??? – 1936 Beer

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Since Switzerland has nothing else to identify it…and since both its national products, snow and chocolate, melt, the cuckoo clock was invented solely in order to give tourists something solid to remember it by.
(Alan Coren: “And though they do their best to bring…” The Sanity Inspector (1974))


…and I’ll tell you something else, the Swiss certainly won’t be remembered for their beer – if 1936 is anything to go by:

Look at the picture: 1936 didn’t even have the oomph to maintain a head for the time it took to whip out my phone for a quick photo.  In my haste I even managed to include a bit of finger in the picture, too – which is yours gratis dear reader.  No, please don’t mention it…

Well.  1936 is thin-looking and yellow and doesn’t taste or smell of much apart from a bit of sweet malt. This is bland, bland, bland.   It’s like every other mass-produced Euro beer that you’ve ever had.

I just about managed to finish the bottle, but it was a looong slow soporific struggle.

In two words: annoyingly uninteresting.

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