Füchschen Alt - Brauerei Im Füchschen
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4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
Appearance: foamy white head, copper brown color, good clarity
Aroma: toasty malt aroma, slight nut character, subtle noble hop aroma
Taste: toasty, nutty, slight dark fruit hints, noble hop finish, everything you can ask for in an altbier
Mouthfeel: medium body (lighter than Uriege and Schlossel, equal to Kurzer, slightly heavier than Schumaher, medium carbonation, lager crispness
Overall Impression: the best of the altbiers in Dusseldorf in my opinion. It combines a medium body, all the nutty and toasty character you want exhibited, restrains but still exhibits dark fruit hints, and finishes with moderate carbonation and a spicy noble hop bite. The original and the best!
06-12-2013 21:57:18 | More by dwren89
United Kingdom (England)
4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
Subtle, but good. Caramelly/nutty malts. Nicely dry, pretty much all the way through, with a nicely herbal, bitter hops finish. This is my first 'real' altbier, and i kinda like it. Interesting, and very quaffable, nice soft mouthfeel aswell. The type of stuff you can drink all day, and then again all night. (bottle- GBBF 03')
09-27-2003 12:53:40 | More by rastaman
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
On gravity at Füchschen in Düsseldorf. Pours a deep copper color with a very nice head. Good retention and lacing. Smells of slight caramelized sugar and a nice amount of hops, along with a bit of pilsner malt. Tastes of caramel malt, with a well-hopped, dry finish. Light-medium body, but it keeps with style. It's about as drinkable as water--the kind of beer you could really session.
07-31-2008 18:09:11 | More by philipquarles
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
Cask at Brauerei Im Füchschen, Düsseldorf, Germany
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a two finger high head that took a long time to settle down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles that consistently remained on the surface. No carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are light aromas of caramel malts and floral hops in the nose.
T: The beer has an excellent balance in the taste between the malt and hops; there are some hints of caramel malts and a very light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and is both crisp and very smooth.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sessionable; I could drink these all night.
10-21-2010 00:44:30 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
Only ever drank it in the brewhouse, and I can only say, it was great on all three occasions. It is off the main drinking area, but well worth finding. The whole place added to the way I remember the beer tasted.
Not a typical Dusseldorf Alt by any means. Slightly darker and not as sweet compared to most.
08-04-2006 12:41:11 | More by BlackHaddock
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Standard Dusseldorf appearance, poured from the barrel with light carbonation being forced out by the fast pour. Slightly smoky, dusty on the nose. Assertively bitter with a herbally raw german hopiness (spalt I think). Very interesting and another classic altbier that I would love to have again.
10-31-2011 11:08:01 | More by foles
5/5 rDev +18.5%
Had on tap at Im Fuchschen in Dusseldorf. Served in the traditional small glass. Cool temp.
A-perfectly clear copper body and a very nice thick white cap.
S-cereal and floral hop smell
T-very well balanced between hop and grain. Not overly sweet.
M-medium to light
D-Really one of the best beers I have ever had. Everything I wanted and expected in this style.
08-10-2010 03:08:42 | More by jneiswender
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Thanks to Ethan for bringint this. I'm not super experienced in Alts, and this was a nice sampling of them.
A - Reddish brown colored beer with a white head and some spots on the sides. I thought that this one was darker than our first, but Alex and I held this side-by-side with the Schumacher Alt and they look almost exactly the same.
S - Smells a bit like the Schumacher, but a little less sweet, as there is some peat or smoke cutting through it that I like.
T - Sweet malts and caramel, but this one has a bit of a smokey/peaty quality to it that I like quite a bit. Pretty clean and refreshing, it has a heavier flavor profile than the Schumacher.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a clean finish.
O - Pretty refreshing and easy to drink, but has a litle bit of meat on its bones compared to the Schumacher. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
05-20-2011 21:52:33 | More by AgentZero
4.47/5 rDev +5.9%
Thanks to my friend Georg for carrying this one over from Germany.
Gunsmoke on the pop of the poptop bottle. Beautiful just coming up and lingering before disappearing completely. The pour was very clear and a very light amber. I could smell biscuits. Well, not actually biscuits, like buttermilk biscuits, but it had a bready-biscuity smell. The taste was bready, complex, not sweet malty, but malty nonetheless with a smoothness that made it go down so easily. There's the slight bitterness from the hops, but it finishes with the bready malt. Mouthfeel is smooth. Though I'm not a fan of lagers, it was lagerish-smooth. I guess you get this from most Alt ales. Not too carbonated, in fact, reminiscent of cask ale carbonation. Well, slightly more carbonated, but excitingly easy to quaff.
08-04-2004 20:23:06 | More by twilight
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
Drawn from wooden cask at the Im Fuchschen brewery in Dusseldorf.
A - A nice brown to dark reddish color with a decent white head.
S - Sweet aroma of malt, with carmel notes. Nice hop aroma.
T - Taste is a nice mixture of malt sweetness, carmel mixed with moderate hop bittering. There is a nice residual sweetness that balances well with the bittering.
M - Light bodied with decent carbonation. Definitely refreshing.
O - Overall this is one of the best Alts that we had during our stay in Dusseldorf. Highly recommended. The ham hock from the brewery is also highly recommended to any visitors. Probably the best I have ever had.
03-24-2012 20:44:47 | More by kraypd
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.6/5 rDev +9%
0.25l gravity serving at the brauhaus on Ratingerstr in the Duesseldorf Altstadt.
A- Pale copper colouring, a nice creamy 2 finger head with good retention.
S- Toffee, a creamy type yoghurty malty smell, and even a bit of banana
T- Toffee malts, a clean balanced nutty finish
M- Medium carbonation and body.
D- One of the best alts in the world, well worth going to the brewpub for a glass! Excellence!
02-26-2008 17:34:58 | More by seanyfo
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
Always a good pick is zum Fuechschen. Bottled 19-01-05 fairly fresh and a pleasure. Good presentation with nice brown& clear beer and white head. Nose is unbelievable for a 4.5% ABV beer. Losts of malttypes to notice; roast a caramel for sure! For the rest maltsweet, litle hops, that plus some yeastesters make a great nose. Taste is fully flavored too. Malty, burnt, caramel, dry and hoppy ending make it great to enjoy! Mouthfeel is off course by all this complexity also more then ok and hell I can drink this all night as a sessionbeer. Let em come!
02-13-2005 12:56:34 | More by paterlodie
4.8/5 rDev +13.7%
I can't believe this is so far down the list of Alts. This is such a fantastic Alt. Big red color, fantastic malt character and hops and a nice finish. I've been lucky enough to have this at the source in Dusseldorf. So good. I wish I could have a growler of this right now.
04-01-2013 05:14:49 | More by chrisgalvin
4.63/5 rDev +9.7%
The colour is medium brown with some red hues. The liquid is clear. The thick firm head is three fingers high. It leaves massive amount of lacing.
The smell is bitter and hoppy, almost sour. There is a fine sweet flavour with some dried fruits, creamy nuts, caramel, wax and fresh flowers. Some notes of fresh rye bread in the background.
The first taste got a fresh clean strong bitter dry flavour with hints of bitter herbs/salad. The body is low, yet the candy-like sweetness and the notes of rye bread and grilled meat. The lingering aftertaste got notes of grilled meat, bitter herbs and flowers and a fine light sweetness that reminds of breakfast cereals.
The carbonation is mild, the bubbles small. The liquid is semi-smooth.
A fantastic brew. Lots of flavours, all perfectly balanced yet it is highly drinkable.
10-03-2010 18:02:20 | More by bark
Füchschen Alt from Brauerei Im Füchschen
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