Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle sample at Beer and Beyond shop. Thanks DSG.Clear bronze-brown with a quick dissolving white head. Full, grainy aroma. Fresh, bitter taste, very grainy with apparent hops. Light body, carbonated, long-grainy aftertaste. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours orange rusty with a small head, aroma of malt, vanilla, caramel and floral tones, flavor of malt, vanilla, fruits and floral notes, some bitterness, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Erzengel for this bottle! Two weeks old bottle. Nice clear reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, nuts, mild fruitiness, some toast and mild noble hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, toast, mild fruitiness, a nutty note and a rather bitter finish of spicy and herbal noble hops. Medium-bodied. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Out of the cask at the brewery at Oststr. Malziger Antrunk. Zum Hauptteil recht herb, malzig-trocken. Würzig. Zum Ende hin malzig-trocken mit intensiver alt-typischer Herbe. Aber keinerlei florale Hopfennoten. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine herb-trockene Malznote. Lecker & sehr intensiv malzig-trocken-herb. 13/12/12/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJoer (644) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Medium white to mokka coloured head, clear brown colour, sweet caramel smokey smell, medium carbonation and bitter a bit of coffee caramell liquorise

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (334) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap. Cooper color. The foam remains on the glass while drinking. A roasted malt smell. The taste is bittersweet and lasts shortly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4294) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Appearance: Hazy dense brownish color with a off white head.
Aroma: Fruity, malty and some herbs.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, malty, nutty and herbal.
Overall impression: Nice altbier.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with McTapps

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2578) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
100cl at Cunningham. Copper coloured with a small, white head. Malty and caramely with hints of herbs. Fairly sweet with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle, 1 liter swing top, shared by Cunningham. It pours a big diminishing off-white head over a lightly hazy dark golden body. The aroma has a light caramel and bread touch and a nice grassy hoppyness. The flavor has a fine bitterness to support the bread and caramel. Full body and a soft carbonation. Long malty finish with a fine bitterness. Nice. 140214

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7199) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle 1000ml @ Cunningham
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

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