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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/27/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

solid dark brown, frothy beige head, rich malt aroma with a touch of sweetness and some good smokey earthy character and a hint of tartness, rich malt flavor, nice light sweetness, well balanced hops to keep in in check without being hoppy, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3215) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Dansting. Pour is an explosively large tan / off-white head. Mahogany color. Aroma is nutty and smoky. Taste is a nice nut maltiness with a slightly roasted finish. Nice subtle flavors and a very drinkable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Dark brown with massive light brown head. Malty flavor with some roasted chocolate and something that is a bit of a metallic-like bitterness. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Dark brown, some lacing. Average roast in aroma and taste. Not bitter, fairly smooth. Good session.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2007
welldone..dark brown body with massive beige head...aroma is somewhat lacking but has sort of a chocolate earthy backbone; creamy body gives rise to the nutty chocolate, caramel, and toasted flavor profile....nice palate

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Dark with big frothy off white head. A flavor mix of nut, cocoa, and wood hints. But all flavors and the mouthfeel itself are very light.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1247) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Pours dark brown with some ruby around the edges, very carbonated, lots of tan bubbles, head never gave up, it was always there, aromas of bread, caramel and dark malt, faint brown sugar, molasses and hints of licorice, faint floral fragrance, very bubbly in the mouth, flavor of malt sweetness, dark malt with some fruit, some taste of pumpernickel bread, sweet on the palate that turns dry quickly, light fruit taste, finishes dry with some bitterness, the carbonation gets in the way of the taste, could have used a little less carbo in this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. dark brownish with slight red hue. Dry maltiness, with little chocolate malt. Pretty good

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Served with a deep garnet body under a halo of ecru. No notes on the aroma, but the flavor produced a dry, mild roastiness with earthen notes and a touch of sweetness. Raw in character but pretty good.

<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/ann-ar Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI 48104</font>

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pretty standard altbier here. Dark brown pour, light aroma, and a nice malty body. Overall, pretty decent.


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