Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb | Brauerei Locher AG

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38 Ratings
Quöllfrisch NaturtrübQuöllfrisch Naturtrüb
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG
Switzerland
appenzellerbier.ch

Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of yelterdow
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled at between fridge and cellar temperature in a wide mouthed glass. Best by Aug. 26, 2008... this one's got a year + on it.

Appearance- The cap shows arrows on it as if it's a screw off... but it isn't. The pour is light to medium gold, with a finger thick head that pops away over about 2 minutes. After that, it just kinda is.

Smell- The first whiff reminded me of Heineken, then it settled back into an aroma of cooked veggies and damp cardboard. There are some hops present, albeit barely... it's on par with the always unimpressive Light Lager notes. After 10 minutes, we've got a Band-Aid suggestion.

Taste- The ingredients listed on the bottle are simply springwater, malt, and hop... but I would have guessed some adjuncts were added to the recipe, judging by the sweetish aftertaste. It's a relatively clean, honest interpretation of this style.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Soft and foamy, it's thin but interesting enough. Glad to have sampled this one, but the curtain has fallen forever.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a pilsner glass)

A-This beer pours a bright golden yellow crystal clear body with a white creamy head of big bubbles and a strong carbonation.

S- The smell of pale malt and noble hops is well balanced with a bit of a corn like note. There are some sulfur notes as it warms.

T- The flavor starts of dry and pretty crisp but it finishes with a bit of a tang that has a saltiness to it.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel but no fizz from the carbonation.

D-Very light and refreshing but the corn aroma was a little overpowering and the tangy at the finish was a bit strong for this style.

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Photo of degerbah
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale yellow with about two fingers fo head. Lots of lacing near the top of the glass. very much a macro-lagery type of taste and mouthfeel. IMO this is swiss stella or budweiser. Given that I was able to get it in bottles for the price of a cheap can. I'll feed it to people I don't necessarily like.

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Photo of tjd25
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head fade quickly into a very thin collar. The boyd was of a very very pale golden color. The smell was grainy with some notes of rice. The taste was dry and grainy too, with light an soft notes of biscuit. Sweet and lemony. But with something "cheap" or "lightly nasty" (?). Mouthfeel was light but decent for the style. Nothing to tell your mama about, but it goes down the throat easily.

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Photo of jscal10
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Beejay
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale straw in color, somewhat of a head with an aggressive pour, but mostly bubbles..

S: Not much of anything besides some very light malty, and possibly some rice smells in there as well.

T: A toasted character, and some malt. Not a lot of hops, almost a slight earth like quality. And for being in a green bottle, not skunky at all.

M: Light crisp and bubbly.

D: It goes down very smooth and easy. And at 3.33 a six pack, not a bad choice. Still, mostly it tastes like carbonated water that had a one night stand with some grains.. But style wise it delivers what it promised.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yeah, it's in a bottle, but I CAN deviate from the Quest every once in a while.

I got just under a finger of bone-white head with good retention off of my pour. Color was a slightly hazy golden-yellow, somewhat cheering on this snowy, spirit-crushing morning. Nose was slightly skunky (uh oh!) - Saaz hops or green glass? Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was about right for the style, so perhaps it was simply the hops. Speaking of taste, it was kind of a dry slightly hoppy flavor, like a light pilsner, vice simply a light lager. Finish was likewise slightly dry, refreshing, different. I would not mind trying this out of a CAN.

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Photo of kamilgracki
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Augustiner719
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a weizen glass because i saw the word "naturtrub" on the label thinking it was a weiss beer.

Pours a hazy yellow orange color with a small, yet pronounced head that leaves a small ring of foam on the lid of the beer. Appearance gets just below average since i am rating this to style, where i will just go average for the appearance since this is unfiltered and can't compare it to anything but the head retention does not resemble a helles. The aromas are sweet bread malts, those of a helles, with an nice buttered toast component, yeasty sourness and a touch of citrus. The taste is spot on with a helles in terms of initial flavor but then gets very thin and forgettable. the mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, even with the unfiltered characteristic of this beer. not perfect but still enjoyable. Overall this is just average for me. not worth seeking out unless there are no other suitable choices. Augustiner Helles trump the shit out of this, as does paulaner, hacker pschorr and even the spaten helles.

cheers

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Photo of biernack
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with interesting Swiss Alps Landscape portrait. Pours out very light tannnish, golden with plenty of carbonation activity going on. The head immediately turns to a small film. As this pours, it gives of a foul, skunkish aroma typical of euro lagers, but eases down to a floral, lightly hoppy nose. The taste is smooth and sweet all the way down. The carbonation gives a little ting to the tongue and the hops leave a very enjoyable, small bitterness in the mouth. This beer, although far from great, is not a bad beer. I could see how easy it would be to put down a 12 pack of this stuff at a Brewer game tailgate!

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle with a plastic cap hanged in a wire.

A: Pours a pale yellow color. Bit hazy. A huge bone-white head very bubbled is formed when poured. Good retention and some lacings left around

S: Smell is really simple. Mild sweet matls and bit grassy hops

T: Taste is also mild. Sweet malts and hops basically. Mild bitterness. Refreshing. Not much aftertaste

M: Very light body and high carbonation

O: Good and refreshing beer. Recommended for summer days :)

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Photo of atis
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell is malty with floral hops. Taste is similar with some spicy lemon and bittery hops in the finish. Unfortunately there is almost no aftertaste, it just disappears too quickly even for the light lager. At least the beer does not feel watery.

Slightly better than average lager and quite refreshing.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Photo of Brenden
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
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 Desimoaj
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of badbeer
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
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 engisch
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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 Jason
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +1.9%
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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Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fr0stb1te
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb from Brauerei Locher AG
3.73 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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