Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Ein besonderes Jahr. Ein besonderes Alt! Voller Stolz stellen wir Ihnen anlässlich unseres 175-jährigen Bestehens zum 01. Mai 2013 das neue Familienmitglied der ältesten Hausbrauerei Düsseldorfs vor. Unser Jubiläumsaltbier ›1838er‹ wird mit erlesenen Zutaten und viel Liebe zum Detail von unserem dynamischen und kreativen Brauerteam mit 5,0% Alkohol gebraut. Die spezielle Auswahl an Gerstenmalzen und exklusiven Aromahopfen verleiht dem neuen Glanzlicht unseres Hauses seine dezente Bittere sowie sein sensationelles fruchtig-prickelndes Hopfenaroma. Ein Feuerwerk der Geschmackssinne – Prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1431) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 17, 2014
1L bottle thanks to Erzengel. Nice clean red color. Medium head. Medium sweetless. Light to medium bitterness. Aroma is malty, bubblegum, fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1721) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
At GBBF as ’Schumacher alt 1838’, seemed to be served from a wooden cask. Dark brown, cloudy, small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is molasses, slight vinegar. Body is medium, soft carbonation. Taste is metallic, malty and yeasty with a sweet, fruity edge. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1150) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
On draft at Schumacher Golden Kessel in Dusseldorf. Dark red-brown with a creamy foam head. Smooth, light and surprisingly hoppy, with grapefruit - tastes quite American. This was really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
Perfect beer! Beautiful deep amber clear body, with a creamy beige lasting head; Very beautiful nose, sharp deep and precise; the body is soft and silky smooth; Finishing light and sharp at first leading into something very long soft smooth sweet incredibly nice! Amazing beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (213) - - JUL 7, 2014
1l Flasche. Hellbraunes Bier mit fester beiger Schaumkrone, Riecht nach Pfirsichen. Dies wird im Geschmack am Anfang auch bestätigt, gefolgt von Vanillearomen und dem typischen Malzgeschmack für ein Altbier. Das beste Altbier das ich kenne!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3418) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Pours red to brown with a beige head, aroma of hops, orange, apricot, flavor is malty with dark bread, bitterness, herbs and floral notes, medium bodied. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Erzengel for this bottle! 4 weeks old bottle. Clear deep amber-brown with a beige head. Lovely aroma full of noble hops - herbal, floral and a bit citric, malt, toast, a bit of nuts and a bit of caramel. Flavor has some nice maltiness, a bit sweet, with toast, a bit of nuts, a bit of caramel and light fruitiness, continues dry with lovely herbal, floral and slightly citric and spicy hops. Rounded mouthfeel. Great and very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3926) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 1L @ 1st RB DE-CH-F Tasting. A clear copper beer, nose is on caramel and honey. Aroma is on toasted malt, dry, honey and vanilla notes, some metallic touch, good caramel variations, bit low body, nice grassy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3820) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
(bottle, many many thanks to pivnizub!) pours a slightly hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of bread dough, strawberries and herbal hops, with notes of earth, peaches and müsli. flavour is lightly roasted malts, strawberries and peaches, slightly fruity, with a very light sweetness, some floral hops, more earth and higher alcohols. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Same glowy, slightly hazy amber as the regular. Aroma is hoppy, lots of citrus. Tastes yummy, lots of hops, full bitterness. Balanced by earthy, caramelly malts. So - regular alt with American dry hop? Seems like it. A positive development to be sure. Point off if you let it warm a touch of diacetyl comes out.

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