xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pure, rocky/mountain malt, cake, shoe leather aroma. Near opaque sienna brown beer with bubble layer/rim. Grains and pure brewing, clean endless fields, robust caramel. Great flavor I’m having difficulty describ ing well. Robust palate, natural, decent malt finish. Nothing to knock you in the face about this beer, but everything is right about it, very sessionable, very nice and refined.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
really cool swing-top 330ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber-tinged gold, with a large fluffy lasting white head. Nice caramel malt, some yeast and a light hint of chocolate, some raisins, prunes and alcohol. Taste is similar, quite a bit grainier than I thought it would be, lightly roasty, tangy and nutty, long nutty/bitter aftertaste. Slightly thin body, nice and oily, very light carbonation - quite nice, would like a little more roast to it.
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is bitter, citrus, and caramel. Ok beer.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little more fruitiness than its predecessor. Still has alot of sweet maltiness, a little more roasty, with a huge amount of citrus fruits. I like this, a little more even tempered, with a great medium body and a nice lingering finish.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with beerded_one. Pours dark copper with a decent sized off-white head. Bottle says 6%. Aroma of citrus, hops, alcohol, some roast, and caramel malts. The flavor is slight bitter hops, sweet, citrus, caramel, slight roast, and a tiny metallic finish. Good body, good brew.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottled on <!-- i -->25.11.<!-- /i --> (Nov. 25?). Weird bottles. Pours a cloudy amber with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma of some sour sweaty socks, toasty malts, caramel, some earthiness, grass. This is quite bitter--considering the mild flavor--and the taste offers the addition of cardboard and nuts as well. This beer isn’t terribly old, though alts must not stand up well to age. Doesn’t have the ABV for aging, so I suppose this isn’t the beer’s fault.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours murky rust color with yeast chunks. Smallish head is finely beaded and leaves behind Jackson Pollock scribbly lace. Austere nose of dark toast, minty-grassy hops, jellybeans? Very subdued malt, almost flavorless. Impressions of peanut shells, old barn boards, brittle leather. A thin vein of smoke throughout. Rich, creamy texture; chewy. Dry finish leads to a somewhat bitter aftertaste with suggestsions of pepper, charred wood, and dead leaves. Not bad, but definitely <!-- b -->not<!-- /b --> worth the money.
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color, medium head, wow suprice, a character alt...fully bitter one, (would it be the röstmalz?) very complex base of,.. woody, coffee, licorice, and fruit, had it in a bottle now its time fore a tap uerige alt
EithCubes (5186) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Swing-top. Clear dark chestnut pour, no longer on the copper scale, and a beige head. Smells of roasted malts, caramel, and Hallertau. Big roasted taste and waves of bitterness. I like the character here, roastiness is a nice flavor in an Alt, and this has to be one of the bitterest beers in Germany. Caramel isn’t strong here and is clearly subservient to the roasted malts. Bitterness is not mouth-puckering, but easily the driest Alt I’ve rated. Creamy mouthfeel with a prickly sting on the tip of the tongue. I wouldn’t call this the most complex of the Düsseldorfer Alts; it’s more of the strong man, or the pit bull – stocky and powerful. Thanks to MoritzF!
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Zum Uerige, Dusseldorf. Clear, medium dark brown and copper color. Perfectly foamy head. Crisp, flavorfull, toasty altbier... that’s what this is, one of the best examples of the style so far. Full of lively caramel and rusty but fresh and zesty hop notes, extremely chewy; salivating... notes of cardamom and cinnamon bread. Toasty all around. Solid altbier.