Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Altbier
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ales have been brewed in Germany for 3000 years and Alt is the ale that has long defined Dusseldorf. AltBier means "old beer" and describes an ale fermented cold with an ale yeast, then aged near the freezing point. This Alt is brownish-amber in color, medium bodies with a firm malt character and backed with high hop bitterness. AltBier measures in at: OG = 12.7 degrees plato, TG = 3.1 degrees plato, IBU are around 55. Fermentation temperature = 55 degrees using Pacman Yeast. German Pilsner, Vienna Caramunich and Carafoam Special malts; German Spalt and Oregon Crystal hops. Unfiltered, Unfined, and Uncompromised ~ prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2006
REVIEW #500. On tap at Mahars. Poured a very nice reddish brown with a small head. Aroma was nicely hopped with some sweetness. Flavor had a great bitter bite, but very smooth included a sweet sugary aftertaste, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 Rerate 6/1/2007: Aroma was pretty dull but there was a nice balance between euro hops and biscuity malts in the flavor. Went down super easy for 8% and was very refreshing for the style, and not at all syrupy like an Uerige Sticke Alt (also around 8%).

8/3/2006: On tap at Hop Devil Grill. Strong on the german hops, pretty wild tasting, coming off mostly as a German IPA. There was an underlying caramel maltiness too tame the bitterness. Pretty unexciting. 6/4/6/3/14/3.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2006
On tap @ Mellow Mushroom. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma is both sweet malt and some earthy-grassy hops. Wow, an alt beer with substantial hop character. Pretty good. The little bit of sweeter hop flavors and caramel malts are over shadowed by the pure hop bitterness. Seems like an Alt ESB. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Draft at Cock and Bull, Sarasota, FL. Brown with a frothy tan head. Floral and fruity hops and light caramel bicuit malt. Hoppy brown beer, not an alt. Medium, balanced body. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Draft at Coles. Pours a deep hazy copper deep red with an ok head and some lace. Aroma is a bit yeasty and dirty and not as clean and hoppy as some great alts. Has a sweet caramel aroma though. Flavor is a bit sweet, has a typical rogue character to it, sugary, raisin, caramel malts, and a decent hoppy finish. Ok overall, but could have been cleaner, or lagered longer or fermented cooler. Not great especially compared to Uerige.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Draught at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco. Clear copper color with off white head that laced the glass. Smelled of malty brown sugar and caramel. Slightly sweet with light caramel and molasses flavors. There was also a touch of dired fruit, especially at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Aroma’s were all on the mild side,malts didnt come through, hops were mostly bittering,taste was an initial grainey malt taste followed by a big wave of German hop bitterness,definitely in the Dusseldorf style, and if you have had an Uriege, you can see this malt profile is a little thin, but the hops are chewy and pleasing at the end and the bitterness was extremely thirst quenching, not a ruminating beer , but a high quality after the softball game brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Sampled on draft at Max’s in Baltimore. Has a clear, semi-dark copper hue. First taste is toast, roasted peanuts and crackers. Very raw minerally malt flavor, with some raw, husky barley and rye flavors noticed. Almost like smelling wort, if you can get beyond the overpowering Pacman yeast. Has a big hop bill, no doubt, which works well with the altbier style, but the Pacman yeast just destroys this one, it does not work well, leaving a milky, muddy, almost thick texture on the tongue, when proper altbier should be crisp, slightly sweet and refreshing. Overall I would say it’s good for a Rogue effort, certainly drinkable, but again, as an altibier it’s not to style, and these days, while you don’t expect the "to style" quality so much with most styles, altbier basically demands such.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2006
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Cloudy brown color with a mildly fruity aroma. Nice hop flavor that is obvious, but somewhat understated. A very smooth brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Pint @ Summit’s Sandy Springs. rusty iron color, great lacing. Amazing hop bitterness that flirts with your palate. It had a very unusal hop sweetness to the finish. AWESOME!!!

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