prawlie (1173) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Beer Revolution in Oakland, poured into a long glass. Opaque dark orange-brown with a creamy/bubbly head. Lightly bitter, malty, smooth and tasty. Also has sweetness and a hint of caramel. Complex. Pleasant light malt aroma.
jookos (2530) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (within BBE). Brown, cloudy. Nose is strong malty, with brown soft nuttyness and a bit of sweet(malty)ness - somewhat reminescent of barley wine, but not as extreme or sweet. Body is medium full and a bit dry, with a good bitterness. Has a bit of woody/porty notes, nuttiness, brown malt flavours and even some light chocolate. Very flavourful brew.
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Trade with Culchiem. Thanks. Pours dark unclear amber- rather muddy with a small white head. It has been stading up in the fridge for a week. Nose is yeast and malts. Already a little scared with it not being entirely fresh or too yeasty. Baking yeast, dough, caramel , winegums and grass. Its smooth and full bodied. Yeasty bitter finish. Overall a bit disappointed as I really liked their Nicht Filtriert and regular Alt. It’s too yeasty!
culchiem (2591) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is mild malt and caramel. Flavour is slightly bitter fruity malt, some chocolate on a very dry finish. Texture is smooth velvet, soft carbonation.
freeofthoughts (667) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on 6-11 says 6% alc. Bottle opened with a POP! Pours a dark strawberry blond with floaties and rocky lasting head. Sweet malty aroma similar to a dunkel with a nice addition of herbal hops. The flavor is grainy semi sweet with a healthy barley kick and herbal noble hops with a drying flowery finish. Carbonation is filling making it a meal in a glass and brightening the murky grainy palate and lingering hop flavors. Sort of a dark German pale ale to reference something. Nice brew, very palatable and robust for the lower abv.
AndyW68 (1145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red/bronw pour leaning toward red. Small short lived off white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and malt. Taste follows aroma with bitter balanced in. Mouthfeel is watery than I expected.
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330 ml). App. 1 year old. Dark amber with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, malt, noble hops, slight fruits and nuts. Taste is moderately sweet with some fainted spicy notes, caramel/malt, mineral, fainted hops. Thin to medium body. Good Altbier. It’s probably better fresher though.
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sehr trübes Braun mit reichlich feinporigem Schaum. Ein lieblich süßer Malzduft nach Rosinen eines Christstollen vermengt mit grasig-harzigem Aromahopfen. Vollmundig und schwer im Antrunk. Die süßen Rosinen am Anfang weichen einer zunehmend trockener werdenden Würze mit Kakaonoten und Zartbitteranklängen. Der Abgang ist Uerige-typisch staubtrocken hopfendominant mit pfeffrigem Einschlag. Eine delikate Holzigkeit ist auch zu schmecken. Ein ausdrucksstarkes Alt für den Abend. Dat leckere Dröppke!
Jow (2238) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely looking German brew. Nice brown body and pretty beige head. Nose of malt and earth. Tastes of earth, malt, light hops, woods, floral, very drying finish.
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 19/I/13 - 33cl swing top bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: 13/III/13 - bottled: 11/I/13 (2013-70) Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brown beer, small off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: caramel, toast, bit nutty, red lace candy, fruity, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter, toast, hay, grains, stable, pretty dry. Aftertaste: some caramel, bitter dry hops, cocoa powder, very hoppy bitter ending. Probably tasted at the wrong moment though. Should have come earlier in the tasting.