superspak (4465) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, and toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 6.6%. Overall this is a very nice Dusseldorf altbier. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery in VA with commonshawn, rosskyle, and samadouche. Pint glass. Amber/copper color, no significant head. Nose is malty and actually feels a little skunky. Some caramel notes as well. Taste is pretty straightforward with malts acting as the star. Caramel, toasted nuttiness, and malty/cereal are the prominent traits. Medium body with a slightly bitter finish. Very average overall but the brewpub is situated in a beautiful spot.
TylerGreenDC (761) - - MAY 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Aroma of honey, caramel and plum. Flavors of caramel, resinous hops and some ripe fruit. Crazy smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinker.
Beerhunter111 (15424) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours clear chestnut brown colour with a huge most good lasting creamy off-white head. Aroma of nuts, bitter hops, red fruits, resins. Taste of red fruits, nuts, caramel, spruce, medium bitter hops, resins, interesting!
Vighals (2924) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahognibrun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter brunt sukker, eik og melkesjokolade. Middels fylde. Søt, noe brent smak, kandis og trevirke. Lite kullsyre. søtbrent avslutning.
ogivlado (7098) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 355ml. -from Za Popen’t Ljubljana. Amber coloured with red glare, small off-white head, dusty malty nose. Toasted malt, caramel, slight nutty and dry fruity with some bready notes in rather dry finish. Pretty average and boring.
martjoobolut (2799) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from beergium.com). Pours copper wtih beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sour, dusty, malty. Flavor is sweet with some sourness, malt, some fruity and hoppy notes. Overall: ok.
tia (1664) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Pasture. Dark caramel color with thin cream head. Faint bready and dark fruit aroma.Pleasant.
TorbenJensen (1444) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An American version of a German altbier. Estimates deep aroma of caramel malt and light aroma hops. Very special and delicious taste of roasted almonds, hazelnuts, dark caramel and spice in the direction of cinnamon and sage. Mouthfeel is thick and luscious.. The finish is something special, for just before a spicy hoppy bitterness extends throughout the session, enters a nice little tang of biscuit on the palate. If you can imagine a brown cake with vanilla in large parts, that is the way it tastes.
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, hoppy-fruity-toasty notes, some raisins. Flavor is herbal notes with fruity hops, raisins, a decent smooth hoppy and caramelly finish. Lingering hops. Pretty nice.