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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer ) Pours a deep amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, raisins, toasted bread, grass, and molasses. Flavor of raisins, toasted bread, caramel, grass, cocoa, and molasses.
Earlier Rating: 6/28/2009 Total Score: 3.3
(22oz bottle, labeled “25th Anniversary Double Alt”) Pours mahogany body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel, grain, and brown sugar. Flavor of caramel, toffee, roasted malt, and mild grassy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Deep ruby amber color with a big beige head. Aroma of brown sugar/malt with some notes of raisin and grassy hop. Full body and mild carbonation. Flavor is fruity, grassy, malty, and maybe a tinge of chocolate. Finishes rather thick, pretty much malt. Overall a double alt seems to head towards a doppelbock. Which is fair, as an alt tends to head towards a lager. In both cases I think we get more flavor variations with top fermentation. I like this stuff. It is a bit gooey, but why should that be a problem?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. A good drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, cocoa, brown sugar and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8913) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
MALT bomb. Brown pour. Tan head. Aroma is pure malt...caramel, overripe fruit. Flavor is much the same. Malt is just too much and I am a malt-head!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8841) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle... Clear, dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Toasted, metallic aroma of singed toffee and nickel... I guess I’m just not a fan of German hop aromas – very metallic to me. Full-bodied and fairly silky with medium carbonation. Sweet, toasted biscuit, caramel and toffee followed by balancing, tannic hop bitterness. Lengthy, moderately bitter, roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2009
bottle. dark tawny brown, clear. patchy toasted bread crust of a head. nose is heavy caramel malt: vanilla extract, maple, caramel and toffee, light touch of wood, noble hops impart a rough aromatic texture without any sort of grassyness that would interfere with the malt. medium to full body, frothy and chewy with a rough edge of noble hop bitterness and toasted bread crusts. surprisingly drinkable, perhaps widmer got lucky with this one or perhaps it’s more of a mood beer with me, but at the time I enjoyed it. could do without the small amount of metal/glass bottle flavor that was present but overall it was better than expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a medium, light tan head over a slightly hazed bronze body. Aroma is on the weak side with dark fruit, caramel, alcohol, brown sugar and a slight hint of smoke. Taste is dark fruits, burnt caramel, plastic, and really bitter with a bit of rawhide, and ash. Creamy and a bit thin. Noticeable alcohol. Not at all an altbier, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a tan head. Light malt and light caramel aroma with light spice and light earth. Caramel flavor with light spice and light earthiness. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel/toffee lingers with light earth and very light roast - a bit of a concentrated malt feel. Alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6494) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very hazy, medium amber with a short-lived head. This beer has the nuttiest aroma of any beer I’ve ever tasted: crazy true pecan aroma, dusty undertones, brown bread, sunflower seeds. This is a malt sandwhich and I love it! Nutty and bready malt flavours with fruity accents; dry peanut-skin bitterness. Actually a wonderful showcase for well structured malts. A nice surprise.


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