kevnic2008 (6630) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Nose was of carmel. Taste was carmel candy, grainy, touch of sour. Very refreshing, virtually no harsh bitter tones.
BlackHaddock (2921) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tall thin brown flip-top bottle obtained at the 2010 Pre-ZBF near Brugge. Poured into a Frankenheim Alt glass (twice) in March 2010.
Lovely looking beer, redwood colour, clear on the first pour, clouded on the second, both pours had a well formed foaming head of tan coloured bubbles.
Malts hit the nose, roasted, toasted, but not burnt.
The malts carry on into the taste, rich and almost creamy, the 6% ABV is also evident within the flavour and adds that something extra some of the ’lesser Altbiers’ lack in body and depth.
Very, very drinkable and pleased I’ve at last had one of these famous beers. I’ve drank at the brewhouse a few times, but many years ago and sadly never when the ’Stike’ was on.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark alburn pour. This is not a palate crushing - definitely on the subtler side. Rich, toasty and full, though not bustling with distinctive flavours. Some butter scotch, caramel, oak and raisin and nuts, it’s a lovely old ale. The hops come through on the aftertaste - and the burbs! Definite cooler weather sipper.
jkwood04 (2948) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle in a shaker. Pours ruby/dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts with a good amount of bitter hops. Flavor the same with lots of malts and hops. Average texture. A really good German beer.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy, dirty reddish brown color with a creamy white head. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit, and earth hops. The taste is malty with just a hint of sweetness, earthy and herbal hops, light to medium bitterness. Good carbonation. Not bad.
CowboyKatana (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sweet smell, but not very sweet on the tongue. This is not a favorite style of mine, but I enjoyed this. Very drinkable. Maybe too drinkable considering the price. I would have like some more complexities.
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mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, side-by-side with Doppel Sticke, pours a very murky dark brownish orange with a small ring of off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, wet bread, lager yeast, toasted nuts and some dark fruits. Flavour is quite nutty, woody and a bit herbally - wet bread, toasted nuts, some slight caramel notes, some dry fruit and some slight floral notes. Finishes dry, semi-bitter, bready and nutty - medium astringency lingers. Quite good, though I don’t understand the hype on this one.
jaghana (3295) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl, from Quack-duck thanks a lot ! A clear amber-red beer with good head and lacing. Nose is malty and caramel like. Aroma is malty, toasted, caramel and nutty / coconut notes, medium sweet, nice hops bouquet, floral, chocolate notes, dry fruit hints, long bitterness on aftertaste. A great Alt bier, thanks very much Stephan.
KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky brown, slightly sour, a tad smoky, heavy medium body, long finish, a wee sticky
TheEpeeist (3056) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz, bottled 01/11. Poured into a Captain Lawrence snifter and got a nice coconut white head atop clear garnet brown. Nose is sweet, nutty; maybe pecans, caramel and molasses; even some stewed prunes in there. Taste is a letdown after the malty subtleties of the aroma. Watery caramel and muddled grassy bitterness finishing with black pepper. Could be okay for a few pints.