Schanulleke (8) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 18th jan. 2005 at the brewery. A very good beer but measured bitterness was only 26 IBU’s. All the stories on the internet about higher hoprates and dry hopping are b******t. It has more alcohol than Uerige Alt, but less bitterness.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I had first had this beer in Chicago last year. Clear amber with a foamy tan head and lacing. One of the first alt. Beers I have had that is so complex. Nutty malt and a grassy hop bite. Nice beer.
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Drink slightly chilled or else you won’t get the full flavor.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small rubber stopped brown bottle purchased from Armanetti’s, Mundelein, IL. ABV 4.5%. Hazy brown hued having a small, white diminishing head with good lacing. No discernable aroma. Average carbonation. Medium bodied dry palette that starts with sharp bitter, alcoholic taste and finishes with moderate bitter of average duration. Slight bottle leakage when bottled stored on side but carbonation and flavor seemed fine. A good drinkable beer.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks DarkElf! pours a clear amber color with virtually no head and no lacing at all. ARoma is extremely full of caramel and hops with hints of grass, quite smooth and enjoyable to the nose. Flavor is similar, but just not as good as the aroma. Strong caramel and grass tones through-out with a punch of hops at the end. I liked this beer, but thought the aroma was better than the flavor.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Direct from the barrel. Incredibly malt. You could smell the caramel notes from outside the brewery. Thick body that seemed to melt on the tongue. Nice hop in the end with bitterness to balance the malt body. Amber color, creamy white head.
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
at the source from the barrell on the Sticke day!; I never knew Altbier could be so complex. Hoppy nose, with hint of caramel and smoke. Extremely complex palate, a lot of hops and malt, smooth mouthfeel with a kind of hoppy smokey finish. This was extremely good and enjoyed in a great atmosphere at the brewpub.
MoritzF (9187) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 (bottle and tap at the brewpub, 6%ABV) Clear amber colour with a foamy slightly off-white medium head. Malty, liquorice-spicy and slightly fruity aroma with a hoppy and cinnamon background. Initial sweet maltiness combines very well with the herbal and flowery hoppiness. Extremely well balanced sweet malty and hopbitter finish. What a gem !!!!
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Extremely sweet aroma when bottle is popped. Small white head, brown caramel body. Strong caramel in aroma, very sweet, some alcohol. Flavor is not as potent as aroma, but very similar, with alcohol in aftertaste. I would have guessed that the ABV is much higher than 6.5%. Fairly good, but could use a little balance, and it seems more like a bock to me.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330 ml swing-top bottle: $3.69 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) While not as impressive looking as the regular Uerige Alt, this one is far more tasty, so I’ll gladly take that trade-off. Malty, sweet, a bit earthy, only slightly bitter, and showing a pleasant nuttiness and a good bit of smokiness in the finish, this is reminding me of a really malty English ale. The aromatic nose is malty, earthy and a bit smoky. Medium in body and lightly carbonated, this goes down all too easy. Light brown in color, just a shade darker than the Uerige Alt, and slightly hazy in appearance. Very little actual head develops during or after the pour, just a sheen actually, but there are clumps of large bubbles that form during the pour. So, not much of a looker, but this is delicious. It’s a beer I just can’t help but continuously take small sips, just to keep constantly replentishing that tasty flavor on my tongue.