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Schumacher Alt - Brauerei Schumacher

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 26
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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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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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Dirtywaltzer80, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

endless1408, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

blameo, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Smanke, Jul 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Kanewai, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

NorbertB1974, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

dbrauneis, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

MarkJBurch, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

mjtierney2, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of dwren89
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

dwren89, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

brbrocc, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Jwale73, May 12, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

DoubleJ, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
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spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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slacker79, Nov 19, 2012
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whatsgoody, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

pixieskid, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

stevoj, Apr 12, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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

Derek, Dec 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

nickfl, Nov 15, 2011
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Schumacher Alt from Brauerei Schumacher
90 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.