Brewed by Brauerei Im Füchschen
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Only in December you receive this old beer speciality. More strongly in-brewed and more hopfiger than our regular alto is well-known it among beer friends, who meet in the morning 24 December to the traditional Weihnachsbier bar in our restaurant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4482) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle 0.5l at home, Nivala. BBE 17.02.16. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, caramel, some chocolate, some spices and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (832) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
0.5 l swingtop bottle from the brewpub, bottled a week ago. Clear, dark reddish amber with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of raisins, caramel and brown sugar. Sweetish-malty taste of caramel, burnt nuts and brown sugar, followed by a short, slightly to medium bitter, minimally grassy finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Highly quaffable but not too spectacular. Just nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
Swing top Bottle @ the source. Dark Amber color. Toffee and Maltaroma. Firm floral grassy hopbitter flavor with caramel and plums. Lovely persistent fruity hopbitter finish. It’s all about the balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (599) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
Pours an almost black, ember coal color, with a huge, froth head. Smells of toasted malts, peppery clove, banana, honey and toffee. Has a very smooth moutfeel, which is silk, almost creamy. Tastes of burned, bready malts, which define the character of the beer. Got a decent note of toffee sweetness, which comes along with peppery spices and bakers chocolate, revealing a smoked hint. While it provides possible sweet flavors, the beer is actually dryer than the normal version, as a gentle amount of hops wrap the malts up, supported by a slightly metallic carbonation. Finishes dry, with toasted, earthy, slightly salted honeyed malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2978) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2014
50cl fliptop bottled 11/11/2014, freshly catered by McTapps, danke! Metallic herbal hops and liquid caramels in aroma, turn into very prominent DE hop bitterness given just enough body for a confident Alt, although maybe a bit too little for a proper Xmas beer: this is hardly more wintery fare than their usual offering, maybe a bit maltier. Gorgeously subtle spicy hop profile though, with even some seasonal candied orange peel, clove coming in - the extracts must be bittering only. As with all top Alts very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13053) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2014
Dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, fruchtig, hopfig und würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, ordentlich hopfig, bitter, reife Früchte, leicht metallisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6853) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of McTapps, many thanks. Clear amber color with medium white head. Caramel, bitter hops, earthy notes in aroma. Taste, caramel malt, hops, bread, nuts. harsh bitterness in finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2013
Ach nein, irgendwie hatte ich doch was anderes erwartet. Zumal Fuechschen als normales ein grandioses Flaschenbier daherkommt. Dieses jedoch erscheint ein wenig dumpf, ein wenig bitter und leicht aromenlos. Sicher, ein paar Nuesse mag man finden und etwas hopfigen Unterton, doch alles in allem ist es #nur# ein sueffiges Bierchen, dass ein wenig streng schmeckt. Ganz ok halt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a clear amber-golden-hazelnut colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of matured hops and straw. Taste of nuts, hops, straw, torf, caramel, citrus, bread and flowers. Very, very dry and bitter finish - but I enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to drink it on tap soon, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Der schön vollmundige Antrunk entwickelt sich im Hauptteil zu einem schönen vollen Biererlebnis mit deutlicher Röstmalznote und schön ausgewogener Herbe. Ein sehr rundes, volles Bier. Der Abgang ist schön langanhaltend-malzig. Sehr zu empfehlen!
Test vom 9.1.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,14,12,14,12,13 - 13,00

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