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Fuchschen Altbier
« on: December 12, 2015, 01:20:48 PM »
On their website, Fuchschen claims they brew their alt with 5 specialty malts.  By conventional usage, I believe a base malt is not generally regarded as a specialty malt.  So, do you suspect this means that they use a base (e.g., pilsner) and 5 specialty malts (6 malts total), or just use 5 malts total?

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Re: Fuchschen Altbier
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 02:22:01 PM »
In Germany malts like Vienna and Munich are referred to as color malts, so those might be included. Füchschen has a soft "marshmallow" maltyness that I don't get in the others. They probably do layer in specialty malts to get that.

This has less than stated, but it might be a start.
http://byo.com/malt/item/1205-old-world-alt
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Re: Fuchschen Altbier
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 10:49:40 PM »
Fuchschen was the very first Alt we had in Dusseldorf. Jeff describes it nicely.
I thought that their house wheat beer was really nice as it was incredibly clean and soft. Marshmallowy would be a good way to describe that beer as well. 
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Re: Fuchschen Altbier
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2015, 02:12:40 PM »
When you say marshmallowy, are you talking about a texture or a flavor?

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Re: Fuchschen Altbier
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015, 03:29:38 PM »
Texture, with a little malty sweetness. Not the taste.
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Re: Fuchschen Altbier
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 03:31:08 PM »
I am kegging my Alt today. I can only hope it comes close
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Re: Fuchschen Altbier
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2015, 07:59:10 PM »
Texture, with a little malty sweetness. Not the taste.

Indeed, the beer did not taste remotely like a peep.
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Re: Fuchschen Altbier
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 02:19:56 AM »
Texture, with a little malty sweetness. Not the taste.

Indeed, the beer did not taste remotely like a peep.

I like that!
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