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Old 03.01.2011, 17:52
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Landi is the place to go - the Farmer Hell is your average pils - nothing special - but at 50rps a bottle - who cares. The Farmer Dunkel is rather pleasent (if you are in the mood).

They also tend to send Appenzeller and Schutzengartner - both above average is quality.

The rule of thumb over here is avoid the big boys - Hurrlimann, Feldschlossen, Eichhof and erm the other one. Of the big boys - only Calanda is acceptable - and then only from a bottle.
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Old 03.01.2011, 17:57
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

My favorite Swiss beer (after Trois Dames) is Denner Budvar. Ok, it's not Swiss, but I sure appreciate that they import it and sell it at such a killer price .
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Old 03.01.2011, 17:59
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Zwickelbier from the Egger Brauerei in Worb is pretty good stuff. Also try the beer they brew at the Old Tram Depot in Bern.

Even though I'm in Fribourg, I'm not going to even mention Cardinal ; it's like making love in a canoe....
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Old 03.01.2011, 18:06
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I like the "Les Brasseurs" in Lausanne. They draft their own beer
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I'm getting beer thirst reading through this thread!

I (so far) am a fan of the Appenzeller beer (Quöllfrisch) and there's a local Baden one (has Baden in the name, other than that can't remember exactly!) that is very thirst-quenching....might have to pop to Denner now....

I only really like bottle or draught beer though, cans don't do the same job for me...
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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I like the "Les Brasseurs" in Lausanne. They draft their own beer
It's like a million francs a pint and the waiters can be a bit cocky though. La Brasserie du Château (just over the Riponne Square) has good home brewed beer as well. Much better in my book.

If you're in Sierre (or anywhere near there), try the Sierrvoise, excellent beer made by local wine maker Nicolas Zufferey. I think he got some awards in some beer tasting festival in Belgium with it! Rad.

I haven't tried it yet, but there's a new place called Les Divins Brasseurs in Sion (La Planta) where they brew their own as well. I heard it's pretty nasty.

Try a Calvinus next time you're in Geneva.
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Old 03.01.2011, 20:57
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Landi is the place to go - the Farmer Hell is your average pils - nothing special - but at 50rps a bottle - who cares. The Farmer Dunkel is rather pleasent (if you are in the mood).
I'm in complete agreement, when it comes to having a beer at home. However a cautionary word when it comes to Landi's Farmer beer. The cheapest is a crate of 20x 50cl bottles at CHF11 (returnable, so plus initial depot) - but drink more than 3 in an evening, and you're on the can several times the next day; whereas buy the same label (but not the same contents), in 33cl bottles (CHF9.95 for 20) and the experience is all together less uncomfortable, but does require regular trips to the bottle bank. Farmer Dunkel is very drinkable, as is the Weizenbier.
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Even though I'm in Fribourg, I'm not going to even mention Cardinal ; it's like making love in a canoe....
That's a bit harsh - it's not that close to water; but was better before it (Cardinal) got bought out - blue cap (Spezial) was fair.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

suemck2 you may like to try the appenzeller stout here - http://www.ellokal.ch/
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I'm a fan of Ittinger - it has a nice sharp finish
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I'm a fan of Ittinger - it has a nice sharp finish
The Klosterbrau? Or something else?
Ittinger's Klosterbrau is definitely superior to Eichhof's ...
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The Klosterbrau? Or something else?
Ittinger's Klosterbrau is definitely superior to Eichhof's ...
I like them both. There's a bar in Zurich in the old observatory called Jules Vernes bar, which serves Klosterbreau. Pricey but worth it for the views at least once. LINK

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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Its Desperado for me! Funny as I'm not fond of larger and don't like Tequilla- but together they rock!
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Sorry, forgot to mention, not Swiss but similar to 'Mud' above, bless the Swiss for importing another fine beverage
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Old 06.01.2011, 16:41
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Its Desperado for me! Funny as I'm not fond of larger and don't like Tequilla- but together they rock!
I should give you a red blob for mentioning such a disgusting drink. Mentioning it anywhere would be bad, but doing so in a beer thread is sacrilege.

I enjoyed some fine brown ales back home; wish I could find some easily over here.
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Old 06.01.2011, 16:49
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Haven't read everything but the BEST beer ever is:
Egger Bier!

That's one of the few things I will miss back in the UK!
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Old 06.01.2011, 17:19
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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.

NONONONO!!!

its the most disgustuing stuff some has ever piZZed in a barrel!

no other beer causes me so heavy sickness, hangover like this shice!

but it could be im allergic against it, against their brew process, ingredients...i dunno!
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Old 06.01.2011, 17:26
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NONONONO!!!

its the most disgustuing stuff some has ever piZZed in a barrel!

no other beer causes me so heavy sickness, hangover like this shice!

but it could be im allergic against it, against their brew process, ingredients...i dunno!
I think it's just you . . .

Appenzeller beer's pretty good. Quöllfrisch is a proper beer with some taste.

Could it be that you react to unfiltered beer?
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Old 06.01.2011, 18:58
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

schutzengarten's
Weizen and Santisbier are above average.

And then there's microbreweries. It all depends on your location I guess...
My choice - Bier aus gossau.
http://www.stadtbuehler.ch
Favorites - lager hell and lager dunkel.
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Old 06.01.2011, 19:40
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Appenzell Schwarzer Kristall
Stadtguet
Falken Eidgenoss
Ittinger

everything else so far has tasted like Lidl beer.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Am surprised that no one has mentioned Cardinal beer yet (unless i missed it) brewed in Fribourg (well for the next short while before the brewery moves after being sold).

It's decent enough in my opinion.

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