Pailhead (4751) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Light roasty hop aroma. Transparent yellowish-orange with white head. Nice lacing. Light roastiness in the flavor with a hoppy finish. Does not seem like an altbier. More IPA than alt. Moderate hop aftertaste.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-orange body with abundant dark suspended sediment, big cream head. Aroma of light fruit, spicy hops, and hints of wet sock. Spicy, crackery, toasty flavor with dried flower petals and potpourri. Caramels develop over time as do abundant yeast flavors. Bitter finish. I had the Sticke Alt on tap earlier this year and think that beer was a bit smoother, but this is enjoyable nonetheless.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Warm brown-orange body. Sweet malty nose. Flavors include malt, caramel and hops (hops toward the finish). Slight metallic aftertaste.
jgb9348 (4695) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Code 0515, Bottled on 14 04 (14.April?)
Cola coloured body with large particles & a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of alcohol, slightly stale malt, caster sugar, cashews and a tiny bit medicinal. Light-bodied; Sharp alcohol/medicinal taste fading to a pale & stale maltiness. Aftertaste bland and not pleasant. Overall, less than I had expected, but a very nice & rare find from Jim Dorsch at Whole Foods. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 14-September-2004.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A subdued, but grainy aroma -faint wet leafiness. Slight sour nuttiness in the flavor, very husky, bitter. This stuff spoils so easily, but it still is yummy. None of the big plasticyness of the Sticke.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Zum Uerige, Altstadt, Dusseldorf. Dark amber colour. Creamy white head that doesn’t go away. Superbly well balanced malt and hops. Excellent bitterness throughout and into the aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable. Possibly the best Alt in the world, certainly a class above any bottled variety I’ve tried.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz flip top. muddy copper hue with a tan one-inch head that paints a delicate lace on my tasting glass. flat tinny hop aroma. effervescent tiny bubbles from the first sip to the last. Malty body, not too overt, with a sharp hop bitterness that blankets my tongue, lingering like a rock concert rings your ears after you’ve left. This is a very good beer.
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Pours a deep amber, almost red in color, with a tan head that dissipates, rings the top of the drink, then laces the sides of the glass as you drink. Very slight aroma, even as it warmed. The malt is very evident as you drink this full-bodied beer. Tasty with an acrid finish. Very good. I’d like this from a keg some day.
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JorisPPattyn (7881) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draught - the real thing) Chestnut brown, clear ale; very regular, slightly off-white head, good lace. Little nose, ever so slightly caramel, a bit of hops - and the dishwashing; poor show at the brewery! Superb hop-taste, absolutely gorgeous German hops. Yet the malt underneath is anything but shy. It’s relevant, ambrée, refined. Medium bodied. Uerige is definitely better bodied than most (regular) Altbiere. Hoppy, straightforward bitterish aftertaste - just great. Uerige Alt will always be one of my favourites. This tasting at the Hausbrauerei once more confirms the idea of the number one.
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color, with a decent off white head.
The aroma is fresh hops, reminiscent of an IPA.
The flavor is smoothly bitter with a dry finish. Very nice, but not as nice as their Sticke.