This is not the official web site of
TurbinenBräu
Restaurant und Bar Turbinenhalle
Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantBeer To Go (Off-License)
Badenerstrasse 571
CH-8048 Zürich
Telephone: +41 (0) 43 311 57 67
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm, Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm and 4:30pm-11:30pm, Saturday 6:30pm-11:30pm.
[Contact] [Map] [Update]

Click for a better picture Click for a better picture

Notes

Visited: September 11, 2008

Opened: 1997

Contributors: Daniel N. Villiger, William Bisang

The TurbinenHalle is in the alley around the corner from the front of the brewery building. Things are expensive here, like everywhere in Switzerland: CHF 19,80 for four 0,3-liter beers, CHF 18,50 for a huge plate of Teigwarengraten, and CHF 4,90 for a double espresso for the walk back to the train. Good stuff, although the service was a bit inattentive.

Updated: September 11, 2008

Beer List

  • Click for a better picture (popup)
    5.20% abv.
    • Date: September 11, 2008 (#7315)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet clean malt.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, nicely smooth. Good clean malt flavor all the way through, with a noble, mildly resiny hop bitterness at the end.
      Overall Impression (3)

  • Click for a better picture (popup)
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: September 11, 2008 (#7317)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Amber-brown. Thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Very mild sweet toasty malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-light body, moderate carbonation. Sweet toasty malt. Grassy, fruity hop flavor, reasonably bitter.
      Overall Impression (2)
      This could almost pass for an American Brown Ale. As a Dunkel, it's sweet and kind of bland.

  • Click for a better picture (popup)
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: September 11, 2008 (#7316)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow. Translucent. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Very mild wheat.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body. Very fizzy. Big clean wheat malt flavor. Very clean beer with just a hint of a bready, yeasty character. Very fizzy and very filling.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Click for a better picture (popup)
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    • Date: September 11, 2008 (#7318)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden, hazy. Huge head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Mild wheat malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medium body, fizzy. Creamy wheat malt, nicely sweet. Spicy, floral character, like it's been spiced with something. (See Unser Bier Sommerbier.)
      Overall Impression (2)
      It's not "bananas-and-cloves", but it's interesting and pretty tasty.