Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: Altbier
Vaughan, Canada


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3844) - 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 (6599) - 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 (1283) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
Red/amber in colour, light fizz on top, nice mild carbonation. Decent burnt maltiness, some milk toffee and dark fruity flavours, but a little too minerally -- reminds one of shower water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle at the Winking Judge’s fall BeerFest 2005. Pours a flat clear orange-amber with a small diminishing white head. Aroma and flavour of malt and nothing else. Blah. Body is flat with an unpleasant aftertaste. Based on the other reviews I guess this style is just not for me: it’s flat, dull and there’s no hops to be found. An acquired taste I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle (341ml). At October 2005 Winking Judge BeerFest, Hamilton. Poured clear bubbly mahogany with an average foamy diminishing white head. Aroma somewhat vegetal, stale slightly roasty malt, some hops. Tastes darkly grainy, harsh hops, some candyish mildly roast malt, a hingt of metal - a longish, quite bitter finish. Metallic/astringent mouthfeel, average body. Overall a touch too bitter, but it grew on me some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
341ml brown bottle. Orange hued beer topped with a small but creamy layer of foam. Aroma is slightly nutty, some caramel and dark malts. Flavour is lightly toasty, caramel malts, with a nice bitter finish. Mildly carbonated, a bit light in the body but otherwise solid and flavourful..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
Sampled at C’est What’s Spring 2005 Festival of Small Breweries. Amber-orange colour. Roasty malt and a bit of straw in the aroma. Solid and very well balanced flavour - caramel malt in the start, grassy hops in the finish. An unassuming & well made little beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2005
tap @ happy wanderer german resturaunt in niagara, on. right before my weener schnitzel with egg and anchovies. ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
Another great beer from Magnotta! Pours a dark amber body with an off white head. Aroma is malty, wheat, and raisiny. Taste is huge malt, raisins, sugar, and some alcohol. Nice variety! These guys keep making great beers!

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