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Blimp City Akron/Macon German Style Alt Bier

Formerly brewed at Blimp City Brewery
Style: Altbier
Brimfield, Ohio USA


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   ABV: -
With a deep copper color and creamy rich head, this ale features a big malt profile. European and domestic malts work together in perfect harmony to create a rich flavor complexity that is balanced against imported German Hallertau Hersbrucker hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2004
A quality beer from the now closed Akron area brewery. The brewery was actually increasing distribution to area taverns for on tap and I was seeing it more and more in bottles in area stores. Another good craft brewery fallen victim to the economics in the world of Cheap Watery Beer Company. (AKA SAB, Interbrew, and AB). Specifically, this is full flavored (esp. the malt) and stronger than most in this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5613) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Thanbks to Dogbrick for providing me with the opportunity to rate this beer. This brew poured a very large head of mostly diminishing finely sized light brown colored bubbles that left behind a hazy carbonated brown colored body and a fair lacing. Thje aroma was a nice malty one with some spiceyness hidden within it. The mouthfeel was smooth bubbly and thin. The flavor was that of malt and spice. It was refined, refreshing and different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2003
A very easy drinking beer that goes down very smooth with a good balance to it. It poured a large sized tan creamy head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The hue was copper and the nose was malty, caramel and sweet. It had a sweet, caramel and a hint of tanginess to the flavor from start to finish . The mouthfeel was very, very smooth, a little tingly, thin textured and light bodied. There was very little lacing with this beer. I would definitely drink this one again if given the opportunity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Beautiful auburn appearance with a caramel nutty aroma. Strong malt flavor with a hint of molasses and lingering sweetness. Slight amount of hops on the tongue. This is a style I enjoy and this is a fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uvajed (181) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
A very good alt. Brewed locally to me, so maybe I am biased, but I could drink this stuff any time. Kind of nutty, maybe smoky, but easy to drink. Worth at least trying if you can find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
Not a bad altbier. Interesting tea-like flavor, some caramel, wood (sourwood, oak, whatever toothpicks are made out of). Slight hop bite at the end. Copper Creek Brewpub's alt is a bit better with a slightly more assertive hopping and a little less sweet, but this is definitely a very easy-drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
Moderately carbonated with tiny bubbles. A perfect reddish light brown, quite clear. Overall a wonderful appearance. Aroma is deeply malt sweet, earthy. Taste is all Alt: A bit smoky, molasses, nuttiness, sweet malt, very little hop bitterness except for a fairly snappy close. Palate is traditionally thin. A fantastic Alt, one I wanted to try, and I owe deep thanks to an RB friend who sent it out of his own accord. Damn I love this place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Dark copper color with a puffy, although fast-fading head. Aroma of sweet and sour malts with some noble hop character. Body is semi-robust and contains a good balance between the sweet, bready, caramel malt and the lightly bitter hops. The finish is smooth and warming with just the faintest hint of milk chocolate. A very good beer. Thanks to Dogbrick!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Incredible aroma of caramel, nuts, cocoa, dark bread, grain, brown malt and a slight dark fruitiness. Medium amber-brown color with a lasting off-white head. Flavor follows aroma closely, with rich caramel sweetness, bready malt, cocoa, nut and cream(?!). Just a hint of herbal, spicy hop lurking around the fringes. Finish is malty, sweet, tangy and grainy. Very smooth palate, medium body. I definitely enjoyed this. What a shame it's no longer produced... Cheers, Micah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Amber color with a small head. Malt aroma and flavor. Tangy finish. Pretty good. Thanks Dogbrick.

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