Grumbo (1199) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brauerei Zur Uel, Düsseldorf. Pours deep amber with a lasting off- white head. Aroma of malt, hop, banana and caramel. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, slight sticky/earthy texture. Average carbonation. Finish has a bitter edge.
chris0r (23) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color. Typical Alt caramel notes, but more strong on the hop side. Similarities to West coast pale ale but less fruity or sweet. Interestingly different.
SinH4 (2447) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 Bottle courtesy of King_Alex_II, beautiful clear copper color with big tan head. Aroma is slightly metallic, caramel, herbal. Taste is Kräuterbonbon, nutty, fresh, with an earthy-tangy sting. Medium carbonation. Surprisingly dry. Very dry. Easily drinkable. The prototypic Alt.
vanillaringer (29) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter. Thin and light in the mouth. One-sided and not overly complex. Color is warm. Interesting Alt Bier, but not my style.
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On weekend in Germany at the brewpub of tap amber coloured body with a white head and a herby yeast malt hops aroma a herby fruity malt hops yeast dry bitter taste with a bitter finish
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle iron smell like general Alt
Iron flavour in the finish
Grapefruit like lasting bitter aftertaste
Found it’sspecial in the bitterness in a good way.
Baramba (816) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask. Clear amber with white head. Malt aroma. Sweet malt aroma, caramel, dry bitter finish
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown malt, bready, lite figs, fresh malty wort, not hoppy, rich pale malt. Hard to determine nationality. Clean fermx. Light mild chocolate. Bit of nuts and honey. Chalky, dry body. A lot less sweetness than a brown ale, lighter malt bill, but still robust in flavor. Wonderful head retention throughout, thick lacing after each sip. Slight banana-pudding like fruity esters as it warms. Husky, grain forefront flavor and mf. Finishes papery dry. Very drinkable.
szeli (253) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Das ausbalancierteste Alt des TS-Day 2015, süffig.
Leicht fruchtig, dazu das Alt-typische Karamell.
Nachgeschmack sehr angenehm, trocken, eisig.
Insgesamt sehr gut.
DrJ33 (1) - - DEC 7, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am from Düsseldorf and have grown up on Altbier, this is by far the choice of the locals and the most balanced in my opinion. Malt forward and a noble Hallertauer Hops finish, on the hoppy side for us Germans, but not for americans. The head has a rich caramel aroma to it and should be a dark shade of eggshell. If you are in Düsseldorf I highly recommend going there on a Wednesday night, so you get what I mean by choice of locals.