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RATINGS: 144   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, raisins, and florals. Flavor of caramel, smoked grains, nuts, and orange.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
22oz bottle. Large off-white head atop clear, deep amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, toasted caramel, some orange/peach, light earthy, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, toast, earthy/orange, some raisin. Light-medium body, light resin/stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10938) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of smooth roast malt and perhaps a bit of grassy hop. Med body. Flavor is primarily smooth roast malt, and I think the hops are grassy. The finish approaches astringent, and the malt seems to provide bitter. It’s certainly bitter, and it tends towards dry. Excellent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: Phil’s Existential Alt
Date: April 16, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, earthy, light breadyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, dry and earthy, woodsy, well balanced bitterness, just a touch of sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, earthiness, light carmel and light toffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of toasted malt, earthiness, toffee and light carmel with a smooth lingering toasted malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with an average, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, light caramel and toast malt, dates and earthy-spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, enough to balance the sweet malt, some fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep reddish orange appearance with a big, light brown head. Quite rich caramel, Munich malty, toffee, light citrusy, straw aroma. A little fruity (apple, pear), toasty caramel malty, toffee, grassy, earthy, a bit nutty flavor with a floral, herbal, grassy aftertaste. A little too sweet for my taste. A bit of a disappointment but not all that bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, a bit of toffee and raisin, and earthy hops. The taste is raisin, toasted malts, and peppery and herbal hop notes. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Draft @ Full Sail in Hood River. Dark rusty red colored body. Crunchy toast and nutty crisp crackers and peppery hop bitterness all over this thing. Clean and crisp with a medium to full body. Fresh and delicious.


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