Nunc est bibendum

1549. In the early years of the Reformation, Geneva suffered many ills. Famines, epidemics, bankruptcies, and overpopulation demoralised the city’s inhabitants. In order to emerge from the doldrums, the reigning Consistory decided to launch a new policy of great works. Everyone put on his thinking cap. Some imagined an annual cart and carriage fair.

Others a fountain so immense that it would be visible for 100 leagues on all sides. Some madmen even suggested building gigantic towers outside the city walls, on a site referred to as “La Praille”. However, the city rulers’ parochial mindset quashed the visionaries and their ideas, and nothing at all was undertaken. This is why Calvin, against his better judgment, chose to loosen the moral corset that accompanied the Reformation.

The Genevois thus were able to forget their miserable circumstances, occasionally, by going to the taverns. As it was said, “a whistle well wet and social peace is met!”

To the memory of Calvin, but also to the wild dreams of some Geneva citizens, we, the Papinot Brothers, have brewed an amber beer containing, especially, quantities of hope…

A spring beer with hazelnut aromas!

  • BITTERNESS 18% 18%
  • malted 70% 70%
  • fruity 15% 15%
  • spicy 20% 20%
Six Pack Ambrée Calvinus bière-beer-local-genève-geneva-bestbeer-suisse

6 pack version

Our Calvinus amber beer is also available in a 6 x 33cl version!


A spring beer with amber tints 4.8%. Discrete hops notes make it a rather sweet and not very bitter beer with hazelnut aromas.

Calvinus Geneva Craft Beer

Beer speciality

Calvinus beer alcohol degree

4.8% Alcohol content

bitterness craft beer calvinus

18 IBU

craft calvinus beer color

Color: Bright amber

Calvinus artisalane beer taste

Aroma of hazelnut, sweet and slightly bitter, slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste

Calvinus Beer Degree

Drink in a range of 4° and 6°C


Spring water, barley, hops, yeast.

Available in

6 packs (6x33cl)

33cl returnable bottle with mechanical closure

Keg 10L et 20L

Nutritional values

For 100ml:

Energy: 182 kj | 343 kcal
Fat: 0.5 g | of which saturated: 0.1 g
Carbohydrates: 4.5 g | of which sugars: 0.5 g
Proteins: 0.5 g
Salt: 0.01 g
Carbonic acid: 5


Cereal containing gluten

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