lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
thellgren (1001) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SinH4 (4563) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 10, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on a recent trip to Dusseldorf, malty, hoppy and undecided if this was the best alt I had that day.
ischas (620) - - MAR 16, 2017
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
minutemat (5251) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L bottle from trade with Erzengel. Many thanks! Pours a hazy chestnut dark brown, with large off-white head. Aroma is nutty caramel. Taste is bittersweet, caramel munich malts, floral spice with a herbal bitter hop bite. 2 months past the drink-by date, despite being bottled 3 months ago, and still tasting quite fresh. Great alt.
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very malty amber Altbier. Roasted malt, caramel, creamy, buttery, some fruit & nut. Tart bitter edge. Well balanced. Malty bitter dry finish. Nice! Very drinkable. (2008)
drmet (935) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours a clear amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-high carbonation visible
-hay,earthy,spicy,s bitterniss for the style
-light to medium body
Just a flawless Altbier, lagging a bit behind Uerige’s complexity.
PowY (650) - AUSTRIA - DEC 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 Pours a light copper with an off-white head. The aroma is malty (caramel). Medium bod with a light bitterness. Flavors of lightly roasted malt, lightly fruity - apples and pears - with a bitter hoppy finish.
caesar (7026) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Drinkers Pub Eindhoven, medium sample. Clear amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of caramel, bit toast, slight herbal, bit hoppy. Soft sweet in taste, bit bitter. Decent altbier.
Zlotta (3031) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at ’Schumacher Stammhaus’. Clear, copper with a medium large, frothy, stable, off-white head. Sweetish-malty, quite grassy aroma of caramel, nuts, some straw and a touch of bread. Sweetish-malty, quite grassy and a little fruity taste of caramel, nuts, straw and a touch of bread, followed by a short, medium bitter, a little dry finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!