Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peculiar chock full of rye and carroway nose with a touch of carmel and a touch of alcohol. Firm mouthfeel with a lot of strange maltieness (more of that rye) pepper, earthy hops and a little alcohol. Very smooth and lingers a while with more maltiness.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with a rapidly diminishing head. The aroma is mostly hoppy and the flavor is likewise bitter and lightly hoppy. It is hard to see what makes this beer such a big dea., though maybe its the top beer in its style class.
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cool bottle, to be considered in appearance. Reddish brown, malty appearance with a light fizz but not much head. Bready, German hops aroma, some caramel cookies, French Fries, and Coppertone suntan lotion. Long-lasting bitterness, though fairly well rounded. Moderate palate, smooth. Interesting; a style I don’t know well enough yet.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, dark coppery color, 1/4" ring of dusted brown head. Aroma speaks of little at first, but squeaks up a bit to talk of coffee, cocoa, nuts, a glorious, dark-toned morass.
So, drink up! Ah, smoo-oo-ooth, with a deep, roasty, dark tinge on the palate. Delicate and delcicious, tangible touch on the tongue, great cocoa/coffee feel, that is so light, but so right! Tasty, tasty, tasty!
Niceness personified in this bottle! Hurray for the lucky pubfolk of Dusseldorf that get to enjoy this freshly flowing!
After my critical faculties have retired, it’s nothing but pure enjoyment, full-bodied,long-finish, but so perfectly smooth, I’m left uttering nothing but simple praise: Yu-umm, I’m saying, and wowwy-wow, wow!
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Packaged in a cool looking flip-top bottle. Pours an amber-brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, and hops. Flavors of caramel, banana-nut bread, malts, and butterscotch. Enjoyable beer.
SpringsLicker (3114) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2004 Deep glowing brown color, almost cola-like with a minimal tan head that settles into an off white ring at the top of the glass. The aroma is like toasted mashmallows.
Caramel flavor with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Light bodied with a medium mouthfeel. An easy drinking brew.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-brown/dark copper coloured…wild aroma of fresh herbs, honey, whole toasted grains and sweet sticky malt. Slightly spicy flavour – a bit of pepper and bitter hop flowers. Wonderful tight carbonation, flavourful body with figs, buttered toast, almonds and wheat. Nice long finish…
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had some of the rare kegged version brought to the US in April. Was oxidized but better than not available. This beer is definitely a souped up version of the standard. Perhaps the bitterness and malt was a little less balanced in this version, but I was still able to drink down lots of glasses. I wouldn’t make the special trip to the Altstadt for this one. I’d sticke with the original.
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark amber altbier pours with very little head and elicits very little aroma. However, it is a fine example of the style, with a slightly bitter and very satisfying caramel malt flavor. If you ever get to Dusseldorf, stop by Zum Uerige and try their home-made sausage, which complements their beer very nicely.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber with aromas of honey, roasted malts and nuts. Flavors of nuts, A slight hoppiness and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slighty sticky aftertaste.