DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Floral and malt aromas. Golden coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Herkimer. Fairly dark red orange appearance with an orangish tan head. Fairly hoppy, amber malty nose. Somewhat hoppy, bland amber malty flavor.
chriso (7344) - 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.
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.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Deep orange amber pour with a rocky head. Aroma of caramel and some sort of funk. Pretty light palate. Taste is slight bread and malt, heavy on the metallic elements. Not too good.
Skyview (5104) - 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is not bad for an alt. Pours a light copper clear and good off white head retention. Hoppy noble hop aroma , a bit grassy, and some light toasty malts and hints of caramel. Crisp clean hoppy flavor, solid malt backbone- and a nice crisp spicy and herbal hop finish. Definitely on the hoppy side even for an alt, but nice.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint at the brewpub, early October 2006. Medium maple color with a small head and a trace bit of lacing...faint, weak grassy-caramel aroma is pleasant but takes a lot of effort to get much from....lightly spicy body, caramel and a bit of woody-twiggy hops, lightly sticky mouthfeel, clean and very quaffable but never exciting, faint hints of baked fruit help out.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color with a thin head. A little malt in the aroma, but not much. Woody taste with a little smoke as well. A little malt, but very mild. Tasty enough, but I don’t think it’d be a great example of an Alt.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best of the four I tried in one night. Light malt and hop aroma. Mild, pleasant grain in the flavor with a a nice malt and hop balance. Medium body. Roasted grain finish.