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Iron Hill Altbier
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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One of the few German ales, this beer has a clean malt flavor and a low background bitterness.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11082) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear maroon amber color, off white head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel biscuits. Taste is toffee, coffee. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
on tap-pours an offwhite head with dark red color. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, smokey. Taste is smokey, sweet, dark malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap at Voorhees. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, cookie, and nutty malt, dates and figs with spicy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced, dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004
On tap at Iron Hill in North Wales. Poured a deep mahogany color with a small off white head. Malty, nutty and caramel aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet and bitter. Smooth body. Overall, I enjoyed this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
A few weeks ago in Montgomeryville, I had the 2nd best sampler of my life at Iron Hill. Their 6 or 7 house beers were there, in addition to 7, yes 7, seasonals. This was one of the seasonals. Dark copper colr with generous white head. Aroma of malt, almonds, toffee. It had a marzeny quality coupled with a subtle brown ale quality. Smooth, crisp finish, and great complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2007
[Cask] Poured a hazy brown color with a thin ring of off white bubbles, light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, and caramel. Taste of nuts, caramel, smoke, toasted malts, toffee, and finishing hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Draft at Maple Shade. Poured a clear chestnut brown body with an average sized creamy off white head. Aroma was mostly malts with a chocolaty earthy note. Medium to lighter bodied with soft carbonation. Nice simple clean refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Pours clear light amber with a thin tan head. Aroma has light caramel and fruit...very faint. Flavor has caramel and toffee...bit of candied fruit. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a candied fruit/earthy/roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Poured a light brown color with a nice thin head that yielded decent lacing. The aroma was malty with a hop touch. The flavor was similar, with some nuts coming through in the base malt. Unfortunately, I had this one at the Newark IH and experienced some soap in the flavor. Idiots down here don’t know how to wash the glassware. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with just the right level of carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Tap at Maple Shade. Pours an attractive dark copper color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of some bready notes, light caramel and a light grassy hop aroma. Taste is clean and very straightforward, well balanced with notes of caramel, toasty bread notes, and a grassy slightly bitter finish. Well rounded, easy drinking beer.


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