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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.


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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2011
6 pack of 12oz bottles picked up in North Conway, NH. Whenever I travel I seek out a beer or two that I can not get here in Mass. I sipped on a couple of these by the fire, and it was a welcome break from drinking Guinness. The pour is dark brown with an off-white head. The flavor is cashews, brown sugar, and a spicy alcohol finish. The hops are present as it warms up a bit. I was expecting Double Bag or better, but this falls short with a thin body. The flavors are decent and it is very drinkable.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1999) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a stange. The appearance had a decent somewhat clear red color with a decent half finger white foamy head that gracefully dissipated into the beer. There was some light lacing sticking nicely to the glass. The smell had a decent roasted nuttiness blended into a light caramel maltiness. The taste was somewhat sweet with a semi-thick nutty breadiness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. Overall, not a bad altbier, though this could have also gone as an American Amber/Red, no worries as I’d have it again if available.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (6675) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Crazy carbo results in a towering beige head on a slightly hazy copper body. Low aroma, principally grainy with light caramel. Grainy body as well, light fruity caramel, slightly reedy with a sharp hoppy bite. I much preferred the Altitude, which apparently is the original recipe for this beer? Should have stuck with Plan A.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (376) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours brown with an initial foamy head that lasts for a bit. Aromas are nutty, English breakfast tea, maybe grass, maybe some caramel. Tastes are mostly sweet, with some limited bitterness. Fairly light in the mouth with lots of carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Nutty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a moderate beige head. Roasty/nutty caramel malt and herbal hops flavor. Light body , moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3606) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Zealand Hut White mtns NH. Beer hiked into the woods always tastes better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7571) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrettTaylor (477) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Poured from bottle to glass. Poured a dark copper with an initially thick amber head with medium lacing. The head dissipated quickly to a very thin head. Aroma is caramel with subtle coffee and a bit floral. Tastes a bit of coffee, some hops, malty, and a bit of something green. Light mouthfeel, a bit of astringency on the finish. Long finish, but not particularly pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Caramel and tea scent. Mildly malty taste, smooth, too smooth, A little sour aftertaste. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Mild aroma and flavors. Not a lot going on but drinkable. Overall decent


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