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RATINGS: 111   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3256) - 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 (9411) - 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 (25472) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Very dark brown pour- surprisingly dark for the style. One finger white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is toasty malt with some roasty grains. Sweet, biscuity, toasty and caramely in flavor. Very nice complex malt character with clean hop finish. Palate is full and silky finishing clean. Pretty yummy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2009
light brown pour, nose is malty and a little bit of almond. Mouthfeel is a little thin but flavors are decent, a bit bready and malty. nothing special but not that bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle shared by Ethan. Thanks. Kind of a weird beer here. Nose was nutty and malty, and had a faint hint of generic fart smell. Flavor is a bit better but I also found it slightly metallic and just a little off. Carbonation is low. I’ve had better Altbiers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Thanks hophead 75. Pours a reddish copper with a one finger frothy tan head. The nose is sweet and malty, a lagery smell, leafy hops, some caramel, grain. Flavor is malty and bready, has a mild hop character, smooth and easy to drink. Palate shows low carbonation and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
12oz bought at Julio’s in February. A clear and rather dark pour offering a slowly fading sheet of off-white foam. Straight-up nutty toastiness takes a fair part of both taste and aroma. Minimal bready layer quickly gives in to slightly burnt biscuit. Soft leafy hoppiness lacks the freshness of a draught offering in Dusseldorf, but provides a clean bitterness. All throughout, while some residual can be perceived, it leans more towards dryness than most, avoiding any caramel territory and most of the fruity one as well. The result is a rather simple beer, but it works. Good for what it is.

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