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Gasthof-Brauerei zum Frohsinn
(Closed)
Romanshornerstrasse 15
CH-9320 Arbon
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Notes

Visited: October 12, 2006

Opened: 1986

Closed: 2007

Annual Production: 500 hl

Contributors: jarobb, kentaki

This "kleinste Brauerei der Schweiz" serves a plate of thinly sliced, very mildly spicy radishes alongside their beer. It's a great beer snack, and actually not a bad palate-cleanser. You can order a 200-ml glass of beer, or 300-ml, or 400-ml, or 500-ml, depending on just how thirsty you are. They're all unfiltered, natürlich trüb. Frohsinn taps a new beer at 5:00pm on the last Friday of each month. You can join the brewer for a taste of the new offering, a pretzel, and a couple of Weisswurst for CHF 13-. For a hearty snack, try the pretzel with smoked salmon!

Updated: January 2, 2015

Beer List



    • Date: October 12, 2006 (#6145)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (2½)
      Red-brown, much more hazy than the Hell. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Good caramel, some toast, quite malty.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body, very fizzy. Good Munich malt flavor. Rather too much grassy hop flavor, albeit not very bitter. Astringent at the end.
      Overall Impression (1½)


    • Date: October 12, 2006 (#6144)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden, hazy. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild sweet, grainy malt.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, fairly fizzy. Really malty, fairly sweet, a bit grainy, nicely smooth, mildly bitter, pretty tasty.
      Overall Impression (3)

  • American-Style Pilsener
    • Date: October 12, 2006 (#6147)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow, opaque. Big thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly grainy, mildly smoky malt. Maybe just a hint of corn.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body, fizzy. Lots of malt flavor and sweetness. Maybe some corn flavor, but it's well-disguised by the diacetyl.
      Overall Impression (1)
      Too bad...it's probably quite a good beer otherwise.

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener


  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    • Date: October 12, 2006 (#6146)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep golden with just a slight haze. Massive head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly smoky wheat malt with a hint of clove.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body, fizzy-yet-creamy. Lots of wheat malt flavor, sweet and a bit grainy. Very very mild banana character from the yeast, but mostly just a lot of clean wheat malt.
      Overall Impression (2)