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Füchschen Weihnachtsbier - Brauerei Im Füchschen

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Brauerei Im Füchschen visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Windigstadt on 01-04-2009)
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beerdrifter

Germany

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 16:30:34 | More by beerdrifter
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 21:47:57 | More by seanyfo
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ThirstyBird

Germany

5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-14-2011 10:59:03 | More by ThirstyBird
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Windigstadt

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 04:33:18 | More by Windigstadt
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kappldav123

Germany

4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 12:19:30 | More by kappldav123
Füchschen Weihnachtsbier from Brauerei Im Füchschen
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