WillemsUrenkel (1422) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33 l bottle. Very dark amber in the glass, light tanned big head. Not a lot on the nose, maybe a little bit malt. Tastes like sweet toasted malt, bready. Pleasant sweetness. Okay if you get nothing else.
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Gourmondo.de. Clear caramel brown colour, medium rocky mostly vanishing white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of toast, nuts caramel and straw, light to moderate spicy hops and a hint of leather. Taste is initially lightly sweet and acidic turning into a bitter and meaty finish with an astringent feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Can understand why it’s the most popular altbier as it’s not particularly edgy but still a world apart from the other common varieties in Germany.
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head that doesn’t last for long. Nose is red fruit, malt, green leaves, black malt. Sweet with a bitter finish. Reminds me of John Smith’s or Tetley’s from a can (not a good thing).
Alengrin (4429) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The most popular of the German Alts, with brownish, deep amber colour and creamy head; nice aroma with some sugary sweetness built on a lightly smoky and woody, even somewhat leathery maltiness and fruity accents. Pure malty taste, smooth and nutty, clean, restrained dried fruitiness and spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Not the greatest in its style by far but well-balanced and enjoyable.
Garrold (4100) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, dark amber. Film of off white head. Some caramel. Light, red fruit. Taste is dry. Watery palate. Thin, light bitter finish.
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber colored brew with an slightly dry bitter taste and some fine hints of caramel and roasted malts.
Armadill0 (333) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper brown, clear. Medium thick white head. Aroma has malt and grain.
Taste has roasted malt, dark syrup, grain, citrus. Bitterish aftertaste. Well rounded, medium thick body.
tinylightsrecs (437) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours deep brown but minimal head and flat appearance. Metallic aftertaste. Ok but not one I'd fancy regularly
bjakk (701) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden, clear, white foam,. almost no aroma. but with a hint of metal. Malt, dry cookie, mild sweet in the aftertaste that grows. High in carbon.
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium brown, clear. Off white head with fine bubbles. Molasses aroma. Medium sweet, slightly bitter malty finish.