Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, some caramel, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Pretty decent.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Golden/amber beer with a small offwhite head. Malty toffee aroma, fruity, roasted, some hay. Malty vinous flavor, fruity, grapes, hay some spices. A bit thin.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nuts, caramel, and pine hops in the aroma. Taste starts sweet and nutty, with a pretty heavy pine bitterness in the finish. Pretty heavy taste and finish for a 5% beer. OK, but not great.
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 (2813) - 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 (1621) - 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 (11345) - 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 (3931) - 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 (9471) - Ursel, 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.