About Swiss Beer

About Swiss Beer

Top Picks for Switzerland

Brauerei Locher Appenzeller Hell Quoellfrisch Premium Lager
91 points
Bright light gold color. Toasty aromas and flavors of fresh buttered baguette, toasted nuts, and grassy hops with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a smooth, complex, long honeyed nuts and grain, watercress, and hint of pepper finish. A superb, scintillating helles that sets a benchmark for the category.
Brauerei Locher Appenzeller Holzfass Special Cream Lager
88 points
Amber color. Curious, smoky aromas and flavors of turkey jerky and smoked ham skin, warm rubber band and raffia, honeyed apple bread, and forest after a fire with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long grilled romaine, chestnut honey, smoked nuts, and dried apple and pear finish. A very distinctive and flavor-laden lager that is difficult to categorize (seems slightly braggot-y), yet provides interesting flavor paths to explore with cuisine.