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DeGroens Altfest
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Formerly brewed at Baltimore Brewing Co.
Style: Altbier
Baltimore, Maryland USA

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Offers a distinct aroma and a fresh, fruity taste with a crisp clean finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 27, 2002
dark orange colour, nice creamy head, beautiful lace, buttery, fruity aroma (peach), very smooth and sweet, lot of carbonation, long sour and fruity finish - complex and very good but don’t tell me it’s an altbier ?!?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2001
Very well-rounded, fruity (what is that? Banana? Apple?), fresh, slightly tart (similar to a Belgian-style ale), and a little sour (in a good way). If you like Belgians, you should like this beer. Even though it’s an ’Alt,’ I thought it had a lot of Belgian-style qualities to it. Good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Aroma and flavor are both an nice blend of banana, caramel, and raisin. Creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2001
Complex, with fresh hoppiness and cara-earthy maltiness, this is good, flavourful stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2004
Murky, orange appearance with a small head. Fruity, sweet malt aroma that carried over to the taste. Well-hopped flavor added to the crispness and prevented this altbier from becoming too cloying. Clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Draught. Bartender noted it was sweeter than in previous years. Certainly sweet, but the body held up this sweetness nicely. I always thought of altbier as a lot dryer. This one emphasizes "Fest" more than "Alt". Think of it more as a Marzen.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Deep hazy gold with a small white head that quickly disapates into a lacing around the rim. The aroma is of toasted malt,fruit and sweet malt. The flavor is tart,with a tangy malt character using a earthy hop chararcter and spice to lend to it's dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Slightly hazed amber with a snall white head. Sweet aroma, sugary and fruity with an interesting hop component. The flavor is also very sweet, a bit atypical for thestyle but I still enjoed it. Medium-full body with a fruity/sweet aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Draught - The beer had a nice copper hue with a slightly malty, hoppy aroma. Taste was crisp with a sweetness coming from the beer. Tasted great, but it wasn't a typical alt Beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Tea colored, quite chill hazed with a nice frothy head, sheets of lace. Nose is earthy, malt, sweet and the start also has a malt sweetness to it. Top is light, the finish is lightly hopped, mildly carbonated, dry, drinkable, but not great.


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