Voivod (304) - Como, - JUN 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first altbier. Amber colour, few head, soon disappearing. Caramel and hops in the aroma. The flavour is quite sweet (caramel and toffee) with some fruity notes (plums) and a good hoppy finish. It seems quite like an English beer with the typical German hoppy flavour. Strange, but i quite liked it.
rikstar (875) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l fles bij trinkgut vandaan. Bruin met een snel slinkende schuimkraag. Geur is geoorstrde noten. Smaak is lichtbitter body is redelijk.
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My extraordarily vague idea of Alt, never having drunk any before, was of some smooth, light (in colour and body) creation, just one step removed from bog standard lager; what I got was something smooth, surprisingly dark, sweetish, malty and very drinkable; reminded me of a south-western English bitter; distinctive and impressive.
Icedwarf (394) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
gorkogrlo (172) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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?
Arve_Christian (3227) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Inbreak (2326) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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!
melush (939) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tirador, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente a cereales.
ectuohy27 (620) - ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
kingvit (238) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.