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Feldschlossen Original Lager | Feldschlösschen Beverages Group

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Feldschlossen Original LagerFeldschlossen Original Lager

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Feldschlösschen Beverages Group

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 78
Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Gold color, clear. Foam white, medium high and medium durable, leaves a slight decoration on glass.
Malt aroma with a hint of honey and delicate toilet.
In flavor, malt and honey, a little crust of bread
Gentian insignificant. High saturation, here's my personal responsibility

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Photo of Mani2084
2.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

33cl green bottle while eating Käsespätzle.

very pale yellow and almost not head, the smell is not very intense but the taste, not being very intense neither, is really nice. It seems more a beer-flavoured soda than a beer. Not very carbonic and very few aftertaste but it is a good complement with this food.
I liked it because is very easy to drink and the taste is nice but I usually like more intense beers.

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Photo of caribou43
2.57/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It is a typical lager without surprise and drinkable but it is boring. The color is yellow and gold, thin and white foam, average carbonation. The taste is malty, few hop and watery.

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Photo of flyingpig
2.72/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml on-tap at Zum Schiefen Eck, Basel (7.60 CHF):
A cheap, pretty average marco pale lager that was inoffensive & drinkable without ever seeming to be enjoyable or memorable. There was some basic lager type flavours with corn, grains & a few grassy hops present but beyond that there wasn't much of anything going on & it wasn't exactly the best introduction to Swiss beer but at least they can't all be this bad.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.25/5  rDev +40.3%

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 +35%
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 BlackHaddock
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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 GaetanoBresci
3.49/5  rDev +15.2%
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 alankwak
3.73/5  rDev +23.1%
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 WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brought a 500ml can of the Original Lager home to share with friends. The beer pours a typical clear golden color. Grain dominates the scent and taste. There is a hint of hops upfront, grainy and weak in the mouth, mostly carbonation. Mouthfeel is lighter in body and it finishes weak and uninspired. Overall is is just ok.

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Photo of JMWEB2
3.41/5  rDev +12.5%
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 rvdoorn
2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Look: pours a deep, clear golden color with a large white head.
Smell: Malts, grains, floral, grass, sweet caramel/candy sugar.
Taste: Very sweet. Sweet malts, metallic, caramel with only very light hops in the end.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, thin body.
Overall: This was the first beer I ever had in Switzerland. I lived there for one year, and already to change beer type the first day. Way too sweet, did they add sugar to this brew?

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Photo of kojevergas
2.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

500ml can poured into Swiss glass (standard kitchenware is all that was available) in Zürich, Switzerland. I acquired the can at a Swiss petrol station. Reviewed live.

A: Three finger head of no real cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear yellow-gold.

Sm: Clean full barley with some cream.

T: Full barley foundation with some pleasant but subtle cream and some bland hops riding atop. Not complex, but refreshing. Well balanced. I wish it were more bold.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Moderately thick - a bit too much so - especially for the style.

Dr: You can down it, it's cheap enough by Zürich standards, and it's alright. A good student beer. I'd sooner try this out of the bottle or off the draught, because it does have potential.

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Photo of rfabian
2.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic tumbler it produces a one inch head with little retention and scant lacing. The appearance is straw and clear. The aroma is of slight nobel hops and malt. The taste is sweet for a lager with little bitterness. The feel is light with a slightly metallic finish.

This is a competently brewed lager, refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass.

Refreshing beer

A: Pours a pale clear yellow color with a reasonable aired and bubbled head. Reasonable retention
S: Nose is simple as the beer. Very malty. Very grainy and bready. Some hops (not enough)
T: Taste is also simple. Very malty. Metallic. Crispy. Lack some bitterness in the end
M: Very light body. Medium carbonation
D: Very light beer. Easy to drink

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.6/5  rDev +18.8%
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 Nickls
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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 ccrida
4/5  rDev +32%
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 lacqueredmouse
2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light lemon gold colour, with a decent filmy white head and fine carbonation. Reasonable head retention, although it doesn't billow very much on the pour. Decent lacing.

Slightly bready nose, and a hint of hops. Rather timid and weak, but suitable. Just very understated.

Taste is also pretty bland, with a slightly floral hint of hops, but otherwise quite dry and insipid. Mouthfeel is rather good though. Nicely creamy, but with enough zing to give the beer a little bit of a lift, which it sorely needs.

Overall, it's a pretty drinkable beer. It's not going to wow you but it'd probably be worth having a couple.

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Photo of engisch
2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't understand why the people around here search this beer out?! WTF?! (What's this foolishness?!) So many people seek this beer in Zurich that I am obviously an oddball. If you like normal, crappy, unexciting beer and you aren't in or near Switzerland get a Budweiser. If you happen to find this at the same price as Bud it's better, but if you see this beer you obviously have much better stuff around.

To sum up this beer... Color: light, Flavor: Grainy and Light, Mouthfeel: Bleh., Drinkability: Light (which rate high among common folk that don't have beer advocate accounts).

As the second beer I had while in Switzerland, I was very disappointed. I will not be having this beer again on these travels, or ever (assuming I remember that I have had it).

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4/5  rDev +32%
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 jbro434
2.45/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sad to say, this is one of the weakest beers in all of CH and probably one of the most popular. Grain dominates the mouthfeel and it finishes weak and uninspired. I have had it on tap, in the can and bottle and nothing seems to help. Feldschlossen makes a hoppier brew called Hopfenperle that is quite tasty and worth seeking out. Sadly, it is not as easy to find as the original lager. There is a hint of hops upfront, grainy and weak in the mouth, mostly carbonation. This finish is just plain uninspiring with a gritty unbalanced combination of carbonation and slightly sour malt.

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Photo of Suds
3.28/5  rDev +8.3%
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 mattcomstock213
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I learned to drink beer in Switzerland as an exchange student and Feldschlossen was what I usually bought. Its not great. Its rather neutral and kinda bland really, but it is clean and crisp with a hint of hops. It goes down smoothly and even held up when I returned a few years later with more discerning tastes.

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Photo of tred
1.68/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

It pours yellow and bubbly with a giant head that collapses unevenly. It really reminds me of miller high life in a lot of ways. The taste is grainy and watery, with a bitter mouthfeel that's more appropriately described as an aftertaste. There's very little to say - it takes a beer this bad to make Cardinal look good.

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