Ingevara (785) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty and dry. There is an apparent aroma but no fruit and a bitterness that doesn’t find its goal
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Frothy head that lasts for some time. Hops, coffee and liquorice in the aroma. Only slight hopbitter taste. Coffee and a bit of fruitiness. Slight hopbitter finish. Bland and not very interesting altbier.
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty nose, with a flat coke appearance. Pretty watery palate, which isn’t surprisingly all malt.There is some hop presence in the middle and finish, but still an overall weak brew.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weak head, amber color. Vegetable-like aroma. Weird malty, metallic, bitter taste...yuck...crappy finish that stuck around too long...I didnt like anything about this beer.
pilsnerrogge (2450) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted aroma and flavour.Somewhat watery finish.
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Well, I found some in Plano, TX in bottles. Still really enjoy this beer, but not as tasty as I'd remembered, so I've lowered the score a bit.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), hint of chemicals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Rather cookie-cutter in character and slightly industrial tasting, but drinkable.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Must be a German thing to really like this beer. Now I usually love German beer, but I just can’t get into this one. It smells nice and malty, a little like a hopped-up Bock with some sweetness. Color and head are just average, nothing special. The head disappeared quite quickly, in fact. Very low carbonation in this one. The taste started fine too, but it finished way too bitter and unbalanced. I like hops but not like this. I hadn’t tried an Alt til now, and I’m not too eager to try another.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 5, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Warsteiner Dunkel’s twin... very, very AVERAGE.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent for a widely circulated german beer.