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


on tap

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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (807) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gorkogrlo (233) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (3985) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (3004) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (1345) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Tirador, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a cereales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ectuohy27 (763) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingvit (403) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3401) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2549) - 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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (1409) - 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.

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