kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown with a lasting tan head. Malty, quite sweet but well balanced with a decent bitter finish. Medium silky smooth mouthfeel. Malty toffee aroma. Tasty stuff!
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brewed by schlosser w alt/hops ex.
pass .schlosser please!kool bottle,
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice head, tight but slightly fading. Excellent showing of the hops, very crisp bitterness that dances with the malt. The color could be a little sharper, less hazy but it doesn’t hurt the beer. If you can find it, it is worth the price and the bottle it comes in.
jerohen (2077) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dutch Ratebeer gathering. Clear orange coloured, big head. Very distinct aroma, not sure what it is though. Malty and pretty bitter flavour.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of spicy hops. Clear, amber coloured with a thin, white head. Decent, smooth taste of roasted malts and good hops. Smooth palate.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy and a dull red with lots of floaters and a creamy off white head. Tart and caramelly aroma with some banana and plum. Big in body but dry in finish. Bitter and sour with some toffee, malt and vanilla. I think my bottle may be past its due date.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal yoghurt aroma. Light brown color, greyish head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, herbal and a almost creamy feeling. Great Alt!
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 2007-04-17, 7-5-7-3-14=36
Elegant aroma, subtle hops with the caramel. It’s served too cold, the mouthfeel is a bit too dry and the bitterness too high, at the end.
From wooden cask, at the bräuhaus, 2005-04-04, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Beautiful dark amber color; creamy head. Malty aroma, with some malt; later (the temperature...) it develops a very nice (but quite light) hop note. Maltier example than others in Düsseldorf, with loads of caramel, very strong bitterness, partially aromatic. Very strong taste, powerful brew. Less hoppy than the Zum Schlüssel.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/Amber with a tan head. Loads of fizzle on the pour building the head to one finger in size, which diminished rapidly. Aromas of various malts, roasted and sweet, hay, hops and alcohol. Flavors starts with a weakened sweet but smooth caramel, some teas, and hops which grow to a nice pinacle in the end. A lasting aftertaste extends an overall good mouthfell.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was immediately impressed with the ample bavarian hops here, not something you find all too often in German altbier. The flavor is more typical of the region - lighty roasted barley with a sharpness in the finish - but the hops (lightly grassy, not too citrusy, kind of dank actually, light but not wimpy) keep the beer on edge and give it a kick that is highly appreciated especially here in the Pacific NW. Beyond this is a whole new range of flavors in the finish - some more mellow nuttiness and breadiness, some sharper bitters from the hops, and a very subtle glow from the alcohol. I like this, a Bavarian beer with some balls, nice.