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Real Ale Brewers’ Cut Altbier

Formerly brewed at Real Ale Brewing Company
Style: Altbier
Blanco, Texas USA


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
IN THE LOCAL VERNACULAR OF DUSSELDORF, sticke means “secret,” a nod to the experimental recipes employed by the brewers of this obscure variation on the Altbier. While the recipe for our Sticke Alt is also a secret, we can tell you that it honors the spirit of this special German style ale with its elevated noble hop profile, more pronounced bitterness, and firm malt character. 15°

jimmie65's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Dark amber pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel, grain, earthy. Slightly bitter. Very nice grassiness/earthiness flavor, Long lightly bitter finish. Definitely my favorite altbier, and a go-to as long as they have it on the shelves.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small white head. The aroma is toasted grain and caramel. Medium mouth with strong caramel and light sweet finish, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (521) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a dark brown from bottle into stemware with a long lasting but not huge off white head. Aroma is very German like malts. Not super sweet. Taste is malty with some nice hops at the end. Not super sweet, a little tangy. Hops feel a little bitter, also earthy. Nice and thick mouth and nice carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1683) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Growler. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a shallow, fine-grained, off-white head. Nose is roasted nuts, tea, dark fruit, and light smoke. Smoky and dry on the front of the palate, with tea and nutty notes; similar to a brown ale, but there’s a definite hoppy austerity that keeps it distinct and drier. Finish is long, clean, and smoky. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a reddish brown color with a small bubbly head. Notes of burnt cookies, dirt, brown sugar, and green hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Decent. But not really. Strong, astringent bitterness that almost totally overwhelms a very mild caramel malt. Would make a nice IPA?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7489) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear amber with some frothy, white head. Light banana in the nose, malt, clove, some brown bread. Flavor has some candy, clove, bubblegum, brown malt, orange. Clean finish. Not completely true to style. Very estery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of malt, earth, leaves, nuts. Taste is of toast, roasted malt, woody hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. The look is clear, amber in color, and has an off white head. The smell is malty, caramel, slight dust, toast, basic, and ok. The taste is sweet, malt, caramel, sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
clear, pale, amber, ,, , caramel, bread, hay, dough, caramel, ,,, , medium body, average carbonation, ,,, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, ,,, .. . . Nobody wants your drugs around here Louie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2850) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel with some grain and dark fruit. Taste much the same, though a bit less sweet and more bitter than might be expected.

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