bierkoning (9582) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from ElDesmadre, thanks! Copper color. Bready aroma and flavor with hints of caramel and nutmeg, Sweet. medium bodied. Corny.
FatPhil (8116) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (Chmielarnia, Warsaw)
Ewwwwww, that’s an off aroma. Nice reddy amber, persistent tight off-white head. Ewww, lactic sourness in the taste too. But a very nice roast . Shame about the sourness, I can tell there’s a nice dark beer behind the flaws. The finish is actually very nice, the fullness of the roast covers the tongue. Nice nutty finish. The lacticity probably improves the fullness of the palate. I would like to have this fresh as the brewer intended.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-07-08. Bright copper/amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Malty aroma, toasty malt and caramel touches. Similar flavour, malt forward with light bitterness and a mild tangy quality to it. Average bodied palate. Decent, enjoyable. Bottle shared by Radek
kevnic2008 (6630) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber colour with a kind of yellow head. Clearly malt and sweet in the end. O.K. Altbier but a much too sweet.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Radekfest 2012 – Bottle 500ml
Aroma fresh, clean crisp hop feel. Proper true hops used for style. Sweet caramel backing. Bready malts at finish.
Appearance clear, amber brew with medium beige , slightly creamy cap.
Flavor and Palate : malty front, slight creamy hints. Mild with proper to style bitterness. Nutty hop character. Medium low carbonation. Semi-dry hints behind. Good, not best Alt but solid interpretation. Reminded me a bit of Schumacher Alt.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, picked up at prague alefest at klub hoodoo. quite a faithful rendition of a duesseldorf alt - murky light brown with a lingering off-white head; aroma of slightly sweaty, sweet caramel and vanilla; hints of mulch, buttery banana and lightly metallic bitterness. a fair effort
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4604-20120708] 500mL bottle. Lightly honeyed toasted herbal grains aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy lightly toasted honey flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(Radekfest 2012, c/o Radek Kliber, w/ him, jercraigs, liamt07)
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The head is unrobust, the body red-brown. It smells sweet-malty, a bit like kwass, raisins. The taste is kwass, sweet, raisin, malty. Not an Altbier! 12/8/8/8/12/8
Bamsen78 (2007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with thick off-white head. Sweetish, bready, malty and fruity aroma. Sweet taste of malt and caramel. That’s my first altbier, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is not quite representative of the type due to the considerable sweetness. Not bad, though.
Marduk (1681) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle. Clear copper color. Small white head, stays. Very malty, metallic, earthy aroma. Sweet, juicy, burnt caramel, malty and flour in flavor. Apples in aftertaste?