pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Gig’s - taps a lightly hazed copper-orange with a puffy lasting off white cap. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is robust with Munich red malts - toasty and noble hopping, some light fruitiness. Medium bodied creamy mouth feel, smooth malt accented character. Flavor is fairly well balanced between toasty-bready malts and herbal woody hops - long dry bittersweet nutty malty finish with a hop bite. If I closed my eyes I’d think I was drinking a fresh Dusseldorf Alt. I enjoy this lagered amber ale and it is probably the best Albier we have had in this market since the Duckstein supply dried up.
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Nose is metal, a bit of hop, touch of caramel. Amber-orange, clear, with a fine head. Caramel flavor turns dry, a bit of minerals and earth. Creamy and drinkable but so bland.
TimE (4884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin body, minerally. Very boring and how new world breweries think you should make an Alt. totally lame
Raistlin (273) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with enormous light brownish head that tastes incridible and sticks around for little bit. Really nice woody taste to it. Great finish with great sensation on your gums. Pretty lively for ale, and it has lighter texture than normal ales. Really easy drinking for ale.
Kauge (1527) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bar Volo. Bright copper, pretty clear, with smallish off-white head. The aroma is pure and malty, crisp, fresh, with some stone fruit sweetness. Tastes sweet, far from grainy but pleasantly malty, dried apples and cidery hints. Finishes dry. Crisp carbonation. Excellent drinkability. Very nice. I haven’t had too many Altbiers but it must be among the nicest ones, the malt profile is really lovely.
I was probably tired of all the IPA-s by then : )
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Light brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of cola spices, caramel, and whole wheat bread. Flavors are of sweet bready malts, very husky grains, and chalk. Light bodied with an astringent bitterness. Unbalanced due to the astringency.
Listigovers (854) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber brown with minimal head, smells sweetish, flavour is malty caramely with a bit of wood, not bad.
cards04 (2618) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think if they’re going to call a beer ol’ woody it should be barrel aged. Tease. Anyway.. Pours s nice amber with spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet malts and dough. A bit if dried fruit with a tangy finish that I often associate with lesser beer.
ljthiessen (1071) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Mostly clear, amber-brown pour with a small head. Aroma is malty, sweet with a touch of metallic and grassy bitterness. Taste is a little bitter, roasty and metallic, a little nutty. Decently balanced but some odd flavours... Some good elements, but a bit odd.
northropfrye (3189) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark semi-transparent, reddish brown body, with off-white head and some lacing. sweet malty grainy aroma, a little dry. Taste is balanced between sweet fruity and nutty malts and dry hoppy bitter element. Not bad.
Hammy78 (959) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a deep copper, massive off white fluffy head, leaving tons of bubbly lace. Nose is crisp, malty, a touch burnt. Tastes a little clearly like. Nothing to get excited about.