SVD (1210) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, Amber brown beer with a small head, aroma is malty, taste is sweet, some malts, not bad pretty standard
bartlebier (3184) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bb01/2015, tradecatered by idiosynkrasie, merci. Pours lukewarm like diluted cough sirup. Spookily dormant malzbonbon aroma, maybe a drop of Maggi, then Schluss. More diluted Vitamalz, Lutschbonbon caramels and a half-assed dryness in mouthfeel. Hops provide obtrusive metallics instead of aroma. A far cry from Boltens still modest Ur-Alt and in all aspects a very mediocre beer/Alt.
tricksta_p (2920) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, cardboard, nuts, strong metallic notes, hops. Flavour is light malty sweetness with a bitter finish. Body is a bit on the light side. Pretty typical Altbier.
Alusmamuts (1373) - LATVIA - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber colour with medium yellow head. Roasted bitterness, some waterness and malt notes over the main taste.
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle midlands tasting group. Clear brown copper colour thin beige head. Aroma is caramel malts taste is same slight roasted notes nice bitter finish. Nice body soft carbonated. Good stuff
DutchMark (324) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not familiar with the style so it is hard to compare. Looks nice deep clear copper. Small head and sufficient but low carbonation. Body it quite weak. Flavor is subtle with a nice hint of smoke some malt, bitter hops and caramel. There is a metallic element I do not like so much. Curious to see how they compare to others in the style.
minutemat (3609) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @ Midlands Tasting Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. This will go down in history as Blackhaddock’s favourite Alt so I felt quite privileged that he chose to share it with us. Pours dark amber with off-white head. Smoked aroma, malts, slightly bitter. A decent alt.
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thick off-white head, nice lacing. Toffee and slightly metallic aromas, light herbal notes. Taste is light sweet, more toffee maltiness. Clean finish, nice.
SarkyNorthener (3787) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Midland Tasting Group. One of Blackhaddocks favourites, and one that didn’t disappoint. Dark mahogany beer with small head. Aroma is malty with a hint of caramel. Taste is malts, a hint of smoke, a touch of pepper and caramel. A little syrup on the palate with light carbonation. Very good.
tommann (3188) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep caramel with a small head. Aroma is burnt toast and bacon. Taste is bready with rye to start. Light smoky finish.