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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Sticke-style Altbier brewed using heated stones. We rock it old school. How old school? Try the stone age. Steinbier brewing not only predates the invention of the thermometer, but goes so far back that there was no material available for fashioning brewing vessels that would not ignite when brought to flame. So the heat was brought from the fire with stones. Knowing how many and of what size to add and when was much of the early brewers’ alchemy. But with progress we lost the smoky caramelized character brought by those wood fired rocks of old, but no more. We’ve added crazy hot granite to our Dusseldorf-style Sticke Altbier just to make it rock that much harder. Style: Sticke Altbier Hops: Magnum, Northern Brewer, Mt. Hood Malts: Pilsner, Light Munich, Dark Munich, Extra Dark, Crystal, Smoked, Dehusked Chocolate Yeast: California Lager


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy maize body with a medium cream head. Aroma of citrus, banana, caramel, light sulfur, and earth. Flavor of earth, grass, banana, rye, and subtle sulfur.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3506) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap at cloudy amber with thick white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is funk and fruit malt. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and funk with light bitter finish. Easy to drink a good alt from Deep Ellum.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Murky amber color. The head is frothy and.thick and lasts a long time. The aroma is light smoke and a little spice making it somewhat bitter and sharp. The flavor is smoky and quite bitter. Only the finish has a little sweetness but is still overwhelmingly long and bitter. Not what you’d expect in an Oktoberfest so you maltheads stay away.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
The bartendress told me this was a less sweet, more hoppy versoin of an Oktoberfest. We’ll see about that. It’s definitely darker and more cloudy than most Oktoberfests, especially the filtered ones. It has a dark orange, almost brown color, with a thick and dense cream-colored head. Its aroma is... dirty. It has lager yeast characteristics, with spice and earthy hops somehow combining in a way to give this beer a realy strange nose. Good, though not great. It’s almost soapy. In the mouth... yikes! Fountains of soap! This is (ugh) definitely an interesting beer. There’s something sour about it that almost reminds me of a wheat beer. I sure hope the draught lines were clean, because this is almost an off-putting beer. As with any off-centered beer, you start to adjust to its oddness after a while. Much of the strangeness may be due to the variety of hops used. Still, it has a cold emptiness to it that’s seemingly meaty, but really feels thin and watery. Then you get sucker-punched by a wild sourness and herbal, soapy, perfumy hop bitterness. This beer definitely takes the cake for an off-centered beer. Its finish is somewhat sweet, a little herbal, possibly spicy (I’m talking lemongrass or something else weird) and ends with an interesting yeast. I’m honestly not sure what to think of this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Pours murky amber with creamy beige head. Aroma has hints of banana, yeast, caramel, malt, some earthiness. Flavor of rich malt, earthy, fruity esters, moderately sweet, hints of smoke, earthy bitter Finnish. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body, creamy, with medium carbonation. Overall, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 26, 2012
Nose is grassy first with the malts hiding behind with a little yeasty cider. Almost cider like. With malt and hops. Good balence of yeast. Higher hops make this more interesting. A good beer. ---That dog will hunt!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
On tap @ Moth. Ruddy amber brew with some off-white head. Nose is big time malts with some earthy hops - bread, caramel, and some light smoke. Flavor has a good amount of sweetness but goes down smooth, especially for the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2012
deep hazy amber pour with a cream head. nose is rich smoked malts, dough, grainy, and earthy. nice on the palate, smooth smoked malt flavor, earth, a little bitter in the finish.


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