Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: Altbier
Vaughan, Canada


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Brown-orange. Dry, bitter and nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is nutty, medium sweet, light cherry. Taste is nutty and medium sweet. Medium watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
A copper alt with a thin off white head. Sweetish sugar malt aroma, almost like light acidic seven up points. In mouth, a nutty grassy malt with light torrefied notes, herbal, light hopping, not bad. Hadn’t had this in a long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2000
red-brown colour, fine head, hint of cherry, complex, dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Crystal clear orange brew with a creamy, off-white head. Interesting ink-blot lacework. Nutty, caramely aroma with notes of English toffee and milk chocolate. Malty, nutty flavor. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Medium-length, dry, grassy finish. Very satisfying! Could prove to be a very good Fall session beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
some malt, some kind of fruit, some deep copper color. Not a beer to have in abundance. Harsh aftertast

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottled - Smokeless Joes Toronto. Uninteresting musty aroma but a pleasant grey-black colour. The flavour is interesting with a malty tanginess. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
Served as Magnotta Altbier. Pale golden pour. The aroma is quite noble and floral with a bright herbal character and a bit of light floral character. Soft and a little bit of malt sweetness as well. A touch of hoppy character. The aroma has a bit of light honeyed sweetness along with some soft hoppy bitterness. Pretty nice stuff really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartinT (8135) - 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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