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


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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BierDrinker99 (1) - USA - NOV 1, 2002 does not count
The best beer i ever had

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
Lovely toffee flavor with burnt, smoky notes. In my opinion a very well made Altbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomasmatthew (2) - USA - JUN 4, 2005 does not count
one of my favorite beers. just dark enough to be interesting, just light enough to be drinkable. a bit of a caramel taste to it. nice amber color. surprisingly not bitter at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3485) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 23, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 cheese, bubblegum, cooked vegetables, spruce, cereal, smoke, orange, cloudy, white foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, salty, full body, sticky, average carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 20, 2002
This is my first alt, and if there are better ones out there, I want to try them all! At the end of the glass, I found myself wishing that the 1 pint, .9 oz. bottle had been one of those 22’s. Clear brown color like a Vienna amber, good and lasting head. Aroma is mostly malt, flavor is an excellent blend of malt and hops, finish has faint coffee notes that are happily not overdone. Just in case my description has left any doubt, I really like this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Nice caramel flavor and aroma. Plenty fizzy with good head and retention. Bitterness detected, but not overpowering. Sweetness hinted and smooth finish. One of the best beers from Deutschland, and a pleasant change from the omnipresent pilseners. I had a friend bring this one back from Germany. One broke in his luggage, but still two survived.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robbenklopper99 (47) - aachen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2002
if i can’t get good pilsener, i order this fine alt. i love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2002
My first Altbier,and what A supprise!lovely dark colour a big head and lots of Hops before,meanwhile and after

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 When it comes to altbiers, I prefer Widmer Winternacht, but this is a close second. Very malty and brewed in the old style of the Lower Rhine Valley. Light tasting, despite its dark color. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4112) - 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.

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