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Saturday
Mar092013

APPENZELLER SANTIS KRISTALL SPEZIAL

The delicately named Appenzeller Santis Kristall Spezial from Swtizerland. The German bit. Drunk in the French bit, in Geneva.

I didn't expect much from this, but it's clear the German Swiss had more of a hand in its production than the French Swiss. Beeriosity's experience with French beers hasn't been overwhelmingly positive...

So we found a beer that's clean, crisp and with just enough malt to be convincing, though it's clearly a better beer for summer days in the Alps than for the winter ones we were there for.

Very quaffable and a nice little session number, it leaves good happy rings (as we call "lacing" in an effort to distinguish ourselves from some of the more pretentious beer review joints) but doesn't completely convince me.

The choice was this and Heineken, so it's not a difficult choice. Better than Heineken, but only by just enough to keep it ahead of the world's generic beer chicken brand.

 

6/10

 

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