MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Courtesy of dortmunder. Thanks!
A rare beer and a privilege to have been sent a bottle of. Says to contain hop extract on the label, which, in my book, means lower quality. Let’s taste it... First, it pours golden red with a thick head (!). Malty and hoppy aroma from a damp cellar. Fruity as well and that makes it quite complex for this strength and style. Quite bitter and slightly sharp. Lacks a bit in body. This beer benefits with big gulps. Maybe that’s the reason it comes in one litre bottles... It’s quite moreish. Tastes fresh - which it is! I have to go to Düsseldorf some day to "trink vom fass". A hint of yeast is present but not disturbing and is expected. A session beer of the stronger kind for an anglophile like me. A slight cheezy character comes through at the end when warmed up. I like.
pivnizub (8379) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 Amber coloured, almost ruby, thick ivory head; sweet, extremely full-bodied and "warm" in the beginning, well balanced with an extremely long, hoppy aftertaste. Available only three days a year. Don’t miss it !
Re-Rate 17/11/05 (Latzen-Tag): Extremely well balanced and moreish......
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I´ve just came back from the Latzenbier-Event at Schumachers´ in Düseldorf, which is held only trice a year (every third Thursday in March, September & November). Red amber coloured with frothy beige head. A sweety malty start is followed by a great long elegant hoppy aftertaste. I will be there again in September, that´s for sure. Swing top bottles were available for the home experience.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you so much Dortmunder - what a great Altbier: Big, long lasting frothy off- white head on a nice orange colored brew. Soft carbonation. Clay and cookie malt nose - light all in all. Nice peppery and hoppy taste start, some coriander, a medium malty woody long lasting finish. Complex but great balanced.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clay nose with a little sulfur as the glass warmed. Extraordinarily attractive beer: lovely copper-amber color and a creamy frothy head that stuck to the sides of the glass. Caramelly, toasted malt flavors, maybe some raisins and nuts in the middle. Spicy, slightly corriander-orangy end with a dryning effect. Great great balance. A fine and classy beer. Maybe the best Altbier I’ve had along with Uerige Sticke.
Saarlander (1678) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best alt I´ve had, I like it a little better than schlüssel even! Wonderful copper color and head, flavor was perfect, I couln´t ask for more from an Alt bier! I can´t explain how much I liked the flavor! More hop flavor than most AltsCan´t wait to have it again next year! Thanks to Dortmunder for the sample!
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 From cask. Malty, slightly smoky nose with hints of nuts. Earthy, slightly smoky maltiness. Very dry and tangy on the tongue. Medium- to fullbodied. Superb, and very one of a kind. (3.7) Re-rate: (Bottled) Additionaly I might add a certain fruitiness, mostly dried fruits like raisins and dried plums. Maybe a tiny hint of almonds. The first time I rated this was in the pub bursting with people and as I didn´t have a seat, I was shooed like a stray dog around the place, so the circumstances maybe were reflected in my rating. A truly great beer.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught - what else?) Fully clear beautiful chestunut coulour; very dense, yellow-amber head, leaving fine lace. Almondy nose, a bit of bread, and maybe some sugar, bit leafy. Very strong malty taste, with again a flavour as the kernels of apples, almondy. Finish is quite bitter, almondy again - and is it the colour suggesting - but I get a chestnut flavour as well. Very well-bodied, nearly chewy. Maltimpression is enormous. Long-lasting, dry-bitter aftertaste, nearly hoppy. I like this Latzenbier much more than Uerige’s Sticke. Malty - the opposite of the superb regular Uerige.