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Ueli Bier Spezial

Rating: 2.95

This one was my second beer from the Fischerstube brewery/brewpub based in Basel and was, you’ve guessed it, another I tried while visiting the city over the weekend and as a result brings my Swiss beer count up to seven now with this one being one of the few early beers that I tried not to come from the Feldschlösschen brewery. This one follows on from Fischerstube’s Ueli Robur Dunkel that I managed to try at the brewpub the day before trying this one and that was a beer that went down well so I was looking forward to this one when I ordered a bottle.

Ueli Bier Spezial

Appearance (3/5): Light straw in colour with golden touches and a very clear body that is topped with a thin white head that leaves touches of lace on the sides.
Aroma (6/10): Quite a light beer on the nose with some citrus and corn notes to kick things off, there is a few basic adjuncts and touches of hay coming through as well. I also got some faint floral notes and light skunk in the background but nothing overpowering thankfully.
Taste (6/10): This one was quite a basic tasting lager with some corn, light citrus and earthy hops coming through early on. There was very slightly more sweetness that normal for a lager but not by much and I could detect some hay, grassy flavours and a few lager style malts with background adjuncts rounding things off.
Palate (3/5): Quite a light bodied beer but falling just shy of appearing thin and watery, there was some grains and basic adjuncts showing that imparted a touch of skunk but not a lot thankfully. It was a pretty standard feel for a lager with a faint citrus tang, average carbonation and an okay balance with some decent sweetness towards the end.

Overall (11/20): Overall this one was a pretty poor lager to be honest, it did come through nicely in areas and had its positives but on the whole it wasn’t a particularly good one really. There was some nice sweetness but that was about it sadly and I was expecting a little bit more give their Robur Dunkel that I’d tried the day before was a very nice beer but this one just failed to deliver.

Brewed In: Basel, Switzerland
Brewery: Brauerei Fischerstube
First Brewed: Brewery since 1974
Type: Dortmunder/Export Lager
Abv: 5.0%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Restaurant Ueli-Stube, Basel, Switzerland
Price: 5.20 CHF (approx. £3.35)

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  1. December 3, 2015 at 08:41

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