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Brewed by Brauerei Diebels (InBev)
Style: Altbier
Issum, Germany

bottled
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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
DIEBELS Alt is brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516. Under this "Reinheitsgebot", only four ingredients are allowed: Barley malts, hops, yeast, and water. The dark-roasted special malt lends DIEBELS its unmistakable amber glow.

Dark and Delicious. For a dark, flavorful beer, DIEBELS is surprisingly light and drinkable - a beer you can enjoy all night long. It isn't bitter like many ales, and it doesn't have the strong aftertaste of certain imports.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ectuohy27 (574) - ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2014
Nice move by LH to put the local stuff on tap at DUS--and it’s great. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel, layered palate (bit of smoke, bit of caramel, bit of hops), brooding appearance, rich head. Excellent intro to the style, for sure

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingvit (142) - - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma: oak, basement, roasted nuts, caramel; Appearance: dark amber, clear, small vanishing head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: average carbonation, medium body, slick texture, bitter finish Very rich taste compared to the body, dry though very drinkable. Well-paired with aspic, Harz cheese, sour cucumbers

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1254) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Diebels Premium Altbier was the first example of the style I ever tasted and I still have the impression it is the most ’commercial’ Altbier. Claims to have been perfected in the eighties by adding roasted malt and a second hop variety. Off-white head on a deep copper robe, caramelly taste with some smokiness and a leafy hop bitterness in the finish. I remember this was quite enjoyable, though I had better Alts since then.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Diminishing pearl white head. Clear copper body. Aroma; dark caramel, wort, hops, fruits, meadow, grass. Taste; caramel, apple, bread, grains, hops, citrus peel. Normal on palate, normal body. Ends with hops, dark malts, plums, chocolate bread. Tasty and easy. [33 cl. br btl. 4.9%abv.°. BB01.09.14]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber pour with a frothy head. Nose has orange, bread and some yeast. Taste has cereal and some light roastiness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBoom (108) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle. In aroma mostly malts, with some carmel. In taste is sweet. Low bitterness. Nice amber colour.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2014
sample in cologne, rich and nutty. Some maltyness and a crisp biscuitty hop finish, this one was charming.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (566) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Light brown with off-white head. Caramel, sweet malts, some spices and vegetal hop bitterness. Medium sweet with slight dry pilsener bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nothing special but drinkable and nothing offensive. Quite bland stuff

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
funcut (266) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUN 23, 2014
evo zahvaljujuci mom prijatelju Vedranu i nasem jutarnjem ritualu ispijanja piva doslo je i do toga da probam ovo pivo ..limenka ..dosta dobro pivo ..zanimljivog okusa ..pitko .. nije gorko ..popio bih jos jedno sigurno

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tricksta_p (1044) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
Aroma of bready malts, light caramel, light nuts. Flavour is malty and nutty. Not too impressed with this one, there’s not much to it.


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