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Old 20.07.2015, 23:08
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best swiss beer after a hot day?

What is the best Swiss beer after a long hot 30C day? Meaning a day in an office with sunny-facing windows and no A/C... actually I am not complaining because I like that Switzerland is careful about energy use, but you may understand why I am asking about cold beers after the last few weeks

I like Asahi Super-Dry which I think is perfect when you are thirsty, ditto Kirin, Japan knows how to make refreshing beer. But I was drinking Asahi for three weeks now and a change would be good. I found a great beer at Samses restaurant in Zürich last week called Neumarkter Lammsbräu

http://www.lammsbraeu-biobier.de/

I also remember that local Zürich brewery Amboss has one beer in their range that is more like the lighter color knock-out-your-thirst beer but I never seem to find their beers much around Zürich. Anyway what are the best Swiss beers for a big thirst after a hot day? Happy to get immediate replies this evening...

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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

My home brew works very well
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Check the one they brew in Steinfels, I always enjoy a beer in the terrace on the weekend
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

My 2 favorite easy drinking light summer beers are Sommer's Blond from Rapperswil and the Chopfab Together, a very light Belgian style Wit, great served with a slice of orange.
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Baarer beer is one of my favourite Swiss beers. Not sure it's ideal to quench thirst on a hot day.

Maybe a nice cider with plenty of ice cubes
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Baarer beer is one of my favourite Swiss beers. Not sure it's ideal to quench thirst on a hot day.

Maybe a nice cider with plenty of ice cubes
Schützengarten Lager Hell and Schützengarten Edelspiez from Lidl are by far my favorite thirst killers for hot weather. They are both simple and easy drinking, but this is not to be seen as negative with this weather.

I also like the Bärner Müntschi
http://www.felsenau.ch/de/unsere-biere/barner-muntschi/

For something more complex that goes well with heat I could recommend these two beers available at LeShop:

https://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Product...archSessionId=

https://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Product...archSessionId=
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Ueli Bier from the Brauerei Fischerstube Basel
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Any standard beer as long as it's cold. Ice cold.
Out of the freezer before the ice crytals start to form, my guess is -5°.
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

And if you are going for ice-cold - go for a South American beer.

Mexican (Pacifico) or if you want a genuinely poor beer (in terms of complexity) but a great beer for a hot day - try this http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1252/3637/

My beer fridge is currently set to "very effing" cold.
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

I like the Chopfab Trueb on a hot day. Also one of the many IPA style beers the Swiss breweries are doing. Brülli do a nice one.
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Kronenbourg 1664 (I am anticipating Strasbourg applying to join the Eidgenossen just so this beer can qualify for the thread)
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Chopfab or muller limmat beer

though prefer a nice thatchers or cold konig pilsner..which aren't swiss
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My 2 favorite easy drinking light summer beers are Sommer's Blond from Rapperswil and the Chopfab Together, a very light Belgian style Wit, great served with a slice of orange.
I will heartily second Sommer's Blond. Hits the spot, even if there are some clouds in the sky.
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And if you are going for ice-cold - go for a South American beer.

Mexican (Pacifico) or if you want a genuinely poor beer (in terms of complexity) but a great beer for a hot day - try this http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1252/3637/

My beer fridge is currently set to "very effing" cold.
It's not so much that I *want* a simple (non-complex) beer, but rather that it makes no difference (can't be tasted) when the beer is ice cold.
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It's not so much that I *want* a simple (non-complex) beer, but rather that it makes no difference (can't be tasted) when the beer is ice cold.
Tough to find but excellent:

http://www.schweizerbier.com/nord/richie-rheinfelden/

Beer should not be ice-cold!
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

After a hot day I become (even) less fussy. I'd drink Skol if it was cold enough.
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Just for quenching my thirst on a hot day, I've taken to nicking one of my wife's alcohol-free cannies (cans seem to get the contents colder than my normal bottles in a fridge) and adding a schluck of lemon squash syrup, in a half-litre stein-type glass.

It's a bit big-girls-blousy, but has a beer 'taste', hits the spot and is particularly good if I need to drive later - especially as if I drank the same normal alcohol beer down as quick, I'd need at least a couple and would soon be bladdered.

The best alchy-free is (something like) Königskrone from Aldi, and citron sirop from Migros in a square bottle.
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

No offence TiMow but you maybe arrived at the wrong thread with non-alcoholic beer aka sucking on wet cardboard!

I was trying to find Sommer's Blond in Zürich but no luck yet, except Google says it's on the Fork and Bottle restaurant menu which definitely seems worth a visit (current top review says 'the best smoked pork ribs I've ever had in my life').

I bought two different Chopfabs on the basis of the recommendation for Chopfab Trueb - Chopfab Hell and Chopfab Trueb. I started with the Hell and have to say it was like drinking nothing with a bit of added corn syrup. So I had some trepidation coming to the Chopfab Trueb but ... winner. That is great beer.

Looks like the 30C plus days are coming to an end though.
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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

Go for a Chopfab Summer or Appenzeller Quöllfrisch...Just saw the Summer the other day at the Rio Getränke and the Appenzeller is a classic.

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Re: best swiss beer after a hot day?

I bought a can of Farmer's gold from the Landi fridge in Meilen, bloody good for 50 raps and it was the coldest beer I have ever bought in CH.
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