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Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
At the brewery, 123 Oststr. Served in a 25cl Altbier tumbler. It may be a small serving, but its sensory delights more than compensate. Brilliant clarity; a little on the light side for typical Altbier, but this is one of the places where the Altbier style was defined! Creamy, long-lasting head. Aroma of resiny, herbal, even a little grassy, hops, hops, hops, with malt right behind. Phenomenal taste: extremely clean bittering, but massive dose of iso-humulone makes its presence felt mid-mouth and even a bit in the back. As in aroma, malt elegantly supports flavor. Finish is dry, and aftertaste is primarily of noble-type hops. A masterpiece!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1056) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
1 l bottle Appearance: Dark brown color and a frothy 2 fingers sized head which lasts and leaves lacing. Full points for that one. Aroma: Lightsour, fresh yeast, bread malts and caramel, Some earthy tones and hints of banana. Taste: Is below moderate seeet and quite dry, decent bitterness. Tate is bready malts, some caramel,some toasted malts, grainy bread,with a trace of banana. Good bitter finish. Bready aftertaste. Slick texture, creamy foam, medium body and average carbonation. Good Altbeer, no tricks just pure refinement and cratmanship put this miles ahead of the big brewery supermarket stuff and clearly worth a drive to Dusseldorf if your 1,5 hour away. (The Autobahn is nice !)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (2996) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
with yves at his home 1l bottle dark amber coloured body with an off white head and a malt hops aroma a malt hops bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2441) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Clear dark amber colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet dry bit bitter rather bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - DEC 9, 2014
From Keg. Has a dark brown color, with ruby red hints to it, and a froth, generous head. Smells of slightly sour, fresh yeast, rustic bread malts and toffee hints, resulting into a slightly sweeter malt body, which overall still appears to be very earthy. Tastes dryer than expected, with a decent bitterness, coating up the bready, toasted malts. Malts then turn even more present, introducing a caramelized aspect to the palate, still carried by a grainy bread foundation. Returning with with a slick aspect to it, the bitterness shines again during the finsih, supported by a well fitting carbonation, while there is almost no sweetness left, leading to a well balanced finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1349) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Trade with McTapps. Couleur cuivrée, bonne mousse un peu beige. Nez leger caramel. Gout malté,herbe sèche, amertume tannique, note salée. Longue amertume en fin de bouche.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4354) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle 1L kindly shared by Calisky. A clear amber beer with low head and poor retention. Nose is malty, toasted caramel, bit spicy. Aroma is on dry caramel and toasted caramel, grassy hops, almond, body is a bit low. Finish is long on toasted caramel, and grassy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1548) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Appearance: Dark amber brown, clear. Some off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel.
Taste: Nice malt, caramel, nutty, smooth. Like it!
Bought: Trade with Erzengel - thanks!, 1000 ml
Info: 27/11-2014, BB: 10/11-2014

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3407) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap @ Schumacher. Clear copper with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is mild with caramel, earthy notes, toasted malt and grains. Taste is similar with caramel, toasted malt, grains and light earthy presence. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Very short aftertaste. Quite drinkable, but a tad bland. Decent/good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luk_ (220) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Clear amber-brown and thick off-white head. Aroma is hay, light cereal and roastiness. Taste is low sweetness, not too bitter, floral and light bitterness. Palate is dry. Standard alt, a little bland.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Unassuming smell, clear deep amber in colour with a bitter two-finger layer of cream-yellow foam. The taste is that of a more mature, possibly wood-aged altbier; nutty with notes of deciduous forest, campfires and caramel. High standard altbier.


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