MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, 7.0% at the brewpub. Good fruity hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Big stable red tan head. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is nicely malty, good fruitiness, seems to come from the hops.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark amber colored with little light brown head. Strongly hopped caramelly aroma with added sugar feeling. Medium bodied. Flavor is also overly sweet with strong hops still, aftertaste is sweet-hopped with mild roastiness. Well, good one, not sure about balance.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 My Bottom Line:
Toasted and caramel maltiness hugs peppery, wooden hoppiness before slowly letting go to reclaim its succulent sovereignty in this complex and very drinkable strong Altbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Whipped cream-like foam adorns the russet gown.
-This may be heavier than the usual Altbier, but I don’t believe these guys are trying to brew to specific stylings. Good for them!
-The body is delicate and round, with relaxing carbonation.
-There are dried fruit edges, especially in the nose.
-Balance is achieved. This is a beautiful beer, like many brewed at Lambrate.
On tap at the brewpub.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Curiosa con grande complessità di frutta in primo luogo prugna fresca; molto dolce, forse un po’ stucchevole, da bere con discrezione ma comunque ottima.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub, October 2007.
Cloudy red beer, served a bit too cold, but it opens up as it warms up. Fruity, some bittersweet cherries.
I don’t know if it’s an amber ale or an alt.
The tasting note on their web site says it is a clear red, that must be a filtered version.
daniele (6523) - ITALY - JUN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 alla spina schiuma media ambrato carico note fruttate tendente al dolce bilanciata dalla tostatura e luppolo
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2
Intensity : 3
Yeast : XX   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 3   Caramel : 2   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : 3   Spicy : 1   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : 2   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Quite sweet amber ale with darker malts than most. Just a leafy kiss. Well-brewed as is usual for the house, but I’m surprised to see this as one of their highest rated offering.
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml capped bottle, labeled 5%. Slightly malty aroma, tan head, medium body with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry malty flavor matched with effervescence (bottle-conditioned?) Clean and tasty.
JorisPPattyn (8439) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Huge topped-up, brownish head, over dark chestnut beer with, indeed, a purple shine. Lots of caramel, toffee, liqueurish, sweet bread, like a Bock. Warming up, I get more dark candi sugar. First dry taste, leafy, then sweet-bready, going over again to dry, rather toasted taste. Caramel seeps in, making up for a very malty beer indeed. A bit of Valerian retronasal. Gives a probably exaggerated full bodied impression, slick, viscous nearly, but in fact, the beer is a bit thin, really. Good amber ale, for lovers of a good malt dose.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - SEP 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Creamy beige head tops a beautiful deep red Altbier. Nose starts from a complex red fruits bouquet, namely ripe plums & black cherries, a nice burnt caramel, to a subtle noble hop hint. Well bodied, starting with a firm maltiness & ending with a really bitter dry end. Fantastic.