iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gigantic foamy billowing head. The swing top actually popped and spritzed almost like champagne. Altbier? Seasonal? Hmm ... hops presence on the nose with a sly mix of sweeter malt. Good combo - almost like a solid IPA mixed with a top brown sweet ale. Sharp clear tawny hue. Fresh crisp finish. Cool sleek unique looking bottle. Enjoyable bier!
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a very dark caramel color, with little head. The aroma is very prominently of malt. It tastes of malt with a smooth and creamy palate, with a little bite in the aftertaste from the hops. It’s odd that this beer seems to be malty, then bitter, instead of both simultaneously. A very good beer, definitely worth trying if you’re a fan of German styles. Prost!
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma is of carmel malt. appearance is very dark brown almost black. taste is medium body strong dark malts and hops flavors
Gusgus (232) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep amber to brown. Perfumy, fruity aroma. Nuts and bananas. Belgian notes galore. Dry, sourish taste. Hints of apple. Not the most sharp and fresh beer aroud, but more like a mediocre hombrebrew. Probably not the freshest hops in this one.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a huge tan head which diminishes quickly. The color is a cloudy dark brown, with plenty of bubbles. The body is really good. The taste is that of a fairly hoppy ale.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle pours a dark, rich tobacco brown with a good bit of retaining off white head. Aroma of bready malts, floral sweetness, earthy (almost metallic), dash of spice. Light taste profile with bready sweet malts. Very herby through the middle to the finish with a dash of lasting honey sweetness. Pretty earthy overall with a vague presence of cinnamon. Light fizzy mouthfeel with a medium level of carbonation; light to medium body. Interesting herbal and spicy brew. Not bad.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty aromas with some fruity character. Beer poured with very little head. Deep copper color and clear with a low carbonation level. Rich malty flavor with some mild roasted malt flavor coming thru, a mild bitter taste in the finish. Not as much hop flavor or bitterness as I was expecting. This beer was bottled almost 3 yrs ago and I’ll need to try it again fresh. Flavor almost reminds me of a bock beer with a little more bitter finish. Good beer considering it’s 3 yrs old!
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown with small head. Fruity aroma apple raisin and citrus. Taste is sweet roasted malts, carmel, raisin. Light palate with excellent bright flavor.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I didn’t like it at all, and I don’t think I can properly describe the displeasure I had while drinking it, so I won’t try. A sickly-sweet syrupy mess.
MarinaMarket (210) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Dark brown with a huge fluffy head with massive lacing. The head retention is amazing. Slightly sour grain aroma, with resin and leather notes. Mouth feel is thick and a little sticky, and there are lots of piney hops on the finish. Lots of dark fruit, spices, and nutty caramel flavors. Really quite nice. A classic alt. Tasted at 58.8F.