TURDFERGUSON (4050) - 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 (5696) - 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 (4200) - 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 (3635) - 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.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
red orange color with creamy tan head. some raisin and heavy malt aromas, with some orange background. flavor of raisin, sour yellow cherries, with some carmel and lots and lots and lots of different malts. delic. though