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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Frankenheim (Warsteiner)
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Medium chestnut colored, thin head, lots of carbonation. Earthy malt and nutty aroma, like a cross between a dunkel and an English brown. Hazelnut and roasty malt flavors are quite distinctive, and intercepted by an adequate bitterness, touch of sourness. Light bodied, not as fizzy as expected, with a lingering finish. My first of the style, and I quite enjoyed it.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1045) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
Bottle 50cl.(from Gourmondo.de). Clear dark amber, large creamy beige head, good retention and abundent sticky lacing; toasted malt aroma, nuts, caramel; taste light to medium sweet, light bitter, roasty, caramel; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, light spicy sweetbitter aftertaste, roasted malts, chocolate notes, develops more bitterness towards the finish; quite nice Alt with roasted malts as most distictive element.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PauloAG (146) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
500cc bottle. Pours clear copper with creamy head. Caramel, honey, bread with some yeast. Sweet with some almost hidden herbal hops. Pretty decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
On tap at Im Goldenen Ring, Düsseldorf. Clear reddish/brown with a medium head. On the sweet side with dark bread, fruit, caramel and some nuts. The finish was dry. A bit different but an ok one.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
SangreSani (152) - Głowienka, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Copper colored beer with big bubbled head. Wet cardboard all the way. Some hops are sensible, but they’re in the back. Hints of DMS. Medium to high bitterness, medium carbonated, slick texture, medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. Pours chestnut with a small cream head. The taste is malty with caramel and roast notes. Thin bodied and a slight chemical aftertaste. Ok otherwise.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (1111) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
Appearance: clear amber color, with a allmost white head of 1,5 finger. Aroma: caramel, herbs, nuts Taste: below moderate sweet (More as the aroma)Herbal, with some caramel and nuts. Herbal finnish. medium body and medium carbonation,. Quite Decent, a bit too herbal maybe.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillemsUrenkel (813) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
0,5 l bottle. Decent art work. Pours out in a dark amber, huge head. Malt on the nose. Starts with toasted malt. Later more dark malt. Little bit herb, mid bitterness. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
From 2010 file notes. Brown pour. Malty aroma. Flavor is malt with hop. Not very bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (633) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Aroma: melanoidins, roasted caramel, dark malts, heather. Appearance: nice clear amber color, white head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs, heather), roasted malts, caramel, melanoidins. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, herbal finish. Overall: Too herbal bitterness, but still really good comercial alt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (223) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap. Beautiful brown with thick off-white head. Aroma is toasted, nice nuts and caramel. Taste is caramel and nutty malt. Sweetness is moderate along with some roasted bitterness. Relatively dry. Very clean alt.


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