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.
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.
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.
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.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malt, hop aroma. Copper colour with a decent off-white head. Sweet malty taste with good hop bitterness. Dry finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt aroma, copper with small vanilla head. Malt base, pleasant after taste. Soft, dry a good Alt.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught) Faint aroma. Nothing disernable. Gold copper colour. Malty and hoppy but not extravigant. Decent on the palate.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice off-white head, some lacing. Great copper color. Malty aroma. Fairly clean taste. I'd buy it again.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MartinT (8492) - 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...