BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, - NOV 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tall flip-top bottle: best before 15 Dec 2012. Poured (three times) into one of my Hannen Alt glasses @ home during a random tasting evening on 16 Nov 2012.
Looks reminded me of a cola with a head that stayed longer than normal: certainly that colour anyway.
Poor nose: just weak malt notes and an earthy whiff.
The taste is also on the weak side: mildly malty but no depth or ’umph’ to the brew at all, a big disappointment to be honest. Maybe it’s better fresh or on-tap, but I doubt it. The beer did seem to grow on me a little as I got used to its flavours, there was some bitterness to be found along with those malts mentioned earlier but it still didn’t cut the mustard as a good Alt in my eyes.
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from tap @ Eindhovens Bierfestival. Clear dark amber color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly metal, leaves, malt bitter. Average body and carbonation.
DrNosha (714) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom Fass im Brauhaus in der Düsseldorfer Altstadt. Dezentes Malzaroma. Für ein Alt recht helles Braun. Auch der Geschmack ist etwas wässrig. bitterer Abgang. Schön dass es ein neues Altbrauhaus gibt, aber das Bier ist noch verbesserungsfähig. Es hat mir noch zu wenig Ecken und Kanten.
rgf001 (266) - München, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Faint floral aroma almost undetectable. Flavor tasting is affected by oxidation notes. Firm bitterness not as astringent as Schumacher but not as appealing caramelly oxidation notes. Dry finish with oxidized aftertaste.
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Flürklinkik, Düsseldorf. Very good alt, nice amber color with solid malt flavors.
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, kindly donated by pivnizub - diky! Deep amber colour, mid-sized off-whiet head. Intensive malty base with some caramel, plus lots of good and bitter hops - bitter-sweet overall impression. Good!
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Brauerei Kurzer, Dusseldorf. Clear amber color, good creamy beige head. Aroma has caramel, herbs and brown sugar. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Flavor is toasted caramel and herbal hoppyness. Short finish. Not as solid as the classic alts in the city.
markoijelena (1451) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft 0.25l at Brauhaus Kürzer Dusseldorf Germany.20.06.2015.Pour it clear dark brown color with medium white head.On the nose roasted malt.Taste of roasted malt, bread, some spices, finish quite light.Good carbonation, perfect balanced.
pompfe (10) - - JUN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, I suppose if I wrote comments about Alt-Bier from Duesseldorf, they wouldn’t be neutral. I just love the Alt-Bier from Duesseldorf. They are simply next to none. So, I judge all the beers from "Altstadt Duesseldorf" equally.
aleigator (558) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an utmost clear, brown-ember color, with a stable, big head.
The aromas are unusual metallic in this one, adding a lot of copper to the nose, while almost overpowering the beers bready malt base. A faint layer of grassy hops shines through, working well with the toasty malts. After the initial, slightly harsh beginning, the beer’s components begin to work well together, with chewy, grainy hay becoming recognizable from the profound malt foundation.
Has an unusual low carbonation for this style, especially when regarding the coppery nose, hinting at a higher carbonation. Even for a sessionable beer, this finishes very aqueous, with all other flavours leaving the palate inmediately after becoming recognizable for a short glance.
Begins with an interesting mix of toasted, earthy malts and sweeter toffee, with a short appearance of leafy hops cutting through. The brew then turns sweeter and maltier, and its coppery flaw becomes visible on the tongue. Finishes watery, with a faint hop bitterness arising.
Pretty boring, features an unusual tame and light bodied interpretation of an Alt, for coming directly out of Düsseldorf. Reminds me of a mass produced Alt, as there is just not much going on. This basically prevents itself from getting recognizable, independent characteristics.
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source, pours a clear amber color with a tan head. The smell is roasted malt, herbal. The taste is roasty, a touch of fruit, herbal, ending dry and roasty. The body is light with average carbonation. A decent Altbier.