Brewed by Allgäuer Brauhaus (Oetker Group)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Kempten, Germany


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Altenmünster Winterbier - die dunkle Bierspezialität in der kalten Jahreszeit - traditionell in der geprägten Bügelflasche.
13.0P, ca. 240 kcal / 0,5 l 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Courtesy of Papsoe. Thanks, Henrik. The aroma is quite light, but features dry malt, grassy hops, a hint of cola and some very faint chocoff. The body is a rich wood colored brown, but fully transparent, giving it a polished hardwood look. The head is clingy, off-white, two fingers thick and quite lasting. Quite fruity on the first sip with hints of spiced applesauce, fresh green apples and lightly toasted dry malts. Very subtle and delicate, but strong in it’s lingering quality with stays with you long after you have swallowed. I get some light caramel notes as well along with a hint of wheat cereal and warm toasted grains. The head on successive pours is quite pretty with a frothed up capuccino appearance. I find this beer to be drastically better than it is rated. Maybe I got the golden ticket bottle, but this is an amazingly well done dunkel I’m drinking right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with a nice head. Malty mouthfeel with some roastiness and spices. Fruity smell. Reminded me somewhat of a Sam Adams. That obviously doesn’t help much because there are lots of Sam Adams brews. Eh, I was drunk at the time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3603) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a huge mostly lasting creamy head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Nice semi bitter finihs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1347) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle from a friend’s cellar. Deep golden-brown, somewhat thin head. Rye in the nose, and I think some chocolate. Chocolate and coffee are faint in flavor, which is dominated by rye, slightly dry with healthy bitterness to balance out mild sweetness. Dark wheaty, malty finish. Like many dark German beers, I want more oomph from this one, but still a nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2006
Slightly hoppy, bitter. Very very watery and thin mouth feel like said earlier, doesn’t really taste much. So far I’m quite disappointed with german winter beers, since they seem to be more light than regular beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11075) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Nice bitter/sweet flavor. Very fruity. Avegae bitter finish. Watery but nice palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a little off-white head. Gentle malty aroma - somewhat restrainted. Malty and a little sweetness in the flavor. Finishes of with soothing bitterness and a little metallic note. Nice winterbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Small sized head. Malty aroma, rather nice. Strong malt flavor with slight hints of sweetness. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13914) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle. Acidic/sour aroma. Dark brown colour, stable head. Roasted flavour, slightly malty. Unpleasant, rough bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2005
Bottled. Clear reddish-brown with a large beige head. Malty and nutty aroma. Flavor is a bit disappointing, just some light, sweet maltiness, with a hint of roastiness. Nice body and sweet, malty and hoppy finish. (051231)

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