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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Bolten
Style: Altbier
Korschenbroich, Germany

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Russo's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1690) - Campinas, - OCT 12, 2012
Amber Color with an off-white head. Both aroma and flavor are sweet malty and dominated by caramel. Mouthfeel is quite sweet bitterness.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
50cl bb01/2015, tradecatered by idiosynkrasie, merci. Pours lukewarm like diluted cough sirup. Spookily dormant malzbonbon aroma, maybe a drop of Maggi, then Schluss. More diluted Vitamalz, Lutschbonbon caramels and a half-assed dryness in mouthfeel. Hops provide obtrusive metallics instead of aroma. A far cry from Boltens still modest Ur-Alt and in all aspects a very mediocre beer/Alt.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tricksta_p (1338) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, cardboard, nuts, strong metallic notes, hops. Flavour is light malty sweetness with a bitter finish. Body is a bit on the light side. Pretty typical Altbier.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - SEP 18, 2014
Dark amber colour with medium yellow head. Roasted bitterness, some waterness and malt notes over the main taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1746) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle midlands tasting group. Clear brown copper colour thin beige head. Aroma is caramel malts taste is same slight roasted notes nice bitter finish. Nice body soft carbonated. Good stuff

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchMark (193) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Not familiar with the style so it is hard to compare. Looks nice deep clear copper. Small head and sufficient but low carbonation. Body it quite weak. Flavor is subtle with a nice hint of smoke some malt, bitter hops and caramel. There is a metallic element I do not like so much. Curious to see how they compare to others in the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
500ml bottle @ Midlands Tasting Aug 14, at Richie’s Hop Palace. This will go down in history as Blackhaddock’s favourite Alt so I felt quite privileged that he chose to share it with us. Pours dark amber with off-white head. Smoked aroma, malts, slightly bitter. A decent alt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
500ml bottle from beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thick off-white head, nice lacing. Toffee and slightly metallic aromas, light herbal notes. Taste is light sweet, more toffee maltiness. Clean finish, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle@Midland Tasting Group. One of Blackhaddocks favourites, and one that didn’t disappoint. Dark mahogany beer with small head. Aroma is malty with a hint of caramel. Taste is malts, a hint of smoke, a touch of pepper and caramel. A little syrup on the palate with light carbonation. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2852) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep caramel with a small head. Aroma is burnt toast and bacon. Taste is bready with rye to start. Light smoky finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group; clear light copper pour with a thin frothy off white head, malt and smokey bacon crisp aroma, taste has dark fruits, bacon, caramel, dark malts.


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