Brewed by Brauerei Im Füchschen
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4963) - 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 (4463) - 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 (4463) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (3439) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5030) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3014) - 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!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13023) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Thx. to Thirstybird (Rian) for this one. 50 cl. swing top bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. There appeared to be quite some interest & love for this one – apparently not to common either, brewed once a year and sold only at the brewpub if I understand things correctly. Pours copper brown. Smell is quite typical german fare, caramel, lager yeast, sweet, bread, sticky dark fruits,… Similar taste sweet with some herbs, toffee, lager yeast, bready malts, sticky dark fruits, tad to light, not outspoken enough for my personal preference. Still glad to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
50cl flip top bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of ThirstyBird. BB 2/1/2013. Cuivrée léger, col beige moyen. Arôme est malté, caramel avec ce bouquet on ne peut plus typique allemand. Palais, pointe de caramel; malt, assez douce au fini sans pour cela présenter le profil surfait que l’on retrouve trop souvent. Amertume et houblonnage percent en retrait avec ici un fini tirant vers un léger sucre brun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Clear autumnal red-brown color, small white to off-white head. Aroma is pretty nice, sort of a mixture of malts, sweetness and lightly alcohol. Weird actually considering the taste is pretty flat and uninteresting imo. Low body and low to medium carbonation.

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