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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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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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

I drank this beer in a restaurant in Dreifelden, a tiny little place in Germany. The beer was served in the original glass which looks a bit like a small lemonade glass. Darkbrwon fluid with a broken white two finger head.

There is no carbonation visible and the beer has a malty taste with a sweetness. The hops are far away in this beer. Good to drink though!

Photo of stcules
3.48/5  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.

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -11.4%
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 rarbring
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
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 GoBrewOrGoHome
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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 FreshHawk
3.05/5  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.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Photo of engisch
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a carmel color in the glass with a foamy lacing white head. It smells sweet and mildly fruity with a barely noticable hoppy aroma.

It has a nice sweet malty flavor with an earthy bitter finish. It has nice carbonation with moderate dryness. It goes down nice and smooth, but I could see the sweetness becoming a nuisance after a couple of these. Very tastey if you are only having a beer or two.

Photo of DerBayer
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden-brown, decent head quite pleassant really

S - Malt malt malt nothing much else though

T - Again you taste a lot of malt but not much else unfortunately a bit monodimensional

M - Good carbonation medium dry

D - generally good but a bit boring after a while

Photo of wl0307
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of TommyW
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of roblowther
2.87/5  rDev -18%
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 smcolw
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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 cypressbob
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Photo of mdagnew
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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 Absumaster
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
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 UncleJimbo
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a bottle at a restaurant in Düsseldorf.

This altbier poured a clear, iced-tea brown color with off-white foam that settled but clung to the glass in a few clumps. The smell was malty but modest. The taste was lightly malty with a well balanced hop bitterness. There was a hint of caramel malt flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth and dry with medium body and good carbonation. A light caramel malt flavor lingered. Overall, this beer was a tad thin on flavor, but it was a decent beer.

Photo of SteveP
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of Todd
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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