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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Bolten
Style: Altbier
Korschenbroich, Germany

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleigator (231) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2013
0,2 from NaNiWa, (paired with a double-miso soup :) Small head, decent smell of toffee and toasted bread, but pretty cautious. Taste from the first moment is a big gush of malts, dried fruits and burned caramel, really good, but much too short, very soon gets overwhelmed by a big, unflavored sparkling. Only small hints of malt linger on my tongue before they vanish, just when i decided to continue my (much stronger) soup.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2645) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 a) Rating on tap at 28.12.2013
Im Antrunk malzig-trocken, schön weich. Der Hauptteil ist röstmalzig, würzig, angenehm weich; kaum süß. Im Nachgeschmack lang, malzig-trocken, nicht zu lang, aber schnell abfallend; leicht herb, aber nicht zu sehr; nett, süffig, trocken. 12/12/10/10

b) Rating from 2008
Trotz Flaschenbier schöner cremiger Schaum. Süßlich-neutraler Geruch. Der Antrunk ist etwas neutral und leicht süßlich, aber schon zum Hauptteil hin entfalten sich angenehme, röstmalzig-herbe Altbieraromen. Der Nachgeschmack ist schön lang anhaltend mit leichter Hopfenfrische, dazu die schöne trockene Malzigkeit.
--> Ein schönes Altbier, schön süffig und aromenreich. --> 11+12+12+12 = 11,85

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2013
Lovely amber in colour, scummy foam and no carbonation. Malty aroma very bready. Subtle bitterness followed by rich chewy malts, crusty freshly baked bread. Smooth easy to drink.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (2214) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2013
somewhat opaque dark brown with light brown foam head. Aroma is bit smokey, which is strange for a German alt. Taste is quite sharp, hay, little woody. (Velp 201311)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (851) - USA - OCT 5, 2013
Drunk on draft at gladbach home match. Very pleasant flavourful alt beer. B ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2239) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Average altbier. A little more tasty and grainy than a usual lager, but not very interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (3131) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
Not the best Altbier. Very light on flavour. Weak malts and bread. Quite bitter in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2013
Dark red coloring with a stable white head. Aroma is full oft chocolate, dark malt, bread and hints of herbal notes. Finish is dry and leaves a suprisingly empty mouth-feeling. Medium bittering and carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (1590) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2013
Pours a clear reddish brown with a light tan head. Smell is roasted malt, brown sugar. Taste is roasted malt, brown sugar, fruit, mild hops bringing about a dry finish. Light body with average carbonation. Not up to Düsseldorf alt standards but certainly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
500ml bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Pours a clear, ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, bready caramels with a touch of toast and a slight cherry dark fruit note. Maybe a hint of roast and toffee. Flavor is similar. Slightly sweet and toasted caramels with some toffee notes and a light roast touch throughout. A few dark fruits towards the end before this finishes dry and lightly bitter with a slight sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent Alt. On the sweeter side, but balanced enough to keep this easy drinking. Not bad.


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