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Brauerei Locher
Appenzeller Hell Quoellfrisch Premium Lager
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Brauerei Locher
Appenzeller Holzfass Special Cream Lager
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab