Füchschen Weihnachtsbier - Brauerei Im Füchschen
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Reviews by beerdrifter:
4/5 rDev -10.5%
Picked this up at the Füchschen Brauerei while on vacation in Düsseldorf. Clear copper-amber pour with a creamy, two finger head and great lacing and retention. The nose is earthy and herbal. Lots of tea with hints of bread, grass, and a touch of metal. The taste is a lot like the Füchschen Alt, with more of a herbal, hoppy character and a bit more malty sweetness. Lots of bready malt and tea, but I'm also getting a little bubble gum as well. The balance is perfect with a smooth mouthfeel and a great tangy, bitter hop finish. I'm really kicking myself for only getting one bottle of this.
12-01-2011 16:30:34 | More by beerdrifter
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +2.5%
[NOTE: This is a slightly stronger (5.2% vs. 4.5% ABV) version of Füchschen's Altbier available only at Christmastime.]
A: Pours a brilliantly clear deep amber with an ample off-white head.
S: The straw-like smell of noble hops co-mingles with sweet, bready munich malt.
T: Interestingly, a somewhat pithy herbal hop taste greets the tongue. However, it quickly gives way to a wonderfully sweet malt flavor, with notes of sweet breads, honey and even a hint of sweet lemon. A crisp, earthy noble hop bitterness--characteristic of Duesseldorf Altbiers--gives this beer a nice finish that keeps the sweetness well in balance without leaving it overly bitter. A perfect balance of malt and hops.
M: Typical of an Altbier, it's fully carbonated but not overly so.
D: The wonderful balance of this beer lets you easily come back for more.
Overall: An awesome beer. Wish I had the chance to try this side-by-side with Uerige's Sticke Altbier, as it just might give Uerige a run for its money. I can only hope that this is one day exported to the U.S.
01-04-2009 04:33:18 | More by Windigstadt
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.78/5 rDev +6.9%
Received in trade with Erzengel, cheers mate!
Christmas Eve- a fitting day to try this alt as it's the only day it's served from the wood at the brewpub, wish I was there!
Bottled on 8 Nov 2011, 8 week shelf life gives BBE 3 Jan 2012
A- copper body with excellent clarity. 3 finger creamy head has very good retention and lacing
S- Peppery note with some toasted malt, little biscuit and doughy bread quality
T- toasted malts with a hint of toffee intermingle with the pepperiness and a hop presence that is assertive gives good balance but doesnt dominate the palate.
M- enough carbonation, retains a softness and medium body that is just perfect.
D- a truly cracking alt! Superb balance on the palate and a mouthfeel that makes it so so drinkable. World class.
12-24-2011 21:47:57 | More by seanyfo
4/5 rDev -10.5%
The bottle looks really good, really christmas-like, the beer in the glass is also nice. Very zippy, nice creamy head. Starts strong and dry, good use of hops, a bit woody. Prickly finish, modest spicy-fruity, still warming dry. Well balanced. Good beer.
07-26-2009 12:19:30 | More by kappldav123
Füchschen Weihnachtsbier from Brauerei Im Füchschen
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