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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A unique style of beer making revived from a fifteenth century tradition gives Duckstein Original its distinctive taste. At 4.9% ABV this top-fermented speciality beer is matured in beechwood and is the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of foods.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (175) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Faint undestinctive aroma. Pours a red clear color with a fast dissipating white head. tastes of light caramel and a short sour edamami note. Balanced but not very assertive. Don’t know altbiers well enough to know if its a good example. Pleasantly drinkable but no wow factor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
berlincrafty (4) - Panketal, Brandenburg, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016 does not count
Die nicht vorhanden Schaumqualität ruiniert dieses Bier inzwischen total. Geschmacklich auch nicht mehr das Highlight wie noch vor einigen Jahren. Farblich ist es noch schön aber das allein kann dieses Bier auch nicht mehr retten. Das ganze noch zu einem völlig überzogen Preis für diese Qualität.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schlumpfhunter (119) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
Farbe: klares Rotbraun Schaum: fein Nase: Hopfen, Holz, Geschmack: überraschend leichter Körper, klar, Säure dominiert. Ein bisschen was Süßes liegt darunter, im Abgang wieder der Holzgeschmack. Dann mehr bitter als sauer. DieGeschmacksnoten sind alle fein, bisschen Karamell. Sehr gutes eigenständiges Bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2388) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
Draught at Fisherman’s, Travemünde. Somewhat hazy amber with a small white soapy head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Subtle sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, malts, red fruits and spices. Nice altbier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALIBALI (290) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 14, 2016
Obergärig?! Amber Ale?! Altbier!!! O.K.mag ja alles sein. Und dann noch Buchenholz!? Hört sich toll an, ist es aber nicht. Schmeckt irgendwie lasch und uninspiriert. Fand ich vor einigen Jahren noch echt toll. Abgefahren!!!!! Trotzdem besser als alle Industrie Pilsener!!!! Das letzte Mal..... heute beim Inder.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ischas (334) - - APR 6, 2016
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 0,5 l Flasche, Charge Nr. 03367.1. Aroma: erdig, metallisch, Röstaroma, leicht rauchig. Erscheinung: Rotbraunes Bier, cremeweißer, flacher Schaum. Geschmack: leicht säuerlich, leicht bitter, minimal süßlich, leicht metallisch. Nachgeschmack: Bitterkeit hält sich. Gesamt: Nicht mein Fall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (537) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
The beer has a very nice look. The color of the beer is a beautiful reddish brown, close to dark amber. The beer is crystal clear and you can see tiny bubbles rising towards the top. The beer pours a decent amount of rough white foam that collapses quickly. A minimal drape of foam remains on top of the beer, but it kind of fits the beer type. The beer has a nice smell. It is a little malty, and has aromas of roasted barley and licorice. The beer has a typical altbier smell. It has a little sour touch to it. The roast and licorice bitterness are in good balance with both the little sourness and the sweetness of the beer. The taste has the same delicious touch of licorice and roasted barley. The taste is a little less strong than the smell. The balance between sweet, bitter and sour is good. The beer is very nice and matches the deScription on the label perfectly. The beer is jut as I’ve expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (815) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Copper red color with off-white head. Aroma of wood, a little caramel and nutty. Taste similar to aroma and also some herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (707) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2016
L: -pours a clear copper-brown with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head -high carbonation visible S: -caramel,nutty,spicy,slight coffee,plums,raisins,metallic,bready T: -coffee, bread -medium bitterniss for the style F: -light body -medium carbonation O: Decent Altbier with metallic off notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
szeli (235) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
Leckeres Bier. Im Aroma Holz, viel süßes Malz, Honig, Karamell. Im Geschmack sehr süß, Karamell, Holz, Röstigkeit (?). Geringe Bittere. Lecker.

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