Feldschlossen Original Lager | Feldschlösschen Beverages Group

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Brewed by:
Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
Switzerland
feldschloesschen.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jeffboo on 02-17-2004

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Ratings:
81
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
19.74%
 
 
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Photo of tugdriver7
4.35/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hand-carried from Switzerland (thanks "N"). Phenomenal example of the style. Surprisingly thick head, clear amber yellow color. Great mouthful, with smooth, mild taste that was incredibly drinkable. No, you won't find complexity here; but compared to so many other Euro Pale Lagers, this one is a keeper. It would be one of my "regulars" if it were available in the US.

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Photo of Whazabey
4.35/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

Review: Bottle of Feldschlösschen Original Pale Lager, 4.80%ABV

One doesn’t generally associate beer with the Swiss, Chocolate and cooking clocks yes, but good beer? Feldschlösschen is a beer that can take on the big guns of Germany, Britain and the rest in Europe and hold its head up high. Its a bloody good beer, with a nice taste and easy to drink.

Loved the appearance of pure clear yellow colour, bright and clean with a good big frothy head on top that stays with some lacing. Looks refreshing and tantalisingly good, saying "drink me, please!". Yeah that’s a cheesy line, Swiss style! A decent beer though.

The aroma is light and malty, on the grainy side but with a little sweetness.

Taste: What a light lager should be like; a nice crisp and smooth refreshing drink. Grain dominates the taste with very little bitterness.
Not complex, well balanced, and very easy to drink. Could drink these all day long, perfect for a light session with friends.

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Photo of DiUr
4.09/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Have to agree with some comments as this one seems pretty much underrated. I remember a fresh and clean aroma of malts and grassy hops, almost Helles like, with hints of lemon. Sweet, malty and bitter in a balanced way, it made the views from Schindellegi to the lake even more pleasant. Light to medium body, very drinkable and satisfying with no evident flaws. We had Schneider and the likes in the fridge and most of the beer in Zurich was good, but for some reason this humble local lager stood up the most those days, and made a perfect accompaniment for the swiss sausages by the bbq. Don´t get the ratings wrong.

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Photo of bloberglawp
4.06/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this while on a weekend trip to Switzerland while on vacation in Europe in summer 2008.

Pours a simple yellow, solid carbonation, huge head that laces and sticks around during the whole experience.

Aroma of malt and hops, typical but still authentic and without flaws. A delicate aroma and a similar flavor. A firm bitter finish and a clean crisp aftertaste of noble hops and genuine malt.

Like a lot of european lagers, these beers are great drinkers when in or around the source.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.01/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must say I was quite impressed with this beer. I see it's got some bad reviews, but since I've had my sample closer to the source, then maybe that's why my beer seemed great.

This beer looks like a good example of a lager beer. Massive amounts of bright white head, with an ultra clear and golden body. A small layer of lacing lasts all the way through my session.

Nothing really stands out as dominant in the way of aromas, but I detect a hay and herbal type of fragrance.

As far as tastes go, this has a sweet flavor right up front, but immediately gives way to a bitter herbal character.

This is a very smooth, well balanced, and quite drinkable beer. I'd have to say one must come over here to truly enjoy this beer. I can imagine it wouldn't fair well the journey across the pond back to the States.

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Photo of ccrida
4/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught in Geneva, served in a .5 l mug, Feldschlosschen is a clear pale gold with a white head and pleasant effervescence, leaving nice lace.

Smell is nice, sweet cereal grains and honey.

Taste is pretty good, bready with a hint of metal, a smooth, clean lager.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, with a medium-light body.

Drinkability is good, a tasty and quaffable, if a little generic lager.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer in bottles in Wengen, Switzerland and the surrounding areas. Really enjoyed it. A pale lager, it is very smooth and highly drinkable. I found myself looking for Feldschlossen for the entire trip after drinking a couple at lunch the first day. I had lots of good weissbiers and some nice german lagers and such, but Feldschlossen has a special place in my heart. When I returned to Switzerland a year later, I got a bottle when I stepped off the plane- it left a mark in my memory and a thirst in my gut for more.

Fruity undertones and a balanced malt, pale golden color. Light in body and in taste, but not watered-down. Good carbonation and a clean finish, you can put away a bunch of these. Superb for what it is.

Anyways, you won't find this one in most places. However, if you do, grab one. You'll be pleasantly surprised. The bottles are slightly smaller (maybe 10 oz), but they also sell it in bomber cans (20 or 25 oz). I'm pretty sure you only see this in the EU, and the closer you are to Switzerland the better chance you have of locating it.

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Photo of alankwak
3.73/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden clear with medium head retention and lacing.

S: Clean, light floral aroma from medium hoppiness.

T: Very nice medium/light malt backbone. Moderate hop bitterness.

O: Very nice off tap outside Sion, Switzerland. Nice beer and a very good all malt example of a lager.

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Photo of Juiposa
3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FCox143
3.64/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.6/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a few bottles of this at a hotel in Zurich. The beer is light gold color, clear, with a thin finger of head and some dry lace. The aroma is light and malty, on the grainy side but with a little sweetness. It tastes more bready than bitter, not bad at all. Dry finish with good medium-gage body. Recommended as a standard Euro-lager.

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Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmoeschler
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of GaetanoBresci
3.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a national emblem in Swizerland, if you go around there you should try. It is nothing special, even is probably the best Swiss beer I have tried. Coulor light yellow, taste a bit metallic, smell clear, good hangover the day after... Definetly buy again

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Photo of beerme626
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
3.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spoony
3.44/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMWEB2
3.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice three finger head, lacing is prevalent, and its a very light yellow color.

S: Very malty smell, some hops.

T: Sweet up front with the traditional euro lager malt flavor, not bad.

M: Light bodied lager, very drinkable.

O: Ok euro lager, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer during a short weekend trip to Switzerland. My family and I stopped for lunch at a nice little restaurant, and this was the only beer on tap. It's a light, completely transparent golden color with a brilliant white head. The aroma is mostly malty, with a slight herbal noble hop aroma in the background. Somewhat bread-like and doughy in the smell, and an faintly sweet taste. The beer is fairly well balanced, if not tilted just a bit toward the malt. Clean and very soft in the mouth. Maybe a little too thin. Not bad though. This is a respectable continental lager.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

50cl Can, BBD 14th Sep 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 15th Oct 2013: finally got my Swiss tick. My son-in-law had a business trip to Zurich and brought back this and another can for me.

Pale golden, clear, bright and clean looking, on top a thin white crown.

Slightly sweet in both aroma and taste: crisp and refreshing with all the usual lager/pilsner/helles attributes. Nothing to make it stand out from all the other brews in this style, but nothing wrong with it either.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nickls
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a generous frothy head; decent retention for the style, but a very clear light gold hue that looked pretty still

S - Actually not a bad hop note that is a little dry and herbal; some breadiness, but that's about it

T - Slight kiss of hop bitterness; a bit earthy and doughy; dry which was OK. Not good, but not the worst ever

M - Pretty light overall, and lacked a snappy carbonation that would have been nice

D - A brainless brew, but not bad drinking. Easily washes down some fondue.

Overall, certainly not one of the worst that I've had in the range, and I actually almost enjoyed the drier characteristics of it.

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Photo of Wstans1
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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