jmagnus87 (1450) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk. Thanks. Caramel and toffee with a little wood. Really decent beer. I would love to delve deeper into this style.
DYCSoccer17 (3041) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is sweet and caramelly with bits of nougat. Light buttery character as well. Some stale hops also come through. Light sherry and oxidation. Moderately hazy cola-colored body with a medium, strong, foamy cream-colored head. Good retention. Starts with a sweet, nutty, caramel maltiness. Very velvety mouthfeel. Light burnt character in the middle, and maybe a smidge of buttery diacetyl later on. Finishes with a bit of a boozy kick. A different beer, thatís for sure. Not sure this is one of the best altbiers available, though.
boFNjackson (3632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during the Freigeist meet the brewer event @ The BeerMongers... Poured deep ruby, reddish/mahogany with a nice forming white head. Nice retention and lacing. Aroma of malty sugars with some oxidation. Faint oxidation on this, but in a good way in the sense that it didnít taste stale or too old. Nice malted sugars, faint toasted grains and a mild bitterness. Little-to-no yeast character. Some alcohol complexity. This was a nice drinking beer.
sloshgator (186) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Freigeist Hoppeditz is a German brew that hits all the right notes. Nice pour with decent head and dark body. Light malty aroma. Taste is a nice blend of malt, hops and a hint of smoke with a nice malt palate. Hoppeditz is good tasting brew brewed in a classic German style.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thick, beige head of foam. In the aroma I get a lot of roasty toffee and caramel notes. Some toasted nuts as well. Iím also picking up on some cookie dough and brown sugar. In the taste I pick up on a lot of dark fruit and esters. Soft carbonation with the medium to thick mouthfeel. Very nice doppelsticke!
Patrickctenchi (1840) - columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody brown with a short tan head.
Earthy, woody aroma....caramel malt.
Taste is very smooth, malty, caramel.
A slight alcohol bitter.
madvike (2128) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours mahogany with a bubbly tan head. Nose is light dark bread malt and a bit of herbal hops. Taste is sweet and bready with some grainy notes. Lightly bitter/sweet finish. Slick and not well-carbonated. Not my favorite beer of the night.
shrubber85 (6048) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and hay aroma. Brown with moderate head. Sweet toffee malt, hay, and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Solid - nice malt flavor.
cbfobes (1734) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Greg, thanks! Pours a clear light brownish amber with a thin head, the aroma has a good amount of caramel and malt, sweet aroma, the flavor has the same amount, touch of caramel and malt with a sweet finish, not bad at all.
nuplastikk (3353) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle. Translucent brown-tan body. Foamy edged, oily head. Unimpressive aroma. Caramel, sugary flavor. Reminiscent of great Alts, but not really there. Sweet and malty, a touch nutty. Doesnít quite capture the yeasty tones you want in the style. Not quite there.