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


on tap

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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2004
Draught at Kartoffelhaus Nr 1. Chestnut colour with a cottonlike head. Fine malt flavour, nutty and well balanced. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4838) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Draft at Manni's restaurant in Ft. Myers, FL. Of the three beers that I rated at this establishment, I definitely enjoyed this one the best as it was very drinkable and went extremely well with my weiner schnitzel supper that also was delicious. This beer formed a creamy and smooth off-white head with fine-small sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was softly carbonated and transparent with a red-brown hue. The nose was malty, sweet and some fruit notes were detected. The flavor was lightly bitter with a slight aftertaste. The palate was creamy and smooth. This was a medium bodied beer with good lacing on the sides of my glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2003
A copper coloured beer with little or no carbonisation.The head soon dissapeared leaving a malty very pleasant beer. Bitter but not overpoweringly so.A very nice alt.beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5548) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2003
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 133. This draft brew was sampled at the Manni's resturant in Fort Myers Florida. This brew poured a foamy head of finely sized off-white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent yellow orange colored softly carbonated body and a fair lace. The aroma was mild and almost non-existant. The mouthfeel was nice and smooth with no bite from start to finish. The flavor was that of a decent brown beer malt but was thin and needed more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2003
Bottled. Tawny amber coloured body with a white sudsy head. Distinctive kolsch malt flavours. Moderate bitterness that lasts a good while on the palate. Just can’t seem to shake the thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2003
Draught (gravity) at the Diebels brauhaus, Dusseldorf. Delicious, sweet, yet light brew. This tastes lagery, but is softer and with many more subtle flavours. The aroma, is marshmallowy, with a big frothy white head, and a nice creamy mouthfeel. This was the best alt which I tried in Dusseldorf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2003
Dark color. Nice balance in carbonation. Aroma a little hoppy. Round in flavor. Some crispy feeling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Light, slightly fruity aroma ... gorgeous reddish amber in color, but head is almost non-existent ... light, hoppy start and a crisp, bitter finish ... Alcohol noticable on palate, along with a hint of pepper ... lighter than I thought it would be ... good, but not spectacular by any means.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Clear light copper color. Decent head. Though this is quite light colored with virtually no aroma, it has a big malty taste. Really really good flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Nice medium brown, decent head. Grainy aroma. Flavor is of simple malt, a touch of caramel, and some bitterness from the hops. Not complicated, but pleasant.

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