warhawk91 (155) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours medium amber, fast fading off-white head, not a whole lot of lacing. Smell is caramel dark fruit, a bit of bread, faint hops a bit of roastiness. Taste is semi sweet, caramel, earthy malt, nice bitterness from the malt, a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is syrupy yet bubbly. Texture reminds me a bit if a dunkel. Overall a decent beer, best part is the aroma, but I like how the bitterness and sweetness mesh in this beer. I've had this many times in the past and I always liked its drinkability.
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pcstuck (42) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a frothy head. Slightly fruity aroma with some malt. Nothing too complex. Smooth and medium bodied with little carbonation. Malty, slight fruit with a hoppy finish. Would be a good beer for a hot summer day
NikkTwist (1254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark orange amber. Slight fizzy head that disappears. Juicy dark red fruits. Plums. Raisins. Vinous quality too. Sharp resin hop bite at the end to overcome the sweetness. Strong alcohol feel. Anbesol. Varnish. Turpentine. Bit much, but good.
Ed5388 (1258) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Shark Finn Inn, Forked River NJ. Pours a clear dark amber/brown color with a small creamy head. Aroma is malty and slightly fruity. Taste is rich and well balanced. Malty, sweet and fruity, with a soft hoppy earthy finish.
Theydon_Bois (5440) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Plan B, Springfield, 19/05/13.
Golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel malt, brown sugars, light maple syrup, biscuit.
Taste comprises light floral hops, demerara sugar, good dose of malt, caramel backbone.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Ok stuff but wouldn’t be rushing back.
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great tasting beer, suprisingly smooth for a 7.2 alcohol content, deff not a session beer. Pours deep amber, nice head, malty with great finish
Themanmachine (17) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice apple aroma and flavor. Nice nuttiness as well. A bit sweet, but to be expected for a high gravity "alt."
ACJayhawk92 (4) - Concord, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a wonderful brew. A higher alcohol altbier, but doesn’t taste that way. Quite sweet, wheat and caramel-like entry, a (very) slight bitterness and then an extremely smooth finish with creamy, bready notes. Beautiful cloudy amber, creamy and luxurious mouthfeel. A very underrated beer that deserves the praise it receives here.
kimjongill (203) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malty aroma. Nice ruby appearance. Good flavor of malt and fruit. Mouthfeel is average.
ineedbeer (432) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malt forward. There is lots of caramel and toasted bread. Along with those is some fruitiness associated with the malt - cherry, raisin and prune. No real hop aroma. Light chocolate character. Faint alcohol note as it warms.
Pours a slightly cloudy copper red to orange with a thin slightly off white head that recedes quickly to the edges.
Flavor is also very malt forward but with a hint of hop character. Malt is darker than the aroma suggested. Lots of toasted bread bordering on burnt. Some caramel, toffee and light chocolate as well. Lots of dark fruit including cherry, prune and plum. There is a moderate noble hop character as well as a moderate bitterness. Light alcohol spice in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol heat.
Overall a nice malty German style beer. Very clean fermentation allows for the malt to really dominate the flavor. Medium low hop notes balance the malt and keep the beer from being too sweet.