Hermod (2710) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
armando629 (2370) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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...
mile (2651) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
9th May 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark lager? Feels like one but a pretty straight down the line and has quite a bitter finish. Nothing special!
wekker84 (1400) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a dark amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts some caramel spices and hops taste malts spices and hops
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red-brown colored with little light brown head. Sweet caramelly aroma with some grains. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is more cardboardy with caramel still, aftertaste lasts with dry hops, mild cardboard also here.
TBone (11730) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Swing top bottle 0,33l (BZ, BB 10/2010)
Dark amber color, big creamy beige head. Toasted sugar aroma with some grainy and metallic notes. Palate is thin. Cardboard, light caramel, grassy hoppyness. Cardboard indicates that this should sampled very fresh. Typical altbier, not the most interesting one.
brekeriet (139) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap in Düsseldorf. A bit malty aroma. Light body. Quite low bitterness and slightly malty.
turbothy (1041) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a sizeable but quickly dissipating head. Nutty metal aroma. Pleasantly bitter flavour, but ultimately an average beer.