GregClow (2794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ happy wanderer german resturaunt in niagara, on. right before my weener schnitzel with egg and anchovies. ok.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
These guys keep making great beers!
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another one of those beers that is just fabulous in aroma but a bit weak on delivering the tasty goods...
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2004 Came in a twist top bottle, no date code...instructions to "keep refridgerated". I assume this is unpasturized beer with no preservatives. Poured a clear red copper color with a 2 finger sticky, rocky off white cap that had fair retention. Moderate corbonation makes this Altbeir's flavors easy to deliver on the tongue. Aromas of toasty caramel, nuts, spiciness..a pleasant nose to this German ale. Starts malty with nutty-sweet toasted malt departures then it goes creamy on the palate when the hops create some balance in the malt pronounced medium body....finish is moderate duration, wet with the toasted nut biscuit malts slowly giving way to a hop drying...a very nice local brew...not too complex, toasty-malty, creamy and drying finish...if this is a good rendition of an Alt style I’m a believer...I like this beer, can recommend it and will buy more.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
not too bad. roasty malt flavourings. i’m not much of an altbier fan i guess.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the TO beer festival. Brownish red colour with decent white head. Flavourly is somewhat indistinct with slight bits of rostiness, malt sweetness and then a dry bitterness on the finish not bad.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep, syrupy malt aroma. Kinda cool bronze label with woodlands scene. Medium red-brown clear beer. Toasted sweetness, amber malt twang, medium light body. Unpleasant woody bitterness in the finish. The hops were indistinct and there weren’t the oaty qualities that I really enjoy in an alt. Watery at times.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick, fluffy head atop a deep copper body. Aroma is carmel malts and orangey hops with some earthy undertones. Very thin tasting carmel malt flavors with a fizzy and mild, hop finish. Nothing too special but definately drinkable.
Sammy (7707) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
some malt, some kind of fruit, some deep copper color. Not a beer to have in abundance. Harsh aftertast