mjs (3615) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at One Pint Pub, Helsinki, on 2008-11-14. Amber and clear. Small white head. Light aroma of roasted malts with hint of caramell. High carbonation in dry and medium bodied palate. Roastedness, hops and some grass in taste.
Borresteijn (3647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ In de Wildeman. Clear amberbrown beer, tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bitter hops and butter. Flavour is dry, bitter, a bit caramel and some roasted malts. A bit thin. Didn’t enjoy this one.
SHIG (3059) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a tan color head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet and caramel. Taste is a crusty nail very bitter with a sorta dry sweet caramel finish.
gunnfryd (8558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, malt, hop, fruit. Ordinary beer.
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, a gift from MiP, thx mate. It pours a nice, clear, copper body with a small, white head. It’s bready on the nose, with caramel and malt. Fruityness as well. It has a bready taste with toffee and a little fruityness. Wee bitterness. More bitter towards the finish, and it continues to be bready and toffeeish. I’m not really sure about this one. It’s nice and drinkable in a way, but on the other hand it’s quite boring. It’s a nice break from pale lagers and boring pilsners though. (080521)
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - MAY 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty and uncomplicated Altbier with healthy character. Bottle pours dark brown with bright amber highlights, thick whitish-gray head. Malty, dry-grassy nose. Taste is woody, caramel-malty, going into a growing and moderate bitterness. Dry mouthfeel with a faint touch of smoke in the backdrop. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Refreshing.
TaxiDriver (1394) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Malty, toasted, light bitter. Large light brown creamy head, dark brown body. Light acidic at first, later on it gets bitter. Light to medium body, dry, soft carbonation. Moderate astringent finish.
Furseth (1866) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear dark red/copper colour, with a thin head. Aroma is dry hopy nose, with lots of maltynes. Flavor is almost the same, werry sweet,smoouth mouth feeling, but still in balance. Short to medium finish, Thin body.
MiP (12146) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 4.9%. Clear dark copper colour, greyish. Stable tan head. Weak aroma, a little rough. The flavour is also rough, sharp bitterness. I guess Alt is not one of my favourite styles.
kappldav123 (3760) - Markkleeberg, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle looks good, but the labels would also fit to a wine-bottle. The beer is dry and malty, not as drinkable as other alts. An average beer.