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Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: Altbier
Vaughan, Canada

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6263) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2696) - 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..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2910) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.1
   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!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
Another one of those beers that is just fabulous in aroma but a bit weak on delivering the tasty goods...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
not too bad. roasty malt flavourings. i’m not much of an altbier fan i guess.


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