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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009: Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and toffee and with grapefruit peel notes. Sweetish malty flavour with a touch of grapefruit and possible horse-y note. Brett infection?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at GBBF.
Mid brown with no head. Fruity, slight chlorine, faint bacon and notes of toffee. Dry herbal finish. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
At GBBF 2009. Very dark brown with thin beige head. Slightly sour, pretty good alt style beer, soft on the finish. Really quite good, nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2009
Clear rosewood body with a shinning surface. Smell of dark malts and a touch of tart fruits. The taste is dominated by sweet, dark malts. Dry palate. Thin to medium bodied. Gravicask at GBBF, 05.08.2009.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ....brown ... sweet odd nose ... sweet toffee light hop ... quite unusual.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
12oz bottle, brown color, with a creamy beige head, toasted, biscuity, grainy malt nose, with a mild cookie dough, light toffeeish accent, with a hint of dark dried fruit in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, grainy malt character, with some cookie dough, light nutty, dried raisin notes, with a faint flowery hop leafy accent, leading towards a malty, grainy, lingering hop bitterness finish. A nice altbier!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Bread crusts and personable herbal hops make up most of this effervescent Altbier’s flavor profile, branching out into dried fruit once in a while.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A decent-sized head of toam covers the mahogany hues.
-The malts are not developed enough for me to fall in love with them.
-The lean body and active carbonation make the mouthfeel quenching.
-I would never turn down a pint of this, but at the same time I might not even remember I’ve had it before as it’s pretty run-of-the-mill.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is wood, yeast, malts, caramel, earthcellar as well as some mild spicy and herbal notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Ends in a rather dry palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Dark nut brown color, not much head. Light caramel and perhaps some tartness in the nose. Watery palate. Some hard caramel, woody malts and light grassy hops in the aftertaste. Also notes of dark chocolate. Very American version of altbier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Cask, GBBF 09. Dark brown with a small head. Aromas are toffee and chocolate malts with light spices and some burnt toffee notes. Flavours are weetabix and chocolate malts with light citrus. Yeasty with light hops. Decent.


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