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Schlösser Alt - Brauerei Schlösser GmbH

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BA SCORE
80
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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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roblowther

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 03:08:22 | More by roblowther
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 09:22:01 | More by jonb5
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danpam1024

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-15-2013 12:35:28 | More by danpam1024
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-15-2011 23:10:20 | More by mentaltraveller
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slacker79

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-19-2012 20:11:08 | More by slacker79
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-13-2014 21:24:42 | More by WGO
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-15-2011 01:28:00 | More by whartontallboy
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer pours copper, with a medium large white head that's a biu uneven and disspiates rather fast leaving some lacings.

S: Smell of light roasted caramell malt, together with bitter hops and some citric notes. A metallic smell is also present.
Over all a not especially strong smelling beer.

T: A bit rough and mild at the same time - not very well balanced. Some fruityness and light roasted malt.

M: Short aftertaste with some bitterness. The body is rather light and the carbonation is moderate.

D: This isn't really my kind of beer. To little of everything - I can appreciate a lot of different things in this beer but all together it feels like there's something missing.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 20:53:39 | More by Evil_Pidde
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

BB 09/09, served lightly chilled in Gaffel's 200ml stange.

A: light brown-ish amber in colour, coming with a lively carbonated body and a white fluffy foamy head fading out fast.
S: nutty brown malts with a dry-ish sour citric fruity edge dominate the aroma, laced with a wee bit of woody notes which is not quite prominent for an Altbier. The malts occupy the better side of the balance on the palate.
T: pretty restrained nutty maltiness upfront is actually fast overtaken by a thinly sour edge of soaked brown bread and maybe some unidentifiable fruits. The aftertaste is short, again a bit too sour (like from dried prunes even), lacking a proper support from malts, hops and a body supposedly endowed by wood-barrel ageing; instead, it turns really thin, a bit metallic and a touch too sour as if from the adjuncts and not quality malts, but a wee bit of dry-ish touch of hops does manage to emerge in the end, a bit like chopped roasted tea-leaves.
M&D: the mouthfeel is alright, slightly sharp on the carbonation but thankfully not remaining such for too long, yet the overall body is weak and not sustainable. All in all, this Altbier lacks some key elements to make it a truly enjoyable example and pasteurisation has truly killed off whatever is left, hence a lower-than-average drinkability here.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 22:18:18 | More by wl0307
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 14:36:43 | More by FreshHawk
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 19:46:57 | More by BlackHaddock
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:27:28 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-14-2014 23:44:06 | More by Durandal_777
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 14:54:30 | More by mdagnew
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Todd

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2002 23:31:55 | More by Todd
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SteveP

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Malty nose with a good dose of salt and some faint fruit, yeast and rotting road kill. Taste is initially fruit, then the rotting road kill makes a brief appearance before the hops, with a slight metallic quality, come in. A mostly pleasant drink but not in any way impressive. My feeling is that altbiers are quite drinkable, but are not a style that will get into my Christmas wish list.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2003 20:14:15 | More by SteveP
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 20:27:56 | More by Douberd
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GoBrewOrGoHome

California

3.48/5  rDev 0%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2010 21:42:54 | More by GoBrewOrGoHome
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TommyW

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark copper/gold body with a foamy off-white head. Fades to a lasting ring.

S- Pretty mild overall. Some sweet malts and a little grassiness. Barely noticeable hop aroma.

T- Citrusy and bitter up front which is then mellowed by semi-sweet/roasted malts. Bitterness shows up again on the finish, making it pretty dry.

M- Medium carbonation and a medium body. slightly creamy feel on the tong.

D- It goes down pretty smooth, but I think there are better altbiers out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2009 17:02:14 | More by TommyW
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-15-2013 17:23:03 | More by dbrauneis
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-03-2012 09:08:02 | More by rale
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dar482

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-08-2013 03:47:21 | More by dar482
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stcules

Italy

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bronze color, quite dark. Beautiful light beige colored foam.
Full malty smell, caramel, very few hop.
The taste is again malty, but the hop bitterness is a bit more present.
Drinkable, as usual, with a more intense bitterness in the aftertaste, malty, with light notes of a quite dark caramel.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2011 19:57:08 | More by stcules
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-13-2013 21:40:32 | More by brauseboof
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, poured into a tall stange glass

Pours with a glossy amber body with a thick slightly off white head with great retention. Heaps of thick white lacing up and down the glass

Smell, sweet musty bready malt, slight whiff of alcohol. A residual sweetness along with an aroma of stale beer, left out in a glass overnight. Some faint hop aroma and a little grassy also

Taste, crisp and malty, sweet chewy toffee malt along with a dry musty finish. A nice crisp euro hop bite along with a lasting sweet bitterness on the finish

An interesting alt, not world changing or awe inspiring but it has enough flavour and drinkability to be enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2007 02:16:42 | More by cypressbob
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Schlösser Alt from Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.