beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old notes from a tasting last year. Brown pour, decent head. Nutty malty aromas, and a bit doughy. Sweet malty flavors, some dough/bread, some nuts, some wood. Clean finish. Fairly enjoyable, and surprisingly bigger than I expected for an altbier.
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. A bottle pretty rare to buy in this area..an in areas that are not Düsseldorph I guess. Very caracteristic long necked bottle with flip top. Looks pretty awsome, and beeing one of the best in its style I kind of havee been looking forward to dick in to this Altbeer. The flip top goes off with a dimp flimp and moisty aroma is filling the air. The por is light brown - dark kobber with a thick off white allmost orange head. The nose is first of all malty but with some notes like of dried fruit like apricots and some orange peel. Some non-fruity hops are present too. The taste is quite huge again with the malty base in focus. There is a long lasting bitter hoppyness that stays way in to the finish. Some spices makes me think of certain danish christmas beers. Cloves, anis and orange-peel and a touch of alcohol. Palate is nice and round with a creamy touch. I am quite surprised that this actually does a decent job. Have been slaming the sparkling cripy fresh altbeers at both uerige and Schlüssel I would expected a downer with the bottled versions...but this is also the sticke versie... a little bit more of everything. Nice
Bill Becker (652) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red and brown, good head of foam that shrinks slowly. Got good lacing.
Smells hoppy, almost if not a fruity sort of hoppiness going on. Some bread.
Nice hoppy fruity taste with a backbone of bread malt. Also some light caramel malt.
Medium body, lightish co2.
Pretty easy drinker and I love the swing tops their beers come in. Worth more purchases.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting. Some lager type characteristics. Clean taste. Fresh earthy/piney hops. crisp finish. I’m not sure I like it, but it was a cool beer to try.
anstei (644) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Nice aroma hops, texture and taste of a soft barley wine, but far less sweet or sticky. Rather dry actually.
drmet (617) - 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
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pop top bottle- Amber brown pour with a tan foam head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel. Smooth on the palate and malty but with a bit of a dry aftertaste and tinge of bitters. Good Alt and good flavor, a little bitter and earthy on the back end.
Lothore (612) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a dark murky brown hue with a small head that fades quickly.
S- Raisin, date
T- Raisin, plum, slight lingering bitterness.
M- Silky and medium bodied with ample carbonation.
D- This is my first alt, but definitely enjoyed it. Easy drinking.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very murky brown in color. Very little head on the pour. Only a ring of froth around the edges. Smell is very caramel and port like. Age has done this beer wonders. Very creamy and very dark malts. Plenty of aged sherry like port in the flavor. This was a huge surprise. Very well done.
aleigator (599) - 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.