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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Copper-colored and hoppy, this beer is most easily compared to a German form of a pale ale. Popular around Dusseldorf, the name means simply “old” and recalls a time before Germany made primarily lagers. This beer features a high bitterness and aroma characteristic of generous additions of hops to the brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
On tap @ Herkimer. Fairly dark red orange appearance with an orangish tan head. Fairly hoppy, amber malty nose. Somewhat hoppy, bland amber malty flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5741) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Light copper with an average biege head. Aroma of malt, grassy hops and caramel. Tastes of citrus, malt and hops. A touch of bitterness. Not too exciting, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
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.

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