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Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ederacb (9) - - NOV 20, 2012
Tipica altbier de dusseldorf. La cerveceria es una maravilla y la comida exquisita. En cuanto a la cerveza, entra sola, mejor que la kolsch y el toque tostado la hace una cerveza muy rica.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Port777 (6) - - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Isn’t it great to pick up the perfect bottle of a great brew when admittingly beer can’t always taste this divine. But this very time, it was definitely the best German Alt beer of all. But again, I am willing to take the risk of buying it again and again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle received in euroswap 1, 2015. Thank you Erzengel! Pours clear deep chestnut brown with a frothy pale beige head that leaves some sparse thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly fruity and tiny earthy with dark bread, cereal, ripe pears, hay, moist soil, minerals, iron, lemon peal and hints of sheet metal. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, slightly malty, tiny fruity, floral and earthy with dark bread, burnt crispbread, cereal, hay, moist soil, minerals, black tea, dried red berries, walnuts and lemon peal. Mouthfeel is crisp, round, tiny astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with dark bread, cereal, hay, moist soil, minerals, dried red berries, walnuts, lemon peal and hints of sheet metal. All in all solid and refreshing but some peary esters and metallic phenols makes takes away from the enjoyment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mackeon (89) - - JAN 26, 2015
An outstanding example of the Düsseldorfer beer style. Lovely aroma, beautiful reddish color and subtle Hallertauer hops, altogether a very harmonious brew well worth seeking out. Love those old-fashioned swing-tops, too, and the stylish label is a good example of traditional design, fitting well with beer and bottle both.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (2996) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
along with yves at steve places brown colored body with an off white head and a malt hops aroma a malt hops dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2441) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
Shared with wim at steven’s place. Clear amber colored beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Hopped spiced aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is very bitter hoppy ending.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1739) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to ruigo. Thank you Rui for this beast! Dark copper. Thin to medium white head. Taste is medium bitter. Nice dryness. Sticky body. Aroma is light coffee, chocolate, malt, hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2544) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Clear darker ruby, big light brown lacing foam head. Light caramel aroma, some nut and toast notes. These Alt’s have a peculiar aroma. Spicy taste, light caramel, some bread. (Velp 201501)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (732) - CROATIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle (trade with McTapps - thank you, Sabine); pours a cloudy amber with a tan head; caramel malt aroma with nuts and honey; taste is bittersweet with caramel, honey and malt; dry bitter finish; very good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
50cl bottle two weeks out of date. Clear brownish amber colour with a nice off-white head. Caramel, toffee, malt and dried fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side with light bitterness. Overall, a very good beer. Probably the best Alt I had so far.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Leicht dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit viel weißem Schaum, der stabil ist und sich lange hält. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, florale Aromen. Geschmack leich röstmalzig mit etwas Karamell, im Mittelteil dann hopfig bitter, unangenehm metallisch, zum Abgang hopfig würzig.


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