asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at brewpub]
Very nice toasted malt aroma with some noble hops--a little dusty, though. Clear light brown with lacy white top and lasting flanel blanket. Quite ascertive bitterness in front of a sort of sour/young flavour. Some toastiness and weak hops flavour as well. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Refreshing.
Fukito (778) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, march 07. Dark copper colorr, solid but not-so lasting white head. Some caramel and skunky aroma. Taste is toffee, bittersweet and some skunk. Light palate, short aftertaste. Middle of the road alt.
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. Clear amber, small creamy head. Pungent, almost aggresive fruity nose leaning towards plums and metal. Dryish with fairly clean mouthfeel. Lightly spritzy, grassy and ashy with some minerals and salty finish. A good altbier with a pleasant depth of flavours.
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Norm for this beer hand bottled from the bright tanks and bought back from Germany faster than a UPS over night package. Crisp with notes of pepper, cookies and hops FUCKING OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!! Norm also bought back an interesting hefe made by this same guys that was equally as good. Page 244 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 361 out 500 Classic Brews to go.
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intensely lacy clear red measure capped with snowy foam. Bitterly dry and hoppy mit und touch of metallic orange fruitiness. Fresh and fruity at first with a biting hoppiness and bready afters that bitter even more in combination with food. Especially if it’s grossmutter’s gobstopper-sour raw herring special. Draught samples at Brauerei Im Fuchschen.
MiP (13788) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the brewpub. Slightly hoppy aroma, with spicy hops. Clear copper colour, stable tan head. Medium bitterness with a little cream in the aftertaste. Good, creamy mouthfeel, making it very süffig. Very well-balanced and a good session beer.
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with a average fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is light malty, roasted, notes of grain. Flavor is moderate sweet, acidic and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel has a very short metallic pick. A beer where i think both flavor and aroma is not in balance.
ALLOVATE (2467) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vom fass @ Brauerei Im Füchschen, Düsseldorf, Germany.
With the sun now beating down, the life arising in the streets of the morning - Summer ’06 - my wife and I now well fed at this lovely old, timber everything, Brauhaus, it was time for the Altbier to come out. Our Kobe - a lovely, English speaking chap - was all too happy to tell us about their beers, I on the other-hand just needed to taste it. From out the cavernous Brauhaus he presented two glasses of Alt, ticked the coaster and smiled before walking away. The glass began to sweat quickly, its contents a bright, tight, orange copper, quite still, with a ’Real-ale’ messy, frothy off-white head that would be the envy of CAMRA. Toffee, burnt sugar and ripe, tangy oranges on the nose with a degree of peppery spice guaranteed to tickle the nerve endings. Bitter sweet fruits in the mouth, juicy, quenching and tight. Toasted malt shows, provides a solid base for the ample fruit and onslaught of hops to follow as it moves across the palate. SilkTork once told me to simply swallow and not think about the beer so much, I could not do that here. This was juicy. Fresh picked hop buds seem to be still swimming in the fruit punch mix. Its finish is bitter, fruity, tangy but clean and oh so long down the back. The linger of fruit’s supplemented by dusty malt flavours, a little roasted malt even. In Düsseldorf, as with Köln, every one has their favourites and this was mine. A lovely Altbier, a lovely Brauhaus and a handsome tip for our Kobe. Prost Düsseldorf!!!
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Gravity - Brown copper body, creamy off white head; Great super fresh malty nose balanced by a very little noble hop aromas; Very soft full texture on bitter body with a very little sticking sharp carbonation; Long fruity bitter finish, lots of really malty aromas some how grainy but in a very good way.............Bottled 04.05.06 (8-5-8-3-16=4.0) – Very beautiful deep amber body, huge white head leaving thick lacing; Balanced deep beautiful fresh nose with lots of different both malt and hop notes; Huge big bubbled carbonation (to much), pleasant bitter, fresh, superb balance; Long bitter finish, lots of complex aromas both malt and hop are very present. Very well made, very balanced beer. Looking very much forward to try this at its best.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewpub. Copper color with golden hints, thick head. Very clean malt aroma with little hops. Rich malt with just enough hops to balance. Nice beer, but could stand to have a little more to it.