Brewed by Rugenbräu
Rugenbräu is an independent Swiss brewing company, headquartered in the lovely surrounds of Interlaken (“Between the lakes”) in central Switzerland.
Interlaken is a well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, and the town is located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
In the year of 1866 in Interlaken, Christian Indermühle, started a brewery, from which his sons Carl and Albert eventually took over on his death in 1875. In 1880 after taking on too much debt the brothers converted the brewery into a public limited company, to help ease costs and the day to day running of the company. From there, in 1892, the brewery was acquired by the Bavarian brew-master Joesph Hofweber. Hofweber already owned the successful Schloss Reichenbach brewery and eventually in 1968 the name Rugenbräu was given to the long standing family brewery, which has remained in family ownership for well over a hundred years.
Review: Can of Rugenbräu Lager hell 4.8%ABV
The Lager hell is Rugenbräu’s most popular beer and is exported internationally.
Lovely faint notes of sweet pale grains, a nice soft smell of malt and hops but not overbearing.
The beer looks absolutely fantastic, you can definitely see what fresh pure Alpine air and water can do for the quality of a beer, the beer is so clean and clear. I honestly don’t think I have seen a cleaner beer than this, looks so great in appearance. Pours a light and absolutely clear yellow colour forming a good frothy head which stays and some pretty good lacing left around in the glass. Lucky for me to have this straight from a nice cool fridge.
Tasting had a light feel to it, with a strongish bitter hoppy aftertaste. A little bit of acidity, crisp and clean, faint flavours of malts and grains, but its the aftertaste that is the taste for this lager, lingering for a little while in the mouth. Overall was a very smooth drink, a good session beer. I liked it as it did the business and that’s all you can ask for in a beer, hit the spot. A decent refreshing everyday lager, scores high on drinkability.