MANdolin (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nice, looks lighter than the style should be. Taste seems thin. Starts with a decent sweetness and ends with a not so appealing tartness. The bitter at the end could probably be mellowed a little and it would help to get it closer to style.
gripweed57 (337) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Dark reddish brown color topped by a big fluffy beige head. Tasty toasted malt aroma has notes of toasted walnuts and burnt sugar. Toasted malt flavor has a spicy complex hop balance that makes for a nice smooth character. Medium bodied with dryish notes. A nutty spicy hop finish makes this a pleasant interpretation of a classic German style.
conway (606) - - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a thin white head. Aroma is a bit nutty. Taste adds some dark fruit and a strong pilsner malt finish. Mouthfeel is light with a crisp carb. Solid lagerish beer. Good intro to alt.
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AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark amber color with ivory sheen. Toasty, caramel aromas.medium body, average carbonation. toasted caramel flavors with some mild flora---decent
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty nose with some caramel notes; itís 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.
Fech (261) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper hue foamy tan head. Strong overtones of malts mixed with slight notes of the german noble hops lemon peel and coriander.
Fatehunter (794) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Itís 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 havenít tasted many, but this is the best altbier Iíve had.
nsquishee (516) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of graham crackers, lemon, coriander, and cinnamon. Copper colored and very clear. Tastes medium sweet, lightly sour, and medium bitter. Not bad, but donít want the whole bomber.
robforbes (1900) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Atom (1007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
r464 (1476) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.