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Brewed by Brauerei Im Füchschen
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (283) - North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1977) - Belchum im Breisgau, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8374) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5089) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (3553) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 Note: double rated this beer, by accident. Since both ratings are so far apart, I decided to enter the average scores of both ratings.

6/II/14 - 50cl swing top bottle @ home - bottled: 11/XI/13, BB: 16/XII/13 (2014-xxx) Thanks to Thirstybird for the bottle!!

Ar: 8, Ap: 4, T: 8, P: 3, O: 15, Total: 3.8

Clear red brown beer, creamy beige irregular head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet malts, ripe banana, bit spicy, yeast, some hay. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: surprisingly bitter, metallic, some caramel, sweet malts, spicy, hops. Aftertaste: spicy touch, bit malty, caramel, hoppy, pretty bitter.

19/I/13 - 50cl swing top bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: 2/I/13 - bottled: 28/XI/12 (2013-50) Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing the bottle!

Ar: 6, Ap: 3, T: 6, P:3, O: 10, Total: 2.8

Clear red amber beer, small white head, little stable, adhesive, nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: caramel, hay, grains, pretty German all right, nutty, toast. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty citter, citric touch, dry, hoppy, hay, some caramel. Aftertaste: bitter, dry hoppy ending with spices, bit woody. Overall it has a pretty watery quality to it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3056) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of bubblegum, apple, candy, malts and dark fruits. Quite sweet malty flavour, quite bitter, hops touch with some spices. Hoppy finish, malts, fruity candy and caramel.
(From 0.5L bottle @ RBBWG II, 2013. Courtesy of ThirstyBird. Thanks for sharing Rian!! Was quite curious about this one!)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ThirstyBird, thanks! Clear amber color, bright white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fruitcake. Taste is gingerbread and light spice.


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