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Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2457) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
1,0 l bottle from Biervana hay, cereal, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1037) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
1l bottle obtained at the Brauhaus. Dark brown color and a frothy 2 fingers sized head whith a ok retention and leaves lacing. Full points for that one. Aroma: Light sour, fresh yeast, bread malts and caramel, red berries Taste: Lighter as the Alt also fresher still the dark bread and caramel malts, but now accompanied by red berries. Finnis is a more hoppy bitterness. Slick texture, creamy foam, medium body ( but thinner as the Alt)and soft carbonation. Slightly to thin body. I like them both, but at the end of the day I would pick the Schumacher Alt over the 1838-er. This one does smell nicer. Beer Rating 1000.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (279) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
(rating from old notes recently found) Pours a murky brown with a light brown head. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Taste is quite similar to aroma, caramel sweetness with a hint of berries mixed in. Medium bodied with a light mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (796) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Pours hazlenut brown, no head. Aroma is fruity, sweaty feet, wet dog. Tastes like a wet dog as well, sweat, fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1542) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Appearance: Bottled 13/10-2014. Dark brown, pretty. Fizzy, light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, cherries?
Taste: Malt, very smooth. Sweetness, caramel. Fruits.
Bought: Trade with Erzengel - thanks!, 1000 ml
Info: 14/11-2014, BB: 13/11-2014

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
26th September 2014
Post Borefts Tasting, Tulip Hotel Room 118. Thanks to Mads. Bright clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Airy palate, light fine carbonation. Mild caramel malts and a little dried fruits. Light finish. Very simple stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at the Room 118 tasting, Tulip Hotel Bodegraven, post BBF 6 day 1 26/09/14 thanks to Mads who does table service in Belgium. Rich amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is bitter orange, light spice, butterscotch, vanilla. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, nutty twang, eaerthy, dark malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little more butterscotch and touch of bitterness. Ok alt, not a patch on their Latzen.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3367) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap @ Schumacher. Slightly hazy copper/amber with a medium off-white hea and heavy lacing. Aroma is really expressive with toasted malt, caramel, nice frutiness and minerality, light sweetness, nice whiskey notes and light spiciness. Taste is very similar, but even more cohesive. Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Light fruity finish. Super tasty and complex Altbier. Good drinkability too. By far the best Altbier that I had in Düsseldorf!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (324) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
Sehr angenehmes Zitrusaroma, zudem Malzduft. Geschmack ist dann auch stark durch den Aromahopfen geprägt. Schon rund.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (466) - - OCT 19, 2014
Geruch nach amerikanischem C-Hopfen. Danach Standard-Alt, danach dann der Hopfenfinish. Sehr gut gelungen.


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