burnabyt (27) - - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle aroma of roasted malts and tilled earth. Dark auburn body with ample frothy tan head. (Think rootbeer float) Mouthfeel is slightly sharp. Medium-high carbonation shows in a steady stream of bubbles from the base of the glass. Taste is mellow and roasty, with a limited hop presence. Overall, a decent representation of the "old" German ale. I'd take another if offered, but, afraid to say my taste buds are eyeing up the imperial IPA in the fridge.
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Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Judging by some of the earlier ratings, many aren’t familiar with the altbier style.
Brown, lasting beige head.Somewhat grainy malt nose. Light malt palate with a medium strength hop bitterness in finish
JHunter (674) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a light brownish colour with a slim head. aroma of sweet malts, caramel , nuts. flavour is light sweet malts with a mild bitterness. over all not bad but not the best
DuffMan (5816) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and others pre-RBAG 2013. Medium amber brown, average cream coloured head. Sweet caramel, slightly thin, simple.
pictoman (225) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear mahogany brown with full beige head. Strong nutty aroma with roasted malt. Light, creamy texture flavoured with mild nuts and sweetness. Similar to a nut brown ale, but sweeter.
MrFecesious (657) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sunset Grill. Clear ruby with nice off-white cap. First 1/4 of pint and decent lacing. Aroma of sweet bread, nuts, dark fruit. Taste is pretty much the same, but lacking so much of the bready aroma. Palate is left wet and thin.
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during VCBW 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC pouring a pale amber color with a small white head that leaves a few spots of lacing. Aroma is caramel and light grass and citrus. Taste is a light citrus and grass hop bitterness with a light caramel malty sweetness. Body is a little on the thin side and carbonation is light. Not the best collaboration beer to date.
Ferris (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Toasted malts and grains. Clear brown with a thin head. Toasted malts, some light hops. Light refreshing and clean finish.
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DeanF (1621) - Nunavut, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very little head and an off-brown body. Weak watery aroma of barley. Flavour is swampy with wheatgrass notes. I really didn’t like this one, it was neither here nor there. There’s lots of better things going on for Craft Beer Week over this brew.
Gerbeer (1249) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with light head. Aromas of biscuit, toasted malt and grass. Similar taste with an element of dried fruit. Sharp but not strong. Nice enough.