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Old 26.10.2010, 11:50
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Oh, I am sure that there are many good microbreweries. But you know: I typically drink my beer in one of the bars in the city. They typically serve one of the big brands and frankly: They are all crap.

And I personally find some of the "cool Zurich" beers just not as cool as others here. I like to go to the Turbinenhalle and their amber "Rekord" is not bad, but the others are "average" at max... http://www.turbinenbraeu.ch/index.html

And do not get me started on the "specials" some of the large breweries make. Eichhofs "Barbara" was probably the most terrible one I had in a long time..."Luxusbier" my a... http://www.eichhof.ch/1/3/53/1879.asp

Does anybody know a place in Zurich where I could get something like this:
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Old 26.10.2010, 22:46
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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in the rest of CH:

BierVision Monstein (GR)
BFM (JU)
Trois Dames
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Burgdorfer (BE)
Seeland (BE)
ECM Bräu (ZH)
The Burgdorfer was rated Swiss beer of the year earlier this year. I haven't tried it so can't comment.
Switzerland is actually doing a little better this year, managing to win "Swiss beer of the year" for the first time ever.

The honour was established only in 2009, and the first prize went to Liechtensteiner Brauhaus with their (pretty decent) Weizenbier, Weiza.
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Old 26.10.2010, 23:12
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Whatever it is it is like gnats piss.

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Feldschlösschen isn't Swiss beer, it's Danish (Carlsberg).

source: http://www.feldschloesschen.com/Unte...s/default.aspx
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Old 27.10.2010, 00:44
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

you appear to have posted in the wrong thread mate, appreciation only please

Anyone for a glass of Avgas?
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Old 27.10.2010, 05:05
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread



Being from Belgium and lover of heavy beers ( leffe ,duvel,kasteelbier,chimay,hoegaarden etc) i can't say i found any really good beer here nor did i in Germany

The standard beer is piswasser,it goes thru me like a sieve.
I have tried them all and none were my taste.

Also back home we serve beer in 33cl , not 0.5 L, a good beer is cold, giving these tall glasses means you have to drink fast or your beer gets lukewarm..yuk !

A friend that owns a bar in Seelisberg tried to get me warm for the different kinds of Swiss piswasser but no such luck..he also made the mistake of offering me a alcohol free beer, to see did that taste better

The only beer that came close but not there yet for Switzerland was Appenzeller (tried 2 different ones) and in Germany the Kreuzberg Kloster Bier.

Other than that, i keep my holy stock of heavenly Belgian beers in the house.

Anthony, also an EF member is brewing his own beer they sell at the place he works. In a few weeks a master brewer from Belgium will go over to help them out and teach them the tricks.. ill keep my eyes, ears and mouth open for that one
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

i like to drink a dark beer.. quite rare in switzerland tbh

but here is my favorit

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i like to drink a dark beer.. quite rare in switzerland tbh

but here is my favorit

Hmmh looks nice, where can it be purchased? or is it only to be gotten in a certain town or area in Switzerland?
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

In addition to adding my support to the aforementioned Rappi Bier Factory, Waedenswiler and Appenzeller brews, might I confess to being rather fond of the Schutzengarten hell bier?

It'll never win any awards, but it does the job, and very refreshingly, too.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Schuetzengarten is a big brewery from Sankt Gallen. LIDL supermarkets carry them. I can also recommend their Weissbier and Lager. My favorite Swiss beers.
http://www.schuetzengarten.ch/
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Amongst the commercial stuff I really used to enjoy the Feldschlösschen Dunkleperle (spl?), and I do still indulge in the chestnut beer from Appenzell (let's see if I can still find a link for the stuff)...

But otherwise I'm very partial to the microbrewery in Bioggio (in the vicinity of the Lugano airport) - Osteria Dolfini, as well as Italy's first brewpub (Birrificio Italiano in Lurago Marinone) which unfortunately for the folks @ Heineken, Sabmiller, et al, is just 20 minutes from home on the other side of the border

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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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http://www.appenzellerbier.ch/

All their products, from Quöllfrisch to the Holzfass-Bier, are all very good.

The rest of the Swiss beer market is appalling.
A few weeks ago, I found myself really wanting a couple of brews for home but was in a local grocery with a very limited selection. Grabbed a couple of Quöllfrisch in cans ... I was very pleasantly surprised. Hope to try it in draught someday. Think it would be great in summer. Like many here, I usually prefer strong Belgian brews or a nice Irish stout... draught if possible, bottle when not.
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Old 29.10.2010, 16:58
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Being a fan of strong, tasty beer (especially Irish, Scottish and Belgian), I must say my first experiences with Swiss beer haven't been fantastic.

But I am grateful for this thread because it made me discover more Swiss beer that may actually be worth trying. Not all hope is lost! Dangge!!
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Old 29.10.2010, 17:04
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Quite like Ittinger

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Old 29.10.2010, 17:29
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

My main wish is that the standard beers here were a bit crisper and a bit more hoppy. Germany's close by and I thought that some of the skills and demand would have slipped south.

I do like some of the Appenzeller beers, particularly Quöllfrisch and Natürperle.

http://www.appenzellerbier.ch/typo3t...4645c5b023.gif

Also, I know there are smaller Swiss breweries with good beers, but it's difficult to find these in bars in Zürich (Brasserie Federale being an exception). In the UK I can find real ales in many pubs . . . It's a shame that the selection here is so standardised.

Oh . . . I also like the Calvinus beers.
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I just googled and found this page that gives a list of Swiss beer with the authors (not me!) comments and ranking:
http://www.cerveza.ch/swiss.shtml
There are quite a lot of different beers so happy drinking

I myself fancy the Eichhof beer from Luzern among other beers of course

Eichhof is now owned by Heineken
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Old 29.10.2010, 18:16
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Genuine question, what's Appenzell Beer? Might want to try some if I haven't unwittingly already
It's well worth trying. The Federal in Zürich HB is a good place to try it.
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Old 29.10.2010, 18:21
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

As previous posters have mentioned, several Swiss Breweries are now owned by the multi-nationals. e.g. Heineken or Carlsberg.

This doesn't mean that the beers are no longer Swiss Beers. They may still be brewed exactly as they were before.

They may also still be nothing special

Whilst looking around at beer related sites I spotted that there is a large beer festival in Martigny every May. not just Swiss beers but from all over the world http://www.fetedelabiere.ch/index.php?page=bieres

I was also looking to see if any sites were selling Swiss beer in the UK. The only one that I have found so far is Hurlimann, and that is brewed here anyway!
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http://www.appenzellerbier.ch/

All their products, from Quöllfrisch to the Holzfass-Bier, are all very good.

The rest of the Swiss beer market is appalling.
You ought to get out more. There are plenty of good local and micro breweries. The problem is that many of the bars that pretend to be cool don't have them, but if you know whee to go you can get them. Ever tried Tschlin for example? If you like Appenzell you'll probably appreciate that too.

http://www.bieraria.ch/de/bieridee/warum/

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Old 29.10.2010, 18:29
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

If you come up to Ste-Croix you have to try our local brew

www.brasserietroisdames.ch

I had one of their "special editions" recently - I was seeing double
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