Schlösser Alt | Brauerei Schlösser GmbH

Schlösser AltSchlösser Alt
BA SCORE
24.2%
Liked This Beer
3.47 w/ 62 ratings
Schlösser AltSchlösser Alt
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
Ranking:
#38,450
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
62
Liked:
15
Avg:
3.47/5
pDev:
10.95%
Alströms:
3.31
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of stevoj
2.46/5  rDev -29.1%
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...

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Photo of gnikola
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of roblowther
2.87/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It pours a clear mahoganhy brown with a creamy but rocky off-white head. It tastes sour, smoky, and slightly of vanilla. the taste is dry spices, with nutty flavors and a very dry finish. It is creamy and mildly carbonated. This one is too dry to have too many. It's not bad but somehow the tastes don't really gel well together.

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Photo of schavuytje
2.89/5  rDev -16.7%
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

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Photo of jonb5
2.97/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of danpam1024
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of mentaltraveller
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of slacker79
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of WGO
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of amasow
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of wl0307
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

BB 09/09, served lightly chilled in Gaffel's 200ml stange.

A: light brown-ish amber in colour, coming with a lively carbonated body and a white fluffy foamy head fading out fast.
S: nutty brown malts with a dry-ish sour citric fruity edge dominate the aroma, laced with a wee bit of woody notes which is not quite prominent for an Altbier. The malts occupy the better side of the balance on the palate.
T: pretty restrained nutty maltiness upfront is actually fast overtaken by a thinly sour edge of soaked brown bread and maybe some unidentifiable fruits. The aftertaste is short, again a bit too sour (like from dried prunes even), lacking a proper support from malts, hops and a body supposedly endowed by wood-barrel ageing; instead, it turns really thin, a bit metallic and a touch too sour as if from the adjuncts and not quality malts, but a wee bit of dry-ish touch of hops does manage to emerge in the end, a bit like chopped roasted tea-leaves.
M&D: the mouthfeel is alright, slightly sharp on the carbonation but thankfully not remaining such for too long, yet the overall body is weak and not sustainable. All in all, this Altbier lacks some key elements to make it a truly enjoyable example and pasteurisation has truly killed off whatever is left, hence a lower-than-average drinkability here.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

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Photo of janubio
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
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!

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
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

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Photo of clarknova
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Todd
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

0.3l blue bottle with a freshness date. (had in Berlin)

Poured into a branded 6oz short glass ... dark copper/brown with a creamy off-white head. Malty, metallic, light grain aroma.

Sharp citrus, smacky, bitterness that is quickly smoothed by a nutty, toasted, semi-sweet malty character. Bitterness runs through and into the bitty dry finish.

Contains "hopfenextrakt" (hop extract) and is quite noticeable in the unusual intensity of the hops for the style. A decent altbier, but nothing outstanding, and especially as this was my first altbier in Germany.

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Photo of SteveP
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Malty nose with a good dose of salt and some faint fruit, yeast and rotting road kill. Taste is initially fruit, then the rotting road kill makes a brief appearance before the hops, with a slight metallic quality, come in. A mostly pleasant drink but not in any way impressive. My feeling is that altbiers are quite drinkable, but are not a style that will get into my Christmas wish list.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a nice deep orange brown colour.. Slightly off white head pours thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thin layer... barely any carbonation... decent amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice biscuity / toffee malts, juicy fruits (oranges, apples, light raisins), sea salty notes, caramel / honey sweet notes, some light nutmeg / cinnamon traces, maybe the slightest hint of sweetcorn, peppery hops..

Taste – Strong (maybe even overpowering) sweet malts, caramel / toffee, some creamed corn / grainy notes, light spicy hops, the faintest of smokey traces, earthiness, light nutmeg, some light oakiness...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy... medium body... Pretty drinkable but sweetness becomes too much after a while

Overall - An OK beer - as stated above it's a touch too sweet for me... maybe worth a try once...

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Photo of Douberd
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TommyW
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark copper/gold body with a foamy off-white head. Fades to a lasting ring.

S- Pretty mild overall. Some sweet malts and a little grassiness. Barely noticeable hop aroma.

T- Citrusy and bitter up front which is then mellowed by semi-sweet/roasted malts. Bitterness shows up again on the finish, making it pretty dry.

M- Medium carbonation and a medium body. slightly creamy feel on the tong.

D- It goes down pretty smooth, but I think there are better altbiers out there.

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Schlösser Alt from Brauerei Schlösser GmbH
Beer rating: 24.2% out of 100 with 62 ratings
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