Brauerei Im Füchschen
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4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
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I visited this place on a recent trip to Dusseldorf during the first week in June.
Brauerei Im Füchschen is located in the northern part of the Altstadt (Old Town) area of Dusseldorf. They have a larger selection than most places in the area (two types of beer instead of one), but I stuck with the Alt bier, because I was attempting to try as many different examples of their local specialty as I could while I was there. This place had by far the best authentic German food of any place that I ate at while in Dusseldorf. I had the Rheinish Sauerbraten with rotkohl, kartoffelklössen and apfelmus (beef roast that has been marinated for several days, served with red cabbage, potato dumplings and apple sauce). The atmosphere here was wonderful. I ate at their outdoor cafe area. Apparently it is normal in Germany for strangers to join your table if you have empty spaces. So I ended up eating with some locals. As soon as they found out that I was visiting from America, they switched to English and we talked for a while. They made me feel right at home, even though I was in a strange city, alone, and only knew a limited amount of German. This was the best dinning experience I had while in Dusseldorf. I think that because this place is a little out of the way, it doesn't attract as many tourists as the other breweries.
06-26-2008 03:14:28 | More by AmorousAngel
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
I visited Brauerei Im Füchschen on a Friday evening in late November 2004. The air outside was cool, and it was raining a bit, and maybe that was why this place was absolutely jam packed with people. I looked around and made a trip to the restroom, but other than that, I found a spot midway between the bar and the entrance, and just stood my ground, drinking my altbier and waiting for the next waiter to come around with a tray of beers.
As you enter from the street, you are in the room with the bar in front of you and to the right. There are tables for standing on the left, and a few for sitting near the front. Off to the left is a room with tables and seating, and off to the right is a smaller room with tables (with the restrooms in the rear). Above the bar in the main room is inscribed "Hopfen und Malz, Gott erhalt's": Hops and malt, God preserve (them). A fine sentiment, and fitting for this traditional altbier hausbraurerei.
They only have one beer at this brewpub, but if you are only going to brew one beer, brew a good one, and at this they succeed. Their altbier is very drinkable: hoppy but not overly so, with a nice, malty base touched with caramel. I definitely imbibed a few here, as the hash marks on my coaster can attest (luckily these altbier glasses are only 0.3 L or about 10 oz). The only service I experienced was with the waiters squeezing their way through the crowds to and from the bar with trays of glasses held aloft. If you were timid or hesitated, you often lost, as other patrons were not shy about grabbing the last beers off a tray, but soon I had the hang of it (using one hand to take a beer glass while simultaneously holding out my beer coaster so the waiter could add another hash mark), and settled in for some drinking. In this regard the service was great because there was usually a waiter coming by just when you needed another beer. When you want to settle your tab, you show your coaster to a waiter and he tells you how much you owe.
This is one of the four traditional altbier pubs in Düsseldorf, and shouldn't be missed.
Recent visits: 10-10-06. Tried the food, which was very good. More relaxed visits than my previous visit.
02-10-2005 05:00:57 | More by UncleJimbo
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
Just" one of the four traditional Altbier Hausbrauerei in and around the Düsseldorf Altstadt (old town) area -- but one of the best.
For me this is actually my second favorite after the infamous Uerige (as far as taverns in concerned and beer-ratings aside... besides, I have found all of the four's Altbiers to be excellent; they simply differ in balance of hops against their maltyness and their dryness). BTW, the other three are: Uerige, Schlüssel and Schumacher.
"At the little fox" as the name and insignia suggest, is a real charm with its dark-wood interiors, old wooden tables and the smell of fresh, hoppy ale spilled about and intermingling with the scurry of servers bringing more and more foodstuffs to a hoard of patrons. And the food here is one of the better locations for the traditional: offering regional, every-day cuisine.
I have been here afternoons and nighttime, and the inside area is often busy, yet with sufficient space to take up a table with little effort. Nice afternoons will also find folks enjoying Stange after Stange (Altbier glasses) of the house brew outside propped up against leaning tables with servers bringing ever more. Just be mindful when you stand straight and even more careful when you finally chose to depart... One woman backed herself up beyond the road curb and fell flat down (most luckily there was no car approaching!).
The Füchschen Alt bier itself in any case I find to be rather hoppy with a sweet ale flavor (though not quite as hoppy-dry as Uerige).
Summation: Just another of the great establishments in the plush and stylish city of Düsseldorf, itself which is certainly one of the top beer-cities there is out there in this great big world, making happy any lucky local or auspicious visitor.
10-25-2003 11:33:30 | More by Hobbz
Brauerei Im Füchschen in Düsseldorf, Germany
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.