Appenzeller Quöllfrisch Lager Hell
Brewed by Locher Appenzeller Bier
Style: Pale Lager
Brauerei Locher AG is a Swiss based family business located in the town of Appenzell, near the Alpstein Alps. The brewery is in the hands of the Locher household since 1886, and presently now running into the fifth generation of family ownership.
Their Appenzell Beer is known throughout the country as one of Switzerland’s finest beers, due to the traditional methods of production and use of the local fresh spring waters that produce lovely clean natural beer. Also the fact that the small independent brewery is still standing after all these years, and still producing top quality beers is a testament to how popular the brewery is. Something that hasn’t changed since 1886 when Johann Christoph Locher bought the brewery over a hundred years ago.
Appenzell beer is available throughout Switzerland with the Quöllfrisch and Vollmond brands being particularly popular. Apart from the wide variety of speciality beers they also make whiskey, a beverage one doesn’t perhaps associate with Switzerland.
Review: Can of Quöllfrisch hell 4.8%ABV
Quöllfrisch Hell Lager is generally considered to be one of the best beers in Switzerland, coming from the spring waters of the Alps which guarantees a pure and natural brew.
The aroma was of sweet grains, hops and lager yeasts, a really great beery smell, magnificent!
Pours a nice pale clear golden yellow colour forming a nice frothy white head which sits perfectly making the beer look very drinkable. Good lacing was apparent and with a good body this beer looked the part.
And now for the taste!
For the taste buds it was mildly sweet at the front, and a good bit of a creamy flavour in the finish with a mild bitter hoppy aftertaste which I enjoyed. A well balanced beer, that had a nice clean fresh feel to it.
Think this beer is a great session brew, one of the best I have had in a while. Could imagine downing a few of these easy enough when hitting the town on a Friday night! Very smooth, not particularly strong but drinkable all the same, a lovely clean lager that does the business.