thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thanks Feldthaus/Lau]
Pours golden copper with a big, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma is sweet and fairly malty, some slight butterscotch and grassy hops. Medium carbonation, fine dryish mouthfeel. Flavour starts quite metallic, but it gets less and less. Dry, some caramel malts, fairly crisp. Very dry finish. Good, but the Schumacher was better.
mike_77 (4935) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a sweet aroma with a hint of caramel. Flavour has a better balance of sweet and bitter (compared to many other Altbiers). Texture is a little bit fuller, richer too. Easy to drink.
brekeriet (139) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at Fuchschen Brauerei, Dusseldorf.
Aroma: A bit sulfur and diacteyl. Well balanced bitterness. Palate: Quite watery. Nice head.
Not a favourite of ours.
ghostangel (1) - ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is the first beer i have ever rated...it is really good and i have enjoyed it a lot.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ Brewpub in Düsseldorf, Germany. Probably shouldn’t have had a bier since I am sick but well, I was feeling really good this day. This was an excellent alt. Pours an amber-black cherry combination. Nice size head and decent lacing. Nose was roasted malts, rosemary, and candied nuts. Taste is malt, burnt, leather, nutmeg, herbal and excellently balanced. Felt good on the palate. Well rounded brew.
inbirraveritas (1449) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5 l fliptop bottle.
It pours a chestnut brown with a nice off-white creamy/frothy head on top, which remains filmy, the carbonation’s lively.
The smell is of yeast, malt and some roastyness.
It begins tiny crisp, the taste is sweet and the flavour’s dried fruity and nutty.
The middle is of caramell/roasted malt and citrus hops, the finish is spicy, citric and bitter, which gives a perfect balance to the malt and remains in a pleasant aftertaste.
The beers texture is moderate sticky, body’s medium.
Overall a fine Alt, really made for my taste.
KyotoLefty (8859) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Cask at the brewery. Nice malty caramel nose, good hops, pepper. Medium bitter finish with bread and pepper. Very nice finish. Great bready malts. Lightly tangy. A great beer, amazingly drinkable with low gas and perfect balance.
Sept 2007: From the wood in the Altstadt. Orange-amber color, slightly lighter than the others. Slightly malty aroma. Flavor of caramel malt. Sweet, somewhat light.Refreshing but not as interesting as some. Some dark fruits in there, and ok hops. Sweet and sour finish, not really sour, but a bit tangy. Want to try this again. 7/3/7/4/15
wekker84 (2130) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from the Trinkgut in Germany a dark amber colored beer with a creamy head aroma sweet malts and some spices and bitter taste is sweet caramel malts and bitter a bitter finish
jfb (5299) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) clear golden-amber colour with a pillowy off-white head. nondescript aroma of grain, light floral hops and a hint of caramel. flavour is grainy pale malts with notes of caramel, butter and smoke after some initial hints of chocolate. medium body and carbonation with light herbal hoppy bitter finish.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2010 Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of pivnizub. Beautiful nut brown beer with a nicely remaining lacing head. Dissapointing aroma of malt, raisin, malt, sugar and chestnuts. Nutty taste. Malty. Beautiful lacework indeed. Sweet malty finish. Definitely not my favorite Alt. Inferior to Schumacher Alt in my opinion. Thanks a lot pivnizub!