Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, cloudy. Flowery pnw hop aroma. Hint of sticky malt. Sticky, resiny hops - not too bitter, though, with caramel sweetness. Fresh, off-dry character. Definitely not an alt but a nice beer.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After Oakes explained to me what a Alt beer is I quickly realized that I was drinking the bitter. Anyways, amber colour with a light head. Aroma is lots of malts with a hop kick. Flavour has some nice darker malts and sweet body with some hops. Clean and well balanced.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at lucky labrador. one of the better american attempts at making an alt. surprising chocolate crackle and lychee aroma. decent semi-dry finish. i would struggle to pick this as an alt in a blind tasting but i liked it anyway
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange with a creamy head and nice lace. Moderate carbonation; nice and creamy texture. Malts were lightish but tasty, sweet and clean. Aroma was pleasant, with notes of flowers and herbs, and a little citrus. More like an IPA than an alt, but it still tasted good.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, light orange and bread nose... soft palate, very smooth, with a soft creamy flavor, very light. A good roughness that lasts long into the finish with some mildly roasted bread and grain flavors.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2004 on tap at the brewpub: Huge pine aroma, clear copper color, starts and ends very bitter. Full bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Long aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. A medium bodied alt. Malts are nutty and fruity. Hops are grapefruity and piney. A touch sweet, but a nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(RBSG04) Clear, light copper body with beige head. Aroma is meidum sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, caramel. Medium body with resin. I like, but this beer is certainly not to style with the 3Cs of hops.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Lucky Labrador. Doesn’t really taste like an alt to me. Loads of American hops in here. Lychee/piney hops and toffee-ish malts, still pretty tastey, I like the name too.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby amber color with light head & lacing. The aroma is rich & malty with lots of resiny hops for the style. The flavor has a good mix of dark malts, medicinal hops & sweet body. Finishes good & balanced. Clean, fresh, yum!