ALLOVATE (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schlösser - The locksmith
Ugh, little justice served to this one from that photo of a can at 10 o’clock.
Tried this vom fass at an Italian restaurant (of all things) across from der Fischhaus, die Altstadt, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Produces a sweaty, bright tawny copper in the fading sun of Summer 2006. Head, limp and flaccid, a mere dollop of diminishing shaving-cream foam that barely legged, barely lasted. Forest floor nose, damp soil, moist driftwood, a little burnt stick, hard to decipher with the carbonation so soft - I remember, though, it was pleasing! Gifted, tangy malt taint on the palate, it’s dusty, gritty like chewing coffee beans - in a good way. Malts leave the scene mid-palate, it’s hops I was searching for and bugger me, they are swimming. This was served top form I believe. It’s woody, piney and raw then all forest-floor (good, because it rhymed!). Noble, Chernobyl, the hops are just fresh plucked from the garden, thrown in at all times of the boil and lay like an infusion on and in the swallow. Dusty, leafy, herbal, a little pepper, tarragon, chives and lemon rind. Nice, bitter herbal length just exulted the effect it had. It was nice stuff, I cannot lie. The body is light, it’s downfall being I tasted this after ’The Little Fox’ and ’Zum Uerige’ where their beers were aggressive. With my wife drunk by now I polished off just a few of these fresh babies and carried my beloved out the old town. Barely 10 p.m., the sun had just set.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very drinkable brew, copper color, large head, abit of earth, some smokiness,not too sweet, hopped well enough, good.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting of 10 altbiers. Drops into the cathegory of too many similar alts. Easy, didn’t really taste much compared to others. Very balanced I suppose. Not much of an aftertaste.
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark with off-white head. High carbonation. Aroma: Nutty and malty. Flavor: Clean nutty taste with moderate bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with fizzy top. Woody, earthy character covered with sweet clean pale malt. Gentle hoppy bitterness. Medium full bodied dark with woody, earthy character. Good true alt. Finish highlited with hopps and hints of tabaco. Very good example of alt.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown colour. Fluffy head. Ashy, bit smokey nose, with a dry, cellary feel. Dark malty flavour profile, bit roasty with caramel notes. Long flavour.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red colour, lasting head. Great fruity taste, with some bitterness in finish. Very refreshing alt, awesome.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB Sep 06). Earthy sweet malt and some woodsy hops. Unfortunately there is a metallic bitterness and boiled cardboardy sweetness here suggesting this would be rather better before pasteurisation.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malt aroma, almost candy-like, woody too, copper, with a small cream head. Woody/malty taste, almonds, as well. Light bodied, bitterness is well placed. Great! Thanks Radek.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared by Radek on Canada Day ’06 with the usual fine folks. Very dark yellow, creamy white head. Malty, soft hops in mild aroma. Same goes for taste - some malt, some soft hops. Creamy mouthfeel. A little nutty. Didn’t leave much of an impression.