bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, plum, and chocolate. Flavor of nuts, caramel, dark fruits, and lightly toasted grain.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Victor’s MemoriAle Altbier
clear brown, wispy off white head, drippy lace, light chocolate aroma with earthy hops, creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, nice earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle @Vero Beach Throwdown-pours a disappearing off white head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-toffee, some spicy hops, alcohol. Taste is upfront effervescence on front of the tongue, sweet medium/dark malt-toffee, some spicy /metallic hops. Slight alcohol. Medium body. An Alt/ASA cross. Thanks for sharing solan.
Tmoney99 (9634) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted caramel and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
hopscotch (8390) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... VBWT2008... Clear, very, very dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. Vinous aroma and flavor of an English barleywine. Esters and deeply roasted malts abound. Sweet chocolate, dark fruits and caramel stand out. Enough bitterness to keep things interesting and prevent the sweet malts from overwhelming my gustatory system. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, chocolaty, bittersweet (more bitter than sweet) finish. SoLan provided the bottle. Thanks Alan!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, toasted nuts, some chocolate, and some woodiness. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, roast, and nutty. Light lacing left on the glass.
3fourths (7533) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Very dark for an altbier, dark brown and reddish in color. Toast colored brown head. Pretty nice nose, with lots of maple and red apple scents, lightly hoppy, lightly doughy, almost a bread crust and toast smell. Wet and lightly sweet up front, more coarse with toasted grains and lighter maple in the back, finishes slightly dry over the back. Good, but lacking depth, and it’s more of a generic strong amber ale than an altbier.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a spotty-lacing, wispy light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet, toasty, caramel and Munich malts has a touch of noble hops. Starts fairly sweet and earthy caramely with nice lightly floral noble hoppy balance toward a bittersweet earthy finish with some light fruity esters. A nice altbier.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured clear, garnety brown with a short-lived cap of beige head. My first impression from the aroma was a sour, vinegary note.. not pervasive, but unsettling nevertheless.. caramels and dark fruits provided a sweet base, accented by some herbal and metallic notes. Tart darker fruits and light metallic notes tingle the tip of the tongue with drawn caramel and semi-sweet chocolates rolling over the middle of the mouth.. chocolate and caramel sweetness plus mild herbal bitterness are marred slightly by the sour notes on the finish.. but I’m gonna ignore that for the most part in my score. Medium-bodied on the palate with a nice drawn malty sweetness throughout.. it’s hard to ignore the sour off-notes at the finish.. it’s a bummer that this degraded as much as it did in less than a year.
Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at World Of Beer. This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium body with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate and dried fruits. The finish is sweet with a malty and nutty aftertaste. Decent overall.