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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A generous amount of Munich and Vienna malts give this beer its copper color and toasty-caramel aroma. German noble hops provide complimentary


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5213) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one finger frothy off-white head that fell to a wispy film. The nose is pretty full of vienna maltiness with just a light touch of fruitiness and minimal hops. It actually smells a bit old and lightly oxidized, but there’s nothing in the little ’enjoy by’ space allotted to give me this info. The flavor isn’t really oxidized though, but it is a bit overly husky and grainy with a little light roast coffee and burnt caramel. The hops are pretty minimal here as well, with just a light bitterness towards the back end. Lighter bodied with a slightly clingy texture and fizzy carbonation. This one just didn’t do it for me. It’s really hard to find a good Altbier.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Malty nose with some caramel notes; it’s heavier on the biscuit/bread than on the caramel/sweet side. There is also a dash of earthy/noble hop character. The taste is a creamy concoction of bread and caramel, with a little bit of biscuit at the end and a balanced bitterness. More tilted to the caramel side than the aroma, I rather like the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with a good, creamy carbonation. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Copper hue foamy tan head. Strong overtones of malts mixed with slight notes of the german noble hops lemon peel and coriander.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Poured a finger of head on a dark amber colored body. Looks great. It smells old (it is an altbier after all). Seriously, it has a good barnyard/hay and earth smell to it. It’s fairly complex for an alt with some mild maltiness to start, then some hop spice and finishes with a bit of burnt wood. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. I haven’t tasted many, but this is the best altbier I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nsquishee (623) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Aroma of graham crackers, lemon, coriander, and cinnamon. Copper colored and very clear. Tastes medium sweet, lightly sour, and medium bitter. Not bad, but don’t want the whole bomber.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
pours a clear dark copper with a small ten head, and some lacing. smell is of caramel, some fruit, a touch of grain, malt, and some hops. taste is of caramel, a touch of citrus, a little fruit, malt, some corn, and hops in the back. ends a little dry and a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1549) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bomber pours a bright reddish/copper with a large bubbly khaki head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and cereal grains. Taste of cereal grains of dry caramel with a bitter hop finish. Simple and enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
Malt bomb. Malt nose followed by strong malty palate. Just not my thing. Addition of decent hops helps save this one

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draft. Poured a light brown, reddish color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some nutty notes, caramel character. Flavor was toasted caramel with some nutty character. Very drinkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1956) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Dark coppery color with a light tan head. Sweet, malty base with a caramel flavor. Crisp, fizziness with a mildly bitter hops punch. Full body, very nice.


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