Original Schlüssel Alt - Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
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Reviews by dwren89:
4.34/5 rDev +6.4%
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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3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
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
3.96/5 rDev -2.9%
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
Original Schlüssel Alt from Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
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