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Enegren Valkyrie California Altbier
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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German Altbier with a California twist - a traditional German Altbier with more malt, more alcohol and a California Ale yeast fermented cold.

This is a California twist on a traditional German style Altbier. Brewed with over 60% Munich Dark Malt, this beer as a distinctly toasty smooth taste balanced with just a hint of bitterness from German Noble hops (Hallertauer) and their American counterpart (Mt. Hood). We ferment with an American Ale yeast at 58dF for a clean finish letting the malt flavor shine through.

MALT
German Pilsner
German Munich Dark
CaraMunich III
Chocolate Wheat
Melanoidin Malt

HOPS
Hallertauer
Mt. Hood


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3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyburnette (26) - - AUG 7, 2012
Amazing take in California of the German classic with low ibu ....nice for a change from pervasively hoppiness on the west coast. Well done maltiness very toady. Having it at LAB in agoura hills on tap. My Indian associate’s description is brewed beer tea!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thisis12ptfont (832) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Faint aroma of brown sugar. Deep, brownish red appearance with no foam. Flavor is borderline tasteless. Faint caramel, juice and citrus notes. Overall, very basic with weak flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
On tap. Pours with a somewhat murky, deep bronze-brown body with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are sweet and toasty, some melanoidins, munich malt, raisins, maple, grainy, clean. Flavors are a bit too bitter for my taste (balance wise), melanoidins, toasted malt, earthy, and leathery. Toasted corn, bitter, grainy. Bitter balance, not too sweet, dry finish. Medium bodied with slightly bright carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Pours a mahogany color with an off-white head. Smells like concord grape juice. Very sweet and sugary. Tons of grape fruitiness, some toasted malt, and a little bit of caramel. The flavor is, somehow, even more grapey. A touch of cough syrup, bready malt, and a hint of caramel. Light fig note to it as well. Couldn't power through this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Big malty taste in this hazy cola colored brew. Taste is also semi-sweet with an alcohol back to it. Some minor roasted notes at the back end. I preferred the X1 oak and vanilla version.


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