Kilannan Altbier
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Brewed by Kilannan Brewing Company
Style: Altbier
Owen Sound, Canada


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
473 mL can. Cola brown with no head. It didnít sound carbonated when the can was opened. And it has very little carbonation. Something ainít right. No off flavours, though. Actually has a nice nutty maltiness to it, but itís mild. Quite drinkable. Thin body though. Hopefully just a bad can.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
gregorymconway (127) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
473ml can from the LCBO. Non existent head on a body thatís the lighter side of amber. Aroma is some breadyness, a little skunkyness, a little earthiness and some wet cardboard. Excessively watery and light bodied, very very little carbonation, flat,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear dark copper colour with modest-sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, light toast and a bit of mineraliness/spiciness. Flavour has a little more prominent toastiness, solid caramel/toffee maltiness and a bit of sort of pepperiness. Average body. Not the most exciting style but a solid brew nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3011) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
473 ml can from LCBO via my bro, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear(?) mahogany with a smallish-ashen head. Aroma: Some nice caramel/toffee malts, a bit of melanoidin, some solvent/pear drop (unfortunate), fairly fruity, comes off a bit more like a Scotch Ale than an Altbier... Palate: Medium body, somewhat sparse carbonation. Flav.: Bread crust, lots of melanoidin, caramel/toffee, very malty with minimal hop presence and somewhat less solvent/acetone (thankfully); almost dry with fair bitterness and a pleasant, melanoidin malty finish.

Not a complete success, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1162) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Tasted at Real Canadian Craft Beer Fest. Hoppy and peppery note with a little yeasty kick in there as well. On the palate there is a hint of roast and caramel but this medium bodied brew is all about itís drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5205-20130407] Tap. Cooked banana alcohol aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Toasted old fruit skin flavour has a grainy base. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6+/3/13) 3.1
(B4B @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (577) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
473ml can. Pours a mildly hazy reddish brown with a short lived creme coloured head. Aromas of dark bread, cereal notes, light dried fruit, straw, and mild resinous hops. As for taste, this beer is a malt showcase. Biscuity malt notes up front, caramel, good minerality, light maple notes, light straw, and good bitterness that leads to more malt and fruity notes in the finish. Iím a little surprised at how good this is. Iíd buy it regularly if readily available. Well done guys!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2222) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
473 ml can from the brewery. Light brown more the red. Small spotty white head. Malt aroma, a touch roasty. Really solid classic alt flavour. Very clean and highly drinkable. Enjoyable winter session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2339) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap, pours amber, aroma is grainy and flavour is grainy and a bit hoppy, a nice grassiness, really quite nice offering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomghiley (21) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Has a beautiful color, but it lacks depth as far as the way it pours, terrible carbonation, with very little head. Itís aroma is better than average, has a slightly spicy scent, but it is not very developed. The flavour is good, it isnít overpowering in any way, which is both itís strength and weakness, it does taste as though there is a bit too much gelatine added during the priming process. Overall, a very solid beer, that is quite unique for an altbier.

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