Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, - AUG 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe rouge très claire aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mousse jaunâtre épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de malt et de noisette. Saveurs de caramel, de noisettes, de malt caramélisé et de houblon aromatique herbacé.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, toffee, and grass. Flavor of minerals, herbs, caramel, bread, and dark fruit.
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full copper color with a big head. Fluffy body with good carbonation. Aroma of floral hops and caramel. Flavor followed and some dark fruits were in there with some styrofoam hops. I don’t know what hop gives me that flavor, but sometimes it just does. Lol. A very nice beer.
Bierdimpfe (179) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Veiled copper color with faint activity but light detritus. Creamy light brown 2.5 finger head lasting around 10 minutes with strong legs.
Aromas and flavors of caramel, fruits, grains, floral and herbal spices. Strong delicious sweet fruity orange and grapes/raisin taste. Pleasant bread like and biscuity feel with a perfect dose of spices.
Slick light body with moderate carbonation. Well intensified balanced finish ending with a slightly bitter herbal saaz feel and delicate caramel sweetness.
Overall an excellent craft; complex delicious flavors, appealing smell and look, good freshness, accessible...a pleasure to drink!
josanguapo (880) - SPAIN - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Reading CPPHTP10 Ch12. Pretty tasty and nice, above all, very nice smelling. The first Alt I take and Ive enjoyed it.
ClarkVV (5214) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottled July 3, 2015, drunk 1/10/16. Thanks to Yourilevesque for the bottle!
Fantastic pour to it, obviously unfiltered/bottle conditioned, with a massive auburn-flecked beige head that is very well-retained. Lovely looking chestnut-mahogany body shows good clarity and plentiful carbonation.
Earthy/dusty yeast notes in the nose combine with black pepper, red apples and cherries and tons of fig/raisin and caramel. It all balances nicely; a good mix of both earthy/peppery and fruity/rich. Quite clean, with no alcohol whatsoever.
Rich, well-malted caramel, toffee and raisin notes are supported by a soft, supple texture, tight carbonation and earthy, crusty bread notes and peppery hops on the finish, lending balancing dryness. Light vanilla, a hint of soft smokiness and tons of slightly tart fruit notes (apples, cherries, plums, prunes). Good bitterness to it, probably more than a traditional sticke alt, but it doesn’t have any resulting resin or anything like that, and does help keep the beer balanced and drinkable. Really nice, no burnt/scorched earth notes or anything weird that some raters have claimed. Only real detractors I found were a bit too much buttercream-like character stemming from the strong c-malt, also producing a bit too much sourdough-like character.
blackisle (1778) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 37.5cl. (brewed 16-10-2014). Brilliant slightly hazy deep amber color, two fingers of frothy beige head, diminishing slowly, good lacing; aroma is roasted malts, caramel, honey, maple syrup, dark fruits; taste is medium sweet and bitter, with long duration, roasty, toffee, bit fruity
medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste bittersweet, roasty, spicy notes, distinct earthy and leafy hop bitternessat the end; not completely an Alt because it’s stronger hopped than its nephews from Düsseldorf but very good anyway.
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little uneasy on the date this one was brewed, and therefore the price paid for the bottle which was exorbitant. So into a trois mousquetaires tulip at just on cool it goes. Misty, ruddy copper with a tight but stunted off-white pad atop that leas a fin lace. There is burnt toffee, honey, rose petals, vine clippings and a spicy nobleness to the nose. It still drinks well. Lots of dark stonefruit coming through with a predominant burnt and savoury fruit note that grips the swallow and lasts long int the aftertaste. Frothy and full mouthfeel. Lasting herbal notes too. Welcome, assertive bitterness on the peak has lasted the bottle age. Honey and figs upfront. Between the funk of age and where this would be fresh I’d say this is a slammer of an Altbier. Aged elegantly. Delicious. (37,5cL, Brewed 18/03/14, The Int’l Beer Shop, Leederville)
Travlr (19889) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Proletariat with James, pleasure drinking with you! Deep maroon brown color, fluffy beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of burnt caramel, burnt butterscotch. Taste is rich, sticky malt, burnt toast, butterscotch. Delicious.
jredmond (7176) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Proletariat with Gene. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thick brown lacing. Aroma is rich melted caramel and malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of caramel, butterscotch, butter, sugar and earth.
Anty_sabourin (13) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of caramalized malt. The color is hazy red (beautiful) although the beer is not fizzy (at all!) tastes really good nonetheless and goes down really well!