Original Schlüssel Alt | Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel

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Original Schlüssel AltOriginal Schlüssel Alt
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
Germany
hausbrauerei-zum-schluessel.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Longstaff on 10-03-2002

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Reviews:
27
Ratings:
59
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
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6
For Trade:
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 59
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorite beers and certainly my favorite of all those I sampled in Dusseldorf. A very well balanced beer, yet very flavorful. The Altbier style in general has a unique taste that is most likely attributable to the unique strain of yeast employed by brewers in this bastion of ale in the land of lagers. This unique taste shines bright and true in Zum Schlussel's Alt.

However I must say that the cool straight sided glasses and the particulars of beer service in Dusseldorf also greatly aid to the appeal of any Alt served in the Altstadt.

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Photo of Longstaff
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium brown colored with a thick white head. Lots of dry hop aromas. Sweet tasting at first then some hop flavor invades followed by enough bitterness to balance. After the bitterness fades, residual sweetness again takes over. Hops do not dry out the tounge which makes it very drinkable.

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Original Schlüssel Alt from Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel
4.04 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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