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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Clear brown appearance with a small head. Smooth flavor with walnut and a bit of caramel with a slight bubbly finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1736) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Aroma: Caramel, Toffee, Bready Appearance: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Sweet Bread, Caramel, Mildly Smokey, Mild Pilsner Yeast Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Smokey

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Nice licorice flavor and aroma. Very thin head. Watery maltiness. Thick to watery mouthfeel. Sorghum flavors. Light sweet enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It is an attractive looking beer with a dark amber pour and a modest off-white head. The aroma is full of sweet malts and a little smoke. The hops are crisp, clean, and laid back. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is nice and sweet with a low bitterness that does not linger terribly long. It is an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Mostly clear darker orange with a thin mostly white head. Some toffee, light malt sweetness and leafy hop notes. Flavor is a bit lackluster, with more malty sweetness coming in and missing any interesting leafy or minty hops that I like in the style. Lighter flat body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (5017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
12oz bottle. Date on the bottle is 6/01/09. Thin khaki head, with bubbles on the side of the glass. Murky brown color. Smooth lightly smokey flavor. Not as bad as expected, for a 3 yr old bottle. Light carbonation, dry finish, with kind of a strange chalky creaminess, though. Aroma is vey toasty, lightly metallic. Not great, but at least there’s flavor there, and it’s not entirely awful. Some dark fruit, bitter taste, and some funky sweetness. Interesting enough to be tolerable. Some malty / hoppy fermenty fruitiness, here. Not bad despite the age, I’d really like to try this fresh if I can find a bottle. I guess I just have to visit the brewpub some day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1102) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2012
On sample at southampton publick house. Im not an altbier fan and this doesnt make me change my mind. Ok maltyness but nothing out of the ordinary

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Dark amber with a bit of a lacy white head that trails down the glass. Malty nose, some faint chocolate but not much else. Tad bit of grassy hop leaves in the background. Sweet and malty, brown sugary at the front but fairly watery toward the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
Amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of sweets and caramel. A flavor of malt, metallic and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Toffee aroma. Clear orange brown, thin yellow head. Grassy toffee flavor, more bitter than sweet. Relatively bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bought at sahara mart. Tastes dark caramel and old with some thickness. Overall 6.5 of 10.

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