Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3010) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap @ Schumacher. Clear copper with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is mild with caramel, earthy notes, toasted malt and grains. Taste is similar with caramel, toasted malt, grains and light earthy presence. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Very short aftertaste. Quite drinkable, but a tad bland. Decent/good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luk_ (203) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Clear amber-brown and thick off-white head. Aroma is hay, light cereal and roastiness. Taste is low sweetness, not too bitter, floral and light bitterness. Palate is dry. Standard alt, a little bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Unassuming smell, clear deep amber in colour with a bitter two-finger layer of cream-yellow foam. The taste is that of a more mature, possibly wood-aged altbier; nutty with notes of deciduous forest, campfires and caramel. High standard altbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Clear golden/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, grassy, caramel, bread notes. Fruity hop flavor, citrus, hay, some biscuits. Maybe not your typical altbier, but kinda drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (86) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 21, 2014
Pretty standard altbier with some faint caramel notes and a soft, light body. Very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
Classic Alt from a one litre bottle. Creamy, yellowish white, pretty stable head, attractive pale amber, orange colour. Strong nutty and caramelly malts, soft and rounded, nicely perfumed with dried fruits and spicy German hops; firm finish, bit toasted with long, hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1538) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 3, 2014
1L bottle thanks to Erzengel. Thanks! Color is copper to red. Head is thin to medium. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet. Aroma is fruity, caramel, malt, dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3443) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle: Dark Cooper color. Aroma is malty, toasty with notes oft roasted malt, molasse, toffee, bitter hops. Flavor is also malty, nutty with toffee notes, roasted malt, caramel and light herbal bitter hops. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3311) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps & MichaelAwesome. Pours slightly hazy amber with small white head. Dusty aroma with malty and hoppy notes and touches of yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with dusty notes and touches of malt, yeast and raisins. Lingering, bitter aftertaste with touches of yeast and a little metal. A good Altbier, indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4857) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
On "tap" at Butcher’s Tears from a 5L mini-keg. Clear deep amber colour, soapy off-white head. Aroma is very sweet, syrup, lemonade, caramel, malts, some leafy stuff. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, leafy hops, grain, nice bitter finish. Light-bodied. Probably not in excellent condition, but still a nice beer.

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