Sammer (1053) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is malt, grain, caramel, brown sugar and hops. Standard alt beer. Decent.
bhensonb (11511) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 2010 file notes. Brown pour. Malty aroma. Flavor is malt with hop. Not very bitter.
peponi (460) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Luk_ (209) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
allmyvinyl (4224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
sarauckelman (215) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber with moderate head. Aroma is kind of skunky. Palate is dark and a bit bitter, with hints of mineral.
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Dark amber with tan head, small bubbles. Sweet, mineral aroma. Very sweet on the front, with bitter finish.
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.