GenDV138 (4605) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, butterscotch, malt, candied fruit, syrup. Tastes of malt, caramel, herbs, light spice, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice Altbier.
_angst_ (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in the local for local euroswap. Thank you Erzengel! Pours clear deep golden brown with a frothy offwhite head that leaves some trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly fruity, slightly floral and slightly earthy with dark bread, caramel, moist soil, hay, plums, red berries and lemon peal. Taste is bitter, floral, herbal and earthy with dark bread, dandelion stems, St. John’s wort, moist soil, hay, minerals, orange peal and hints of iron. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly astringent, tiny watery and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with dark bread, moist soil, hay, dandelions, minerals and orange peal. I quite enjoyed this one. Nice malt profile, pleasant bitterness, nice floral and earthy hops and a soft very pleasant mouthfeel adding to the drinkablility. Yum!
aleigator (605) - GERMANY - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a huge, froth, bubbly head, with a clear brown color, in which ember hints shine through.
Smells of fresh, skunky yeast with sweeter, cane sugary, notes of malt, as well as rustic bread.
Tastes much dryer, and more balanced than the aromas revealed. Starts bready, accompanied by semi-dry, slightly bitter hops, which stay in the background though, to allow the malts to unfold in all its beauty. Drinks very smooth and turns a little more sweeter, in a toffeish way, without loosing its bready, slightly toasted foundation. Finishes crisp, very balanced, with hops and malts standing in perfect balance to each other.
Wanja (767) - GERMANY - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap (0.2 l) at the brewpub in Düsseldorf. Clear red color, good head. Quite mild Altbier variante. Light smokey aroma. Easy to drink.
ElManana (1383) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apperance: orange, no head, clear.
Aroma: Alcohol, malts
Taste: lots of oxidation, metal, flat yeast.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th September 2014
Post Borefts Tasting, Tulip Hotel Room 118. Bright clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and a little dry. Touch of dry cream in the malts. Vibrant tangy toffee! Little dried fruits. Light semi dry finish. Nice.
Calisky (2177) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with McTapps
Couleur ambrée caramel, mousse qui disparait. Nez de caramel leger. Gout de caramel doux et forte amertume très bonne de houblon. Bien ronde en bouche. Amertume forte et longue en fin de bouche. nickel
jaghana (5096) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl kindly shared by Calisky. A clear amber beer, nose is typically on toasted caramel, cooked biscuit, mmmmmmmm ! Aroma is medium sweet, toasted caramel, blond caramel, biscuit, light chocolate, very clean, tannic bitterness, good body. Finish is with long duration on burnt grain and caramel, grassy bitterness, nice !
tom10101 (4528) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Brauerei im Füchschen. Clear orange/copper with a small off-white head and good/heavy lacing. Aroma is mineral with toffee notes and toasted cereals. Taste is more toffee forward with toasted malt, earthy notes and light bitterness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Lingering mineral finish. Decent Altbier. Tasty but not too much. Drinkable but not too much. Good balance.
Luk_ (238) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brauhaus. Clear copper with thick foam. Aroma is hay, cereal and light toffee. Taste is rich cereal, light caramel malt sweetness and cherry. Medium carbonation and oily. Drinks easily, definitely the best.