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Original Schlüssel Alt - Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel

Original Schlüssel AltOriginal Schlüssel Alt

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BA SCORE
89
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%


Brewed by:
Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Longstaff on 10-03-2002)
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Reviews by dwren89:
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dwren89

Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: copper brown, foamy white head, decent clarity

Aroma: toasty malt aroma, but overall quite restrained in aroma (less than Uerige, about same as Schumacher)

Taste: strong toasty malt character with hints of nuts and a minuscule hint of dark fruit (much more subtle than Uerige), flowery noble hop bitterness to curtail malt sweetness, sweet malt finish

Mouthfeel: thicker than either Schumacher or Uerige, more like an strong ale than lager in mouthfeel, biting moderate-high carbonation, medium-full body

Overall Impression: A heartier, darker, and nuttier version of the Altbier style exhibiting lager like clarity, crispness, and carbonation, but certainly an ale-like mouthfeel and flavor profile. More filling than Schumacher, but less fruity than Uerige, Schlossel exhibit it's own interpretation of the altbier style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 21:55:21 | More by dwren89
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.48/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light brown color, topped with a decent tan colored head. Retention is pretty decent too.
The aroma is surprisingly weak. Truthfully, all I could pick up were some laty notes.
The taste is quite neutral, but it develops a somewhat bittery feel.
Drinkable, enjoyable, but... a bit more taste perhaps.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 12:37:27 | More by MarkoNm
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leitmotif

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

02-25-2014 22:06:19 | More by leitmotif
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-25-2014 19:22:18 | More by Ciocanelu
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-10-2014 13:55:45 | More by NorbertB1974
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-15-2013 17:22:40 | More by dbrauneis
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-03-2013 04:55:37 | More by carrollmel7
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-09-2013 12:54:33 | More by MarkJBurch
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mjtierney2

Germany

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-25-2013 19:22:57 | More by mjtierney2
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MLFrank

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-12-2013 19:38:49 | More by MLFrank
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-27-2013 23:59:35 | More by herrburgess
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My second alt brewery visit on 4/11/2013. First of two served in a .2l stange. Pours a mahogany hue with a latte-like, half inch cream-colored head embedded with tiny craters. Nose smells primarily like wort. Taste follows nose - a bit thin and watery. Hops bittering comes out at the finish and is both earthy and subtle. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation just shy of lively, with a crisp, slightly dry finish. Overall, a nice altbier that is a bit less hoppy than Uerige's offering.

Serving type: cask

05-12-2013 14:44:29 | More by Jwale73
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DoubleJ

California

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Schlussel itself, on to the beer:

Here's an alt with a lighter cola brown color and an inch thick of head which retains itself well and leaves thicks rings of lace around. The aroma is filled with bread dough, bread crust, and a touch of vague fruit. Something different happens in the taste; sure, the crusty bread and toffee notes are common per style, but this one brings a noticable spicy hop note , making it hoppier than the other alts that I tried in Dusseldorf. It's medium bodied, with a modest crisp snap in the finish.

A little different, but still a damn good alt to cloth yourself from cold weather.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2013 15:16:57 | More by DoubleJ
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braican

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-08-2013 00:03:58 | More by braican
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-24-2013 22:48:18 | More by Sparky44
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Liquoric3

Germany

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-14-2013 06:28:45 | More by Liquoric3
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alugeris


4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Dinkel

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-07-2013 03:48:03 | More by Dinkel
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whatsgoody

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-14-2012 13:41:31 | More by whatsgoody
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jmn5082

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

11-06-2012 15:27:50 | More by jmn5082
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.9%

10-08-2012 14:37:06 | More by MattSweatshirt
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crisis44

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2012 22:48:15 | More by crisis44
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pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2012 06:52:14 | More by pixieskid
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bckayaalp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-03-2012 02:37:39 | More by bckayaalp
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JCFinn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-09-2011 21:37:03 | More by JCFinn
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Original Schlüssel Alt from Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.