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Saluting our continued survival on this planet we decided to go all out with New Glarus Alt. This is a bold and racy toffee laced departure from the typical Dusseldorf style. Enjoy now or if you are the investment type lay it down. At twenty degrees Plato this might be more accurately termed a Triple Alt. The brilliant bronze body was cultivated in a three hour kettle boilof Caramel malts and Raw Turbinado Sugar. Aged on oak in open top fermenters followed by a second round of bottle conditioning. A firm head of foam sweeps brisk hop notes of Syrian Golding and German Hallertau to your nose. A defiant anomaly tenacious and independent this is a flavor experience to relish.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Acquired in a trade. I don’t see any bottled on details. Poured into a harpoon 100 Series Snifter. The bottle was in my fridge all day so it’s around 40 F at pour. A - Poured a half finger tight head that was crystal clear. The beer itself looks like a dark apple cider. S - I can smell apples just on the pour! Diving nose first into the glass was too much. Granny Smith Apples, sugar, sour candies and some malt hints. It’s HUGE smell. If you don’t like apples, avoid it cause the smell is all apple. T - The taste is actually less harsh than I expected. The apple is still there but the sour aspects turn almost rotten after drinking. Lots of apple then old dirt / dusty taste after swallowing. There’s some syrup aspects to it like maple syrup. It’s a very sweet beer. M - Very good carbonation and super light bodied beer. You don’t have to sip but you’d probably want to because the fruitiness is pleasant. O - No idea how old this is. Smell is wonderful and taste is great until aftertaste sets in. I’d love to have this on tap and fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle, thanks Joey. Pours cloudy orange, with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, and malt. Flavor is malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, and some alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1426) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 Seems this entry is a bit incomplete. I’ll tell you from no experience, this beer probably is 9% or more alcohol content. But, that is speaking from no experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (792) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
This one was surpisingly good considering the age of it. A deep amber pour with a nice sized light tan head. Nice fruity and earthy hop aroma with a touch of malt. The taste is pretty much the same with some caramel and a touch of sweetness. Really a nice balanced beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
Pours slightly off amber with generous malt notes that show a lighter mouthfeel. In between the malt you can get nuanced hints of hops. Decent beer for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2128) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Shared 12 oz. bottle at a group tasting. Poured a clear, light mahogany color, with a modest, off white/light tan head that diminished gradually to a foamy ring and film, and left some fair spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was light grain, soft caramel malt, and a touch of earthy hop. The flavor added to these, light caramelly sweetness, and low but noticeable bitterness. The finish had a pleasant, subtle dryness to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1051) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a brown Dr. Pepperish, down to the reddish tint. Faint head. Aroma is sugar, caramel and berries. Taste is alcoholly (rum? whiskey?) -- a little light with overripe fruit and sweet caramel. The berry flavor carries into the finish, which is dry and light. Interesting. Certainly a sipper ... whew!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (1794) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2011
Tasted on 3/27/11 from a 12oz bottle, I was told that this bottle has been aging for around two years. Pours hazy bright, light amber with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a thick collar of lace. The nose is caramel malt with a bit of brown sugar, nuts, and light bitterness. The flavor is malty with brown sugar, caramel, maple, and some light bitterness. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long caramel and nutty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1402) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead. Copper in color with tan head. Nice wood notes with caramel malts and a tinge of fruit in the background, hops nearly completely gone. Caramel malts, tart and dried fruit, oak with toasted malt and a hint of alchohol. Mild to moderate earthy hops. Light, somewhat fruity /sweet finish. Lingering toasty malt and wood. This has appeared to age well. Really digging this one and would love to have them bring it back

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle: Fiery amber, thin to moderate off-white head, spotty lacing.   Sweet mealy nose, slight graininess, but its not earthy or soily.   Very hearty on the tongue, malty, bready without being too organic.   I am a bit surprised with this one, its bigger than most other Alts.   Imperial Alt by chance?   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Slightly woody on the backside, sweet, a bit of caramel.   Very untraditional, but very welcomed.   I really liked this one.   I could drink this all day, and I aint an Alt fan.   Well done New Glarus, sweet malty, and outside the norm for the style.   Me like!



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