Cajun (291) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Dark amber/copper color with white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grass. Malted flavor, with caramel, raisins, hops. Warming alcohol finish. Full bodied.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ross. Thanks. Pours a dark brown amber with a healthy white head. Nose is raisns, musty yeasy, sweet malts, plums, fruitcake and light hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not cloyingly so. Definite hoppy bitterness noted in the finish. A nice alt, this is a very close to a light barleywine or old ale with a disitinct hoppy presence. In any case, its pretty nice.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dar brown body with quickly fading head. Sweet malt nose with hint of hops. Bitter hop body, tangy with a slightly harsh finish.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with brewfiend. Pours a deep chestnut brown with an off-white fast fading head. Leaves behind a thin film and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, molasses, maple syrup, pitted fruit and tobacco. Taste is medium body, sweet and a touch of hops in the finish with character of pepper and cloves. Nice looking bottle and label.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Slightly hazy brown. Faint malt/alcohol aroma. Syrupy sweet, dark malt and dark fruits, alcohol in the finish. I found it a bit cloying.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
super cloudy double-dark ruddy copper, with ruddy highlights. head is tall thickish foamy medium tan. aroma is sweet like dates, honey, and deep raosted pale malts. almost smells like a mead. flavor is sweet syrupy sticky malt, a little dry grassy flavor, some alcohol heat, then bitter leafy finish.
Nate (4116) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of happenstance, or perhaps karmic alignment, I find myself enjoying this beer as my 1700th rating on my 5th anniversary on RateBeer. Not quite a beer a day, but all in all, not a bad showing for my geographical location these days. Alcohol vapors. Rich and malty, with dusty grain and bitter resinous hops note. Has the characteristic Düsseldorfer Alt aroma - kind of earthy with some bit of funk that I can’t put my finger on - mild but it’s there. Nice malt sweetness. Deep amber brown clear with medium off-white foamy lacing head, not quite creamy. Medium-heavy watery body, but there’s a nice softness to it. Medium to light carbonation. Starts with medium-heavy malty sweetness. A bit of raisin and dark brown sugar, caramel. Good alcohol presence with some warming burn on the way down. The finish comes in with a nice bitter quality. Neither fruity or herbal, though there is a bitter nutty dryness to it that cuts the sweet malts and potentially a cloying sweetness that would otherwise persist. There’s a bit of herbal essence in the very end, leaving you with a dry bitterness on the tongue and a bit of sweetness on the sides. Heavy but a nice beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma, but the flavor has some solid hop bitterness that doesn’t come through as much on the nose. Velvety mouthfeel is very nice.
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale amber color, fluffy white head. A bit of a winey scent to it, sweet malts and caramel. This is a tasty beer, tastes like candy. Nice sweet malt, caramel flavors. A little thin on the tongue, but overall very good.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 11.2 oz flip-top bottle.
Event: Drinks with the team after work.
Location: Winking Lizard Tavern (Crosswoods) in Columbus, Ohio.
Aroma: Earthy, aged dark fruits, fermenting apples, some mustiness.
Appearance: Murky brown/amber color with a foamy beige head (good retention). Remaining crown leaves some scant lacing.
Flavor: Caraml and chocolate malt with some fruit (pear and apples) and alcohol. The finish is dry, roasty, and has a lingering bitterness (moderate in strength). There is a warming and burning alchol sensation through the nose, so the 8.5% ABV is obviously there.
Palate: Medium to full body and smooth.
Overall: A solid altbeir with a nice complexity.