allmyvinyl (9218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, light saline. Taste is sweet, herbal, loads of toffee. Sweet finish. Dull.
cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home .. amber ... thick tab head ... soft sweet toffee fruit nose ... herbal hay fruit .. grassy toffee malt... herbal toffee fruit
robinvboyer (4064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear Copper pour, with a medium off white head. Aroma is bready, some nice caramel, and a subtle herbiness. Nice mouthfeel, solid, and the carb is perfect. The finish is semi sweet, minimal bitterness with some soft grassy hops in the end with a nice nutty maltiness.
RhetoricalAns (816) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Clouded dark amber pour, couple fingers of pillow head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit, pear, earth/sulfur. Taste is mostly biscuits malt with a moderate mineral bitter finish. Good one for a hot summer day.
Stoned99 (1103) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft club. Aroma: biscuit malt, caramel, peat, sulfure on a slightly fruity background. App: cloudy copper reddish, small off white head frothy head. Taste and palate: medium body, oily and sweet with subtle dry bitter finish. Overall: altbier, eh? Nope. A glass will be way enough. Felt off to me.
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of bready malts, caramel, and mild fruit. Flavors are of sweet bread dough, dried red berries, and a bit of herbal and citrus. Somewhat of a tree bark bitterness, with a slightly twangy mineral finish. Lots going on here. Pretty good for the style if Alts are your thing.
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear light copper color Alt with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light cereal notes is quite enticing. Taste is also a mix of dry caramel malt notes with some clean cereal notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Not bad for the style but missing some of the yeast signature associated to the style.
electrotype (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bière cuivrée, aux arômes difficillement identifiables et peu agréables. Le mieux que j’arrive à trouver comme définition c’est "caramel rouilli"! Le corps est bien, mais les notes désagréables se poursuivent en bouche. Vraiment pas pour moi.
ljthiessen (1073) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy deep amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light caramel with some floral and grainy notes. Taste is pretty light but balanced, like a Kolsch or helles lager, a bit of sweetness with some floral and slight fruit notes, touch of bitterness to balance. Good for the style, but nothing that remarkable.
mabuzzer (539) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Nutty brown colour, slightly hazy with a thick white head. Caramel,grassy aroma. Caramel dominates the flavour too, but with a hoppy bite on the finish