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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2010
i’m 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 aren’t 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 didn’t taste any of that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some weak hoopy hints. Has a sweetish roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - 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 (9179) - 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 (12715) - 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 (17162) - 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 (11052) - 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 (21095) - 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 (3253) - 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!

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