Finhead (1435) - 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 (10050) - 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 (3125) - 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 (8799) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6825) - 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 (303) - 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.
TheBeerGod (5690) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish amber pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy hops, caramel, and malt notes. Taste is big caramel, toasted malt, grains, bread, and big spicy hops. Touch of grass as well. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, spicy hops, grains, toasted malt and dark bread.
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, NYC, on January 30, 2012
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Fruity, sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Fruity, hoppy, malty scent.