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Brauhuus Wädenswil
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Florhofstrasse 13
CH-8820 Wädenswil
Telephone: +41 (0) 1 783 93 92
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30am-12:30am, Holidays 11:00am-11:00pm.
Brewer: Andreas Wirsing
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Visited: October 11, 2006

Contributor: William Bisang

The entrance to the Gasthaus-Brauerei is near the corner of Stegstrasse and Kreuzstrasse, not actually on Florhofstrasse. The prices on the menu seem rather high, but that appears to be epidemic in Switzerland. A small (200-ml) glass of beer goes for CHF 3.40; the 400-ml version costs CHF 5.50. Brewer Andreas told me that all of the beers are brewed from organically-produced ingredients according to the Reinheitsgebot except for the Hanf and the occasional lemongrass or cinnamon specialty beer.

The beer just flies out of here at lunchtime! They pour more beer in fifteen minutes than we do all afternoon.

The assistant brewer/bartender (whose name I didn't catch) said that they'd like to brew a more diverse range of beers, but that Swiss people only want to drink Pils. That's pretty much verbatim what the brewer at Max & Moritz told me about his customers.

Updated: March 2, 2009

Beer List

  • 4.80% abv.
    • Date: October 11, 2006 (#6136)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Malty, bready. Faint fruity note.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, moderate carbonation. Big bready malt flavor, mildly sweet, with a nice floral hop balance. Very mild bitterness.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Good clean refreshing beer. This is their only filtered beer.

  • 4.80% abv.
    • Date: October 11, 2006 (#6138)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Fairly bright dark brown. Dense head.
      Aroma (2)
      Chocolatey, with caramel and butter.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, fairly fizzy. Lots of sweet dark malt, unfortunately accompanied by quite a lot of diacetyl. Mildly astringent.
      Overall Impression (1½)

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    Specialty Beer
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: October 11, 2006 (#6139)
      Package: bottled
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 19 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright deep red. Moderate short-lived head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly roasty, mildly nutty, mildly sweet.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Light body, fizzy. Rich dark caramel and mild raisin character. Very drying. There's a prominent nuttiness from the hemp.
      Overall Impression (3)
      It's a Real Nice Dunkles lager with an extra dimension of flavor.

  • Münchner-Style Helles
    4.80% abv.
    • Date: October 11, 2006 (#6137)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (2½)
      Yellow, really hazy. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild floral hops.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body — lighter than the Blond — and really fizzy. Some bready maltiness, but not as prominent. Rather astringent. Very yeasty.
      Overall Impression (1½)

  • Smoke-Flavored Beer

  • Ur-Pils
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    5.10% abv.

  • Ur-Weizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.00% abv.