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 (1438) - 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 (8748) - 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 (2110) - 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 (5256) - 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!
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a clear, dark golden body under a nice, off-white head. Bready, caramel nose with a faint vegetal note and some prunes. Roasted notes too. Quite dry in the mouth, with caramel and bread, hints of roasted malts and dried fruits in the back. A little hazelnut touch and some bitterness lingering. Medium to full body with palate cleansing carbonation. Dry, bready finish with some fine bitterness. A really fine altbier that I would love to drink all night some time.. 091008
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - SEP 13, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish color body with a thick cream head. Great lacing. Smell is of caramel, nuts, malt, and heavy on the hops. Taste was amazing! Great bitterness to the mild sweet flavor. Hop bite stays for a long while. One of my new favorite altbiers.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is dark amber with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness and a full, smooth and soft flavour of malt, caramel and a slightly dry bite of citrus in the finish.
bobinlondon (1280) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Gravity at Zeitgeist Bier Mania Oktoberfest 08, and many times over the years at the brewpub in Dusseldorf. Amber with a white head. At its best one of mt top 5 session beers. Wonderful balance of toasty malt, ale yeast fruitiness, fresh nobel hops and clean lagered smooth conditioning. Not a beer that should be rated on a mere sip.