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

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RATINGS: 467   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (259) - Potsdam, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
Fruchtig malziges Aroma. Schmeckt würzig, geröstet. Ein... ungewöhnlicher Nachgeschmack von Zigarettenrauch macht sich bemerkbar. Hat ziemlich viel Kohlensäure und spürbare Rezenz. Gut.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (126) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 500cc bottle. Brown coloured beer with pale head. Surprisingly pleasant beer. Caramel, malt and sweet but with some bitterness. Interesting flavours.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tandembrauer (430) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
Can at home; present from my mates Hardy & Elsa. Pours dark amber to copper, clear, with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, some roasty notes. Taste is a bit watery. Bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (1149) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
0,33l fles bij trinkgut vandaan. Bruin met een snel slinkende schuimkraag. Geur is geoorstrde noten. Smaak is lichtbitter body is redelijk.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
My extraordarily vague idea of Alt, never having drunk any before, was of some smooth, light (in colour and body) creation, just one step removed from bog standard lager; what I got was something smooth, surprisingly dark, sweetish, malty and very drinkable; reminded me of a south-western English bitter; distinctive and impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (558) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Helder bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en licht zoet, lichte rooksmaar met sporen van caramel. Blijft redelijk lang hangen, erg goed bier.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gorkogrlo (206) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle 0.5 l. Amber color, medium head. Some chocolate/caramel notes in both aroma and flavor. Little bit grainy. For style there is missing some body. It is too empty. Tastes too much like commercial lager. Spalt? Where are you?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (3578) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
On bottle at kneipe in Wiesbaden. Brown color, good foam. Aromas of malt, light dried fruits; medium aroma intensity. Medium body & complexity. Some bitterness, smooth and balances very well. Enjoyable

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
29.07.2014, 0,33l bottle @ Artemis, Celle:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, hay, minerals, caramel malts, grass, "knekk", hints of coffee. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, paper, hay, light malts, burnt caramel, minerals, cardboard. Medium bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Meh!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (1152) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Tirador, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a cereales.


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