Brauerei Schumacher

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Brauerei Schumacher
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4.42 | pDev: 4.98%
Jul 29, 2022
Jun 12, 2014
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Rated: 4.17 by steverx8 from England

Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle at fridge temp. Pours a dark brown with light brown head. Nose is lemon, rich malts, a touch of citrus peel, toffee, figs, and bread. The taste is orange, citrus peel, wheat, grass, candy, honey, and caramel. Light and crisp. Overall a fantastic beer.
Jul 15, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Brauerei Schumacher "1838"
2,55€ / ,25L on tap at the brewery on 28 September 2021

Look: Crystal clear copper colored body with golden and orange highlights beneath a full head of off-white. Excellent head retention and lacing.
Smell: Clean and fresh with floral and fruity hops, crusty bread, and caramel.
Taste: The flavor follows the aroma with notes of floral hops, an apple and berry-like fruitiness, crusty bread, medium and dark caramel, and herbal hops. A median bitterness balances it leading to a dry, lingering, earthy and spicy finish.
Feel: Medium bodied and gently crisp with a natural, fine-bubbled, median carbonation.
Overall: This is quite possibly the best bier in all of Düsseldorf.
Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Oct 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep, dark amber, coppery coloration with a large, foamy head. Smells of caramel malt and citrus fruit, with a certain grainy, slightly grassy note as well. Taste is a very nice balance of caramel, bready malt and citrus hops, with notes of toffee, grapefruit, red berries and white grape. There is a light underlying graininess and grassiness to this as well. Finishes with a mild bitterness, medium bodyand carbonation.

I'm actually NOT gonna rate this to style, because if I did my score would be much lower and that would be unfair to a very tasty brew. While this does retain certain characteristics of an Alt beer, it is definitely not a purebred Alt beer in my opinion. If you were to serve this to someone in a blind taste test, not in a million years would they identify it as an Alt. Due to the strong hoppy notes, it is much closer to a Pale Ale or even an Amber Ale in my mind, which is not a bad thing at all. After all why shouldn't a traditional Alt brewery experiment with other styles, I applaud them for it.
Apr 30, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by HopBelT from Belgium

Dec 11, 2016
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Reviewed by RichardMNixon from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Stange at the brewery. My seventh 5/5, incredible beer.
Looks as good as their flagship alt, slightly lighter in color. Nose is thick, rich toffee; I could believe it's more candy than beer. Strong caramel notes up front give way to gentle grapefruit hops and a clean, easy finish. The flavors are vibrant and clear but never cloying or overpowering.
Definitely an alt rather than IPA, but the little dash of Yakima fits it perfectly.
Nov 26, 2016
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
-pours a clear amber-red with a medium to big,foamy,cream-coloured head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-peach,earthy,spicy,musty,grapefruit,fruity yeast,rustic
-nutty,caramel,plums,herbal,very spicy,earthy,slight chocolate,cherries,strawberries
-medium,soft carbonation
-light to medium
Fantastic to-style Altbier with an american Aroma Hop Twist.
Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by digita7693 from Germany

Oct 07, 2014
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
Bottle from Schumacher Brauerei.

Has an ember red, deep brown color with a perfect head, thick, which stays very long. Perfect looking Alt!

The most important thing first, the 1838er has an unusual aroma for an Alt, because of the fruity hoppyness in it. Its the first Alt I have ever experienced with a very well balanced hoppy impact going along with the usual malt body, due to Cascade and Galaxy hops, Schumacher Brauerei brewed in for this anniversary beer. Aroma of caramel, citrus, blueberries, plums and grapes, malt is present but not dominant in this beer.

The hops add a very interesting complexity, has a refreshing taste, going into a IPA direction, without forgetting of still being an Alt. Balance is great in this, a noticable bitterness kicks in after the typical bready malt beginning, which by itself has fruity undertones in it. The fruity bitterness is a very nice addition to the typical Alt-character. In the end, malt is still the most important part of the 1838er, it is present all the time, but goes along with an interessting bitterness, which creates a very smooth mouthfeel.

In addition to that, in my opinion this beer is very outstanding, because it is so different, compared to the usual Altbier. At this very moment, many different brewers are trying to create many new beer interpretations, not only in the USA but also in Germany. Still, this movement has not reached the very traditional Altbier-scene, and the 1838er can be seen as a first attempt to reach out for new flavors.
Sep 10, 2014
1838er from Brauerei Schumacher
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 11 ratings