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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty nutty, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090805]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Bronze mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and a little dry with a crisp lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11421) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14508) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (8829) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ....brown ... sweet odd nose ... sweet toffee light hop ... quite unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3188) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8328) - 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.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21565) - 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.

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