Jonb5 (286) - Greater London, - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Dark bronze colour, one finger head which didn’t hang around very long, kept some lacing. Quite thick looking but not hazy. Initially there was no detectable aroma, some malt and vanilla came through towards the end. Tasted charcol and malt, was overly bitter in an unbalanced way that also killed all other flavours. Finish was bitter and slightly bready. Had a coarse edge, was well carbonated and the body was quite thick for the fairly low strength. Overall not one of the better beers out there, was just a bit unbalanced even though it mellowed slightly.
floydian1 (798) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Brisbane German Club which is highly recommended when attending the Test cricket at GABA next door (especially when your only choice of beer inside the ground is 4X Gold at $7.20 a plastic schooner!). This one pours reddish-brown with medium off-white head. Plenty of caramel malt sweetness up front on the nose with soft fruity hops and a touch of burnt sugar. Taste is prominent sweet malts with a light fruity hop bitterness to the finish. Eminently sessionable with clean palate, lightish body and easy carbonation.
darkseduction (506) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flasche 33cl. Solides Altbier mit knackigen Röstaromen und herzhafter Hopfung. Leider etwas charakterlos und beliebig.
blackisle (318) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasted malts, hint of caramel, bread, raisin, light hops, herbs, clear amber to copper, frothy off-white head, light lacing, at first medium sweet latter followed by soft bitterness, medium body, average carbo, aftertaste sweetbitter, finish smooth, dry and a bit spicy at the end
Jado (385) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a burnished copper with a one-finger cream-coloured head. The aromas were some dark fruit (raisins mainly), caramel, cinnamon and a touch of smoke. The taste was dominated initially by malty caramel sweetness, but that washed away fairly quickly to a light bitterness followed by fruit at the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a lightly spicy aftertaste. Not bad.
Andy_ (382) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish-brown clear beer with a nice head leaving lacing on the glass. The aroma has diacetyl up front with some bready malts and saltiness. The taste is loafy malty, earthy and little licoricy. The mouthfeel is thin and the finish is pretty intense. This was my first altbier so I cannot really say how it compares to others, but it seemed a lot like a German dunkel lager with a twist.
JeffAalborg (18) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite German beers - Tasty, sweet and nice appearence when You pour it the glass. Easy drinkable. Great for a sunny day.
ThirstyBird (745) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well - finally getting around to rating this one. Pours a medium brown with orange highlights and a tight light tan head. Smell is lightly roasted malt, some fruit and maybe some nuttiness. Taste is as it tastes ending a bit dry. Body is light and a bit oily with a tick below average carbonation. Not bad, though not up to the standards of the Düsseldorf altbiers.
RichTheVillan (1608) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear copper pour with thin tan head, rich malty aroma, forward taste is malts backed up with caramel and raisins.
savnac (2352) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Dusseldorf. Clear deep amber small head. Aroma is caramel, grainy and some light noble hops. Flavor is rich malt, slightly sweet with some hop bitterness for balance. Medium body. Pretty good Alt, tasted fresh and solid all around.
allmyvinyl (958) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, bread, lightly fruity. This follows through on the taste with more maltiness than fruit though. Very clean, dry, balanced finish. Not bad.