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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Bolten
Style: Altbier
Korschenbroich, Germany

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3275) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear copper pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is murky, grainy and malty with some spices. Flavor is slightly bitter, spicy, watery and quite clean. Not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 Bottle. Deep brown in colour. Restrained but appealing aroma. Medium body with reasonably full very dry but perhaps a bit metallic finish. Pleasant and refreshing well made Altbier, but doesn’t set the world alight.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElDesmadre (1482) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with a frothy but quickly dissipating head. Malty aroma with caramel, quite heavy and bitter on the palate, some basement aromas. Not bad but disappointing. Also, significantly weaker than their Ur-Alt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
Riecht etwas nach Seife. Das Alt ist recht mild, was schon im Antrunk deutlich wird. Der Antrunk ist leicht hopfig und führt in einen malzigen und würzigen Mittelteil, der aber wie gesagt recht mild wirkt. Mit der Zeit wird das Alt noch würziger, dennoch vermisse ich die Vollmundigkeit. Der Nachgeschmack ist weniger würzig und klingt mild und leicht röstmalzern aus. Ein stärkeres Altbier ist mir lieber. Test vom 3.11.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,9,9,8,12,9 - 9,10

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kristall-König (2191) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
Herb-malziger und vor allem säuerlicher Geruch, der nicht gerade erwartungsfroh stimmt. Auf der Zunge entfaltet sich der Geschmack herb, geradezu trocken. dazu kommen im gesamten Verlauf Bittereinflüsse, die nicht überzeugen, geschweige denn ins Gesamtbild passen. Boltens Alt ist kein Favorit.Test vom 3.7.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
booldawg (44) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Took a bit of chance on this as I picked up a crate from a supermarket in Munchen-Gladback. Never tried the style before but happily impressed with this. More of an autumn/winter beer. Heavy caramel overtones in this full bodied, smooth chestnut coloured ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3023) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2011
33cl bottle, flip-top. BB 07/2011. Poured dark amber with a steady white head. Very grainy, dusty aroma, some mineral notes as well. Flavor grainy malty, slightly bitter finish. Well balanced, medium bodied. One of the better altbiers I have tried.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2072) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2011
Beautiful walnut-like color, with beautiful creamy head, holding a long time. Smells nice sweet malty, subtly roasty. The beginning part is very tight. Hearty roasty notes with some nutty finish. Remarkably I love those great combination of tart and sweet flavors. One of the best german Altbier!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2010
0,33 l fliptop bottle, hunted down at Brau-Beviale. Nuremberg.
Deep amber colored one with a small off white head. Meaningless aroma, some nuts and bready mat in the background, but veryvery minimal...Some sourish yest, toasted nuts and malt in the flavor, herbal hop in the finish. I cannot say any exciting about this one...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (2874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle. Amber, small fully diminishing head. Moderate malty sweetish aroma with some toffee and caramel. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and toffee with roasted malt and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty dryish with some toffee. Dryish alt – not too much toffee or caramel.


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