell

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%

Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 03-23-2006)
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Reviews by DabblinWiscCraft:
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3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one of the featured bottles at Foundation in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood--this is the first time I've seen it in the city.

It pours an extremely pale, yellow straw or apple juice color with a half inch eggshell head that dissolves to virtually nothing and leaves just a bit of cling on the glass. Clear, with very little visible carbonation. There is pronounced sour bread in the nose, along with just a fleeting sense of skunk and some slight herbal hop notes. There's a lot of sour bread in the first taste, with subdued grassy and herbal hop just gently touching the sides and back of the tongue. There is just a bit of the skunk from the nose in the taste, but it really doesn't detract from the flavor; on the contrary, it adds some complexity to the palate. This one closes with a bit of sweetness from the malts. The feel is light-bodied and quite effervescent. It's both smooth and clean-finishing, but fairly run-of-the-mill.

A pleasant and drinkable lager, with enough complexity to keep things interesting. This one could certainly benefit from a better hop profile, but how many beers couldn't? Some people I was drinking with compared this to Heineken, but I find it to be much more palatable and engaging. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 07:31:09 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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4.8% ABV according to my can. Aluminum can served into a generic drinking glass in Zurich, Switzerland. Reviewed from notes taken June 2010.

A: Pours a one finger head of no cream and bad retention; quite thin to boot. Body colour is a clear yellow

Sm: Very light aroma of simple barley and cream. Underwhelming, boring, and bland.

T: Cream and light barley. Somewhat refreshing; might suit spicy food alright. Otherwise simple and imbalanced. Quite underwhelming and unimpressive.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavour profile, I guess. Far from tailored specifically to its flavours.

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A: Pours a pale clear yellow color forming a beautiful big fluffy aired bubbled head :). Good retention and MANY chunks of lacings formed

S: Sweet grains, mainly. Ashes. Skunky hops and Lager yeasts

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Poured from the 11.2 ounce green bottle a pale yellow with a bubbly white head. No retention but decent lacing.

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
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A. Poured a nice golden straw with a really delicate head that dissipated quickly.

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A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, off-white head. It left little to no head.

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Presentation: 11.2oz green twist-top bottle with clear freshness date and nice ditty about the beer...yay for my first Swiss beer!

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Smell: Typical of the style...a touch of grainy malt, light skunkiness (which fades with a couple of minutes in the glass), and light grassy hops

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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
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Hell Quöllfrisch best before 2 2010, in charming green glass with a neat painting on it.

Pours a crystal clear pale gold with a foamy white head. Smelll is fresh and pleasant, mostly hops with some grain, feels like smelling the air on a fresh alpine hops farm.

Its a great tasting, smooth, highly drinkable lager, enough said, the ultimate session beer. It has the perfect balance of hops and malt. Get it if you can find it. For a Euro Pale lager its near the Pinnacle.

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08-02-2009 23:33:31 | More by crossovert
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