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Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Honey grassy aroma, nice sweet honey malts with a lot of noble hoppy grassy aromas. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Very nicely balanced, caramel malts with loads of grassy hop bitterness, with hints of a nutty flavor as well. very earthy hop flavor. A great Altbier!!!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2009
Bottled (BBE Apr 2009, from Bov, thank you!). Amber colour, mediumsized beige head, nice lace. Aroma is wooden, a bit fruity with some earth and nutty notes. Flavour is bitter wooden notes along with some nuttyness and caramel malts. Wellbalanced and really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 15, 2009
draught at the brewery outlet in Düsseldorf Altstadt - clear copper coloured with a solid persistent beige foam; earthy and nutty aroma, fairly hoppy; respectable malt body and a robust bitterness; long earthy nutty finish, flowery with notes of caramel - wonderful and still deeply enjoyable after many glasses

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle 100cl. w. swing top @ [ Ulfborg Tasting ].
Clear light to medium orange amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, keller, light hoppy, orange shell. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20081218]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
1 L siphon. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Light spiced and hoppy to roasted malty aroma. Medium sweet malty, light spiced and good roasted base. Ends mild bitter and slight roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2010 First rating
Draught at the brewery / brewery outlet in Düsseldorf Altstadt, on December 27, 2008.
Clear light brown color, fluffy off-white head. Spicy hoppy scent. Spicy, hoppy, bitter taste. Sprityz mouthfeel, high bitterness.
7/4/8/3/13=3.7

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Draught at Schumacher Stammhaus, on March 13, 2010
Clear dark copper color, dense off-white head. Fruity, herbalm hoppy, berry, sweet taste. Fruity, herbal, hoppy scent. Moussy mouthfeel, high dry bitterness. Bitter herbal aftertaste.
7/4/8/3/15=3.7

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10158) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
Courtesy of Fonefan, handbottled fresh beer. It is red-golden with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, flower and hints of oranges. The flavour has notes of butterscotch, malt, fruit and hints of oranges. It is an uncomplicated and OK altbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5000) - GERMANY - DEC 11, 2008
The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass lighter than exspected. Copper-coloured. Starts spicy and strong, modest dry. Finish a bit woody. Very drinkable and good Alt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkseduction (594) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2008
One liter fliptop. Copper coloured brew with stable head. Hoppy nose, slight roasted grain smell. Slim malty body, massive hops but a great assembly. Refreshing, longlasting and delicious hop finish. Great brew!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 26, 2008
One liter fliptop bottle: poured orange with a large fluffy beige head. Light hop aroma with a bit of malt, light roastiness. Mild bitter hop flavor initially, picking up in the finish. Nothing blows me away with this beer.


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