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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb | Brauerei Locher AG

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Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2003

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of KatL80
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of dtreindl
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beachbum1975
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear, pale, golden color with an average, lightly carbonated head.

The nose is a nice mix of clean, dried hops and bold yeasts.

The body is similar to the nose. Clean, easily drinkable and refreshing. More flavor than many of the macro lagers in the states.

Very easy and nice to drink!

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Photo of SCproUA
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmitC
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MystikCelt
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Rumlibeers
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Skidz
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out pale straw and sits a bright golden yellow in the glass with a large white head, fading to a good skim, leaving the glass coated with white lacings.

Smells nice and crisp, inticing malty aromas. Almost honey-like sweetness balanced with pils malt. Extremely floral, totally seductive.

Tastes light with refined sweetness. Delicately doughy, some crackery presence. Apple skins on the bitter end, very mild grassy notes. Very faint touch of caramel, even a pinch of toastiness. Finish is mildly bitter, lingering malts and floral notes.

Crisp and totally refreshing in the mouth. Nice carbonation and a good, even light body. Primed for sucking down.

I had this beer once before, almost a year ago, but didn't think much of it. Trying it now changed my mind completely. Very easy to drink, and if you want something nice to drink on the lighter side, this beer is definately a must find.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer tastes better in Madison, WI then anywhere else. This is where it is impoted to and it just tastes good here. It must have something to do with New Glarus (America’s Little Switzerland) being near by.

Sulfurous bright golden “hell” lager with honey malts and herbal hops. I dig it. This is super light and drinkable. This tastes more like a really great pilsner than a lager.

I would drink this beer over any American pilsner as my light beer of choice any time.

Served in a green bottle yet not the slightest bit skunky.

Just great!

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4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Labeled "Appenzeller Bier" and "Hell". "Light Lager" seems a miscatagorization, though it's appropriate to a certain degree, just not in the American sense.
Pours a shallow golden with a large and well-kept white fluffball on top.
The nose emits a trace of sulfur right away, though it vanishes almost immediately. It's replaced by a honey graham cracker maltiness and basil-like hops.
Begins with a snap of Pils malts, then inches further with pear and honey traits. Grassier by midway. Twisted with lemon and herb by the close, accompanied with a spritely minerality, and a nicely-lagered sense of turbulent water.
Light bodied, but compact of structure and well built. It's pale but not watery. And there may not be a more drinkable beer anywhere.



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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 5/27/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of light lemon, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of light lemon, wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of wheat, cracker, toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero estery yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a damn nice kellerbier style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This sample came from a restaurant in New Glarus, WI.

Beer pours a light golden straw color with a subtantial white head that surprisingly lasts all throughout consumption. there is ample carbonation.

nose is exactly the same as a pilsner, as is the appearance, in fact, im pretty sure this should be classified as a pilsner. the dominant aroma is floral hops, very nice.

taste is initally a light bread malt followed by a floral and mildly fruity hop presence, the finish is bittering hops and is very pleasant.

mouthfeel is thin but appropriate for a pilsner.

overall, this is a very pleasant, easy-drinking beer. It is an excellent choice for hot weather and a great accompaniment to many types of food.

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Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle, sample from importer.

Pours a slightly hazed dull straw golden hue, decent lacing. Aromas of doughy bread, spicy hops, and a nutty yeast. Very smooth and crisp, slight slickness within the medium body. Very malt forward, just a kiss of sweetness. More bready overtones and cracker-like graininess than anything else. Some spicy herbal hop and nutty yeast in the back. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Daredevil
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The smell is very strong, yeasty and hoppy ... somewhat matching the turbid appearance ...

A fresh taste of rich citrus fruits paired with cereals and a sweet-sour aftertaste ... the brew is rather powerful than elegant but I wouldn't call that a flaw ... on overall a very enjoyable drink ...

Finally a Swiss lager to be proud of ...

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of engisch
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow is this light in color. It is light yellow with a slight cloudiness. It's has a white head that bubbles down quickly. The smell is of grains and spicy hops.

I was thrown off by the taste as it is light a bit sweet and spicy, but it has a strange citrus taste to it, almost like lemons. There isn't much of a flavor profile to it, it is just there and gone. The smell is quite aromatic for as light as it tastes. I could definitely have a few of these especially after a hot day.

I like how the hops come out much more than most of the swiss lagers, but I don't like how there is nearly no aftertaste.

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

Had this at the New Glarus Hotel. Beer poured a golden color with a head that left minimal lacing throughout. Smell is a slightly floral one. Taste is very clean with a dry finish, slight hops present. Mouthfeel is light but refreshing. Drinkability, I had no trouble drinking this one down, but one seemed to be enough to satisfy my curiosity.

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Photo of Desimoaj
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brenden
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is about a medium yellow in color, maybe just a shade or two lighter, with a yeasty thickness that makes it opaque. A little bit of clarity can be given by not ensuring the entire bottle is swirled and poured, but the yeast presence key to the beer really thickens it. The head is a pretty clean white or close to it, a creamy and soft half finger that lasts and drops some equally creamy lacing.
It's moderately sulfuric in the nose, some fruity esters to the yeast with an earthy dryness balancing and some noble hops bringing in a very slightly herbacious note with some grass. There's a very slight spiciness with the noble must, but almost unnoticeable in the smell. It fades off to just include more of a dull earthiness.
This was in a brown bottle, but I get a bit of the skunk at first. Given time, it fades out of the flavor as well of the smell. It also begins with an almost creamed corn element to the sweetness which also, thankfully, gives way to softer, fruitier notes balanced by dry wheat-like malts.
The body actually reaches medium, though is as soft as it should be with a good crispness that never fades or falters. It has some dryness on the palate toward the end and is pretty smooth altogether.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled this first at the 2006 Calgary Beer Fest, then picked some more up in the Chuck (Edmonton) at Sherbrooke Liquor. Definitely a direct import, as everything on all of the labels is only in German. This one comes in a green 330 oz. bottle, blue label with a picture of a lake in front of a couple of mountains.

Decent looking body for a light lager, pale and clear straw hue, large frothy white head that retains well, and recedes to a thick frothy white cap. Lots of small patches of lacing that sticks tenaciously to the sides of the glass.

A bit of skunk on the nose when first poured, but a good type of skunk. Crisp and metallic grains, fresh grassy hops, it's more appealing and inviting rather than light struck.

Crisp grains and bready malt, gets metallic in the middle, with a crisp, light hoppy finish. Quite impressive considering this came in a green bottle, travelled another 300 km. after I purchased it, and has been sitting in my fridge for almost half a year.

Light mouthfeel, as is to be expected, but still has body to it, not swilly or watery.

If only domestic lagers could be brewed like this, let alone "light" ones. Enough flavour, it's refreshing, and crisp without stinking of additives or adjuncts. A simple, well brewed light lager when all is said and done. I'd invite this one to my next bearbecue.

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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb from Brauerei Locher AG
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 41 ratings
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