Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Appenzeller Castegna

Appenzeller Castegna

Brand
Appenzeller
Expression
Castegna
Category
Lager
Style
Standard (inc. Dortmunder / Helles)
Abv
5.00%
Country
Switzerland
Website
www.appenzellerbier.ch

By Jeff Evans

75
Nose
Malty and slightly rubbery with a light hop spiciness.
Palate
Castégna means chestnut and the sweet nuts really do come through in the taste. They're held in check, though, and do just enough to offset the sweet malt and the drying hops. Well balanced and crisp.
Finish
Nicely bitter with developing hop character and lingering chestnut flavour.
Comment
An unusual offering from a Swiss brewery, with a small proportion of the profits going to support chestnut projects in the Italian-speaking region of the country. Interesting and successful.