BlackHaddock (4256) - 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.
jfb (4196) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy toffee and roasted malts, slightly buttery, with a hint of red grapes and liquorice. flavour is mostly the same, heavy toffee and raisins, with some big notes of herbal hops, more toasted malts, some sugar icing and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Tap-House, Munich. Pours a dark brown colour with a small thick foamy head. Aroma of dark berries, mild sourness and toasted malts. Flavour of sweet malts, pungent grassy bitterness, berries and some earthiness. Light bodied and quite high carbonation. Decent. Not at it’s best perhaps.
Beerhunter111 (8660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein klares dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm röstmalzig, Karamell, hopfig, würzig. Geschmack schokoladig mit ausgeprägter Hopfennote, grasig, minimal metallisch, im Mittelteil reife Früchte, Karamell, hopfig würzig im Abgang, lecker!
Luk_ (217) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Kurzer. Brown pour with creamy dense head. Aroma is banana, caramel and infection. Taste is caramel sweetness and an off tartness. Horrible beer, I didn’t even finish my small glass.
Salwal (8) - - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Different style düsseldorf Altbier. Very malty with a strong afterstaste. High carbonation, slight hops note. Very good and progressive Altbier
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brauhaus
Beautiful dark amber color with creamy head, clean. Very nice aroma of malt, caramel, some dust, light coffee. The mouthfeel is quite round, with a good flavor of caramel, light biscuity touch, bit of dustiness and roastiness, light residual sweetness. Correct bitterness.
Modern, bolder than the traditional ones, good and interesting.
JulienHuxley (3543) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with thin creamy white head. Aroma is vegetal, sweet, bad fermentation, caramel. Taste is sweet, wet grass, really dirty, earthy, feed mill, light acidity. Gross.
MrHangover (2866) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Brewpub. Pours a clear amber beer with a medium sized off white head on top. Aroma is earthy, malty, touch of caramel and red fruits. Flavor has a big fruity presence, medium sweet and lasts long on the back of the tongue. Medium carbo, decent mouthfeel and very nice alt.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.5l. Pours dark brown with large off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, slightly roasted. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter, roasted, very malty, nutty. Aftertaste is light bitter with a slightly roasted flavour. Really good session Alt. From tap it is even better. Will rate the tap version again in the near future.
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Medium brown, med head. There isn’t much aroma other than basic caramel, a touch of yeast, lots of breadcrust, and a fairly basic profile overall. Ok alt.