Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb | Brauerei Locher AG

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Quöllfrisch NaturtrübQuöllfrisch Naturtrüb

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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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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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
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 Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
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 Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 cokes
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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Photo of Beejay
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
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 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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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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 AmitC
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yelterdow
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
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 atis
3.59/5  rDev -5%
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 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 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 Desimoaj
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjd25
3.25/5  rDev -14%
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 ALESwhatCURESya
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
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 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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Quöllfrisch Naturtrüb from Brauerei Locher AG
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