Scrapersnbeer (1246) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dark berry and toasted malt, and also features perceptible alcohol. Intense copper color. Taste of dry fruits and nuts and sweet booze. Very smooth, but pulls no punches with its strength. One of the first strong craft beers I had back in school, when doppel sticke had yet to enter my vocabulary. Today it has been passed by in most dimensions, but I will always remember it.
Erzengel (833) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rating from 2010. Many thanks to Micha! Die Farbe ist schön dunkelbraun, der Geruch hopfig-frisch und leicht süßlich. Der Antrunk ist angenehm herb-frisch, ganz leicht malzig-süßlich. Zum Hauptteil wird dieses Bier sehr frisch-hopfenaromatisch, dabei allerdings auch relativ penetrant herb und süßlich. Der Nachgeschmack geht etwas ins klebrige über, dabei aber immer noch frisch-herb und ganz leicht malzig. Die 7.2% sind nicht zu schmecken. Allerdings ist es mir zu penetrant süß-klebrig und zu wenig typisch altbier-malzig.
--> keine wirklich gute Sticke-Kopie! Nicht umwerfend… --> 10/12/9/10
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the corner shop at NY Tribeca
Clear deep amber color, small white creamy head. Caramel and rye in the nose. Medium-bodied. Caramelly-caramalt, low bitterness. Clean amber ale.
fishonmyplane (276) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer seemed so extreme 10 years ago... not so much anymore, but it still holds up well. Long Trail has their own niche because, for some reason, craft brewers haven’t really embraced the altbier style. This is a fairly straightforward malty beer, without any cloying sweetness. Similar to a doppelbock but much more drinkable. Bread, toast, and some caramel.
boxofrane (1700) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegmans, Pours clear copper with no head to speak of. The aroma is quite malty, some caramel, molasses, a bit sweet. The taste is sweet caramel, honey, a bit of a slight smokiness. Not overly weet but this does not stand up to the best in the style.
jsmerig (1031) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orange brown. Aroma of honey and syrup. Taste is malty up front followed by a stiff bitterness. Then a crisp finish with a lingering honey flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ThreeCats (485) - ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a small sticky head. Aroma of hops, malt, caramel, and some oxidation. Taste sweet and oxidized, but crisp and light with a bit of a hop bite. I’m guessing this beer is quite fantastic when fresh. Smooth drinking with a slightly hoppy palate that’s sadly overshadowed by oxidation sweetness.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, BBOTM Club. Cloudy reddish brown. Spicy aroma - pears cooked with red wine and cinnamon, plum. alcoholic, a little spicy, a little sweet taste. Full body, biscuity undertones and alcohol.
Slubgob (140) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap into pint. Light brown, thin white head. Sweet almost sugary nose. Sweet in the mouth notes of maple and heavy malt. Light hops. Finished clean, moderate length with lingering malt. Modestly heavy in the mouth but goes down easy. Nice fall drinker.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is a nice light amber color with an off white head. The beer is well carbonated and has some lacing that will last for a while. The smell is a nice malty, sweet caramel scent at first but gives away to a mild chocolate smell. The taste is great with a good caramel malt flavor at first but then gives away to a combination of citrus and chocolate flavors. The mouthfeel is a combination of a dryness like from a pale ale, a bit of malt, a bit caramel, and a bit of chocolate. Overall, this is a decent beer with some great flavor combinations from a brewer I am typically not a fan of. A good beer from them to try once.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Beer Market Jaffa. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Slightly hazy amber. Malty aroma, a bit caramelly, a bit nutty, with a bit of oxidation. Sweetish malty flavor, a bit toasty, with a bit of caramel, nutty notes and light fruity notes. Medium-bodied. Alright, pretty easy-drinking.