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RATINGS: 107   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Re-rate: After a few of these, I am beginning to see the better points. Nutty-Bready aroma. Rich copper color. Pours nicely into a glass with nice foamy tan head. Nice carbonation - tiny little bubbles rising. Flavor is very smmoth and drinkable. I will buy this one again!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2004
On tap at the Loon Mountain Bunyon Room. Fairly dark color with a nice head and light lacing. Aroma is of sweet carmel malt. Flavor starts much the same with some hints of chocolate, the finish is nicely balanced by some lighy hoppieness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2446) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Pours dark brown into a shaker. Creamy micro head with good retention. Deep caramel malt and pine hop aromas. Slightly fizzy with upfront dry caramel with a sour, bitter hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Caramel malt and metallic aroma. Dark amber with large tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Body a bit light. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours hazy, woody brown with a thick, light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt. Very malty, caramel with a sort of tree-bark bittering. Mild, tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle: Cloudy orange/brown with a nice off-white head, rich, yet sharp yeast aroma with some oranges, full bodied, good carbonation, starts and ends very slightly bitter, smooth clean ending. An excellent Alt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3063) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Pours amber with a nice white frothy head. Smells nutty with some cherries and roses. Taste is peppery and spicy with dough, lots of fruit, and cocoa present.


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