Tonkun (319) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can in Ehime. Light coffee color with a bit of caramel. No a lot of aroma. Nuts, coffee, caramel, spice. Smooth but waterly finish. Easy to drink. Very much like their sanuki udons. Pretty good on a warm day.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, it ain’t really a Sticke Alt, but lots of bread pudding and plum means it ain’t a total failure either. Not a great deal of bitterness, this is all malt, with a moderate body. Soft finish.
KyotoLefty (4736) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, from a little shop inside Tokyo Station. At 6.5%, I suppose this is a “Sticke.” Rich caramel aroma, somewhat nutty, with cinnamon. Much more like a rich brown ale than an alt, but quite nice. Chewy chocolate as well. Dark brown, nearly opaque, with a tall, fine head. Again, not really alt color, but ok. Rich and malty flavor, with cocoa, nuts, cinnamon, caramel, and earthy hops, just a bit grassy. Decent bitter finish. A decently made beer with good flavor and prickly, peppery hop finish. Quite decent.
left_bank (38) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nothing special,but nice enough.
amber in color,with nice lasting head and very,very, little aroma.
have prior to today only had altbier in dusseldorf,but from what i have read this bier is closer to the alt made in the north of germany...which is less bitter with some caramel maltiness.
how the same person can brew both this and their wheat beer is beyond my belief.