bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a dark cream head. Sweet malt and light caramel aroma. Caramel and light spice flavor with light dark fruit. Medium bodied. Earth and mineral notes linger with caramel and light dark fruit.
bhensonb (12173) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Nice clean dark caramel aroma with a touch of noble hop. Med body. Flavor is smooth creamy caramel with spicy hop. Delicate in a way. Finishes bitter and not too dry. Dry enough tho.
digrod (113) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into proper glass wear. Pours amber brown with practically no head. Aromas of fresh baked bread, pipe tobacco, nougat, and fresh fruit. Flavor is the same plus a lingering cascade of roasted malt with a nutty aftertaste. This is almost exactly what I remember an Altbier tasting like when I visited Dusseldorf. Fantastic beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3466) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. the aroma is rather subdued on it, but I get some tobacco hints and light floral and berry light sweetness. Munich malt? Transparent cola-colored body with a smallish cream-colored head. Relatively weak. Starts with some pretty toasted malts. Light caramel sweetness in the middle, before more toastiness comes through late. Mild grassy bitterness very late. Has a nice mineral character, and the sharp toastiness in the middle is ever so slightly burnt. A very interesting beer, but it could use a tad more carbonation.
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am guessing this is the same beer in bottle form 5.7% alc.
22 oz bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR.
Pours a dark amber/chestnut colour with a very small bubbly tan head.
Very malty alt style aromas..earthy,leaves a bit of chocolate..nice stuff.
Very balanced taste with a slight earthiness and bitter aftertaste.
Mouth feel is excellent very smooth with low carbonation.
Nice authentic alt beer.
douglas88 (6960) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont. Where you at 3/4? Pours a dark ruddy copper color with a medium off-white almost beige head. The aroma is big sweet malts, some berries and toffee. The flavor is wonderful and quite seasonal: caramel, earthy, sweeter fruit maybe pomegranate, some strawberry perhaps, candied fruit. But really its core isn’t super sweet but clean and smooth. Very nice. I could drink a liter...or two.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - NOV 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks for the "head’s up", Jeff!
Medium-dark earth-tone, fiery highlights, and pretty ’forest mushroom’ foam.
Earthy malt, crisp ’Fall’ leaves, with nuances of bramble fruit on the nose. The taste reminds of authentic bread pudding, European-style caramel, and black cherry reduction; all without any of the overt sweetness. Firm, tight, and wonderfully clean. Willkommen zum Herbst.
joeneugs (3981) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from Berkeley Bowl. It pours a very dark amber color with red highlights and a small khaki head. The aroma is kinda Bock-like with rich malt melanoidins, hints of red fruits like cherry, plum and raisin bread with some toast. The flavor has a bit more hop character that you would expect from an Alt as compared to a Bock. Earthy, floral character up front followed by a bit of caramel and cherry, well developed maltiness with a medium earthy bitter finish. The body is medium and the carbonation is a tad on the low side. A very well made and tasty beer.
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours light amber with a nice beige head and a sweet malty aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a more bitter finish. A nice example of the style.