Alfonzo (13) - Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber in color. Well balanced ale, no notable flavor notes. Finishes clean with a mild bitter aftertaste
Ober (2808) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear amber colored beer, with an off white head. The aroma of sweet a little caramel and fruits with hop notes. The taste of sweet fruit, with some caramel and hints of bitter hop. The aftertaste is a little sweet moving to a little bitter.
Finhead (1165) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish-brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt with pine. It has a medium body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. I like the bittersweet taste with a dry finish.
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewery. It is a good altbier. Overly hopped but in a good way. Unexpectedly good.
stevoj (2067) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good rendition of the Dusseldorf altbier style. Nice hoppy bitterness, thick fluffy head, orange/copper color. Pleasant sipper...
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a dark copper with a white head. Aromas of malts and toasted bread also awhite touch of cereal. Flavor is balanced with a sweet carmel malt flavor. Body is medium with a doughy finish
JorisPPattyn (7878) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Good off-white head over hazy amber-gold beer. Malt, lightly coloured malts, green hops (and not EU ones). Sulphur-y. Faint bitterish-toasted flavour. Hops are in evidence, but not really in balance with the main malt flavour. Warming up, sulphur gone, in exchange for nice nutbread flavour. Aftertaste is surprisingly dry-bitterish, some hopoils that are not bad. BIt sticky. Deserving, but still... I think somebody ought to catch the trolley to Düsseldorf, instead of USA-written cookbooks.
Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: fresh crisp clean hop character, some caramel slight nutty notes. Meadow floral hop side.7+
Appearance: proper golden amber look with bright midsized laced cap. Looked quiet appealing.
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Quiet aggressive hop front for Alt bier . Zesty, leafy with softening malty body. Proper body , light on nutty alt hints. Not 100% on style but it’s getting there with decent malt work. Good textures and carbonation.
popkow (286) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with a short, tan head. Aroma is caramel and malt notes. Taste slightly sweet. Body is medium with a soft carbonation. Ends with some grassy notes.
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Altbier pours red with a small white head that dissipated quickly. It has a slightly bright aroma. On the front end, it has a direct sharp taste of caramel that disappears as quickly as the head. A lingering alcohol tone remains. It’s not at all bad, but not memorable.