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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 (11971) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap. Amber orange pour with rocky white foam, biscuity flinty aroma with malty, sharp caramel Flavors, loquats and smoke

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On tap at the Deep Ellum First Anniversary Party. The beer pours a brown color with a white head. The aroma is classic German lager, with some toffee and biscuit malt. The flavor is about what I expected. I get a lot of clean malt notes, as well as a lightest hint of grapes. There caramel and toffee notes are what comes through the strongest, as well as a hint of grass and earth. Medium carbonation and thin mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
(Draught) cloudy amber, lasting fine tan head. Nose is smoky, corn, stone, earthy. Taste is smoky, dark stone fruit, corn, dry grain, prat, odd and sweet. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - 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 (3742) - 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.

3.5
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2655) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
On tap at World of Beer. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet grain and almost smoke. Taste is citrus, more sweet grain, and a huge peat finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2270) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured a pretty garnet colour. Medium head. Nice roasted flavors. Will definitely have another.


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