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Brauerei Locher

Brauerei Locher
Appenzeller Hell Quoellfrisch Premium Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Switzerland
Alcohol: 4.8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Brauerei Locher
Appenzeller Hell Quoellfrisch Premium Lager

Category: Munich Helles

Date Tasted:
Country: Switzerland
Alcohol: 4.8%
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.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: fresh buttered baguette, toasted nuts, and grassy hops
Taste Flavor: honeyed nuts and grain, watercress, and hint of pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Chicken, Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Goat Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb, scintillating helles that sets a benchmark for the category.
The Importer

Swiss Cellars

The Importer
2201 Industrial Drive
Monona, WI 53713
USA
1 608-334-2616
Munich Helles
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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Munich helles lagers are pale to golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. These beers traditionally malt-accented with subtle hop character. They are generally weightier than standard pale lagers though less substantial than dortmunder export styles. The finest examples still come from the brewing center of Munich and are relatively easy to find in major US markets. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 03, Hofbräu Original Lager and Paulaner Original Munich Premium Lager.