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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A surprisingly easy-drinking dark ale with a medium body, malty palate and a smooth dry finish. Our alt is brewed in the tradition of the German "sticke" or "secret" alt which was a fuller, darker, and higher alcohol alt served unadvertised by German brewpubs at regular ale prices as a reward to regular customers who knew to ask for it.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pours a nice deep dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt. Toast. Flavor us roast bitter. Reminds me a little of a porter. Decent. Not great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Well having had several alts in dusseldorf it isnt exactly the same but I liked it . Lots of nuts and some butter, cloudy and more like a thin version of their bitter

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Pours a deep mahogany with a light beige head. Bready area,. Flavor of dark bread and german malts countered by a moderate bitterness of European hops. Dry finish is not as clean as more notable versions of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1509) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a solid black color with a Brown tint and a healthy brown head that fades to leave a light layer of bubbles on the surface. Spotty, bubbly lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and light hops. Flavor that of a subdued bitter dry stout. Light body and just a little bitter on the finish. A little too light for the looks, but pleasantly light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle. Pour is clear dark brown with a light off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, light coffee, faint chocolate, and a mild pine hop component. Flavor is roasty and crisp. It’s a pretty neat flavor and leaves a nice lingering roasted malt flavor with a faint hop character.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a creamy dark chocolate color with a huge airy bubbly light tan head. Aroma of chocolate chip cookie dough, bright berries, sourish, sharp and very odd, surely infected. Flavor follows, dark chocolate cookie dough for sure and old coffee, very cooke like, hint of tart berries, so weird. Massive carbonation, harsh. Another brewery who can’t bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On tap. Poured a dark brown with a thick light brown head. Aroma had notes of caramel, cereal and dark breads. Flavor was full of dark sweet notes, such as caramel and molasses.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Dark brown with a colossal beige head that slowly fades away and requires multiple pours from the bottle to fit all of the beer into the glass. Aroma of caramel, cereal grains, roasted malt, mild smoke and earthy hops. Taste of dark malt, mild sourness, chocolate and mild caramel. Body is over carbonated but it ends up being smooth and finishes up with some moderate sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
12oz bottle 7/18/09 (Siciliano’s Market-Grand Rapids)-Pours a dark brown with a HUGE tan head that dissipates super quick. Not sure if infected or over carbonated. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and slight sour or infected aroma. Taste of malt, slight sourness, dry, and slight coffee. This light bodied brew I would like to try fresh or uninfected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On tap at a local restaurant. Pours very dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is a mild roasty and fruity smell. Flavor is strong in roastiness with a lot of cream. Some slight dark fruit flavors are also present, as is a little chalkiness. This is better than I remember it being last time I had it on tap at the ABC brewpub.


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