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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Bolten
Style: Altbier
Korschenbroich, Germany

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Das BOLTENs Alt ist, wenn Sie so wollen, der Ur-Ahn unseres Produktsortimentes.

Es entspricht einem klassischen Altbier und wird unverändert mit 11,7% Stammwürze eingebraut. Das war´s dann aber auch schon hinsichtlich der Gemeinsamkeiten mit anderen Altbieren.

Im Gegensatz zu vielen Wettbewerbern erzielen wir die altbiertypische dunkle Farbgebung durch die besondere Mischung feiner Spezialmalze.

Das Malz, das milde Brauwasser sowie eine besondere Komposition aus 4 Hopfensorten wird von unseren Brauern zu einer harmonisch-abgerundeten Gesamtrezeptur im Sudhaus vermaischt, gekocht und mit dem hauseigenen Bolten-Hefestamm vergoren.

Das Ergebnis ist ein voller, aromatischer Altbier-Geschmack mit fein-süffiger Hopfennote - ohne jedoch herb zu werden. Insgesamt ein ungewöhnlich aromenreicher Charakter.

Soviel Geschmack kommt an: BOLTENs Alt hat im Laufe der Jahre von den unterschiedlichsten Jurys zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhalten, u.a. DLG, CMA und Monde Selection. Noch wichtiger ist uns aber: BOLTENs Alt findet immer mehr Liebhaber und Kunden, denn der Absatz steigert sich kontinuierlich Jahr für Jahr. Frischer Geschmack setzt sich eben durch.

Zutaten: Wasser, Gerstenmalz, Weizenmalz, Hopfenextrakt. Alk. 4,9 % vol.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from the BierParadies kiosk in Düsseldork Altstadt. Quite malty, a little bitterness in the tail, not very impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierkrug (2130) - - JUL 10, 2012
500 ml in Germany, picked up at Wasanas. Is a ruby red brown color with a slightly off white head. Aroma is sweet, figs and bread. Taste is nuts, malt, and toasted bread. Moderate carbonation and smooth with a medium mouthfeel, perhaps a bit thin at the end. Really late bitter aftertaste. Good altbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 23, 2012
The head is good, the body brown. The taste is spicy, roasty, aromaticmalty. In the aftertaste malty, roasty. Nice beer, very good for cooking. 11/12/11/11/11/12

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (11244) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Dark amber color with a average size off-white head. Light toffee aroma. Thin caramel and malt taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6220) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
My favourite Alt beer when I lived near the brewery, well before BA’s came into being. I was very pleased to see this and the Ur-Alt for sale at ’Beers of Europe’ and ordered some straight away. Brown 500ml bottle, best before 5th Jul 09, drank 16th Mar 09. Poured into my old Bolten Alt 0.2 litre tankard three times, how we have both missed seeing it full of Alt. Beautiful deep amber, nut brown colour with a huge foaming off-white creamy head. The beer is clear and just a joy to see again. Never had a big nose, it however does possess an aroma of malted barley and hops, just enough to let you know you have a very good Alt in your hand (if you were blind and couldn’t see). The taste is also wonderful, a mix of malted biscuits (unsweetened), toasted brown bread and lightly smoked ham. I must admit it seemed a bit thinner than I thought I remembered, so its body let it down a little. Good flavour retension though, so it isn’t weak, just lacking that inner strenght I can recall. Very drinkable and I’m very glad I found it again.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle from the legendary Kris Wines. Deep brown color with a medium off-white head. The nose is malty caramel, harvest fruit, nuts. The taste is light sweet maltiness, simple and pretty much what the nose suggests. The finish is lightly bitter. Oxidized. The body is light medium. Carbonation quite active. Overall, not great. A bit boring, the oxidization doesn’t help either. Bottle not finished.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopfenWeisse (1477) - - APR 22, 2012
Bottle from Bierzwerg. Dark amber colour with big head. Aroma is malt. flavous is sweet, malty.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Countbeer (6019) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
Bottlet: Medium vast white head that disappears slow, on top of a clear dark ruby colored beer. Smell skunk, weed, older hops, manure, strange smell. Taste barleys, light caramel, some malts and older hops. Not much else Barley malty herby aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, low body and a texture between creamy and watery.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (13641) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
50cl bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, shared with Countbeer. Clear amber color, big creamy off-white to beige head. Smell malts, wort. Tastes the same plus a slight bitterness. Low carbo, low body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle. Nutty amber brown. Very malty. Light hop. Quite mundane. Like a german bitter.


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