Brewed by Brauerei Falken AG
Style: Amber Lager
Schaffhausen , Switzerland
Falken is an independent brewery in Schaffhausen, a Swiss town on the upper Rhine River, near the border with Germany. It has been in existence since 1799 and is Switzerland’s fifth biggest brewery, selling drinks of all kinds mostly in the areas of Schaffhausen, Thurgau and Zurich.
Bernhard Fischer, in 1799, opens his tavern the “Zum Zedernbaum”. The beer brewed there was tapped off in the inn “Falken”, which lay next door in the Schaffhausen old town. From this inn the name of the brewery dates back.
After surviving many trials and tribulations, two world wars on its doorstep and aggressive buyouts of smaller breweries by large agglomerates, the brewery still remains fiercely independent today.
Review: 50 cl. Can of Eidgenoss: ABV: 5% vol
Really dull looking can has a picture of Swiss cross/flag on the can, but it doesn’t really stand out amongst all the other beers on offer.
On pour, dark orange coloured beer with a reddish hue and a nice big frothy white head, all looks good.
Head maintains and there is also some nice lacing.
The smell was lagery, got the barely and the yeast, the malts, and fruits all on the nose. Very nice and piercing, a nice smell.
On taste get a nice smooth pleasant drink, that is very tasty, not bitter and very easy to quench.
Nice enough mouthfuls, not bad, I like it, it is very good, very easy to drink. Malty and light bodied.
A long lasting pleasant taste that is left in the mouth for one to savour.
Creamy mouthfuls. Very smooth. Not a large array of flavours, and it is very light but it is all nice and easy to drink, very easy to drink.
Lovely. Quiet strong actually, definitely felt the alcohol after.
Like it a lot, very refreshing, recommended.