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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2003
Clear orange/brown copper w/ small beige head. Light malt aroma. Medium body. Nice malt flavour w/ nuts, caramel, & smoke. Finish is dry & moderately bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2003
Nice off-white head, some lacing. Great copper color. Malty aroma. Fairly clean taste. I'd buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Bottle 341 ml
Appearance: Clear light amber look with large tanned , foamy frisky top.
Nose: Mineral , dusty with caramel , crystal malts soft hops on side.6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied. Slight nutty woody mid feel with softer thinner malt side. Some raw bitterness noted. Fuller finish with more wholesome feel. Decent ale , sweeter front with alt styled backing. A bit to light for old school Alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2003
Nice malt, hop aroma. Copper colour with a decent off-white head. Sweet malty taste with good hop bitterness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1223) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
(draught) Faint aroma. Nothing disernable. Gold copper colour. Malty and hoppy but not extravigant. Decent on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
Sweet malt aroma, copper with small vanilla head. Malt base, pleasant after taste. Soft, dry a good Alt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002
golden colour. light hop aroma. some berry sweetness and dry hoppiness. not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
This is the only representation of the style that i’m aware of in Ontario. I’ve noticed that the amount of Alt character has diminished significantly over the last year. I hope it is a seasonal thing because the flavour is yeast derived and colder fermentation temps will give more of it. Anyway, it is a bright copper coloured ale, lightly hopped - to style - and a little sweeter than style guidelines. Alt character is fully evident, more at times then others (varies from season to season). Their winter beer last year was excellent. Hopefully we will see this again sometime in November. Rating given for the beer at its best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2002
Bright copper color. Sweet malt, alcohol and a touch of hops in the nose. Sweet, slightly malty and a slightly bitter, almost candyish finish. Quite dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Watery hop-laden peaches enveloped by delicate smoked caramel...Slight astringency in the end enveloped by intriguing almond skins...I much prefer McNeill’s...

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