CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 5, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Hazy pale orange, some fizzy white and short lived head.
Aroma: Bread, yeast. Some fruit?
Taste: Slight sourness, some citrus fruit. Yeast. Underwhelmed, and not what you expect from an "Alt".
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 500 ml, $3.99
Info: 2/1-2015, 233/300
gripweed57 (917) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pale gold color. Large rocky white head. Grainy malt aroma. Soft, tart malt flavor with notes of white bread and floral hops. Dry mouthfeel. Slightly citrusy with an extremely dry finish. Very light in body and flavor. Good none the less.
Hoppocrytes (2) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer caught me by surprise. I was expecting something traditionally malty and slightly sweet like most German beers. Instead, it is a dry, slightly sour, very grassy tasting beverege that approaches Orval in its complexity. Don’t drink this beer to dream fondly of the Oktoberfests of your youth. Drink it to remind yourself how surprising and delicious malt, yeast, hops and water can be. This beer is incredible.
Grima (2176) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from a supermarket in Werl, Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany!
Pours hazy pale yellow with high white head. Smell has sourish yeast and sweet grain. Starts sour yeasty, fermented grainy and floral hoppy. Middle part is also very sourish with lots of pale malts and bready notes. Finish is very yeasty, fermentes, with some grassy-bitter hop notes.
Douberd (3073) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Pinkus Münstersch Alt) As Pinkus Original Obergarig. Bottle 500 ml at home, served into an alt glass, ABV 5.1%
Not at all what I expected as it pours a golden yellow beer, with one finger of white head, collapsing fast. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of malts, dust, a bit sour-ish.
Taste of malts, again slightly sour, straw, grass, not that different from a pilsner, light metallic notes on the finish. Good bitterness on the aftertaste though.
Thin body, notable carbonation. Nicely dry on the palate.
Again, not what I expected from an altbier, I see now it’s a Munster Alt hich is totally different, still nothing extra ordinary.
ElDesmadre (2153) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 30, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Grainy, with apple juice, cardboard and honey, some metal and a light yet strange tartness. Well, this comes across like a slightly oxidised and slightly off version of a kolsch. Not good.
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Turbid golden body with white head. Fruity, wheat aromas. Flavors include sweet red apple, honey & grape. Light bodied.
arnold931 (774) - Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden with decent white head. Nose and taste is way too grainy. Tastes like bad homebrew.
Emeister84 (1456) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aromas of apple, white bread, and hay. Clear straw-gold with a fully fading head. Some initial banana flavor, slightly minerally. Light bodied.
AgentAle (1005) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is clove, citrus and yeast. Taste is light sweet malts, cloves and slight tang. Appearance is a cloydy gold body with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.