Füchschen Alt
Brauerei Im Füchschen

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Brauerei Im Füchschen
Ranked #5
Ranked #7,083
4.1 | pDev: 12.44%
Apr 13, 2023
Sep 15, 2003
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Rated: 4.1 by windowside from Germany

Apr 13, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by steverx8 from England

Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured at fridge temp. Pours a dark brown with a thin layer of head. The nose is malty bread, chocolate, wheat, toffee, and some nice mild dark fruit. Lovely nose. The taste is light with notes of wheat, malts, figs, chalk, a touch of smoke, slight hoppy note, and a really interesting floral note. Dry. Aftertaste is mostly bitter. Some roasty notes linger. Overall, a great beer.
Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Brauerei Im Füchschen “Fuchschen Alt”
,5L flip-top brown glass bottle coded “Mindestens haltbar bis: / Abgefüllt am: 23.10.21/23.08.21”.

The most floral and fruity of all the Düsseldorfer altbiers, as well as the least caramelish. It’s a clear mahogany brown beneath a full head of off-white. The head drops to a short but solid cap but continues to leave broken sheets and rings of lace throughout. The aroma is bright and fresh with floral and fruity character that masks the malt beneath - impressive! The flavor delivers the expected nutty, medium-dark caramel drizzled maltiness but it’s not as rich as most, and the floral and fruity notes found in the aroma carry over. There are also some grassy, herbal, and spicy hops and it has a dry, bitter finish that fades leaving some dark fruitiness behind. It’s not as bitter as some, and in my mind, better rounded and balanced. Medium bodied leaning towards medium-light with a crisp, fine-bubbled and seemingly natural carbonation. Everyone has different tastes (heavier and more bitter at Uerige for example), but I doubt that anyone would argue that this isn’t one of the finer Düsseldorfer altbiers.
Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

4.87/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
5l keg, 1 m old.

Clear dark brown, no ruby notes. Quickly dispersing head.

Nose is unexpectedly fruity, I even get flowery and berry notes of the more perfumed kind. Or maybe the honeyed kind of fresh wort notes are particularly aromatic. Nothing like a tropical IPA or brett, but distinctive. Some dark fruit and a bit of light chocolate.

Taste is perfectly rounded and yet entertainingly complex. Toasted and nutty notes are the most prominent with some counterweight by hops, and a bready note running throughout. Longish aftertaste of grain.

The all-around champion of alts (that I have tasted). A textbook example of how to make a smooth but intriguing beer.
Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by TKB_Legend from Japan

4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
"The" Alt for every Altbier lover. A perfectly rounded taste. It is a little bit less bitter than the Uerige, and has, in comparison to the, also quite excellent, Schumacher or Schlüssel, a perfectly fullbodied taste.

Within all the beers i ever had the chance to taste, this is my undisputed number 1!
Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 21, 2018
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear dark amber; huge fresh bread + honeyed granola nose with spearmint underneath; brown pan crust, some toffee, hints of walnut + cherry, and a hit of grass + flowers; lively, clean + dry with a numbing IBU linger.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4

Nothing better than the real thing: nose jumps out of the glass, malts are deep enough to reach your neck + the hops hit as hard as any pils. Maybe a bit sweeter + low on melanoidins than I’d like for my alts. But so easy to gulp; I’d drink a barrel of this.
Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by DOCRW from Washington

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, mahogany coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smells of bready, grainy, slightly roasted malt and herbal, slightly floral hops, with hints of nutty accents. Taste is a great balance of bready, grainy, slightly roasted malt and herbal, slightly floral and spicy hops, with hints of red berries and nuts also coming through. Taste is a great balance of bready, grainy malt and herbal. slightly floral hops, with hints of red berries and nuts also coming through, as well a certain mineral note. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some grainy malt, herbal hops and certain mineral note lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

Füchschen is a fine Alt, but that combination of slightly more grainy malt, floral hops and certain mineral quality creates a flavor profile that I'm personally not too keen on. It also almost completely lacks that slight caramel sweetness that most of the other Düsseldorf Alts have to them and is a bit more heavy on the red berries. Actually it kinda sits inbetween Uerige and Schlüssel for me, but feeling sort of neither here nor there. While I would happily drink this anytime, I would prefer almost any of the other Düsseldorf Alts to it personally, as this just seems a little less rich and well-balanced. Overall, this makes for a fine Alt that is a bit too grainy and floral for my personal taste though, while feeling not quite as rich and well-balanced as the other Düsseldorf Alts.
May 14, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by briantullis1 from Illinois

Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2017
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Reviewed by DJ-Hophead from England

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Tap @ Fuchschen, Dusseldorf - Pours dark brown with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - nutty/malty forefront,, light fruits background. Taste - Bready/toasty notes, roast malts, light crisp bitter finish. Solid earthy alt bier.
Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by HopBelT from Belgium

Dec 11, 2016
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
-pours a clear copper with a big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
-medium,soft carbonation
-light to medium body
Doesn't meet Uerige's complexity, but it's a very good Alt.
Nov 27, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by JTuomi from Finland

Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by Wontonst from California

Sep 30, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 3 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by Jensen83 from District of Columbia

May 06, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by kiki3drt292 from California

Nov 25, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by largadeer from California

Nov 24, 2015
Rated: 1.95 by Anatole from Belgium

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Oct 05, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by chrisroarshack from Alaska

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by bryantan from Pennsylvania

Jul 29, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Jul 14, 2015
Rated: 4 by kdown from California

Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by Thomas_Picton from Florida

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Nunya from Ohio

May 25, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Apr 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured on tap at Churchkey into a Becher glass.

Great copper brown body, brassy glowing and bright if as well dark too interestingly. Thin tan head, half finger presented with a real creamy top, extremely tiny bubbles nearly nitro looking if not cask like with sheets of creamy lacing going to down in rings to coat.

Classic dry nut notes, but incredibly mineral sensing, rocky, and super friggin dry. Warmth and time give off some real interesting aromas. Steely banana like esters, and licorice thick root, with a real extreme tannic nut quality.

Palate is extremely bright on first sip. Intensely dry, cottonmouth like palate on first sip and a bit intense. The malt action lightness nicely and there's almost a crisp pils like snap to the beer. Huge mineral, rocky, earth tones in the palate extremely unexpected. Real powerful carbonation, like hot Perrier feeling. Aftertaste brings some interesting banana esters that were hinted at the nose.

Really fascinating altbier, nothing unlike any beer I've ever had. It's a bit jarring but gets better after some time, considerably more so. Still not my favorite alt but very memorable and would have it again for sure.
Mar 17, 2015
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Has a huge, froth, bubbly head, with a clear brown color, in which ember hints shine through.

Smells of fresh, skunky yeast with sweeter, cane sugary, notes of malt, as well as rustic bread.

Tastes much dryer, and more balanced than the aromas revealed. Starts bready, accompanied by semi-dry, slightly bitter hops, which stay in the background though, to allow the malts to unfold in all its beauty. Drinks very smooth and turns a little more sweeter, in a toffeish way, without loosing its bready, slightly toasted foundation. Finishes crisp, very balanced, with hops and malts standing in perfect balance to each other.
Dec 17, 2014
Füchschen Alt from Brauerei Im Füchschen
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 92 ratings