Our latest amber brew is a traditional German-style altbier. German brewers have long been famous for their light pilsner beers, but those lagers are a relatively recent world phenomenon (poplarized in the 1800’s). The humble "alt" is a style that traces its root back to the Middle Ages ("alt" means "old or old-fashioned" in German). Not as sweet or fruity as an American Amber, the altbier style features rich caramelized malt flavors, and a well-defined hop bitterness up front. Rhine Heights fits the bill nicely. Malt flavors are rich and complex, hops are in balance as bittering element, but don’t contribute to the aroma or flavor perceptibly. A hearty malt-forward German amber ale- PROST!
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did not know what to expect, but I got a smooth, easy drinking beer. This is great for a hot day
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a moderate white head. Malt aromas. There is a nutty flavor, and a hint of sourness, but flavor is ok. Light-medium body. Overall I like the beer, not sure how close to style this is, but Not Bad.
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