Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pretty standard altbier here. Dark brown pour, light aroma, and a nice malty body. Overall, pretty decent.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown body with reddish tint and a tiny whispy head. The aroma is vienna, grassy, light roast and chocolate. The flavor is light chocolate, light molases and herbal. Medium/light body wtih soft carbonation and a dry finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark opaque brown pour with a small loose off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with lots of dark fruit and some sweet brown sugar. Flavor has thick lightly roasted malt backbone, some dark fruit, nuttiness, and maple. Chocolate and some spicy hops at the end. Medium body with a surprising dry and crisp lager-like finish. It’s very drinkable for how full the body and flavor is.
demitriustown (1155) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Super foamy head with a deep reddish brown color . Definite caramel malt aroma with a light nuttiness to it, some light chocolate notes, and a sticky sugar bread aroma. Taste is...wait still waiting for the foam to subside..........Ok better. A light caramel maltiness and a very slight smoke taste to it. Maybe some oak and roasted goodness. Palate is surprisingly short and dry, but leaves a slight bitter tingle on the tongue. Overall, Besides the enormous head that I had to wait on it’s a pretty good beer. I haven’t had many Alt’s, but this is subtle and well crafted.
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No aroma, little dots in the head. Some bitterness and decent for the style, but not the best I have had. Quaffable.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the beer is a deep rich brown, topped by frothy light tan foam. The glass is about eight inches high, with the initial pour being half beer, and half foam. Subsequent pours are quite foamy as well. Pretty good lacing.
Nice rich and earthy aroma - sweet caramel malt, some chocolate, some maple. The flavor is drier and even more earthy, with maple, leather, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of tobacco. Delightful chocolate finish and aftertaste. Medium body, gently but plentifully carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel.
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub. Aroma of light chocolate and some maltiness. Pretty sweet actually with maybe a hint of smoke. This was allright
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (a touch oxidized)... Pours hazy black with a huge, frothy, lightly tanned head. Excellent, wispy retention. The earthy aroma is a blend of dust, light smoke and cocoa. The flavor is thin, lifeless and boring with some lightly bitter cocoa. Tastes like cocoa powder blended in water then served in a cardboard cup. Light-bodied and ashy with fizzy carbonation. Crisp, moderately bitter finish. Not horrible, just uninspiring.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, thanks Schroppfy! Black color with a really nice head. The aroma is very clean and lager0like as expected. Some roast is detectable in the aroma. The flavor is pretty roasty with a good amount of bitterness. It’s very smooth with a medium to thin body. After visiting Dusseldorf last year, it’s a very good representation. Good beer.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the pub.Aroma is of roasted malt,toffee,and chocolate.Pours black with a big tan head.A good roasty flavor.Full palate with some nice chocolate in the finish.