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

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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zwiebel88 (5) - - APR 19, 2014 does not count
hopfig-bitter, leicht wässrig-dünn, malzige noten, bräunlich rote färbung mit. stabile schaumkrone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Aroma: bread malts, hay, cereal, light caramel. Appearance: dark clear amber, medium frothy beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitter, malty flavours, average-long finish. Overall: decent Altbier, well balanced aroma and palate. Bottle from Wittich Weine, Switzerland.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfuen03 (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 16, 2014
Dark amber, middle sized and long lasting off white head. Good lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity and malty, elegant and sweet. Light, easy to drink, low co2, dry finish. Taste is nicely balanced. Nuts, grass and bread.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (862) - PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a light brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, lightly roasted and caramel. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is more bitter than sweet. Overall, drinkable and light but not remarkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (245) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Brown clear body. Malty nose with some herbs to go. Taste is malty sweet with some fruitiness but the finish is surprisingly dry and bitter. Carbonation is fairly high, medium mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (148) - POLAND - APR 1, 2014
Aroma: roasted crust of bread, malty. Appearance: clear amber color, poor head. Taste: low bitterness, caramel, melanoidin, slightly acid, nice malty backbone but still quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Classical beer, but not very outstanding. Everyone has to try.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Harrysly (1) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
This is my first review and tasting. Do not take it into account. Reflects a little soda ...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (487) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 17, 2014
Solid amber colour with a light toast coloured head. Aromas of nuts, almonds, marzipan, wood and tobacco develop on the nose. Softly CO2 propelled showing a light sweetness with light bitterness, slender body offering a light bitter finish which last a short while.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5610) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig, würzig bitterer Abgang.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleigator (96) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
Red brown color with a solid head. Decent aroma of malt, toffee and burned bread, with hints of funkiness. Fresh, malty beginning with lots of flavor, mostly malts, bread, hints of sugar, warming feeling on the palate, which vanishes way too soon. Nearly no aftertaste at all, only short bitterness in the end adding complexity to the malts. This is an easy to drink Alt, which may fit for warm summer days, but all in all it lacks complexity an has a too-light body for my taste. The malts are too sweet, therefore the beer lacks balance, which should be provided by the bitterness.


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