Schumacher Alt - Brauerei Schumacher
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4/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearance: reddish copper, with creamy head and good lacing
Aroma: very little aroma, but can pick up hints of toasty malt and slight noble hop presence
Taste: toasty malty flavor with rounded noble hop finish, sweetness at first but bitter finish, mostly lager like, but can pick up subtle hints of the apple tartness from the ale yeast
Mouthfeel: lager like consistency, crisp, smooth, biting carbonation, medium body
Overall Impression: A delicious ale-lager hybrid that exhibits lager like mouthfeel, clarity, and toastiness, but ale like yeast characteristics of fruit.
06-12-2013 21:52:54 | More by dwren89
3.83/5 rDev -7.5%
Third destination on my altbier odyssey through Dusseldorf. Visited on 4/11/2013. Served in a .2l stange. Pours a copper/amber hue with a creamy/frothy 1.5 inch off-white head. Nose is very subdued - some caramel notes and a hint of noble hops. Taste is a bit spicy and earthy (particularly in comparison with Uerige and Schlussel) with a lingering earthiness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with a slightly watery consistency and an even carbonation. Overall, a good altbier, but not as enjoyable as the alts experienced at the prior two stops.
05-12-2013 14:52:59 | More by Jwale73
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
On-tap at Schumacher itself, on to the beer:
This is an amber orange colored beer with an inch thick head on top, good retention, and lacing which sticks around the glass. Its nose is bread crust and cracker notes, with a vague sweetness attached. A surprisingly complex alt when tasted; there's the usual bread crust, then it goes fruity for a brief moment. A little spicy hop enters. Then a little caramel, and finally a little orange. Its medium bodied, and is finished with a fruity and toffee filled aftertaste.
A fun alt to try, and what a way to finish day in Dusseldorf.
05-08-2013 15:49:04 | More by DoubleJ
British Columbia (Canada)
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
I've read that this is all light munich malt with hallertau hersbrucker hops.
A: Copper with an off-white head, good retention, incredible lace.
S: Light sulfur, steelie mineral, floral, sourdough rye bread.
T: Really well-hopped for an Alt, very floral & steelie, light mineral, toasted nuts and bread crust, hint of sponge toffee, slight hint of grainy sourness, solid bitterness.
M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a crisp finish (with a hint of tartness).
D/O: New world brewers NEED to taste this, so they can see what an Alt is really about (not a sweet, syrupy mess).
Huge (ABSOLUTELY HUGE!) thanks to cfrances for hauling this back from Germany
12-20-2011 00:51:30 | More by Derek
4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
Copper coloured, considerably lighter some of the other examples in town. Mild aroma, some musty hops and grain, also what seems like restrained esters fom the alt yeast - which are very unique and pleasant on the nose. Hoppy mouthfeel, on the lower part of the spectrum, i.e bitter. Grainy, nutty backbone, lending to a medium body. Pleasant hoppy, assertively bitter finish. Easy drinking and dry. No residual sweetness.
A classic beer.
10-31-2011 11:13:26 | More by foles
Schumacher Alt from Brauerei Schumacher
91 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.