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Schlüssel GmbH & Co. KG Hausbrauerei "Zum Schlüssel"
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Bolkerstraße 41-47
D-40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 (0)211 / 8289550
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-midnight, Friday-Saturday 10:00am-1:00am.
Brewer: Dirk Rouenhoff
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Visited: April 1, 2003

Opened: 1947

Annual Production: 21,400 hl

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Siegfried Binge

The Schwemme at zum Schlüssel has huge windows that look out on the crowds walking the Bolkerstraße. Their Sticke Alt is available only on the third Wednesday in March and the third Wednesday in October.

Updated: November 10, 2021

Beer List

  • 5.00% abv.

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    5.00% abv.
    • Date: April 1, 2003 (#4799)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Bright brown. Thick creamy head. Sweet-toasty malt aroma with a big hop character. Medium body, low but noticeable carbonation. Pretty sweet. Fairly malty. Not even as bitter as the Füchschen. Some acetaldehyde and some diacetyl later.

  • 4.70% abv.

  • 6.50% abv.

  • 6.50% abv.

  • 4.70% abv.

  • 6.00% abv.

  • 4.90% abv.

  • 5.20% abv.