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Buckeye CBW 2011 Hoppy German-Style Altbier

Formerly brewed at Buckeye Brewing Company
Style: Altbier
Lakewood, Ohio USA


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Nephilium's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1702) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Mild aroma to start this beer off, with the hops just barely showing up. Pours a clear amber, with a full white head. Interesting blend of flavors, with the pine hops adding to the biscuit malts in this beer. Light and easy drinking, this is much better then I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11649) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2012
This beer pours a clear orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of grassy hops, bready malt and caramel. The finish is spiced hops and sweet malt. Decent all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear orange amber in color with a faint fruity aroma, flavor is dry , buttery grains, caramel and a thin finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2012
on tap at Buckeye 15Feb2012, an altbier huh? well this isnt hoppy though maybe for an alt it is.. its just a mediocre beer with a sweeter finish than expected. see ya next year CBW

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, toffee, light pine, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of grain, grass, pine, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2011
22oz bottle thanks to Brigadier: pours a clear bright orange with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with a healthy amount of piny hops. Starts with good fullness and clean lightly toasted caramel malty sweetness with a good balance of resiny bittering hops before a drier bittersweet finish. Flavorful and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 12/10/11. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Malty and grassy nose with some nutty notes as well. Malty flavor with caramel and spicy hops before a dank finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/14/2010 Total Score: 4
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. Clear copper pour with a medium off-white head. Nose is caramel and toasty malt with some nuttiness. Malty flavor with caramel, bread and a bitter grassy finish. Very good Altbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tasted on 12/1/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours a clear amber/copper color with an average beige head that slowly recedes to spotty lace, leaving some lace along the inside of the glass. The nose is bread, hay, and cereal malt, with light roast, and grassy, spicy hops. The flavor is more of the same, with the lightly roasted bread, cereal, and hay, with the spicy, grassy, and nicely bitter hops. The body is fairly light with lively carbonation, and a medium spicy and grassy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of some grass, caramel malts, and some lemon. Flavor is light with caramel malts and the earthy tones dominating. Not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
superspak (4760) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours clear orange-brown color with a enormous head that fills the entire glass. This is going to take a while to pour, insanely high carbonation. Amazing head retention however, and some sticking glass lacing as well. Ends up being a fairly frothy off white head. Aromas of spicy hops, caramel, bread, and toasted malts. Very weak aromas. Taste of caramel, roasted malt, bread, and some spiciness. No bitterness on the finish, but there is some lingering notes of spices, bread, and toasted malt that stick around for a short period. Some unknown odd flavors in the taste as well. Very weird mouthfeel, pretty smooth, but there seems to be quite a strong alcohol warming on the back of the throat, which is odd for a 5.5% beer. Medium carbonation and body. I have a feeling there was something wrong with the bottle because of the insane carb bomb on the pour. Maybe this is much better when it is fresh. Never had an altbier before, but I will have to try out some other ones that are fresh. Decent.

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