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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.19%
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Altbier, literally translated as “Old Style” beer, is a classic German ale. BBC Altbier is brewed with additions of Munich, wheat, caramel, and chocolate malts creating a delicate, but flavorful malt profile. This delicious amber colored session beer is balanced with additions of tradtional spicy German hops creating a light and floral bouquet to compliment its complex malt profile.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Concealer (806) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pale brown, white head. Toasted malt nose. Semi bitter taste sweet malt finish. Standard stuff.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Tap @ Bluegrass: Hazy copper body, kind of dingy & topped with a fuzzy beige collar. No aroma. Literally, none. It gets a "2" because at least it doesn’t smell... Bad. I guess. Smells like water. Taste includes some toasted bread & burnt crackers with a touch of floral earthiness underneath. Some lightly sweet biscuity malts in the finish, coating the mouth. Easy drinking, not a bad beer but the aroma kills it because it literally has no smell.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Pours a clear copper with a white head. Bready and caramel aroma. Lightly bitter, but mostly sweet. Light body and low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Draft at the brewery on 3rd and Main. Pint glass pour was deep amber to brown but mostly clear. Medium white head lasted and laced. Aroma was malt forward per the style with roasted nuts, dough, dark breads, herbs, and wheat. Smells like walking through a pasture just before harvest. Decent hop balance profile. Medium to light in body, good malty finish. Medium carb. Overall good for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1799) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
(backlog recollected in abstinence) Tap tasting flight, @source downtown Theatre brewpub 09/2012. This was actually quite a tasty take on/Midwest cover of an Alt, even though it turned out more like a roasted porter with dominant nut flavours, rather than that style-defining earthy hop shine and wood-astringent yeast profile.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2/28/14. On tap at the brewpub. Light amber brown pour with a small khaki head. Mild nutty and toasty aroma, biscuity, malty. Similar flavor, less nutty, more caramel, toasty, bready. Eh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Livendadream (122) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Btl 4/13 date? Pours cloudy amber color with small tan head that dissipates quickly leaving no lace on glass. Looks like sun tea. Fruity, malty aroma. Sweet caramel taste with faint breadiness and floral hop notes. Light body, smooth tingling mouth feel, ok carbonation and smooth finish. This beer is definitely past its prime,9 months old.It has some weird flavors (astringent) like tea. Unfortunately I can’t give it a proper rating. Hopefully I can get a fresh one and re rate it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Sample at BBC on 9/13/13. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Malty and dank floral nose. Malty flavor with some caramel before a floral finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FenrisWolf (36) - - SEP 11, 2013
Pours as a warm amber color and has a Marzen-esque aroma. Typical ’old beer’ by German American standards. Not too much excitement to the taste and palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1941) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12 oz bottle with a May 2013 bottled on date served in a lager glass. Pours a deep amber color with an over-sized bone-colored head that leaves plenty of soapy lacing on the glass. Very good retention. Appears to have light carbonation. Aroma: grassy hops are evident, but a mild, bisquity malt base is there too as is a hint of popcorn. Marred but a slightly metallic and vegetative off-notes. . T: malt dominated with light floral, spicy and grassy hop notes. Good sweet/bitter balance. Feel: Medium bodied with medium-low carbonation; smooth. Overall: decent example of this unusual (for U.S.) style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
rich copper color. malty aroma. malt flavor with a crisp hoppiness. there was almost a roasty note in the flavor.


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