“ Type: Lager „
I used to live in Switzerland, and pretty much grew up with this stuff. It's a bit of an acquired taste, which, even now, when I go back to Switzerland, takes me a couple of sips to get into totally. How best to describe it? Well, it's refreshing with a little tangy kick to it. In the pub, half litre costs between 4.20 and 6 Swiss Franks, depending on the place, that's about £1.60-£2.40. In the shops, a half litre bottle is about 1.10 Frank, about 45p. This is, in fact, Switzerland's largest beer brand, and, if you're in Switzerland, and want to taste the local stuff, it's maybe not strictly 'local', but what the hell. It's brewed in Rheinfelden, on the German border, near Basel, and, while the main beer in pubs in the North West of Switzerland, it isn't the draft of choice in many other parts of the country. However, as the Feldschlösschen group own most local brands in the rest of Switzerland, the chances are that you're Bière Valaisanne or Calanda Bräu etc. are pretty much the same thing, with a local Identity. The Feldschlösschen group have recently been acquired by Carlsberg, so maybe Original (just called Fäldschlössli on the street) will be avaliable to a wider market soon.
Lager, 4.8 percent Alcohol. Brewed in Switzerland since 1876.