jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This balanced Altbier presents leafy, earthy hops joyously walking alongside the malt’s 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.
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
notalush (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap and Spuyten Duyvil - I wasn’t 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 didn’t know what to do with this stuff - I’m still trying to figure it out, and I had it about 24 hours ago - it won’t leave my brain alone!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5220) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 I’d like to have more of this. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be made until next year, and again only in kegs for Circa restaurants in the Jersey area.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Maverick34 (2487) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. Wow, awful. Smelled and tasted like a badly executed rauchbier gone terribly wrong.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.