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


on tap

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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Bottle. Pours clear, brown with orange highlights and a large off-white head that stayed well. Aroma is rich and malty, with hints of brown sugar and fruit syrup. Flavor is smooth and sweet of dark roasted malts with a gradual emergence of the balancing hops leading to a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, mild carbonation and overall pleasant mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2004 Nice, dark brown-amber color, small head with some lace. Dry, mild and malty aroma with coffee. Very malty, slightly sweet and roasted flavor with well-balanced hoppiness. Long, bitter and dry finish. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated palate. Quite enjoyable, but mild brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Rootbeer in its color and head. Faint aroma of malts and a little toffee. Mild bitterness, semi-sweet smoky texture. Quite quaffable on the palate. Satisfing, just not too remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3458) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
A very pretty beer from the aspects of the pour, but not too remarkable until you think this is German and it's not a Lager. This sweetly toned, lightly hopped beer is a very refreshing change of pace from the traditional English ale and is nothing like it's American hop ale cousins. The only Alt I've had to my knowledge, so I can't make comparisons. Worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6699) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2004
Draught at Kartoffelhaus No.1. Chestnut colour with a fine head. Fresh, though weak aroma; maybe some toffee. Smooth and a bit sweetish. Smoky flavour with notes of toffee and with a late bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2004
The beer pours a translucent mahogany color with a humongous creamy light tan head, as it ever so slowly decomposes the residual lace a fine veil to shield the glass. Somewhat earthy, sweet malt and a hint of caramel, crisp, clean and fresh with the start lightly sweet and nicely malted, top is light to middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is sassy in its acidity, the hops delightful in their spicy but subdued presence, aftertaste quite dry and linger, a very drinkable beer, a good change of pace beer in my humble opinion, and well worth a sample.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - 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 (4864) - 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 (4986) - 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 (5668) - 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.

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