WillemsUrenkel (176) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking bottledesign. A dark amber in the glass, fruity in the nose. Starts surprisingly herb, shortly followed by nuts notes and marzipan. Very hopy for an Alt. Later sweets hints and caramell. At the end well belanced bitter sour. Didn´t know that an Alt could be so complex. 16.03.2013
SimplySike (586) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear redbrown with tan head.
Aroma liqorice, caramel, dark malts, some citrus in the back.
Taste malty bitter, some sweets, mostly bitter.
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Fruity, toasted malt, toffee, banana, metallic, sharp bitterness.
BreWedge (235) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle at Novare Res, Portland, ME. Aroma is very subtle, maybe some grass, grain, and raisin. Tastes to me were reminiscent of a lager (light malts, grain, tin) but with a good dry hop kick on the finish. Light body, plenty of carbonation, and a dry bitter finish. Qualify this rating by noting that the bottle was brewed in Apr ’12 and I got my hands on it in Aug ’13. Would be interested in trying with a fresh bottle.
Douberd (1202) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml unique, swing top bottle, poured into an alt type glass at home. ABV 4.7%. Thanks to ThirstyBird!
Bottle opens with a loud pop, pours a caramel colour with a nice sized light beige head with average retention. Foam leaves light lacing on the glass as it collapses.
Aroma is faint, lightly roasted malts, some nutty caramel, some hints of lemon.
Taste follows the aroma, some roasted malts, light caramel, very hoppy and bitter. Bitterness has long duration too.
Medium thick body, average carbonation, a little acidic on the palate and very dry.
Overall a very tasty alt beer and so much better than the unfiltered version.
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep malty aromas with notes of bread, caramel, and dark fruit. Brown with a foamy off-white head. Sweet with notes of fruit and just a touch of tartness. Medium bodied with a clean malty finish.
ABS (339) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Note: Same rating and comment as Zum Schlussel Alt. I found these two suspiciously similar.
Dark brown, hints of red. Wort and malt nose and aroma. Some nut aroma. Earthy yeast aroma. Low carbonation, not a big fan.
Blade86 (359) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17th IBBF - tap
amber/brown colour, clear, small foam, grassy and a little herbal aroma, some caramel notes; medium body, medium bitterness, lightly sweet; rather lightly bodied, somewhat metallic feel, average carbonation, long bitter and dry finish;
Overall: quite refreshing and drinkable, nice taste and palate
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at 17th IBBF, sample)
Pale brown, clear color. Medium sized, medium fast falling head. Light body, medium carbonation, creamy. Aroma: Crisp, grassy, spicy, herbal hops, caramel, bread, toasted malts. Taste: Soft to medium bitterness increasing to pleasant, hoppy, medium long finish. Toasted malts and herbal/spicy hops. Very high drinkability. Good combination of toasted and bready base with quite big hoppiness. Long dry aftertaste.
Bamsen78 (1956) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ BBF13. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast with notes of hops and dust. Dusty, bitter taste of hops. Bitter finish. Watery mouthfeel. Refreshing and not for kids but OK.