StefanSD (1920) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from whole foods. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head that slowly fades to a film. The aroma is vague and indistinct, nothing objectionable with the aroma, but nothing to recommend it either. The taste is subtle with cereal grains, grass, light spices and some mild lemony citrus. The palate is full and satisfying with soft carbonation. Finishes short, dry and clean. Overall: meh
Gutifa (134) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was really surprised with this. It doesn’t look like a alt, it doesn’t smell like a alt and it doesn’t taste like a alt.
It’s a clean golden liquid with a generous white head. Almost not retention.
In nose you cand find some hops, lactic acid und champagne notes.
In mouth is something between a kölchs and a Berilner weisse. Lactic and sour.
Carbonation is high.
Kinda enjoyable is you forget that is pretends to be a altbier.
Grzesiek79 (2723) - Radom, POLAND - APR 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Przecietniak i slabeusz. Zloty kolor czym bardziej przypomina kolscha niz alta. Piana spora, trwala i puszysta, sporo babelkow. Niewielki plusik za ekologiczne slody i chmiel. Ale to w niczym nie poprawia smaku. Jest jakby metaliczny, choc bylo w butelce, smak slodu kukurydzianego. Mialem wrazenie ze pije masowego euro-lagera lub lagera egzotycznego. Nie polecam bo sa lepsze alty niz ten.
lusikka (4964) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a large frothy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, wet earth and some grains. Flavour of grassy hops, tangy citrus, metals and bready malts. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Metallic notes are rather disturbing here. Not good. A bit better when this warms up, as the metallic notes aren’t that strong anymore.
SperkeleForce (337) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours light clear yellow kind of sparkly with little white head. Notes of caramel, citrus and honey. Kind of sweet. Abit plain like an lager. Refreshing but nothing too special, not really much of an altbier. Certainly not the real original Altbier. Still drinkable.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Landmanns in Gräfelfing. Pours a clear yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is a bit fruity with a light malt sweetness. Touches of toasty bread crust and a hint of cheese. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened, somewhat fruity, and a bit toasty. Finishes lightly bitter and clean before leaving a medium lengthy aftertaste. Light body and medium-high carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer, but certainly not what I was hoping for in an Alt. A tad sweet and fruity without the bitterness I craved. Eh...
Bierkrug (1968) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from Wasana’s in Germany. Pours clear gold with a white head. Pale malty aroma with a light sweetness. The taste is malty with a light sweetness and not much of a hop profile. Very plain. Seems like a Kolsch to me as others have said.
stevoj (1326) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m used to a darker, maltier altbier (Diebels), however this is a nice change, and reminds me more of a kolsch. Golden in color with fast disappearing head.Smell sis malt and some citrus. Taste is sweet, citrusy with a malt base.Very different indeed....
maxwelldeux (2693) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a moderate white head. Smells just a little bit skunky, actually, like a cheap crappy lager. Taste is much the same. Not a fan.
jmohno (958) - Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LIghtly hazed yellow.Good frothy head.Lace.
Aroma has some crisp clean lightly sweet apple.Mildly floral/spice,very disitinct character aroma though.Lemon. Sweet/Tart apple grassy.
Taste is fairly clean like a premium lager,with apple/lemon fruit notes,some spice,lightly sweet,some breadiness,somewhat tart more towards the finish with some floral/spice/citrus,mildly grassyish,some chaulky dryness,pretty dry finish.I was expecting this to be darker/maltier I guess.