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Schlösser Alt - Brauerei Schlösser GmbH

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BA SCORE
80
good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schlösser GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-18-2002

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of interzen
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle served into a nonic pint

Look: Dark amber/coppery pour - pretty much clear with no trace of sediment etc. Slightly off-white, bubbly head with decent retention. Reminds me a bit of a typical pint of British bitter.

Smell: Slightly eggy(!) - think a slightly less sulphurous version of Bass with a fair bit of roasted malt and grain. Faintly resinous, but the malts and grains dominate.

Taste: Slightly sweet and earthy with that tang of sulphur in a barely-there sort of way. Some hop character but there's no way this could be called a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination. Slightly herbal tang. Flavour-wise there's a surprising amount going on.

Feel: Quite thin and fizzy, despite the relative lack of head retention - despite being German I am again reminded of the traditional 'British pint'. Easy drinking and surprisingly refreshing.

Overall: A bit 'meh' - it's not bad, but there are a lot of better (and worse) altbiers out there. A good starting point, perhaps, but nothing astoundingly special as German beers go.

Photo of BJSmit
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clarknova
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of amasow
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of WGO
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of NorbertB1974
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of brauseboof
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of danpam1024
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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 herrburgess
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of braican
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
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 jonb5
2.97/5  rDev -15.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of safaricook
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
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 Douberd
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
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 slacker79
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Russet brown with fluffy beige froth that settles to a film. Lots of toast and caramel on the nose with minty hops underneath - sweet and appetizing.
Baked apples, roasted peanuts and caramelized sugar with grass and herbal hops.
Danish butter cookie end and drying finish. Medium trending to light, slight cling, crisp.

Glad to try a another genuine Dusseldof Alt. Dark melanoidin notes, but all bright, nothing swampy, and a surprisingly hoppy ending. Nothing revolutionary, but a perfectly nice drinker, if a bit thin.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of RedHaze
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Schlösser Alt from Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.