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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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Double Alt. 25th Anniversary


2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber/copper in color with a medium-size light tan head. A nice looking beer. Aroma has sweet malt and an interesting, slightly ashy roastiness, along with light noble hops. Flavor is spicy, fruity malt with a little bit of roast throughout. The roasted malt and alcohol combine on the back of the tongue to form a rather unpleasant dry and vegetal flavor, along with an astringent aftertaste that’s not good at all. I don’t have any experience with alts, but I can imagine that they aren’t the best style to be doubled or made imperial. In short, basically, the alcohol is far too exposed in this beer and mates poorly with the roast notes.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2009
sitting.. 8:21pm .. gutterpump on the speakers .. feelings: depression, isolation, anger, resentment... :general mind thought: huge disappointment in the days event, but the hope for the future is as well confusing, where will we end up.. . i open a bottle of this widmer product and pour, solving something i never had a solution too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy9ai4YKktc .. . i wish i knew, widmer seems to get this one a bit off the tracks .. . pours a dark ruby.. nice foam coco head, hearty ... lacing is a class act.. bite the tip, enraged .. . weird, easy to put down, but the aftertaste buzzsaws back at ya. .. . i hate cutting myself, its hard .. . lots of nuttiness in the nose, malty is the word on this beer, molasses and burnt syrup, a tad sweeter in the nose and alt would suit this beer but dive in and it comes apart, messi..< .. flavour and mouth way off, i like how widmer extremed it to the max with the abv, but needs a year to mellow, i don;t think it would last .. . it feels just like novocaine, but you have to keep on going on, you know, carnival shit .. . viva ronaldooooo, viva ronaldoooo... on the wing, u nited sing!!.. vivaaa ronaldooooooo!!! my boy! ..please don;t jump!! .... a strange a brew, ..really had a chance but to much going on and IMHO untidy.. . Keep it up widmer, but his miss the mark, ..its like this, 1o mins it was god, then it was theres, pros and i give respect, some heartbreak... nick, hy rub it in, you won this round, we will be back, ...I don;t recommend this brew... what could possibly be next ... purple monkey dishwasher ...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3506) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bomber bottle. Pours a dark ruby with a small paperthin light beige head that diminiishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a toasty malt with vegetable notes. The taste is a spicy fruit malt with a lingering alcohol in the finish. A lot of roast throughout with the alcohol taste coming out too much in this one making it hard to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4926) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Fred Fest 2009 – Portland, OR
Aroma: Sweet malt aroma with big hops and strong alcohol aromas.
Appearance: Dark Reddish Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big malt flavor this also had the fruitiness and added alcohol flavors. Big beer flavors this beer will age well.
Palate: Dry Sweet fruity finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: 25 years this was a great beer. Had this on tap this pours so well. Thanks Rob and Kurt here to 25 more. Very sweet this will mellow over the years.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2532) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Pours copper and clear with a medium lived beige head. Smell is slightly toasty malt. Taste is toasty, fruity malt, alcohol and lots of metallic flavor. Leaves a lingering alcohol flavor. Medium body with soft carbonation. Yet another imperialized or double beer that simply ends up being twice as bad as the original. Not that well done, and not enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3944) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Reddish to black in color, beiged colored head. The smell is fruity, caramel, yeast, malts, and ok. The taste is malts, caramel, sweet, and fruits. Way too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bomber. Poured deep old ruby red with medium lasting beige head. Full aroma of caramel, malt, raisin. All over the mouth malty flavour, a bit of sugar, a bit of alcohol. Lasting malt finish with a biscuit tinge.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Pours a dark copper color with a off-white head. Very toasty cereal malts up front, the english malts are very strong and warming, finish has a grassy hop and medium bitter character. Tasted very strong and the alchol showed in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Tap at the Gasthaus. Big head, clear copper body. Grainy, vegetal aroma, german hops. Taste is spicy, light mint. Faint hops, malt dominated. Slight ethanol burn.


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