stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice Alt bier that is probably one of the best representations of the style, but not my fav. I like the Sticke Uerige better. Very hoppy profile, with an undercurrent of carmel and malty notes. The flavor is more aggressive to me than that of the Sticke Uerige. I have tried, but will not purchase again
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A blood red crimson color with a very smooth creamy amount of carbonation that results in a film of head and a thick ring of lacing around the edge. The aroma is lightly musky and sweet with notes of fig and oak, some honey. The flavor is very malty with lots of base malts coming through and a nice lightly smoky cheese taste coming up. The hops are subtle but balanced and mild. A well made altbier, but I’d take others over this one. Altbiers aren’t exactly what I call exciting.
TheBeerGod (5363) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dirty bronze with a very small white head. Nose is slightly bitter with a generous malt aroma coming through. Hint of slightly burnt toast coming through as well. Taste is a little roasted and slightly bitter with a rounded malt backbone. It’s dry and more bitter towards the end, with maybe a hint of unsweetened ice tea. Good beer and surpisingly refreshing!
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hazenut colored beer has little to no head. The nose is simple with sweet malt and a dank astringent note (like grapefruit in the basement). The palate is lightly oaked and malty, but tastes a bit thin and watery. The finish is lightly astringent and a touch hoppy.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper body . The head is quite nice, Big and dense with a steady stream of larger bubbles coming up through the middle. Glass lacing is also very nice. The aroma is malty, dough with burnt edges. The flavor is also bready but a good dose of bitter hops comes in about half way through. The body is medium-light with a quick uneventful finish. Overall a very well put together beer but it is just not outstanding in any way.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vibrant orange brown color with a small lasting dense beige head. Small head last to finish and leave a nice trail of lace. Aroma of apricots and lightly toasted bread. Fresh and clean nose. Light malt sweet start that continues to the middle. Major turn of events mid quaff. Flavors of apricot pits and earthy hops emerge. they yield slightly to a toasted malt near the finish. and take over again in the linger. A very different alt.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper with a small, persistent white head. Fruity nose with apricots, some earthy hop tones, some diacetyl. Light sweet flavor with buttery diacetyl notes, some bready malts and a dry bitter finish.
heemer77 (5126) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 The bottle is really cool. The color is a very dark amber with a thin head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet bubblegum and pears. As it warms, I also smell nutmeg.The taste is full with a dry apple cider with black pepper spice at the end. The finish is also smooth and bready. This is obviously a quality beer.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2005 2004 bottle. Wonderful burnished copper color, with a small beige head. Quite bubbly and filtered unfortunately; crystal clear. Aroma of dry hay, some light leather tannins, a bit of metal, lightly bitter, soily hops. Flavor is dry, old tasting, with those soily hops and lightly doughy yeast taking mainstage. Plenty of toasted malt in the back. Body is medium with an unspectacular finish, albeit fairly clean. Nothing to write home about it seems, but a well-made beer.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A middelbrown ale with a rich but uncoplex aroma off malt and hops.The taste is dry malty and then powerfull hoppy. The afthertaste is fading in bitterness.