Appenzell Weizenbier | Brauerei Locher AG

very good
17 Ratings
Appenzell WeizenbierAppenzell Weizenbier

Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tjd25 on 07-17-2004

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by atigerlife:
Photo of atigerlife
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hef glass in the train station in Zurich.

Had a big, white fluffy head that had good lasting power. Poured a dark golden. Lots of carbonation seen rising.

Aroma was sweet, bananas and wheat.

Taste was sweet [almost honey tasting], some light clove and a stronger banana and fruity flavor. Certainly not up to standard of other beers of this type, but not bad.

Mouthfeel was clean and spritzy. Actually seemed too heavily carbonated to me.

Overall, a decent enough beer. Sort of a light feel and lacking character. If you really need to have a Swiss beer on a hot summer day, then this would be fine.

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Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

500ml brown bottle, sample from the importer.

Stunning head retention as expected, hazed golden colored brew. Some ripe fruit, spice, bready malt, yeast, & banana pith in the nose. Very crisp, moderate sized body. Spicy phenols, cracker-like maltiness, bread crust, very modest hopping, lemon pith, and a ghost-like banana taffy on the palate. Very easy to knock back, finish dries up nice.

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Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of tempest
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pocked up a swing top from Drinks of the World.

This is the best local Swiss beer I've come across so far. Although, most have just been somewhat bland lagers, so it's not hard for this to stand out. As for the beer itseld, it have the classic light orange, hazy body with a white head (no retention). The flavor reminds me of Franziskaner, but with a little less yeast character. There's still a lovely spiced orange with mild wheat malt and a creamy vanilla.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks JiPi for the sample!

Appearance: A darker shade of peach, with some sediment in suspention. A nice, thick and cakey froth that slowly died off, but not without clinging for dear life on the inner walls of my glass.

Smell: Some citrus, then plenty of soothing vanilla and maybe even lavander and floral aromas. Banana esters where there, but not as much as the usual german Hefe.

Taste: Lively carbonation, sweet overtones of weizen malt, with hops barely noticable in the finish. A light, enjoyable and refreshing Beer!

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a thin white head, fades quickly without lacing on the glass.

Smell has a bready aroma with a light touch of clove and banana, fairly earthy aroma.

Taste is similar to the aroma with clove and banana having a strong flavor profile, very bready/biscuity, strong carbonation which lends a fairly creamy feel.

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Photo of HardyA
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RainbowDash
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjd25
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Quickly fading fluffy head on a golden orange color body. The smell is fresh and sweet, wheat is fairly noticeable, but less than the bananas. The taste is sweet, enjoyable and fruity: nice banana flavors and maybe a light hint of bubble gum. Surprizingly good. Slightly citric. Light notes of hops, quite fruity. The aftertaste is a bit more wheaty than for other hefe weizen. Very interesting. Mouthfeel is round and enjoyable. Maybe lacking some complexity. Nice carbonation, apparently due to a "particulat bottle fermentation process". The label claims that this is the ony Swiss beer with wheat malt, grown in Appenzell. I'm not sure if it's the only Swiss beer using wheat malt, or the only one that uses wheat malt from Appenzell. Whatever. It's good.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 5/27/2015. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with great 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 head. Aromas of big banana, clove, lemon, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big banana, clove, lemon, pear, apple, light bubblegum, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, clove, lemon, pear, apple, wheat, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an excellent hefeweizen. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rpcarr17
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssgunbond
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml corked bottled served in a Weizen bottle.

A: Pours a hazy orange color forming a big fizzy and creamy white head. Good retention and lots of lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Great perfume. Strong notes of white bread and sweet biscuits. Quite sweet, fruity and flowery. Notes of pale malts and wheat. Light notes of clove and banana esters. Some very light notes of flowery hops

T: Sweet grains upfront. Extremely bready. Strong notes of sweet pale malts and wheat. Biscuity. Some light notes of flowery grains. Earthy and quite bready yeast profile

M: Creamy body. Medium carbonation. Smooth. Bready aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Smooth. Simple but very pleasant Swiss Weissbier

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Photo of Bobdziu
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of KatL80
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appenzell Weizenbier from Brauerei Locher AG
3.85 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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