niquillis (1582) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours chestnut with off white froth. Some toffee, bitter finish, quite thin. Not a bad Alt some of which can be far too malty.
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - APR 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Braun, hell. karamelllig, muffig, ab gestanden. Karamellig, süßlich, etwas Metall, süffig, dünn. Ertragbar.
SangreSani (164) - Głowienka, POLAND - APR 2, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper colored with off-white head. Clear.
Rather malty but weak aroma. Small amount of wet rag.
High carbonated, light bodied.
Ngejo (492) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Clear, brown, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.
vickey9 (659) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Nose is spicy and malty. Body is light, carbon fine. Texture thin. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate is dominated by roasted malts, caramel and nuts. Dry finish. D@Sophieneck, Berlin
Cunningham (5319) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep nutty color with a big foamy off white head. Nice lacing. Malty, nutty and mild citric aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Herbal, caramel malty, nutty and mild citric. Fresh and nice altbier.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]
Erzengel (5062) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Mild-süßliches Altbier. Nette Röstaromen im Hauptteil mit moderater Herbe. Recht süßlich-süffig dabei, nicht zu tief, süßlich karamelliger und moderat bitterer Nachgeschmack.
downender (6758) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium brown in colour, with a thin, off-white, head and plenty of carbonation. Sweetish, caramel character, with some bready malts a suggestion of nuttiness and soft finish. Ok.
Sjohnh (383) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown colour, with a white head that leaves some lacing. Nutty aroma, malty taste, some bitterness coming late in the finish. My first Alt - nothing spectacular but nice and drinkable.
leebotton (290) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Where: Brewers Droop, Bristol
How: Bottle (German Import) 500ml [BBE: 03/15]
Blood Alc: 16mg/100ml
First impression of the aroma is one of baked beans, I often get this with many continental beer styles. On top of this, there’s notes of very subtle chocolate, some lightly toasted caramel and.. well, that’s about it I suppose. It has a ’soft’ smell somehow. Head is good - white with lasting retention and stays at the right level.
Flavour is a tiny bit cardboardy, really brings out the essences in the mussels I just ate interestingly. The overall flavour is quite ’dull’ and this somehow transposes into the sense of texture, though that is also noticeably soft. It was silly of me, but I was hoping for something a little more complex. Should’ve checked my BJCP guide. Still though, this would be ok for session drinking and good for those who prefer lighter flavours so I can understand it’s popularity.