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Rogue AltBier
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Style: Altbier
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, - SEP 30, 2006
Draught - It’s the right color with a huge tan head. Smells less roasted and more hoppy than traditional style but that is to be expected. Pretty hoped for an alt with a bit of roastedness coming through at the end. Not an alt except by color description and maybe grain bill. But still a decent beer that would also be a good session beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
On draught at Barleys, Knoxville on 8 July 2006 (as Locker Stock Alt). Darkish copper colour. Biscuity malt prominent throughout. Seemed to have a little residual sweetness at first but finished quite dry. Had no idea this was 8.0% as it wasn’t at all boozy and drunk very easily. A decent example, even if way stronger than a typical German version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Poured a deep amber color with a soft pillowy white head that left excellent lacing. The lacing came down in rings almost as if cask conditioned, which is weird because others have described little to no head. Smell was a bit floral and fruity, light citrus, and a hint of biscuit. Taste was very good. Had a nice malt backbone to it, caramel like flavors balanced nicely with the hops, still leaning towards the hoppy side though. Mouthfeel was a bit lighter than medium bodied, and somewhat low carbonation, but seemed to fit pretty well. Very drinkable beer, I plan on stopping by for a few more pints before it runs out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Tap @ Charlie Mopps: Poured a clear very dark chestnut color with a small off-white head. The aroma was moderately hoppy with earthy and sweaty notes. While it was hop forward and not huge on the hops, it did completely cover the malt. The flavor was a mix of malt and citrus and earthy hop. Dry and moderately bitter. Light on the carbonation. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Good version of the style. Malty toasty & enjoyable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
On tap @ Brew Kettle 8/3/06: Cloudy mogogany brown body w/a lasting off white head. Herbal & earthy hop aromas up front w/ a bit of citrus; For some reason the overall aroma when chilled reminds me of a wet dog until it warms? Odd...Anyway, very light toasty malt aroma gets stronger as it warms and also has a light sulphury yeast and clean of fruitiness for the most part. First flavor is an herbal/iced tea hop flavor, but becomes citrusy toward the end. Toasty malt flavor & well balanced for the most part, but finishes lightly bitter and dry. A bit of resiny hop flavor lingers into the lasting aftertaste of herbal and citrus hops. Clean flavor overall of any fruitiness. Higher carbonation, dry m/f, light but not watery body, well hidden alc.. I’m not a huge fan of alt biers, and this one has some decent flavors, but it’s not a favorite of mine. Not a bad beer, just not to my liking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
On tap at Mad Mex North, Pittsburgh as Rogue Anniversary Altbier. Light worty grain sourness, with a bit of cider. Fruity hops but weak, and with a bit of honey thrown in. Dark amber clear with a bit of haze, topped with slight off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with good bitterness and medium malt profile. Not really any sweetness to it. Some caramel, mainly a chalky finushing bitterness that is quite heavy for the style. Mild acohol warming. Overall, kinda watery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2006
On tap. Ruby brown with tan colored head. Aroma is citrus, floral, and hops. Very similar to an IPA. Flavor is close to the aroma and very bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2006
[Had this on tap as Rogue Anniversary Alt at The Brickskeller prior to the RBSG 2006 - and since others visiting the Brickskeller around that time have placed their ratings here - I do the same] A hazy nut brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet and somewhat nutty. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and nuts - and it is quite carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle drank at Max’s in Baltimore Caramel brown color, creamy off-white head, nose of light sweet malt, some hop and a bit of fruitiness. The flavor is lightly bitter, nice body and the typical blasse pacman yeast taste. The finish is a bit creamy, but resoundingly uninteresting.


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