Schlösser Alt
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Style:
Altbier
Ranked #171
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
80
Ranked #45,942
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 10.92%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
69
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Germany
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  9
SCORE
80
Good
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DvdP from Netherlands

3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with fluffy white head. Smells malty, hint of taffee. Fairly crisp mouthfeel, quaffable. Taste is lightly sweet, some crisp bitterness and a tiniest hint of toastyness. Bready, bit of caramel. Real beer.

Oct 31, 2020
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Beech105 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, I may be a bit biased on this one. poured from tap while on vacation in Germany. Cooper look, a decent head. Malty taste, a bit if caramel maybe. Super happy I was in Germany when I had this.

Sep 27, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

From Latiendadelacerveza. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Avernum 2. Malty. Without having specially outstanding flavors, it has a no defects and a great feel and drinkability that make it really sessionable

May 08, 2018
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monkist from Hungary

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Even tjough people brought it down, it is way better than say the Radeberger that they praised on the contrary. But of course don't get me wrong, this is nowhere good. It was just not that sickening. It is like colored sugary water. Noting that I would really like to try again. A mediocre thing, nothing more - or am I overvaluating it?

Sep 25, 2017
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janubio from Spain

3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Copper colour, medium head with short retention, good lace.
Faint malty aroma, caramel, fruits,
Medium body, normal carbonation.
Taste of caramel, malts and some hops in the end.

Aug 08, 2017
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schavuytje from Netherlands

2.89/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

delicious dark reddish-brown body with a whitish foam edge at the first sip slight overtones of malt that's just something darker. hops has hung over and you do not find again the taste

Dec 26, 2016
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DJ-Hophead from England

3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, The Lime Kiln, Bristol - Pours clear dark amber. Off white large head. Good lacing. Smell - strong roast malts. Taste - Sweet, malty with bitter finish. Nice brew.

Jul 12, 2015
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interzen from England

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle served into a nonic pint

Look: Dark amber/coppery pour - pretty much clear with no trace of sediment etc. Slightly off-white, bubbly head with decent retention. Reminds me a bit of a typical pint of British bitter.

Smell: Slightly eggy(!) - think a slightly less sulphurous version of Bass with a fair bit of roasted malt and grain. Faintly resinous, but the malts and grains dominate.

Taste: Slightly sweet and earthy with that tang of sulphur in a barely-there sort of way. Some hop character but there's no way this could be called a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination. Slightly herbal tang. Flavour-wise there's a surprising amount going on.

Feel: Quite thin and fizzy, despite the relative lack of head retention - despite being German I am again reminded of the traditional 'British pint'. Easy drinking and surprisingly refreshing.

Overall: A bit 'meh' - it's not bad, but there are a lot of better (and worse) altbiers out there. A good starting point, perhaps, but nothing astoundingly special as German beers go.

Jan 13, 2015
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IchLiebeBier from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Amber, clear, effervescent; medium-small frothy egg shell white head, long lasting

Aroma: Malty; slightly vinous; light hops; light roasted grains

Taste: Juicy malt, fairly sweet; pretty thin overall mouthfeel; tastes a lot like a British brown ale (sulfury); smooth, but not particularly noteworthy

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Jun 15, 2013
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Cozzatoad from Italy

3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap from a local pub

A- Dark brown colour. Head is slightly off-white, not impressive but shows nice retention

S- Not bright for sure. Kind of a soft malty with a slight herbal background

T- Sweet malty entrypoint, though bitterness soon hits (and i mean hits by german standards) with a bitter herbs feel. Overall a nicely balanced mix of sweet nutty malts and bitter herbs. Slight fruity feel on the background

M- Medium body and carbonation. Decently good. Just feels good, nothing impressive.

O- Nice drinkability and overall balance. Enjoyable though not impressive at all. Not even close to alts like those from Uerige

Mar 29, 2013
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jonb5 from England

2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Dark bronze colour, one finger head which didn't hang around very long, kept some lacing. Quite thick looking but not hazy. Initially there was no detectable aroma, some malt and vanilla came through towards the end. Tasted charcol and malt, was overly bitter in an unbalanced way that also killed all other flavours. Finish was bitter and slightly bready. Had a coarse edge, was well carbonated and the body was quite thick for the fairly low strength. Overall not one of the better beers out there, was just a bit unbalanced even though it mellowed slightly.

Feb 11, 2013
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this beer on a short visit to Germany just across the border from Sittard in the Netherlands in an ordinary REWE supermarket. I visited the brewery in the summer of 2000, when I did an internship in Düsseldorf. I remember that it was not my favorite amongst the many different Altbier that I tasted in that summer.

In lack of a proper Altbier glass, I poured it into a tall Pils glass. The color is a crystal clear light amber. Only little carbonation visible. The 2 finger slightly beige head shows a good retention for such a beer type and leaves a nice lacing.

Smell is not strong but there is some roasted malt and hints of banana and bread.

Malty in taste but subtle, roasted malt mainly; some bitterness that seems related not alone to the hops but also to the roasted malt.
Foam is smooth and tastes pleasant

Runs down my throat like a medium carbonated soft mineral water. Still it is rather smooth than watery.

Very good drinkability, refreshing but with its maltiness also suited for the colder months of the year. I am surprised how much I like this. I think I have to go back re-exploring this style.

Jan 27, 2013
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Douberd from Netherlands

3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle, at home, poured into a kolsch glass. ABV 4,8%.

Pale amber colour, with an off-white head on top, soapy, with average retention, leaving light lacing behind. Little activity in the glass. Very transparent.
Nice strong aroma of roasted malts and slighty caramel.
Quite bitter on the finish, with intense roasted malts taste and a light iron flavour.
Very thin on the body. Carbonation is light to medium.
At first I was a bit disappointed by its appearance but it turned out to be a very nice alt.

Jan 03, 2013
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StJamesGate from New York

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Russet brown with fluffy beige froth that settles to a film. Lots of toast and caramel on the nose with minty hops underneath - sweet and appetizing.
Baked apples, roasted peanuts and caramelized sugar with grass and herbal hops.
Danish butter cookie end and drying finish. Medium trending to light, slight cling, crisp.

Glad to try a another genuine Dusseldof Alt. Dark melanoidin notes, but all bright, nothing swampy, and a surprisingly hoppy ending. Nothing revolutionary, but a perfectly nice drinker, if a bit thin.

Sep 19, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

2.46/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Flat and uninteresting. Aroma hints at what this beer should taste like, but taste is very faint, and a far cry from where this style should be. Very disappointing...

Apr 12, 2012
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Brabander from Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this beer in a restaurant in Dreifelden, a tiny little place in Germany. The beer was served in the original glass which looks a bit like a small lemonade glass. Darkbrwon fluid with a broken white two finger head.

There is no carbonation visible and the beer has a malty taste with a sweetness. The hops are far away in this beer. Good to drink though!

May 26, 2011
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stcules from Italy

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bronze color, quite dark. Beautiful light beige colored foam.
Full malty smell, caramel, very few hop.
The taste is again malty, but the hop bitterness is a bit more present.
Drinkable, as usual, with a more intense bitterness in the aftertaste, malty, with light notes of a quite dark caramel.

Feb 23, 2011
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metter98 from New York

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color with a two finger high off white head that slowly died down leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A very light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There is a light to moderate aroma of malts in the nose along with some hints of caramel.
T: The taste is rather strong and dominated by malty flavors that have notes of caramel. There is a slight amount of sweetness and no hop flavors are detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and is rather smooth with a light to medium amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sessionable.

Oct 22, 2010
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BlackHaddock from England

3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lovely sunny evening, what better way to start it off than with a large (500ml) bottle of Alt?

Poured into one of my strangely shaped 'Hannen Alt' glasses three times this beer looked good.

The regular Alt brown colour, with the normal off-white head that hangs around for a while before becoming a collar and semi-wisp.

The nose is mostly malts, lightly roasted, half-toasted, again typical Alt in smell as well as looks.

The taste is yet again mid-range Alt, nothing outstanding, nothing wrong. Malts rule the flavours but it is so-so in intensity and doesn't put this beer above the rest.

Mr Average in all aspects, I like Alts, this one is fine but not a classic in my eyes. Having said that, it is years since I was in Dusseldorf and I must revisit soon, the Alt Stadt is one of the best nights out in Germany!

Jul 09, 2010
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rarbring from Sweden

3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brown is brown with a hint of orange, an off-white head leaving curtains, but little lacing.

The smell is malty sweet and sour milk, toffee, dark bread, old sour cream and Sunday pot roast.

The taste has little sweetness, burnt toast and cereals from the malt going over in a sharp and distinct bitterness from the hops. Fresh pine nuts, bitter almond.

Medium low carbonation, a bit watery but mostly a definitive dry long lasting feeling.

A rather complex mixture of the spontaneous old odor and modern bittern feeling. Not bad, and probably very good to bratwürst und saurkraut.

Apr 16, 2010
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GoBrewOrGoHome from California

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- light brown, lacy white head, super clear
S- malty, little roast and mild banana, low overall aroma
T- grainy, malty, light and dry, low bitterness, sulphury
M- med-light body, hard carbonation (uncomfortable in the back of the mouth)
D- its an ok alt, tastes mass produced

Mar 30, 2010
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FreshHawk from Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Deep copper/amber. Medium off-white creamy head.

S - Roasted malt with slight caramel and nuttiness. A very slight hint of citrus hops. Mostly malt scents though.

T - Mostly roasted nutty malt. Some caramel flavor as well. There is also slight citrusy hops, that provide more of a bitter flavor than a citrus flavor. These are quite subdued though. Slightly mineral like. Mostly a malty taste, and somewhat sweet due to that.

M - Fairly light that starts to near medium body. Decent carbonation and slightly drying. A little watery (especially as far as flavor goes).

D - Not great, the mouthfeel allows for some drinkability. However, since it is mostly malt and not a lot of complexity and fairly sweet, I probably wouldn't drink these one after another.

Notes: Fairly good beer for what it is, I just don't think I am a big fan of the style. The flavors seem to not be all that strong, and maybe I would enjoy it more if they were a bit stronger.

Feb 17, 2010
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: This beer pours copper, with a medium large white head that's a biu uneven and disspiates rather fast leaving some lacings.

S: Smell of light roasted caramell malt, together with bitter hops and some citric notes. A metallic smell is also present.
Over all a not especially strong smelling beer.

T: A bit rough and mild at the same time - not very well balanced. Some fruityness and light roasted malt.

M: Short aftertaste with some bitterness. The body is rather light and the carbonation is moderate.

D: This isn't really my kind of beer. To little of everything - I can appreciate a lot of different things in this beer but all together it feels like there's something missing.

Oct 09, 2009
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engisch from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a carmel color in the glass with a foamy lacing white head. It smells sweet and mildly fruity with a barely noticable hoppy aroma.

It has a nice sweet malty flavor with an earthy bitter finish. It has nice carbonation with moderate dryness. It goes down nice and smooth, but I could see the sweetness becoming a nuisance after a couple of these. Very tastey if you are only having a beer or two.

Aug 10, 2009
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DerBayer from Germany

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden-brown, decent head quite pleassant really

S - Malt malt malt nothing much else though

T - Again you taste a lot of malt but not much else unfortunately a bit monodimensional

M - Good carbonation medium dry

D - generally good but a bit boring after a while

Jul 05, 2009
Schlösser Alt from Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 69 ratings