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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
If it gets cold, it gets arsecold at Astra: The new, darker winter beer is here! Full-bodied with fine roast malt notes and 5.9% Alcohol. Hint: Also at deepest temperatures - arsecold serving!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
On bottle from supermarket outside Bochum. Copper golden, good foam.aromas of malt, dried fruits, raisins: medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Immediate sweetness , some bitterness- ok balance. Pretty good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2013
33cl-bottle. malzig-süßlicher Antrunk. Zum Hauptteil wird das Bier weicher, die malzige Note gewinnt Oberhand, den höheren Alkoholgehalt merkt man durch mehr Körper. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend, röstmalzig-feinherb. Die Röstmalznote zusammen mit der angenehmen Herbe bleibt noch lange auf der Zunge. --> Ein echt erstaunlich leckeres Winterbier! 12/11/12/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4282) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
Clear amber colour, cream head. Malty aroma, caramel, dough. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light red fruits. Finish red fruits, caramel and malts.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (3122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Nice take on this style (I was expecting another pale lager). Beautiful pour with thick airy head and nice dark amber color. Light malty aroma with slightly stronger, but mellow taste. Light lingering palate. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2013
from Bier-Bienne - clear dark reddish beer with a poor head retention; gentle toasted maltiness with light spicy and red fruity notes; a good malt backbone, decently tasty, moderate carbonation and sweetness; low bitterness and a quite long spicy and malty finish - interesting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Bottle in a hotel room in Hamburg. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and malty aroma of caramel and bread. Sweet and malty flavour of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, caramel, cardboard, bread, light vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, malt extract, straw, malt bitter, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130112]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9522) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle: Clear, amber coloured, quickly collapsing loose off-white head, burnt malt (with a coffeish touch ) and some lost hops in the nose; mild sweetish and bitterish flavour, quite light bodied for a beer of 5.9%; slightly lingering spicy-malty finish with a low bitterness and a slightly warming alcoholic touch. Drinkable, but disappointing…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (10235) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2013
Mid amber in colour. Malty, nutty, bready aroma. Mid roasted malt flavour allied to fruits and a modicum of toffee/caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
330 ml bottle. L132023K. BB 11/2013. From mein-biershop.de.
Clear bronze colour with a small off-white head. Sweetish caramel malty aroma. The flavour is pretty much the same. Quite simple caramel sweet malty Lager. Mild bitterness and lots of toffee sweetness. Nothing original but on the other hand nothing’s wrong with this. What makes this Arschkalt is kind of a mystery to me. Maybe the name is the gimmick... Well, it’s so obvious... I’ll shut up and...

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