Idiosynkrasie (1848) - Bielefeld, - JUN 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with huge frothy white head. Dry hoppy aroma with light dark malt undertone. Dry taste, fresh, dry malty basis. Prickling. OK Altbier.
Koelschtrinker (8491) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trocken herber Antrunk, in dem die Malzigkeit nur zweitrangig ist. Wie andere Barre Biere wird auch diese im Mittelteil ziemlich wässrig, die Malzigkeit fällt wie beim Dunklen unter den Tisch. Etwas getreidig, was sich auch im Nachgeschmack fortsetzt. Ansonsten ein halbherziges Alt, das nur wenige überzeugen kann. 8/7/8/7/9/8
Bierkrug (1919) - Idar-Oberstein (In Iraq), Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle in Germany. Thanks to shrubber85. Dark amber color, thin, off-white head, slight fruity taste, some sourness, malty palte with some bitterness. Bland, but beter than the many Alts, but still don’t like it much.
jonas (5047) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden chesnout, low offwhite head. Biquit aroma, very light heather. Light earthy and heatherlike flavor, roast, bread, spicy aftertaste. Medium to light body. fresh.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, donated by pivnizub! Clear amber-chestnut colour, mid-sized head. Malty, hoppy, hints of caramel.
shrubber85 (5977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Weedy-smokey barley malt aroma. Medium brown color with moderate head. Sweet barley malt and bitter weedy hops flavor. A bit rough.
Geiserich (2561) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Off-white, foamy head. Light sourly aroma, smoe malty notes. Flavor is grainy, bitter hops and only hints of roasted malt. Light dry, light bitter finish. Boring.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
24-Aug-08 (330-ml bottle: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Entered into the Düsseldorf-style altbier category, this deep-copper beer pours perfectly clear with a fluffy, off-white head that is supported nicely by dozens of carbonation streams. Dry and very clean malt nose with a light, but somewhat balancing noble hop aroma, but a touch of metal too. Pleasant enough, but not all that inspiring. Highly attenuated malt profile is toasty and minimally sweet, but also fairly corny, with a touch of caramel and a quiet suggestion of that trademark German malty richness in the finish. Floral hop flavors are very light in the entry, but show more assertiveness in the finish to bring a pleasant balance to the beer. Medium in body, dry on the palate, very clean, moderately carbonated. Dense, patchy, well-spaced patches of lace sporadically coat the walls of the glass. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer at all, in fact it’s quite drinkable and could be a pleasant session beer for casual drinkers, but the corn flavor is a letdown and it does seem to lack the rich and complex malt flavors that should be present in this particular style of altbier.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - AUG 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml swing top bottle - Altstadt Alt on the label, Barre Brau on the bottle. Same brewery same abv. Dark reddish brown colour. Very malty with wood tones. Some toffee. Moderate sweetness. Reasonably firm mouthfeel. Few hops. Some tea. A decent enough brew.
mmather (122) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
nice copper color, hint of that uniquely crisp hop and malt combo that I have come to expect from the classic Duesseldorf alt producers, but not enough to make close to being in the same league. As a regular beer, it is nicely flavorful, slightly caramelly with a hint of hops, but for an Altbier is seriously lacking in the classic flavor characteristics.