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Schumacher Alt - Brauerei Schumacher

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 25
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schumacher visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unser Schumacher Alt ist ein würziges Vollbier, das nach alter Tradition gebraut wird. Die obergärige Spezialität besticht durch Ihren schlanken Geschmack mit einer leicht malzigen Note und die erfrischende Wirkung reiner Gärungskohlensäure.

Die edlen Aromahopfen aus der Hallertau und dem Tettnang sorgen für die feine Bittere und das abgerundete Aroma. Und eine glänzende Bernsteinfarbe sowie der kräftige Schaum lassen schon auf den ersten Blick erkennen: Bei unserem Altbier wurde das Zusammenspiel von Hopfen, Malz und traditioneller Schumacher-Hefe perfektioniert.

Auf Ihr Wohl!

(Beer added by: Longstaff on 10-04-2002)
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Kanewai

Hawaii

5/5  rDev +20.5%

04-25-2014 13:30:43 | More by Kanewai
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NorbertB1974

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

02-10-2014 13:56:20 | More by NorbertB1974
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-15-2013 17:22:53 | More by dbrauneis
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-09-2013 12:51:51 | More by MarkJBurch
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mjtierney2

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-21-2013 18:46:54 | More by mjtierney2
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dwren89

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 21:52:54 | More by dwren89
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

06-08-2013 12:04:57 | More by brbrocc
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-28-2013 00:00:34 | More by herrburgess
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: cask

05-12-2013 14:52:59 | More by Jwale73
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DoubleJ

California

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2013 15:49:04 | More by DoubleJ
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2013 22:43:50 | More by Sparky44
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Dinkel

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-07-2013 03:49:35 | More by Dinkel
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-14-2013 02:04:52 | More by spycow
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slacker79

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

11-19-2012 20:11:33 | More by slacker79
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whatsgoody

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-16-2012 22:15:31 | More by whatsgoody
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2012 06:51:57 | More by pixieskid
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stevoj

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-12-2012 17:04:16 | More by stevoj
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 00:51:30 | More by Derek
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-15-2011 07:53:11 | More by nickfl
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 23:21:12 | More by whartontallboy
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foles

Australia

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: cask

10-31-2011 11:13:26 | More by foles
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ethan for bringing this back fresh. Best served before May 21st, 2011. Obviously they want all the beer lovers who will be raptured away to get a taste of this before they go.

A - Dark copper/amber body with a white head that faded to a nice cap with some spots left on the sides.

S - Roasted grains and some sweetness, mostly honeyesque. Smells pretty straightfoward and easy to drink.

T - Toasted grain and some sweet, pale malts that go down clean with just the smallest bit of hops at the end. Really east to drink with nothing offensive.

M - Lighter side of medium, nice carbonation, very crisp and refreshing.

O - Really nice beer. I'm not a huge fan of the style but this is straightforward, simple, and good. Could drink this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 20:32:24 | More by AgentZero
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1L swing-top from Ethan, fresh from the brewery! Poured into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a reddish copper color, white frothy head, thin cap, and a nice thick collar. Very nice-looking beer, no doubt.

S - Huge roasted malts, slight sweetness, grain. Very straight forward, yet very enjoyable.

T - Roasted malts, nice touch of sweetness, grain. The roast is complimented by the sweetness in the malts. The grainy finish is wonderful as well. Not complex, but it's not really meant to be.

M - Light, smooth and refreshing, good carbonation.

O - Very well done Alt. Very easy to drink and I went back a couple of times to get another pour. I can imagine drinking this one a hot day in Düsseldorf, just chillin'. Recommend!

Serving type: growler

05-16-2011 18:55:23 | More by Sean9689
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1L swing-top generously procured by Ethan on his recent Düsseldorf jaunt. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip. Best before May 21st, 2011 - love the aggressive freshness dating.

A - A finger of tan-tinged foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind splotchy patches of lace. Transparent coppery-amber-brown body.

S - Toasted grains, barley, kiss of pale malt and honey, faint nut character.

T - Taste is a nice mix of cereal grains and malt sweetness, with perhaps a hint of hazelnut. Very clean finish, with light hop bitterness.

M - Crisp, clean medium-light body, and medium carbonation. Chewy texture that is a bit like undercooked bread.

D - The 1L serving size was greatly appreciated, as this is an excellent session offering. I'd love to be in a beer garden in Düsseldorf getting continuous refills of this one throughout the day. Low alcohol, pleasant flavor and texture, and minimal aftertaste all contribute to making this really easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 17:08:43 | More by MasterSki
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dasenebler

Maine

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1L swing-top, bottled 3/1/11, best before 4/1/11 (must be some volatile stuff!). Poured into a Willibecher, which is starting to become my favorite pint glass.

Clear, coppery amber. Tight and creamy head retains very well and laces beautifully.

The aroma has some toasted bread and light, earthy hops.

The flavor is light but interesting, with lots of Maillardy flavors of bread crusts and toast. Touch of malt sweetness and a kiss of spicy Noble hops, with a dry, lightly bitter finish. The light mouthfeel has fine, medium-low carbonation.

Definitely the lightest of the classic Altbiere from Düsseldorf, but also one of the best. Very drinkable and satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 19:15:53 | More by dasenebler
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Schumacher Alt from Brauerei Schumacher
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.