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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A Dusseldorf-style altbier brewed with all barley malt and dry-hopped with Hallertau Middlefruh. Fermented in the 60ís and lagered in the high 30ís, this batch was made for the first time in 2006 for Circa restaurants.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2007
on tap-pours a thin foamy light tan head and brown color. Aroma is mild medium/dark malt-some sweet. Taste is medium/dark malt-toffee, nutty, hint of/slight hops to balance this beer out nicely. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This balanced Altbier presents leafy, earthy hops joyously walking alongside the maltís nutty caramel. A competent recreation of this flavorful session style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head decorates the hazy caramel-tinged copper.
-The aroma does not necessarily announce the high flavor content, especially its length.
-This finish is well balanced, offering as much caramel maltiness as wooden, earthy, and grassy hop bitterness.
-Carbonation suits the flavor profile and body quite well.
-I would not have expected less from High Point.

On tap at Tap NY.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6738) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Sampled on draft at the State College beer festival this beer poured a chestnut color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was light roasty malts. The mouthfeel was light and somewhat watery. The flavor had some bitter malts, a bland middle and no finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aromawas bready, with some grassy hops, toffee malts, nuts, and caramel. Taste of more caramel, and nuts, with light cocoa, citrus, and a lightly bitter, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Tap and Spuyten Duyvil - I wasnít going to rate this beer, but I just have to because I thought it tasted so damn wierd! - it sure looked nice, with a deep amber color and a compact, lasting white head - smelled very earthy and vegetable-like, with aromas of fruit-flavored yogurt and freshly-baked bread - earthy, plant-like flavor, with bread yeast, melon rinds, yogurt - my tongue didnít know what to do with this stuff - Iím still trying to figure it out, and I had it about 24 hours ago - it wonít leave my brain alone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Pours a slihgtly hazy (initial chill haze- but clears, medium amber- deep copper with a thin lasting head. Aroma is frutiy esters, sweet caramel malts, and nice herbal spicy hops. Flavor is initially light sweet malts, and finishes mostly hoppy with a nice herbal bitter finihs. Body is light to medium, but lacks a litle bit compared to Uerige Alt. A bit too fruity overall with wierd plastic phenols mixed in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4187) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Sampled at State College BrewExpo. Has a mild arom, one of mild dusty wheat and light hops. A bit bready. Light brown clear in appearance with medium body and carbonation. Nice sweet malt taste but subdued with light bitterness, like it ought to be for an altbier. Not exactly up there with the samples von der Altstadt but Iíd like to have more of this. Unfortunately, itís not going to be made until next year, and again only in kegs for Circa restaurants in the Jersey area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Brewtopia NYC (2006). Pours an amber/light brown with a tan decent head. Malty aroma. The flavor suggests a slight roastyness in the malt, bread-like. Rounded earthy pepperyness and a prolonged bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Draft. Wow, awful. Smelled and tasted like a badly executed rauchbier gone terribly wrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Luiss. Thank you, sir. very light grassy hop aroma with notes of lemon peper and sweet bread. Body is ruddy brown and holds a tight, pinky thickness, tan head that dimishes slowly. Fore is a kind of a hearty plain bread and cotton cloth flavor with sweeter maltiness throught he middle and hints of brown ale like nuttiness in the finish. finish is vaugely dusty, but satisfying too. Presentsas a dry, less fruity, brown ale with a slight dusty funkiness that gives it some depth.

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