Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: Altbier
Vaughan, Canada


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An ultra-premium all-malt and traditional German-style ale at 5% alc./vol. Deep copper to light brown colour with an aromatic focus on malt elements of fresh baked biscuits and toast. Malt initially dominates the palate with typical Altbier flavours of biscuits, followed by an intense yet pleasant hop bitterness. A slightly dry body and reduced ale fruitiness is achieved by extended deep-cold aging. Can be served with beef soups, spinach salad, roast chicken, pork tenderloin, falafel, chocolate cake, and smoked cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Draught @ One Duke, Hamilton. Clear copper with excellent lacing. Fruity and nutty with some dark sugars in aroma. Super clean andn really good palate. Nutty, mellow, mild. Understated, super-sessionable and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1533) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 ** re-rate notes ** great worty-grainly flavors and good balance of malt and hop. Great earthy vibe and nice feel. Numbers still worthy. /// ORIG rate Very interesting, on tap at Volo. Mineral and a bit funky like brie rind, high sour note, some fruit in the malts, fine hoopy bitter end note. Good and unusually serious beer for Ontario.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1981) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
341 mL bottle. Orange-copper beer with a small beige head - fades to a thick ring after a minute or two. I’m honestly not sure that I could add a lot to the "commercial description" - it’s just about bang on. This is a fresh, malty beer with a dryish bittler finish. Good summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
Copper - obviously - in colour with a minor head. Nice malty aroma with some nuttiness. Tasty - some sweet maltiness that turned into a dark chocolate bitterness. Finished with a hint of hops. Nicely complex and fully recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 [491-20070810] Tap @ TFOB (Toronto, ON). Malty grain aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Hoppy malt flavour is a little bitter. Medium body has light astringency. Nice starter for the festival, an interesting blend. (6/3/7/4/13) 3.3

[1634B-20080926] Tap. Fruity grains aroma. Clear, amber red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Grainy malt and some bready yeast flavour. Grainy medium body. Not bad though a little rough. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1960) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Coppery/golden under a sandy film. Aroma is a gentle cacaphony of pale & dark malts alongside bready yeasts. Concentrated malts... like LME extracts... full, and... malty. A little thin on flavor and palate, but a great rendition of an Alt with sweet and roasty malts balanced by an earthen bitterness. I could drink this all day. A step down from Sticke on the palate, but the aroma and flavor are all there.

<font size=-4>Draught pint at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Joe, Toronto, ON, CAN</font>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
i love this beer not that its crazy but very well done. kinda an orange color, decnt white head, spicy nose and some fruits, good malts and slightly bitter hops good finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3142) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Nice copper/amber body topped with a fair off-white frothy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with oaky, nutty and brown sugar notes. Its sharp hoppy taste could be more complex. Its ends with a good bitter finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle: Fiery amber, translucent, moderate off-white head, frothy, fairly nice lacing, light carbonation.   Toasted malt nose, very slight vegetal and grassy notes.   Comes across as a lighter example of an Alaskan Amber.   Seems as if maybe its at the end of its life?   Light finish, light example.   Fairly clean otherwise.   Thanks for sharing mattbob!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
desurfer (1230) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
From my buddy in Buffalo. It came in a melted ice water bucket, so maybe not as cold as I’d like. Anyway, there’s a nice caramel flavor full of sweetness. Not so much complexity, but it’s a tasty beer. Went great with some sirloin BBQ.

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