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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6024) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
5/9/12. 22oz bottle thanks to Arin! Caramel and bready aroma with a hint of something slightly sour. Bready and malty flavor with a bit of caramel and a certain lingering grainy, tea-like aspect. A bit sweet - crystal malts abound. A bit toasty and tea-like. Slightly fruity and plenty smooth. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4394) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Labeled Dusseldorf Alt. Pours deep copper into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to nothing. Dark caramel and butterscotch aromas. Soft with sweet caramel from front to back. Mild marshmallow before the subdued toast and hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
22 oz bottle label as Dusseldorf Alt. Bottle purchased about 9 months ago. Deep red/ brown, like Mahogany wood. Real hazy and dark. Thick, full creamy white head. Good amount of carbonation for this brew. Lots of grainy type smell. Taste follows suite. Strong malt base with grain and a corn like taste. Pretty easy to drink, flows smooth. Well worth a try if you’re at the brew pub.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared by doulos/goodgrief as Dusseldorf alt. The pour was copper brown in color, thin off white colored head. The aroma was caramel, nuts, not enough hops, smelling kinda sticky. Flavor was better than the aroma, more balance in there, but still in need of more hops, too malt imbalanced for an alt that I prefer to be full in both. As with the Kolsch, not as clean and crisp enough, slight astringency in there too. The mouthfeel was very full for the style, moderate to light carbonation. Would like a crack on this (and the kolsch) on draft one day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Deep copper/light brown in color with a small white head. Aroma is of mellow bready/toasty malt and mellow spicy hops. Flavor is bready, with a hint of caramel malt, spicy hops leaning towards a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Miamilice. Pours clear dark amber copper colored with a off white soapy head that fades to a film and collar. Aroma is malty and earthy bits of nuts and grass with a faint mix of sugars. Taste is more semi sweet malt and grain some grass and subtle bitter hops for the finish and slight metallic notes. Palate is slick a little sticky and drying. Easy drinking beer with no standout characteristics.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1789) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Beautiful amber-brown color with one finger head and some lacing. Pretty. Funky grainy aroma that was not altogether pleasant. Smelled like it was going to be too sweet...it wasn’t. Grainy, caramel malts with a toasted/nutty presence. I was liking this. Good level of sweetness/toasty balance. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Brown glowing pour at the brewery. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters on the nose, some spiciness. Mouthfeel is very smooth, a bit slippery. Flavors are robust fruitiness, caramel toast. Decent

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Draught. Brown appearance, with small white head. Very malty nose with caramel. Flavor is grainy and bready, with caramel, but not balanced very well. Tastes a little phony. Slightly bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Nasty musty nose almost scared me away. Brown pour with no head. Taste was okay. Mostly malt. Some bitter in the end with a lot of skunky stuff in the middle.


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