Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Available on tap and bottled on every third Thursday in March, September & November.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
(Bottle 100 cl) Courtesy of MoritzF. Pours a beautiful, warm, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving a neat lacework. Sweetish, lightly nutty aroma. Medium body, distinctly sweet, roasted malt with lots of fruity esters - extremely fresh actually. Dry and hoppy finish. Very delicate indeed. 030407

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (735) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 31, 2007
Tap at brewpub, march 15/3/07. Clear, shinny, orange coppere color with a very nice, creamy and solid beige head. Aroma is fruity with some peaches. Taste is enormously flavorfull, fills your mouth, very malty, but balanced with a nice bitter twist and a fantastic toffee aftertaste. It seems to pack quite a punch. MF is medium to heavy, fullmouth of flaver, begins soft but manages to deliver quite a punch. A very special brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2006
LCRBM: Amber with a beige head. Nice coffee and caramel aroma. Clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottle. Malty, whole meal breadyness. Nutty, lightly sweet to start. Finishes grassy, with a nice dry bitterness. I thought i was going to like this one more than i did, but hey, this isn’t bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2005
[bottle at LCRBM] Malty, caramel, biscuity, nutty, some hops also. nice body, dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
Very nice cristal clear amber beer with Fluffy off white head. This beer has a interesting nose, Forrest honey, pine needles, lavender, Eucaliptine throat sirup, caramel malts, and summer flowers (herbal). Taste is medium dry and has an elegant bitterness. There are hints of cookies, cakes, slightly roasted nuts and a fine refreshing bitterness to left up the balance. A very drinkable caracterfull beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
No#40. Nice bottle with this beer. Aroma is distintly malty, fruity sweetness makes an excellent aroma. Taste however has the malt, but an inky bitterness ruins what makes to be a great beer, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
Copper coloured, clear beer with a small white head. (Good) metal hops, sweet malts in the nose, some fruitiness. Sweet malty, grainy taste. Enjoyable altbier, though not the best I had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle at the RBG Low Countries 2005 tasting session
Clear, orange body. Good, off-white head (mostly diminishing). Nose of white port, liquor and grain. Lightly acidic, moderately bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter, long finish. Lightly bodied. Watery texture. Fizzy carboation. Nice in it’s style, but maybe a little bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle Courtesy of dortmunder. Thanks!
A rare beer and a privilege to have been sent a bottle of. Says to contain hop extract on the label, which, in my book, means lower quality. Let’s taste it... First, it pours golden red with a thick head (!). Malty and hoppy aroma from a damp cellar. Fruity as well and that makes it quite complex for this strength and style. Quite bitter and slightly sharp. Lacks a bit in body. This beer benefits with big gulps. Maybe that’s the reason it comes in one litre bottles... It’s quite moreish. Tastes fresh - which it is! I have to go to Düsseldorf some day to "trink vom fass". A hint of yeast is present but not disturbing and is expected. A session beer of the stronger kind for an anglophile like me. A slight cheezy character comes through at the end when warmed up. I like.

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