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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3102) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from McTapps, many thanks: Aroma is earthy, wet dog, roastiness and hops. Dark brown, light copper color with an off-white creamy head. Flavor is malty, earthy, roasty, nutty. Bitter, roasty, hoopy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On tap at the source. On tap. Pours a clear amber gold with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma is mainly bread with a bit of leaves and grass backing. Flavor is consistent with the nose and has bread throughout with straw, leaves and grass underlying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
At Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel 27/08/13. Nice amber colour with an off-white loose sticky head. Aroma is sweet honey malt, nutty and some leather. Rich nutty malt, some metal. Medium carbonation, fine bubbles. Nice and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2013
from bottle. pours a clear dark brown, amber colour with a huge frothy white head. aroma of malts, grains, wood, moist foliage and some smoke. light to medium body, average carbonation, watery mouthfeel and dry aftertaste. flavours of malts and nuts with some earthy notes and a pleasent bitterness. interesting but not too inspiring alt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (2409) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from McTapps - thanks a lot, Sabine! Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Dusty aroma of hops, yeast and malt. Bitter flavour of hops, with touches of malt and a great deal of earthy, dusty notes. Bitter aftertaste. Well-balanced, good-looking and enjoyable. A very decent Altbier!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickFifty (162) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
Draught at Schlussel. Brown/red color, small head. Caramel, roasted malt, hint of wort. A bit flat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (688) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
50cl. Bottle. Pours clear goldenbrown with off white head. Aroma malts, wood, grain. Taste caramel sweet, fresh bitter. Mouthfeel thin. Balanced beer, great stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (628) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle, thanks to mctapps. Dark brown colour with white head. Malt, caramel aroma. Malt taste, some bitterness. Medium body.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABS (378) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
Dark brown, hints of red. Wort and malt nose and aroma. Some nut aroma. Earthy yeast aroma. Low carbonation, not a big fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1841) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, Dusseldorf Germany. This is a dark brown beer with roasted and chocolate flavours, red fruity notes and a nutty slight woody finish.


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