mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden colour. light hop aroma. some berry sweetness and dry hoppiness. not bad.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MartinT (7549) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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...
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent interperatation of a lighter bodied Dusseldorfer Altbier. Wonderful deep copper color with a light malt & hop aroma (in fresher examples). The malt flavor is very gently nutty; with some soft fruity expressions from the fermentation. It’s bitterness is well balanced and finishes refreshingly dry.
omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown-orange. Dry, bitter and nutty.
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2000
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
red-brown colour, fine head, hint of cherry, complex, dry finish
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Re-rate is long overdue, please disregard these comments as they are not indicative of the recent history of this beer.
It has its moments, but they are few and far between. The aroma has at times been absolutely wonderful. Other times, it’s AWOL. The flavour has ranged from astringent burnt to smokey-crystal malty.