Feldschlossen Original Lager | Feldschlösschen Beverages Group

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Feldschlossen Original LagerFeldschlossen Original Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
Switzerland
feldschloesschen.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jeffboo on 02-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
19.74%
 
 
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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.86/5  rDev -5.9%
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 WoodBrew
2.76/5  rDev -9.2%
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 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 Rhettroactive
2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jdhilt
2.65/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From my notes 6/9/07 Pours a three-finger white head that fades slowly, leaving a good lace. Crystal clear pale amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is nearly balanced, slight hoppy finish and slight lingering bitter aftertaste. Part of meal, 1.0L stein on-tap at the Stadtkeller Restaurant Lucerne, Switzerland. Drink one of these and you feel like the Manneken Pis.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.95/5  rDev -3%
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 Canada_Dan
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Zekenyce
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 BMMillsy
2.81/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 bpfrush
2/5  rDev -34.2%

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 schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Photo of flyingpig
2.72/5  rDev -10.5%
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 spoony
3.44/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Poupae
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Globetrotter
1.76/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I feel like I've run across an old nemesis here. A colleague of mine (thanks, James!) brought back to Moscow three brews he acquired in trade at an international conference. One those was Feldschlösschen, the A-B of Switzerland. When I lived in that fair country, I acquired a healthy hatred for their buy 'em and shut 'em down competition policy, and never liked their brews. Now, four years later, I decided to give them another chance.

Green 33 cl bottle with a green, silver and white label featuring what looks like the entrance to a castle (the name means "small field castle"), with barley stalks growing in the entrance. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 11/16/06, I opened it on 5/20/06.

Pours a clear watery yellow under a 1.5 finger bubbly white head that fades fairly quickly to film and collar, leaving a lace string or two as it goes. The nose is strong and off-putting, full of adjunct malt and sickly sweet like overripe fruit. The mouth is very prickly and quite sticky, lying like a blanket on the tongue. Taste? Not much to like here. Rice flavor is strong and unpleasant. Add a touch of prune to go with the moldy bread. The hops are subdued, emerging only briefly in the finish as a slightly tinny bitter. Globetrotterette recognized it immediately, and wrinkled her nose in disgust. I managed to choke down about a third of the bottle before the rest was enjoyed by my drain. There may be worse beers in Russia than this one, but they are not as ubiquitous here as Feldschlösschen is in Switzerland. Shudder...

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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 eduardolinhalis
2.88/5  rDev -5.3%
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 edhizdeid
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Feldschlossen Original Lager from Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
3.04 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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