GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Whatever. It’s okay but there’s nothing to it. It’s also strange they market this as their "pale ale" at the brewpub which technicallly may be true but the difference in style from the U.S. or British pale ale is worth highlighting, not blurring them together as if to prove a point. I think this perhaps minor issue points to the unremarkable character of Herkimer brews in general.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Somewhat hazy copper body with a small white head. Toasty malt aroma with some floral hops. Sweet toasty and caramel flavor with some floral and citrus hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large creamy off-white, maybe tan, head with excellent lacing, copper colored.... falvor long in duration, thin texture, balanced taste of sweet and hops near the end, mild fruit aromas.. at Herkimer Pub & Brewey... not nearly as hoppy as the description indicates
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Burnt orange in color. Smelled sweetly hoppy. The taste was fairly metallic but with some malty sweetness. Okay, but boring. I’ve had better alts before and surely will again.
tennisjoel (1176) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper red pour. Graham cracker scents and well as diecytal. Some caramel flavor, but this is not very well done. Normally I’ve had good luck with this style, not so here.
Skyview (5215) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at ABR 07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pours a clear coppery amber (slightly lighter than the oktoberfest) with a thin and good retaining off-white head that has some good lacing. Aroma of dry multi-grain malt, some grassy hops and a touch of dark pitted fruits. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with a dry multi-grained biscuity malt flavor. Finish is slightly gritty, dry with a grassy hop and grain malt aftertaste.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ABR 2007. Malty nose. Light copper color. Dry hop finish follows a lightly malt flavored body.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Brewpub: Copper, light head and nice lacing. Nose of clean malt, light yeast and plum, a balanced semi-dry alt, but musky and dry in the finish.
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub, June 2007. Not the most typical Altbier. For a start it is rather pale for the style - more amber than copper. Second, there’s a quite pronounced grassy hop character that outweighs the malt, which is mild and biscuity. Decent enough.
malzmiller (11) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hard to call this truly an Alt. More an APA. Citrus/grapefruit-hop nose. Light copper color. Not a bad beer. just not an Alt.