Beerman6686 (6009) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker red with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, light fruit, and grass. Flavor similar, very clean, but not overly sweet like most alts. First heater Allen I’ve had and I’m impressed.
Gription79 (2779) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. This bottle has serious problems, it gushed everywhere and poured with an excessive amounts of carbonation. The aroma is very tasty and harsh. The flavor is fruity, nutty, tasty. This is very dry and astringent. Footbalmed(drain pour)
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, light fruit, and nuts. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a small beige head that fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. There is some dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor start with light-moderate caramel, toffee, and a hint of molasses. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts. It’s medium bodied with a mild carbonation
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lightly hazed ruby-brown body with an off-white head of some retention. Nutty and toasty amber malt with a touch of roast / burnt bread crust, cola, red apple skin, marzipan, mild off-note of tomato and metal. Medium bodied, rich and malty and savory, semi-sweet with moderate bitterness. The finish is a little short and it’s a little yeasty and unclean, but the whole effect is nice enough.
Strykzone (6173) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This is dark brown. I think it is clear but the brown is so deep it is difficult to tell. An almost white head is small and very distinctive sitting on top. A malty aroma includes caramel. As it warmed it briefly smelled a little like grape jelly, too. Very grainy flavor to start. Almost like drinking grains. When it warmed spicy sulfury citrus bitter hops were tasted. So, not exactly to style Just a hint of smoke on the finish. This beer should not be served under 60F. Anything colder keeps subtleties from emerging. This beer began with a mouth full of grain and somehow ended up with a mouth full of something like Cascade. Pineapple and maybe even some coconut. But that grain is still there. Throw in some nuts. I love the transformation this beer made. It is a classic example of why you take a beer through temperature changes.
hayduke (4420) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. We had fun analyzing this beer and searching out it subtle nuances and discussing them. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Rich caramel malt nose and some dark fruit. Medium body. Flavor is caramel malts and lots of subtle other flavors. I get fruit, smoke, nuts and it shows citrus, spice, and sulfur in a citrus bitter finish. Tough to analyze but complex and nice drinking.
Zymurgeist2 (1623) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of rich caramel and slight chocolate. Walnuts. Almost an orange aspect hidden in the back. Pristine copper with a khaki head. Taste is malty, but there is a metallic aspect to it. Moderate bitterness. Lacks some of the full, rounded maltiness of the style.
Sarlacc83 (1682) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.A: Mahogany body with a thin ring of off-white head. Lacing.N: Char and smoke, chicory, biscuit, toffee, earth and leaves, peppercorns, a hint of pine.T: Smokey, a bit sweet and a bit bitter.M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol.O: Smokey altbier. Tasty and complex.
bytemesis (5993) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear hazel, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is malty, nutty, a hint of rye and smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter with a sharp acrid bite, malty, hints of smoke, toast and a touch of caramel. Lingering sharp bitterness, bordering on metallic. Lightish body.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Lardo, Portland, as Heater Allen Altbier, 5.75% ABV
Dark amber to brown color, clean. A good lean caramelly brew, not exactly an Altbier bit pleasant, nutty.