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A German Style brown ale brewed with dark, rich Belgian specialty malts and domestic whole hops. The alt will have a dark copper color and will have a slightly fruity, bittersweet flavor. It is a beer for the more adventurous, for people with an appreciation for a beer with a rich malt character and a balanced hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1969) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draught @ Barley Pub: This one poured a clear, dark caramel color. There was a small off-white head that didnít linger or leave any lacing. It has a lighter aroma. Some caramel notes, some toasted malts also. The taste is nice. Some toasted caramel malt, with a very faint chocolate malt taste. Slightly bitter, with a bit of a dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On draft @ the Barley Pub in Dover, NH. Served in a pint glass. Deep brown in color, small head with very light lace. Malt nose with a bit of earthy tones. Caramel, roasted malt and light hops. Has a light sweet caramel finish. Drinkable any season of the year. Not the best in the style I have tried but, respectable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2011
6 pack of 12oz bottles picked up in North Conway, NH. Whenever I travel I seek out a beer or two that I can not get here in Mass. I sipped on a couple of these by the fire, and it was a welcome break from drinking Guinness. The pour is dark brown with an off-white head. The flavor is cashews, brown sugar, and a spicy alcohol finish. The hops are present as it warms up a bit. I was expecting Double Bag or better, but this falls short with a thin body. The flavors are decent and it is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Picked up a sixer of this today and had one after shoveling the driveway. Pours a solid brown that shows some ruby highlights when held up to the light. Two finger off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing on the way down the glass. Smell is a bit roasty, chocolatey and some caramel thrown in there too. Taste follows the smell, but adds a hop bite in the finish. Medium thick creamy smooth mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. I am pleasantly surprised this is a great little session brew from an up and coming local company.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Nice dark brown, mostly clear pour. Thick layer of foamy head. Smell is pretty mild - a bit of toasty barley. Flavor follows but with a bit more going on - still mild though. Nice light mouthfeel & good carbonation - easy to drink, but thereís a very slight metallic tinge to it that is slightly off-putting. Glad I tried this but not something Iíll be seeking out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2267) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
355ml bottle from jsprime. pours hazed brown with red highlights. great lasting and lacing tan head. big rich malt nose. the flavour are a little lacking compared to the nose. spot on for an alt just a little to watery mid palate. would make a nice fall drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (14519) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle. Mildly fruity and roasted aroma, OK combination. Hazy dark brown colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is roasted and tart. A bit too tart, perhaps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1481) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2010
A: Pours dark clear brown with a nice tall tan head. Nice retention and some spotty lace. S: Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, and mild coffee. T: Nicely roasted with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Light bittering hops with notes of sweet toffee. M: Medium in body, pretty smooth with good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Great British Beer Festival, August 2009. Quite dark brown in colour. Rather hoppy for an altbier. Some fruity / toffee malt. Reasonably tasty if a little light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2010
iím not really sure what an altbier is, but this one was pretty good. not really "dark" as described... this was light copper, clear and sparkling, a great looking beer. the flavors are more as described, a little fruity, a little bitter. the flavors arenít very powerful, but they are pleasant and interesting. i was almost scared off by the reviewer that said this tasted like "chlorine and bacon", but i didnít taste any of that.

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