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


on tap

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
From 2010 file notes. Brown pour. Malty aroma. Flavor is malt with hop. Not very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (459) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (204) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - SEP 23, 2014
Mild malt aroma. Amber, with medium white, bit yellow almot creamy head. Roasted caramel / hops bitternss with some short aftertaste. Some sweetness around the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (680) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft 0.2l at Zum Golden Einhorn Aachen Germany.Pour it amber colour with small white head.Alcohol on the nose.Taste of roasted malt, caramel and sweet on the end.Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark amber, thin white head. Aromas of toffee, with metallic and light herbal notes. Herbal notes stronger on the taste, more malty toffee. Light body, slightly oily texture, sweet finish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
sarauckelman (215) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Dark amber with moderate head. Aroma is kind of skunky. Palate is dark and a bit bitter, with hints of mineral.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
On tap. Dark amber with tan head, small bubbles. Sweet, mineral aroma. Very sweet on the front, with bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
500ml bottle, thanks to Beerhunter111! Pours clear chestnut brown with thin head. Nutty wood varnish aroma. Something not quite right about the taste here, stale hops maybe..? Thin & watery too. Two months before BBD but I think this has sadly reached the end of its life. Shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Classic Alt with pale beige, moussy, sticky, firm and stable head and deep, warm copper colour, clear with steady but calm sparkling. Dried fruits and lots of caramel- and nut-like malts in the nose, sundried tomatoes, passion fruit, hazelnuts, soap, leather, jute, rosewater, lavender, grass. Dryish fruitiness in the onset, medium carbonation, minerals, deep nutty maltiness, finishing in a long finish of spicy, peppery hops. Perfectly suitable as an introduction to this ancient style.

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