duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malty, whole meal breadyness. Nutty, lightly sweet to start. Finishes grassy, with a nice dry bitterness. I thought i was going to like this one more than i did, but hey, this isn’t bad at all.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle at LCRBM] Malty, caramel, biscuity, nutty, some hops also. nice body, dry, bitter finish.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice cristal clear amber beer with Fluffy off white head. This beer has a interesting nose, Forrest honey, pine needles, lavender, Eucaliptine throat sirup, caramel malts, and summer flowers (herbal). Taste is medium dry and has an elegant bitterness. There are hints of cookies, cakes, slightly roasted nuts and a fine refreshing bitterness to left up the balance. A very drinkable caracterfull beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
No#40. Nice bottle with this beer. Aroma is distintly malty, fruity sweetness makes an excellent aroma. Taste however has the malt, but an inky bitterness ruins what makes to be a great beer, dry finish.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper coloured, clear beer with a small white head. (Good) metal hops, sweet malts in the nose, some fruitiness. Sweet malty, grainy taste. Enjoyable altbier, though not the best I had.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RBG Low Countries 2005 tasting session
Clear, orange body. Good, off-white head (mostly diminishing). Nose of white port, liquor and grain. Lightly acidic, moderately bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter, long finish. Lightly bodied. Watery texture. Fizzy carboation. Nice in it’s style, but maybe a little bit watery.
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 (8550) - 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 (8247) - 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.