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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Coppery/golden under a sandy film. Aroma is a gentle cacaphony of pale & dark malts alongside bready yeasts. Concentrated malts... like LME extracts... full, and... malty. A little thin on flavor and palate, but a great rendition of an Alt with sweet and roasty malts balanced by an earthen bitterness. I could drink this all day. A step down from Sticke on the palate, but the aroma and flavor are all there.

<font size=-4>Draught pint at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Joe, Toronto, ON, CAN</font>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 341mL bottle from a 12 pack, from the BS (by some rip in the time-space continuem, they got fresh stock of TN’s stuff). Pours a clear copper with a medium beige head. The aroma is quite nice, some nutty malts, crispness, pale and chrystal malts, a hint of hops but really nothing stands out much. A sublte hint of spices is in there too which is quite nice and true to style. The flavour though, wow, big time chewy nutty malts! Tasty! Caramalts, biscuits, very sweet but extremely well rounded in the finish with some very good hop flavours, dryness and a touch of Earthyness. Awesome mouth-feel, slick but crips and refreshing. Wow, some minor fruity esters in here too. This is so well done! I can’t believe how lucky I got in finding a fresh pack!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredthecat (321) - CANADA - APR 27, 2010
pours a dark amber with a thick and lasting near beige head. smells cakey, sweet and malty. taste is strongly of roasted grains almost coffee, munich malt with a bitter planty hoppiness. completely full mouth feel. was off of true north for a little bit after having their lager, but now i remember why i noted them in the first place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
Copper - obviously - in colour with a minor head. Nice malty aroma with some nuttiness. Tasty - some sweet maltiness that turned into a dark chocolate bitterness. Finished with a hint of hops. Nicely complex and fully recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2000
red-brown colour, fine head, hint of cherry, complex, dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LudwigAS (1) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2010 does not count
I have had Uerige @ the brewery in Dusseldorf & this beer took me right back. Appearance was indiscernible from classic German Alt, nice aroma & taste, a little harsh on the palate, not as smooth as fresh from the brewery... Overall I was impressed, this is the first Alt I have seen in Canada and for being from Canada it did justice to the originals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
341ml bottle. Moderate, sticky head, good copper colour. Aroma is very malty, kind of tootsie roll, with some toffee, chocolate and some herbal and metallic. Taste is much like the aroma, though a bit more full. Body is light and crisp, very refreshing. Overall, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Draught @ One Duke, Hamilton. Clear copper with excellent lacing. Fruity and nutty with some dark sugars in aroma. Super clean andn really good palate. Nutty, mellow, mild. Understated, super-sessionable and good.

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