CraftBeerNick (1213) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery to wash the pork knuckle down, 3rd June 15. Pours rich, dark brown, aroma is malty, caramel, taste is much richer and fuller than other Alts I tried, lots of caramel, malt, toffee. Pretty good, and about as good as this style could reach I suspect.
PotjeBier (1986) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From plastic gravity cask @ In De Wildeman, thanks Simon! Copper color. Off white head. Aroma’s: red fruit, caramel. Also a bit fruit candies retronasal. Flavor is light sweet, mild bitter. Light bodied. Finish is rather dry, moderate bitter.
blackisle (1150) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing top bottle 100 cl. Brilliant clear dark amber, large creamy light tan head, good retention and lacing; sweet malty aroma, toasted, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits, light citrus; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, caramel, dark malts; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste smooth sweetbitter, spicy notes, light hoppy touch in the finish; very nice Alt.
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brewpub. A bit hazy copper with a medium head. Aroma and taste of malt, light roasted malt, some fruit and light hops. Also some "medicine" in the finish. Sweeter than the typical Altbier.
hawanna (2616) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1,0 l bottle from Biervana
hay, cereal, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation,
RW80 (1237) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1l bottle obtained at the Brauhaus.
Dark brown color and a frothy 2 fingers sized head whith a ok retention and leaves lacing. Full points for that one. Aroma: Light sour, fresh yeast, bread malts and caramel, red berries Taste: Lighter as the Alt also fresher still the dark bread and caramel malts, but now accompanied by red berries. Finnis is a more hoppy bitterness. Slick texture, creamy foam, medium body ( but thinner as the Alt)and soft carbonation. Slightly to thin body.
I like them both, but at the end of the day I would pick the Schumacher Alt over the 1838-er. This one does smell nicer.
Beer Rating 1000.
GlasgowTAD (479) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(rating from old notes recently found) Pours a murky brown with a light brown head. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Taste is quite similar to aroma, caramel sweetness with a hint of berries mixed in. Medium bodied with a light mouthfeel.
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazlenut brown, no head. Aroma is fruity, sweaty feet, wet dog. Tastes like a wet dog as well, sweat, fruity.
CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Bottled 13/10-2014. Dark brown, pretty. Fizzy, light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, cherries?
Taste: Malt, very smooth. Sweetness, caramel. Fruits.
Bought: Trade with Erzengel - thanks!, 1000 ml
Info: 14/11-2014, BB: 13/11-2014
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
26th September 2014
Post Borefts Tasting, Tulip Hotel Room 118. Thanks to Mads. Bright clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Airy palate, light fine carbonation. Mild caramel malts and a little dried fruits. Light finish. Very simple stuff.