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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   ABV: -
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German Altbier brewed with coffee.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
In short: A toasted nutty brown ale with a little black coffee twist. Nice session beer.
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Light golden-brown body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: Nose is toasted and a bit nutty. The toasted and biscuit malts provide a nice backbone. Flavours is roasted peanuts and some almonds in a light caramel coasting, toasted bread, distant fruity notes and some coffee. The coffee flavour is not one of roasted coffee beans. It is actually more reminiscent of an old cold cup of black coffee. Grassy hops to finish. I’m trying to be objective and rate this as a session beer that should be enjoyed in large quantities. I don’t know who was in charge at Three Floyds but the Extreme Beer Fest (where I had it) was the wrong place to serve that beer. I love R.E.M. but in a speed metal festival they’d sound kind of gay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Pours clear brown with some white head. Good malty munich nose with a punch of hops. Flavor is very much malt dominated with a bit of bitterness. Just a little bit of esspresso character. Full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2009
On tap @ Maproom. Pours amber with a thin head. Aroma of malt, slight coffee, and a touch of hops. I was really hoping for more coffee in the flavor, but it was mild. Decent beer though. Nice session beer. Kind of disappointing for FFF.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Imperial draft on tap at FFF Brewpub (Munster, In). Pours a nice dark amber with golden edges and medium hazed with minimal white hapead that still laces. Aromas are nice maltiness, ligh coffee and biscuits, with a decent hoppiness, and mellow sweetness. Initial is inviting, biscuity malts coupled with light coffee grounds, carmel and light vanilla, nice mellow sweetness, and an underlying light floral hoppiness. Nice, sessionable, but good flavor. Not my favorite personal brew, but built well with nice supporting hoppy bitterness for the malt load.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2008
On tap at brewpub, nice take on the style. Description says the malts were replaced with coffee in the brewing process, and it shows. Aroma is strong coffee and candy, with a hint of cream. Flavor is dominated by the coffee, but with lots of malt and hops as well. The pine of the hops works really well with the coffee, and candy is found throughout. I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
tap at three floyds... mostly trasparent apple cider brown pour with a thin wispy white head.... aroma of burnt malt and grains as well as a touch of coffee... sweet grainy flavor accented by charred malt. mild carbonation with a decent mouthfeel. this one didnt quite come together for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light brown with no head. Delectable aroma of coffee and hops. Strong coffee flavor up front, but mellows to sweet finish. Was surprised to see this listed as an altbier as it tasted like the brown ale equivalent of a coffee stout. Either way, pretty tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
on tap at the brewery, pours light brown with off white head, nose is grain husky with coffee roasty notes. flavor has some clashing notes of coffee, caramel, and biscuity malts. not a fan of this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2008
On tap at Three Floyds and served in a half pint glass. This beer poured a lighter brown hue with a thin head of tan bubbles that somewhat lasted. Just a bit of lacing was left behind. The aroma contained some smooth coffee notes, a touch of chocolate, and also some caramel. The flavor was dominated by cold coffee, along with some nuttiness and caramel. Not very roasty or bitter. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and had moderate carbonation. Very flavorful and drinkable. If you aren’t a coffee fan, skip it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3523) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2008
Half pint at the brewery. Coffee nose with some nuts. Malty, coffee flavor. Kind of cool, with a dry finish.


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