Schumacher Alt | Brauerei Schumacher

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56 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Schumacher
Germany
schumacheralt.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unser Schumacher Alt ist ein würziges Vollbier, das nach alter Tradition gebraut wird. Die obergärige Spezialität besticht durch Ihren schlanken Geschmack mit einer leicht malzigen Note und die erfrischende Wirkung reiner Gärungskohlensäure.

Die edlen Aromahopfen aus der Hallertau und dem Tettnang sorgen für die feine Bittere und das abgerundete Aroma. Und eine glänzende Bernsteinfarbe sowie der kräftige Schaum lassen schon auf den ersten Blick erkennen: Bei unserem Altbier wurde das Zusammenspiel von Hopfen, Malz und traditioneller Schumacher-Hefe perfektioniert.

Auf Ihr Wohl!

Added by Longstaff on 10-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 27
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 1 liter bottle. Pretty standard altbier with some faint caramel notes and a soft, light body. Very drinkable and refreshing but I expected a bit more from it.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of stcules
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light copper color, clean, with a quite compact and creamy foam.
In the smell malt and caramel, then a light hop.
At the taste again a good maltiness, then a quite strong bitterness, but a bit more raw than in others Alt.
Anyway, as usual, great drinkability.
And the hop is well present in the aftertaste.

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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Jwale73
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Third destination on my altbier odyssey through Dusseldorf. Visited on 4/11/2013. Served in a .2l stange. Pours a copper/amber hue with a creamy/frothy 1.5 inch off-white head. Nose is very subdued - some caramel notes and a hint of noble hops. Taste is a bit spicy and earthy (particularly in comparison with Uerige and Schlussel) with a lingering earthiness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with a slightly watery consistency and an even carbonation. Overall, a good altbier, but not as enjoyable as the alts experienced at the prior two stops.

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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the brewpub in the Altstadt area. It was served throughout my meal in 0.3L glasses that replaced each empty one.

The beer is light rusty brown, clear looking, with generally 2 fingers of foam that last until the glass is empty. It smells muted, maybe a little more malty than hoppy, caramel malts being the main take-away.

It tastes nutty and malty, very nice and it paired well with the wild game dinners we were eating. Light bodied and good carbonation, very sessionable.

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3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Visiting Duesseldorf and this is one of many alt biers I'm drinking this week. Love Schumacher which is just outside the old town. This is my favorite tasting alt bier. The taste and mouthfeel are awesome and it has a nice copper color, darker than some.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dwren89
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: reddish copper, with creamy head and good lacing

Aroma: very little aroma, but can pick up hints of toasty malt and slight noble hop presence

Taste: toasty malty flavor with rounded noble hop finish, sweetness at first but bitter finish, mostly lager like, but can pick up subtle hints of the apple tartness from the ale yeast

Mouthfeel: lager like consistency, crisp, smooth, biting carbonation, medium body

Overall Impression: A delicious ale-lager hybrid that exhibits lager like mouthfeel, clarity, and toastiness, but ale like yeast characteristics of fruit.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AgentZero
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ethan for bringing this back fresh. Best served before May 21st, 2011. Obviously they want all the beer lovers who will be raptured away to get a taste of this before they go.

A - Dark copper/amber body with a white head that faded to a nice cap with some spots left on the sides.

S - Roasted grains and some sweetness, mostly honeyesque. Smells pretty straightfoward and easy to drink.

T - Toasted grain and some sweet, pale malts that go down clean with just the smallest bit of hops at the end. Really east to drink with nothing offensive.

M - Lighter side of medium, nice carbonation, very crisp and refreshing.

O - Really nice beer. I'm not a huge fan of the style but this is straightforward, simple, and good. Could drink this regularly.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dasenebler
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1L swing-top, bottled 3/1/11, best before 4/1/11 (must be some volatile stuff!). Poured into a Willibecher, which is starting to become my favorite pint glass.

Clear, coppery amber. Tight and creamy head retains very well and laces beautifully.

The aroma has some toasted bread and light, earthy hops.

The flavor is light but interesting, with lots of Maillardy flavors of bread crusts and toast. Touch of malt sweetness and a kiss of spicy Noble hops, with a dry, lightly bitter finish. The light mouthfeel has fine, medium-low carbonation.

Definitely the lightest of the classic Altbiere from Düsseldorf, but also one of the best. Very drinkable and satisfying.

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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Schumacher itself, on to the beer:

This is an amber orange colored beer with an inch thick head on top, good retention, and lacing which sticks around the glass. Its nose is bread crust and cracker notes, with a vague sweetness attached. A surprisingly complex alt when tasted; there's the usual bread crust, then it goes fruity for a brief moment. A little spicy hop enters. Then a little caramel, and finally a little orange. Its medium bodied, and is finished with a fruity and toffee filled aftertaste.

A fun alt to try, and what a way to finish day in Dusseldorf.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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