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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Most folks from the Northeast go to Florida when November arrives. But not the Southampton brewmaster, Phil Markowski. Back in 1995, Phil headed to Düsseldorf, Germany to taste the famous altbiers of the region. "Alts" are unique: less fruity than most ales but with a crisp drinkability of a lager. So what did Phil bring back from his trip? Authentic German ingredients and a recipe for an altbier that will surprise your senses. One taste and you’ll be happy that Phil decided not to go to Florida, too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, malty, light grain. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration, spicy ? Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110129]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
Bottled. A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel - and so is the flavor too with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity aroma of butter and caramel. Fruity flavour of caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2010
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel, some mild toffee, grass and herbal notes. Flavour is wood, sweetness and some slight earthyness and fruits. Quite far from any Alt I’ve had before...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours ever so slightly hazy, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving laces. Lightly sweet malt aroma. Medium body with vague caramel notes and a dry finish. Decent if not exactly thrilling. 310507

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23717) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clearnut broen, small head. Buttery nose. Mid-sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Lightly roasty, never earthy nor soft. Feels like a simple sketch of an altbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21654) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle. Clear dark brown, small off white head. Aroma of caramel, taste is similar, with a bit of hoppy bitterness toward the end. Very light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Pretty good beer. Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a light brown with almost no head and little lace retention. Faint aroma, almost undetectable, of light and sweet malts. Flavor is interesting, not like my usual fare. Sweet and malty up front with - what’s that? - some traces of fruitiness. After the initial taste the flavor morphs into something more bitter with some noticeable hop character. Light to medium in body with nice carbonation. This beer leaves a slightly bitter, sticky aftertaste, somewhat akin to an IPA. Very sneaky, Mr. Altbier. I’ll have to try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. AMber color, creamy offwhite head. Hoppy floral aroma, malty notes, milky, vanilla and some cream. Malty vanilla flavor, milky, creamy and with toffee notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle, 12oz, courtesy of Enjoyit. A clear, dark copper body with an off-white head. Caramel maltyness on the nose, slightly roasted. A tad fruityness too. Dry on the palate, medium body. The flavor has caramel, some roasted malts and a hint of nuts. Nothing very interesting, but quite tasteful anyway. 110129

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