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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a clear and effervescent light copper color, topped by a good inch of bubbly, cream colored foam. Decent lacing. Lightly fruity malt and with a tangy hop presence in the aroma. Nice crisp and clean dry toasted malt flavor, with a little fruit and a spicy tangy hop bite. The fruit disappears, but the malt and hops are plentiful all the way to the finish. Body on the light side of medium, carbonation is quite lively.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours clear copper with an off-white creamy head. Moderate sweet malt aroma, hint of caramel. Pronounced malt flavor. Medium body, almost creamy. No noticeable hop flavor. This is a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Has a sweet scent of caramel, has similar toffee and malty tastes. Pretty smooth and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2007
ABR 2007. Malty nose. Light copper color. Dry hop finish follows a lightly malt flavored body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4386) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4377) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2006
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.


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