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Appenzeller Holzfass Bier | Brauerei Locher AG

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3.58/5
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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Locher AG
Switzerland
appenzellerbier.ch

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tjd25 on 07-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,185
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
49
pDev:
14.8%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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1
Gots:
4
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4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k3ve
2.34/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml brown bottle, sample from the importer.

The head drops down to the thin layer of lacing, does a good job of staying around. Mildly hazed amber hue. Spicy hop, fresh wood, yeast, & nutty grain in the nose. Full malt jacket with a semi-dry palate. A kiss of malty sweetness up front fades and lets the wood and modest hopping balance. Spice and tannin meet earthy and nutty tones. While it stay true to being a lager in many ways the flavor profile walks a different path. Something different for sure, glad I was able to try it.

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3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.76/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Lemke10
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a slight head. The aroma is mild with yeast, citrus, and wheat. The taste is sweet but flat with a grainy citrus taste. It’s fairly easy drinking but ordinary and forgettable. Not too overall but at its price point, you can find way better brews for the same price.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in a thumbler.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy and dark orange color forming a medium and big bubbled aired head. Low retention and no lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet, roasted and smoked grains. Mild. Toffee. Sweet and oiled. Bready and a bit biscuity. Light notes of flowery hops

T: Slightly sweet grains in upfront. Roasted and smoked grains. A bit biscuity and bready. Low fermentation style. Some notes of caramel and caramel malts. Bready profile yeasts. Some light notes of flowery hops

M: Light and smooth body. Medium to low carbonation. Malty and slightly smoked aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Good session Lager

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A. A very foamy frothy head that takes unusually long to fall back down. Hazy unfiltered goodness in a hue of amber brown with tinges of orange in the edges of the glass. Looking good so far!

S. Spicy notes on top of bread. Some vague whiffs of oak chips at the end. I expected a heavier malt aroma for what the color is, however.

T. Starts out semi-sweet iwith malts and fades back to dryness at the end when the oak flavors kick in. I sort of miss the hops flavors...

M. Medium bodied, but nothing special.

Overall, I call it an average beer.

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Appenzeller Holzfass Bier from Brauerei Locher AG
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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