Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (957) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Aroma: melanoidins, roasted dark malts, herbs. Appearance: clear amber color and beige head. Taste: roasted dark malts, herbs, green apple, melanoidins, quite dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation. Overall: One of the best alts, really nice balanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Edeka supermarket Mönchengladbach as Schlüssel Original. Dark amber coloured, small off-white head, mild caramel in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, bitter hoppy and hay with dry bitter finish. Bit watery but ok alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (225) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
Pours dark brown, medium head, leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma: very intense malt and caramel aroma. Taste: heavily malty, caramelish, pretty sweet, some hopps in the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (281) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle@Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere, Finland.Light /medium aroma with dark malts and some hops. Deep copper color with small light head. Clear liquid. Medium taste with bit roasted malts and some hops. A hint of plum. Medium taste spectrum and medium after taste with malts. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Overall high quality, balanced and stylish alt with nicely strong body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (405) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
500ml Bottle courtesy of McTapps. Dark brown pour with lively carbonation and a huge, white head. I detected sweet, sugary, candy notes as well as floral perfume in a nose that was also distinctly gassy. The taste opens very sweet with loads of malty, lightly toasted caramel flavours and some cereal as well as just a hint of sugary coffee. Malt certainly dominates over hop and bitterness is low. The body is light, verging on watery. Altbier is a new style for me and while there were plenty of enjoyable flavours in this one I found it a little too sweet for my cask-conditioned British palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1770) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe - Clear dark copper colour with a huge firm frothy off-white head. Nose has a slightly grainy aroma with a little spicy, grassy hop note. Taste is dry, grassy, with a sweet malt base. Soft palate, carbonation gives an almost creamy mouthfeel. Little bitterness on the way out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZeroDome (83) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2015
Brown dark beer with big white head. Aroma is roasty with caramel, no to little hops. Taste is roasty, malty with a dry bitter hop finish. Good altbier

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ritzn (8) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015 does not count
Smells like cherry, however the taste is mostly sour and bitter. Long finish with some new coffee and chocolate notes. All in all a nice beer, that should be drunk slowly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (266) - München, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
Most floral aroma of all Alts. Mitelfrüh like. A bit of toast in background. Firm bitterness and hop flavor but not harsh like Uerige or Schumacher. Dark caramel note with toast and toffee notes. Dry Finish with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2356) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle received in the European Sectet Summer Santa, thanks McTapps. brown with a large off white head with good retention and lace. The nose is primarily fruity with over ripe banana, dark dried fruits and honey. Solid malty flavour with dark bread, hazelnuts, grain, hay, with the fruity notes behind it, especially honey. Many nuances. Medium body, fine carbonation, some sweetness, balanced bitterness. Good complexity and drinkability.

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