Schlösser Alt | Brauerei Schlösser GmbH

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
Germany
schloesser.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.91/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really like this, think it would taste a whole lot better on draft in Düsseldorf!!

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Photo of interzen
3.9/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of BJSmit
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of Brabander
3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
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!

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Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
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

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skipxtracer
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have been trying to get my hands on every Alt there is, but this ísn't very available in Holland.

Appearance was good, a dark amber beer with lots of fine foam.
Smell was bitter, caramel and slightly metallic.
Taste was bitter and caramel, dry with a medium body, again the metallic taste was present.
A very drinkable beer, maybe a bit less drinkable than a pilsner, but more tasty and depth. Compared to other Alts, a bit more malt-bitter.

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Photo of engisch
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of rarbring
3.62/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As a rule I love Alts--a British ale with German hops would be the way I would describe this style. That said, this is not my favorite of this style.

The appearance features a small head that leaves no lace. Light amber in color.

The aroma is the Achilles Heal here--very light smell...mostly malty with almost no floral hop.

The flavor features a better bitterness than the smell would suggest. While interesting, this is a relatively light tasting beer....not a macro but lighter than most decent beers. Moderate body with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

This is a smooth alt that allows for easy drinking.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Schlösser Alt from Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
3.42 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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