Füchschen Alt | Brauerei Im Füchschen

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4.09/5
Exceptional
82 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Im Füchschen
Germany
fuechschen.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gueuzedude on 09-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,723
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
82
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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46
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of aleigator
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of Kazek
2.08/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of NorbertB1974
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of brauseboof
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of carrollmel7
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of dwren89
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: foamy white head, copper brown color, good clarity

Aroma: toasty malt aroma, slight nut character, subtle noble hop aroma

Taste: toasty, nutty, slight dark fruit hints, noble hop finish, everything you can ask for in an altbier

Mouthfeel: medium body (lighter than Uriege and Schlossel, equal to Kurzer, slightly heavier than Schumaher, medium carbonation, lager crispness

Overall Impression: the best of the altbiers in Dusseldorf in my opinion. It combines a medium body, all the nutty and toasty character you want exhibited, restrains but still exhibits dark fruit hints, and finishes with moderate carbonation and a spicy noble hop bite. The original and the best!

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Photo of brbrocc
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of herrburgess
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jwale73
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited on 4/11/2013. Fourth and final stop on my alt tour. Served in a .2l stange. Pours an amber hue with a loose, quarter inch, bright white head. Copious strands of lacing are evident during the tasting. Nose is malty with a hint of skunk. Taste reveals more hops character than malt; however, more balanced than the altbier from Schumacher. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with an even carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a solid alt - balance is slightly shifted to the hops end of the spectrum; however, the beer is tasty and easy drinking. The carbonation level adds a nice character to this beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Fuchschen itself, on to the beer:

This alt is copper colored and topped with a long lasting creamy head. Lots of lace sticking to the glass follows after each sip. The nose is very toasty and bready, warming and hearty. The toastiness is strong in the beer's taste, and very pronounced. There are notes of bread crust and a little bit of toffee to compliment the toast. It's medium bodied with a sip of carbonation, a bit hearty for a 4.5% ABV beer.

This is a dandy, spot on alt.

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Photo of braican
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of chrisgalvin
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I can't believe this is so far down the list of Alts. This is such a fantastic Alt. Big red color, fantastic malt character and hops and a nice finish. I've been lucky enough to have this at the source in Dusseldorf. So good. I wish I could have a growler of this right now.

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Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dar482
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Dinkel
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Füchschen Alt from Brauerei Im Füchschen
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 82 ratings