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Schlösser Alt - Brauerei Schlösser GmbH

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BA SCORE
80
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schlösser GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-18-2002)
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Photo of Todd
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

0.3l blue bottle with a freshness date. (had in Berlin)

Poured into a branded 6oz short glass ... dark copper/brown with a creamy off-white head. Malty, metallic, light grain aroma.

Sharp citrus, smacky, bitterness that is quickly smoothed by a nutty, toasted, semi-sweet malty character. Bitterness runs through and into the bitty dry finish.

Contains "hopfenextrakt" (hop extract) and is quite noticeable in the unusual intensity of the hops for the style. A decent altbier, but nothing outstanding, and especially as this was my first altbier in Germany.

Photo of danpam1024
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of mentaltraveller
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color with a two finger high off white head that slowly died down leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A very light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There is a light to moderate aroma of malts in the nose along with some hints of caramel.
T: The taste is rather strong and dominated by malty flavors that have notes of caramel. There is a slight amount of sweetness and no hop flavors are detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and is rather smooth with a light to medium amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sessionable.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lovely sunny evening, what better way to start it off than with a large (500ml) bottle of Alt?

Poured into one of my strangely shaped 'Hannen Alt' glasses three times this beer looked good.

The regular Alt brown colour, with the normal off-white head that hangs around for a while before becoming a collar and semi-wisp.

The nose is mostly malts, lightly roasted, half-toasted, again typical Alt in smell as well as looks.

The taste is yet again mid-range Alt, nothing outstanding, nothing wrong. Malts rule the flavours but it is so-so in intensity and doesn't put this beer above the rest.

Mr Average in all aspects, I like Alts, this one is fine but not a classic in my eyes. Having said that, it is years since I was in Dusseldorf and I must revisit soon, the Alt Stadt is one of the best nights out in Germany!

Photo of FreshHawk
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Deep copper/amber. Medium off-white creamy head.

S - Roasted malt with slight caramel and nuttiness. A very slight hint of citrus hops. Mostly malt scents though.

T - Mostly roasted nutty malt. Some caramel flavor as well. There is also slight citrusy hops, that provide more of a bitter flavor than a citrus flavor. These are quite subdued though. Slightly mineral like. Mostly a malty taste, and somewhat sweet due to that.

M - Fairly light that starts to near medium body. Decent carbonation and slightly drying. A little watery (especially as far as flavor goes).

D - Not great, the mouthfeel allows for some drinkability. However, since it is mostly malt and not a lot of complexity and fairly sweet, I probably wouldn't drink these one after another.

Notes: Fairly good beer for what it is, I just don't think I am a big fan of the style. The flavors seem to not be all that strong, and maybe I would enjoy it more if they were a bit stronger.

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Douberd
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, at home, poured into a kolsch glass. ABV 4,8%.

Pale amber colour, with an off-white head on top, soapy, with average retention, leaving light lacing behind. Little activity in the glass. Very transparent.
Nice strong aroma of roasted malts and slighty caramel.
Quite bitter on the finish, with intense roasted malts taste and a light iron flavour.
Very thin on the body. Carbonation is light to medium.
At first I was a bit disappointed by its appearance but it turned out to be a very nice alt.

Photo of Absumaster
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have been trying to get my hands on every Alt there is, but this ísn't very available in Holland.

Appearance was good, a dark amber beer with lots of fine foam.
Smell was bitter, caramel and slightly metallic.
Taste was bitter and caramel, dry with a medium body, again the metallic taste was present.
A very drinkable beer, maybe a bit less drinkable than a pilsner, but more tasty and depth. Compared to other Alts, a bit more malt-bitter.

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap from a local pub

A- Dark brown colour. Head is slightly off-white, not impressive but shows nice retention

S- Not bright for sure. Kind of a soft malty with a slight herbal background

T- Sweet malty entrypoint, though bitterness soon hits (and i mean hits by german standards) with a bitter herbs feel. Overall a nicely balanced mix of sweet nutty malts and bitter herbs. Slight fruity feel on the background

M- Medium body and carbonation. Decently good. Just feels good, nothing impressive.

O- Nice drinkability and overall balance. Enjoyable though not impressive at all. Not even close to alts like those from Uerige

Photo of safaricook
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this beer on a short visit to Germany just across the border from Sittard in the Netherlands in an ordinary REWE supermarket. I visited the brewery in the summer of 2000, when I did an internship in Düsseldorf. I remember that it was not my favorite amongst the many different Altbier that I tasted in that summer.

In lack of a proper Altbier glass, I poured it into a tall Pils glass. The color is a crystal clear light amber. Only little carbonation visible. The 2 finger slightly beige head shows a good retention for such a beer type and leaves a nice lacing.

Smell is not strong but there is some roasted malt and hints of banana and bread.

Malty in taste but subtle, roasted malt mainly; some bitterness that seems related not alone to the hops but also to the roasted malt.
Foam is smooth and tastes pleasant

Runs down my throat like a medium carbonated soft mineral water. Still it is rather smooth than watery.

Very good drinkability, refreshing but with its maltiness also suited for the colder months of the year. I am surprised how much I like this. I think I have to go back re-exploring this style.

Photo of rarbring
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brown is brown with a hint of orange, an off-white head leaving curtains, but little lacing.

The smell is malty sweet and sour milk, toffee, dark bread, old sour cream and Sunday pot roast.

The taste has little sweetness, burnt toast and cereals from the malt going over in a sharp and distinct bitterness from the hops. Fresh pine nuts, bitter almond.

Medium low carbonation, a bit watery but mostly a definitive dry long lasting feeling.

A rather complex mixture of the spontaneous old odor and modern bittern feeling. Not bad, and probably very good to bratwürst und saurkraut.

Photo of roblowther
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It pours a clear mahoganhy brown with a creamy but rocky off-white head. It tastes sour, smoky, and slightly of vanilla. the taste is dry spices, with nutty flavors and a very dry finish. It is creamy and mildly carbonated. This one is too dry to have too many. It's not bad but somehow the tastes don't really gel well together.

Photo of mdagnew
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a nice deep orange brown colour.. Slightly off white head pours thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thin layer... barely any carbonation... decent amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice biscuity / toffee malts, juicy fruits (oranges, apples, light raisins), sea salty notes, caramel / honey sweet notes, some light nutmeg / cinnamon traces, maybe the slightest hint of sweetcorn, peppery hops..

Taste – Strong (maybe even overpowering) sweet malts, caramel / toffee, some creamed corn / grainy notes, light spicy hops, the faintest of smokey traces, earthiness, light nutmeg, some light oakiness...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy... medium body... Pretty drinkable but sweetness becomes too much after a while

Overall - An OK beer - as stated above it's a touch too sweet for me... maybe worth a try once...

Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As a rule I love Alts--a British ale with German hops would be the way I would describe this style. That said, this is not my favorite of this style.

The appearance features a small head that leaves no lace. Light amber in color.

The aroma is the Achilles Heal here--very light smell...mostly malty with almost no floral hop.

The flavor features a better bitterness than the smell would suggest. While interesting, this is a relatively light tasting beer....not a macro but lighter than most decent beers. Moderate body with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

This is a smooth alt that allows for easy drinking.

Photo of shwami
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of WGO
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of RedHaze
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Amber, clear, effervescent; medium-small frothy egg shell white head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty; slightly vinous; light hops; light roasted grains

Taste: Juicy malt, fairly sweet; pretty thin overall mouthfeel; tastes a lot like a British brown ale (sulfury); smooth, but not particularly noteworthy

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Photo of GoBrewOrGoHome
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- light brown, lacy white head, super clear
S- malty, little roast and mild banana, low overall aroma
T- grainy, malty, light and dry, low bitterness, sulphury
M- med-light body, hard carbonation (uncomfortable in the back of the mouth)
D- its an ok alt, tastes mass produced

Photo of jonb5
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Dark bronze colour, one finger head which didn't hang around very long, kept some lacing. Quite thick looking but not hazy. Initially there was no detectable aroma, some malt and vanilla came through towards the end. Tasted charcol and malt, was overly bitter in an unbalanced way that also killed all other flavours. Finish was bitter and slightly bready. Had a coarse edge, was well carbonated and the body was quite thick for the fairly low strength. Overall not one of the better beers out there, was just a bit unbalanced even though it mellowed slightly.

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Schlösser Alt from Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.