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Old 06.01.2011, 20:50
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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.
Cardinal's been mentioned, just not favourably ... I don't think I've tried it yet, so cannot comment.
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Old 06.01.2011, 22:04
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The Klosterbrau? Or something else?
Ittinger's Klosterbrau is definitely superior to Eichhof's ...
Yep, definitely the Klosterbrau
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Old 06.01.2011, 22:30
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

i just did a search of this thread and found that no one has mentioned Amboss. They brew an amber and a blonde. The amber is one of my favourite local brews. It's on tap at a few places (e.g. el Lokal) and is also available from Coop (but is pricey, relative to other local beers, at 18.- for an 8 pack)

(i posted about it previously)

When all else fails, I don't mind Ittinger klosterbrau.

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Old 07.01.2011, 12:02
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i just did a search of this thread and found that no one has mentioned Amboss. They brew an amber and a blonde. The amber is one of my favourite local brews. It's on tap at a few places (e.g. el Lokal) and is also available from Coop (but is pricey, relative to other local beers, at 18.- for an 8 pack)

(i posted about it previously)

When all else fails, I don't mind Ittinger klosterbrau.

enjoy
Amboss . . . truly the work of the devil.

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Cardinal's been mentioned, just not favourably ... I don't think I've tried it yet, so cannot comment.
Aha fair enough, must have missed it. It does the job for me anyway
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Old 07.01.2011, 16:14
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

well, when Little Creatures or James Squire brews becomes available in this barren wasteland I'll be the first one ordering a few cases. Until then, Amboss is significantly better than the Feldschlossen and Co.


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Old 07.01.2011, 17:20
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Anyone tried Stierbräu? Nice amber "microbrew" from Fällanden (ZH).
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Anyone knows where I can find in Geneva any of these beers you talked about? Here everything I was able to taste was Feldschlosschen (aka "the swiss one", since I'm unable to pronounce it), which is pretty average but drinkable; and Cardinal, which I don't like at all.

The rest, French beers. 1664 Kronenbourg isn't bad, and Fischer is quite good.

All the pubs here specialize in foreign beers, they don't "import" beers from the German part of Switzerland.


PS: One I enjoy quite a lot is "Les Brasseurs" self-brew. Any kind of it.
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Old 09.01.2011, 18:52
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Anyone knows where I can find in Geneva any of these beers you talked about? Here everything I was able to taste was Feldschlosschen (aka "the swiss one", since I'm unable to pronounce it), which is pretty average but drinkable; and Cardinal, which I don't like at all.

The rest, French beers. 1664 Kronenbourg isn't bad, and Fischer is quite good.

All the pubs here specialize in foreign beers, they don't "import" beers from the German part of Switzerland.


PS: One I enjoy quite a lot is "Les Brasseurs" self-brew. Any kind of it.
Well, Kronenbourg" and "Fischer" are "imported" from "German-speaking France" (Elsass/Alsace) and Feldschlösschen is from German-speaking Switzerland. Feldschlösschen is pronounced Feld-schlöss-chen (Spanish Feld-shlöss-jen )
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Old 18.01.2011, 11:47
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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?
thats the only conclusion. but i do like weissbier and can "stand" a bunch whereas i cant cope with eg. five 0.33er appenzeller. if its a shandy/panache im good....pure-> automatically!
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Best Micro Brewery

What's your favorite micro brew here? I come from the States where we have so many to choose from it's a little silly. Here it's a quite different. Hoppy is great and I'm looking for more options.

So far my favorite has to be beer from Rappi Bier Factory in Rapperswil:
http://www.bierfactory.ch/

Anybody else know of a good micro brew here?

And I know there's already a beer appreciation thread but there are too many big brewer mentions in there for my taste.

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Old 26.01.2011, 10:26
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Do a "Search this Thread" (top of the page) for micro* and your delicate sensibilities will be spared any mention of Feldschl any of the big names.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Hi,

In the end, whether or not you like a beer is subjective. I have tried quite a few Swiss microbrews - and come to the conclusion that most of them are alright but compared to beers I have tried in UK, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands (not the H. or G. word) a bit on the bland side.

If I'm at my local beer shop or supermarket, I tend towards British ales or Belgian beers.

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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

I live in Wadenswil and I have the chance to enjoy Wadenswiler beer regularly. Hirnibrau helps sponsor my basketball team, so we also have the opportunity to enjoy the greatest beer in the world. I know that is quite a statement. But Hirnibrau (hell) is the best tasting beer I have EVER had. I implore anybody to get out and get some if they can.
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Hirnibrau helps sponsor my basketball team, so we also have the opportunity to enjoy the greatest beer in the world.
At least you're honest about it.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

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Hi Cheesy,
Since you are based in Zürich I suggest you go to the BRASSERIE FEDERAL in the Hauptbahnhof.
Thanks a lot for this suggestion. My daughter will be visiting this summer and loves beer. This is a perfect place to take her.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

this one is superb:

paul 02 dunkelbier

it's a local zürich brew
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

There's a brasserie in Chateau-d'Oex called the Bear (Brasserie de l'Ours) which has a micro brewery in the brasserie itself! There's three tanks on display brewing beer all the time. Furthermore, it tastes delicious!

The same owners have the modernised bar "Le Caribou" opposite too, so you can quaff the beers there as well.
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

When checking out "local" "microbrews", it never hurts to look a little closer. Saw a new Rapperswil beer being promoted last week - well, their offices are in Rapperswil, but upon closer questioning it turns out they actually outsource the brewing to some other company up in Einsiedeln.

Not that there's anything wrong with brewing in Einsiedeln, but seems a bit disingenuous to market it as Rapperswil beer. Suppose that's marketing for you though.

BTW this was not the Rappi Bier Factory mentioned above (and where Grumpy does his fantastic ploughman's lunches in the summer); theirs is definitely brewed on site.
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Old 13.12.2011, 21:43
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Re: Swiss Beer Appreciation Thread

Weadenswiler = splendid!
I just discovered Waedenswiler Biere (http://www.waedenswiler.ch/) which coincidentally SwissBob mentioned on the first page of this thread, and I cannot recommend it enough. If you like good English bitter, and are open minded, then their Dunkels and seasonal Single Malt (beer not Whiskey) will delight. And their Hell is quite thick, which is fine by me.
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