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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours a nice deep amber with reddish highlights. Soft offwhite head that sticks around. Nose is soft. Bread crusts, hint of caramel and spicy hops. On tasting, crisp bitterness, never tending too sweet. Not as hoppy as I’d like, but well balanced. Some toffee notes come through, as does a firm malt backbone that asserts itself. Pretty solid Alt overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 On tap at the brewpub - Probably my favorite tap of the night, and reminded me a bit of New Glarus’ Two Women lager (yes, I know they’re different styles). Pours clear brown with a foamy white head. Smells of light honey and bready malt, light tropical fruit, and light floral hops. Taste is super easy-to-drink, with light bready malt, yeast, and a light, spicy hop finish. Nothing was over-the-top with this beer, but the aroma and flavors were still well-defined and complex. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at Vintage, pours a nice copper color with white head that laces through out the glass, aroma is sweet with malt with a faint nose of hops, taste is sweet at malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (675) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured a clear brown amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, earth and some floral. Tastes of toasted malt, earthiness and light carmel. Smooth finish with lingering malt presence. Light body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
I did not know what to expect, but I got a smooth, easy drinking beer. This is great for a hot day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2010
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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