Brewed by Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, - JAN 9, 2013
Tap. Clear burnt copper body with a large/huge persistent white head. Aroma/taste: leather/wood, herbal/vegetative hops, bread crust and a touch of biscuit. Moderately bitter finish. Light bodied and light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (26) - Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle, 0,5 l. Clear amber liquid with stable white-brown foam. Aroma of dark fruits, grain, malt and a hint of banana. Taste is medium bitter and a slight sweetness. Medium body with flat carbonation. I expected more after I drank it two years ago on tap at the brewpub. Maybe my tongue and nose are still a bit hampered by a cold I had in the last days. Still a decent beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Levi. Clear copper-brown. A little oxidized, some dark fruit, then bread aroma, sweet, grainy, then limestone dryness in the mouth. Medium body, well-carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Draught at zum Schlussel. Red-brown, clear and with a nice creamy head. Nice and malty with chocolate notes and a touch of roast. Pleasant stuff - it could pass a mild in the UK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2244) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Light tan. Small off-white head in the small glass given to me. Little lacing. Malt and hop bite in the nose. Smooth malt in the taste with a crisp bitterness that does not linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3041) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Clear matte brown color, really frothy lacy foam but the whole is kind of pale dull. Really really bready aroma, multigrain bread, yeast, light metallic notes, toffee. Taste is grainy, husky, just a tiny bit astringent but enough to notice. Palate is med light bodied, fairly easy drinking. 4th place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2014
At a tasting, many thanks Levi, smallish creamy head, clear light brown colour, aroma of wood and bread with hints of tobacco, light sweet bread and caramel, with a light bitterness, clean and really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 24, 2014
Possibly thr best Alt. Copper color with a soft foamy white head. taste is malt, smoke and more hoppy earthiness than most alts. A good satisying beer. Best enjoyed at the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4684) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
2/V/14 - on tap @ Zum Schlüssel (Düsseldorf) - BB: n/a (2014-464)

Clear pale amber beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: malty, caramel, somewhat grassy, hint of banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit malty, some caramel, sourish touch, grains, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, grassy touch, bit sour, malty, grains, pretty metallic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (775) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2014
SWING-TOP 50CL from Erzengel. Thanks, Gabriel. Look: clear dark amber/brandy, big light beige head. Aroma: quite simple and „clean”, light fruit and light caramel and a strong metallic aroma. Taste: light caramel, metallic, peppery bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (531) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 21, 2014
Pours a clear light brown color, topped with a decent tan colored head. Retention is pretty decent too. The aroma is surprisingly weak. Truthfully, all I could pick up were some malty notes. The taste is quite neutral, but it develops a somewhat bittery feel. Drinkable, enjoyable, but... a bit more taste perhaps.

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