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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This German-style Altbier is our nod to an old world, old school ale. The word “Alt” is German for "old", and refers to the traditional style of brewing before lager yeast was discovered. Balt is a dark, copper colored brew with a creamy head, a gentle bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Prost, Hon!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1066) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Poured a clear reddish copper color with a big white head. Good caramel malt flavors in the nose. Some candy as well. Taste is ctisp with bread and grains. A few herbal flavors towards the finish. Ends like a biscuit. Overall not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4487) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Rich deep amber coloured body with a light brown, copper and even ruby-tinted bronze glow, all with a single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, cardboard, rice, nuts, earth and a bit of grain. Medium-bodied; Assertive rice and grain flavours with a bit of a bitterness from the malt and toffee, a hint of caramelised sugars and a touch of herbal notes at the end. Aftertaste shows mostly malt and grain notes with only earth coming through. Overall, a fairly one-dimensional beer that shows some decent qualities, but doesn’t have enough complexity or depth to be considered great. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom (I Street) in Washington, DC on 25-October-2013 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 22-February-2014.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1808) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Amber light bodied Alt Bier with a nut, floral and slight bitterness. Balmawr version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Biscuits, honey, and a little funk in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and nutty with some fruit. A little grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (697) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Can into pint glass, hazy brown-copper color with little white head. Aroma of light roasted malt and caramel. Taste adds notes of toast, slight nuttiness and minimal fruity leaning hop bitterness. Light body, low-moderate carbonation, dry with very slight bitter finish. Decent altbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (75) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Tobacco color, creamy head. Nutty and malty aroma. Rich malty flavor, toffee and caramel. Hint of hops. Lingering syrupy palette.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Large tan head with good retention and lacing. Fairly murky, amber/brown color. Spicy nose, some buckwheat honey, cedar. Body is lightly medium, creamy palate. Caramel and buttery flavors with some bready notes and some slight rye type spicy notes. Lightly sweet finish, toasty and caramelly. 12oz. can from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Can: dense mahogany body, almost fully opaque with a deep-beige head that recedes somewhat quickly to a lazy skin & thin collar. Aroma includes lots of toast, caramel-y malt, baked bread, some light toffee, & a very, very mild earthy hop overtone. Some very faint DMS also notable. Taste has notes of caramel, toast, bread, & light licorice up front with a nice bitterness that glides over everything. Mild lager yeast in the finish with some DMS, earthy hops, mild musk, & some very timid dark fruits. Toasted, burnt bread aftertaste with a faint bitterness & mild metallic note. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft at Glen’s Garden Market. Poured a pretty clear, dark tan/light brown color with a nice small white head. Aroma was some nice dried fruit notes, caramel and toffee are in this throughout. Dark, creamy notes. Flavor was nice fruit notes, caramel notes. Some earthy notes from the hops, toffee. This is pretty darn enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1071) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Nicely to style. Good clean crisp alt. Decent roasted notes, touch of hops bitter. Very drinkable.

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