Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark amber, light copper, perfectly clear, with a huge, fluffy, forever lasting off white head. Milions of bubbles streaming up. Fruity, malty and nutty nose, notes of caramel malts, hazelnuts, toffee, subtle reminiscene of baked apples and candied peaches. Taste pretty much follow suite with a little difference, there is a mild warming sensation despite no actual alchool smell in the aroma. Again caramel, slightly astringent sweetness, moderate but lingering malty and toasted bitterness. Lighter mouthfeel than what I was expecting. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly oily texture. I’m not a huge fan of Altbiers but this one was good, even if I’m afraid a fresher bottle would be so much better.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear nut brown body with little head. Malty nose with some alcohol evident. Thin, light body with a slight bitterness near the finish. Not a lot to this brew.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heh, Grolsch-top bottle with a boring label. Dark reddish brown color with a nice malty aroma. The flavor was malty blending into hoppy.
drmet (735) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours a hazy copper-brown with a medium, creamy,beige head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-medium bitterniss for the style
-medium to high carbonation
-Just great.Almost like a Mini Barleywine
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is another old-world quality beer. You can taste the centuries of beer-making in a brew like this. Flawless and nuanced....not at all in your face or gaudy like American craft brewed beer. This is malty and smooth, with just the right hint of dry hoppiness at the finish. Nice.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbal, caramel malt aroma. Malty flavor: a lot of caramel malt, bready, sweet.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goblet with a really cool looking long neck. Pours a nice dark amber with a small off white head which turns into a ring around the glass. Aroma is malty with bread, caramel, cookie and a touch of bacon. The cookie is present in the mouthfeel along with butterscotch. This is really interesting stuff which I will certainly try again.
valpoaj (716) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense and memorable honey aroma with a cloudy pour resembling a hefe. Relatively bitter initial taste evolves into a smooth and enjoyable finish. Quickly dissolving head leaves a beautiful lacing along the edges of the mug. My first known experience with an Altbier was a memorable one...would recommend this brew! An extremely complex finish gives a strong overtone of bread flavor accentuated by hints of orange and brown sugar
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle] Murky brown appearance with a very minimal off-white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Nutty malt flavors, with more caramel/toffee sweetness. Very roasty finish, with a slick mouthfeel.
aleigator (702) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Uerige Brauerei. Real creamy, thick white head. Refreshing aroma of hops, burned malt, but very floral, which is unusual for an Alt. Nice balance between hops and malt, I would have expected it to be heavier on the malty side.
This is nice, this beer is like a double-"Uerige" (not taking the Doppelsticke into account which has a different charakter then "Uerige Alt" and the "Sticke"). Uerige has always been the most hoppy one of all the Duesseldorfer Alts, and this one pushes this impression even further.
Rated this in comparison with the Schumacher "Latzenbier", as I wanted to compare the special seasonal brews of both breweries. Tastes totally different, very hoppy, stonger hops than malts. First of, the taste starts vivid with citrus, caramel, three-grain bread and some plums. Whats special about this, just where you would expect a malt focus, the hop kicks in. Makes it enjoyable refreshing, adds a complex bitterness to the beer.Taste disappears very quick, as the "Schumacher Latzenbier" has a long lasting bitterness.