harrisoni (15071) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Battersea BF 2007 drunk on the train on the way home. Deep chestnut colour with thick lasting beige head. I enjoy the slightly off flavours of this beer. Gives it individuality/character with the sliight sour/slight over burnt cereal aroma. Some sour orange zest on aroma. Clean toffee and then this slight clementine/sour orange pith on finish. I love the toasty malt finish on this. There’s even some peppery hop. Certainly the best German beer I’ve had today. Crisp carbonation lends to the peppery hop. Nice.
Dedollewaitor (14648) - 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!
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (swing-top) at home. Clear dark brown - white head. High malty, grassy, chocolate, fruity notes, light thin body, begining to get bad... but still drinkable. Very simple.
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Pours amber with a soft, white head. Nose holds some earthy hops, along with hints of lightly toasted malts. Flavor is mildly sweet, with some caramel malts, along with some hints of fruit and earthiness. Medium in body and well carbonated. Finish is outrageously dry. An interesting - and pretty good - beer.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 At the brewpub on Sticke Day. Golden-brown, bubbly head, very hoppy aroma, and lots of malt richness as well. Rich, chewy character, lots of sweet sugary malts with earthy hops. Quite a bit of bitterness, good dry appetizing finish. Definitely a high quality alt.
Original rating, 2005 for an export version. Golden amber colour. Slightly earthy, caramelly aroma. Chewy, woody bitterness with caramel layers and lots of earthiness. Things ease up a bit towards the finish, right when I want the intensity to increase. Sort of ashy-tasting, just like its younger brother. Solid, but unspectacular. 7-4-7-4-15 = 3.7
rlgk (13393) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SBWF 2010. Orange/amber color, offwhite head. Malty aroma, bready, some toffee notes. Malty flavor with some grassy hops.
Koelschtrinker (12676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Würzig-hopfiger Antrunk bei ausgiebigem Malzunterton. Dieser weitet sich nur wenig aus, da der starke Hopfen intensiver wird und kaum etwas Anderes zulässt. Passend bitter, mittelstark, inspiriert durch den Hopfen. Ungemein hopfig-würziger Abgang, voll und komplex. Lange anhaltend. Speziell!13/12/13/12//12
bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle; 02.11.?? Malty caramel aroma with a hint of hop. Ruby apricot color with a beige head. A bit thin. Moderate carbonation. The flavor is gritty caramel, with some notes of coffee. The finish is fairly dry, and the bitter is noticeable, but not heavy. Intriguing.
bu11zeye (12268) - 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.
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is light sweet, caramel, light grassy/herbal. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some fruity, some alcohol evident, finishing herbal/earthy. Medium body. Very drinkable.