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Brewed by Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
At the brewery, 123 Oststr. Served in a 25cl Altbier tumbler. It may be a small serving, but its sensory delights more than compensate. Brilliant clarity; a little on the light side for typical Altbier, but this is one of the places where the Altbier style was defined! Creamy, long-lasting head. Aroma of resiny, herbal, even a little grassy, hops, hops, hops, with malt right behind. Phenomenal taste: extremely clean bittering, but massive dose of iso-humulone makes its presence felt mid-mouth and even a bit in the back. As in aroma, malt elegantly supports flavor. Finish is dry, and aftertaste is primarily of noble-type hops. A masterpiece!


3.5
tonyferrari (26) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2017
Served on tap. Clear amber-copper colour. Thick long-lasting off-white foam. Light herbal aroma. Malty-roasty flavour and a smooth bitterness which makes the 4.6% Abv seem higher.. Medium body and medium carbonation. One of the best altbier in Düsseldorf.

3.2
sinte (575) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle 1L. Clear amber-to-copper body with a large, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some lacing; low density of tiny bubbles. Moderate malty (caramel, toasted) and hoppy (herbal, some citrus) aroma. Moderate bitter and light sweet flavour; average-lasting bitter finish. Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; soft carbonation.

2.9
Jerre (3660) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2017
Geproefd in brouwcafé te Düsseldorf van tap op 09 juli 2017. Helder amber met een middelmatige gebroken witte kraag. Aroma: moutig, zoet, tikje fruitig. Licht tot medium mondgevoel. Smaak: zoetje, moutig,koekjes, heel lichtjes hoppig. Niet slecht maar iets te vlak voor mij.

2.7
Piw (1159) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
Frisch gezapft. Klar und bernsteinfarben mit mittelgrißer Schaumkrone. Malzig. Leichter Körper. Spritzig.

3.1
gegwilson (3724) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Cask at the brewpub in Dusseldorf. Quite pale for an alt. Amber with a foamy cream head. Mild toast aroma. Toast flavor. Moderately bitter finish. OK.

3.6
Mister_Li (1410) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
Klares Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, leicht fruchtig, würzig, leicht bitter.

3.5
thellgren (1079) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2017
several 0.2 l draught @ Brauerei Schumacher (Apr 21, 2017). Appearance is amber, clear and with a nice head. Taste has hops and fruits - similar to a very goood real ale bitter. Taste gets somehow better when the glass is near finished. This phenomena happened with every new glass.

3.6
SinH4 (4943) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 10, 2017
UPDATED: APR 10, 2017 1l Bottle. Hazy dark amber color with eggshell head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, bready, floral, nutty. Taste is toffee, caramel, nutty, with a slightly bitter finish that is a touch metallic. Medium carbonation. Very nice!

4.1
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Had on a recent trip to Dusseldorf, malty, hoppy and undecided if this was the best alt I had that day.

3.1
ischas (740) - - MAR 16, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2017 1 l Flasche. Aroma: malzig, Röstaroma, metallisch. Erscheinung: dunkles Bernstein, cremeweißer, feinporiger, stabiler Schaum, sehr schöne Gardine. Geschmack: malzig süß, Röstaroma, angenehm bitter. Nachgeschmack: recht vollmundig, weich, lange anhaltende Bitterkeit. Gesamt: leckeres Alt.


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