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Feldschlösschen Bügel

Rating: 1.95

Time now for my fifth Swiss beer and my fourth from the Feldschlösschen brewery which shows you how dominant they are in the domestic market with my only other options in most bars being either Heineken or Corona or, surprisingly enough a bottle of Brooklyn Lager. This one is a bottle that I ordered in the Schluggstube pub in Basel city centre after discovering the bar didn’t have either of the two beers I ordered before this one and it was solely down to the fact it was about the only beer on their menu that I hadn’t already tried and I’d only been in the country a couple of hours. The beer is another labelled as a Vienna style lager but I was already suspicious going in after being told the same thing about the Feldschlösschen Weihnachtsbier I’d had previously and finding it all too similar to a standard lager, I was hoping this one would be different though.

Feldschlösschen Bügel

Appearance (3/5): A light amber colour with quite a clear body and topped with a very thin, foamy white head that is patchy at one side.
Aroma (4/10): This one starts with some basic lager malts and a few light, earthy notes followed by some spice but there’s not much more than what you would expect from a pale lager really. There was some earthy hops in the mix with some hay and background fruits backing them up but both were quite light.
Taste (4/10): This one was a very plain and disappointing tasting beer, there wasn’t much going on beyond some light lager malts, hay and faint spice really. There was a subtle bitterness coming through around the middle but it seemed watery and bland with the sweetness at a minimum too; very poor really and not one I enjoyed the taste of.
Palate (1/5): Light bodied, bordering on thin with some faint background spice and sweetness but not much on top of that. There was a watery texture and very light, almost flat carbonation too.

Overall (7/20): This one was a pretty terrible offering and is probably the worst of the Swiss beers that I’ve reviewed here thus far with it tasting weak, plain and cheap with nothing to grab your attention or even hint at something in the way of flavour. There was some light spice and sweetness but it was far too boring and it’s not one I’d be interesting in trying a second time.

Brewed In: Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland
Brewery: Feldschlösschen Beverages Group
First Brewed: Brewery since 1876
Type: Vienna Lager
Abv: 4.8%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Schluggstube, Basel, Switzerland
Price: 7.90 CHF (approx. £5.12)

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  1. December 14, 2015 at 08:29

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