kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Dusseldorf Altrajendra82 (1095) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Clear amber, whisph head, rich dry malt aroma and flavor, low bitter finish
Name: Dusseldorf Alt
lots of dry malt flavor, touch of toasted of biscuit malts,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Düsseldorf Alt is a dark Alt style beer brewed on the premises of the 5 seasons brewing company. The beer was served to me in a pint glass, and looked dark red to brown with a decent sized head, and good lacing. The aroma was mostly malt, with a sour note to it. The taste was very smooth and managed to be sweet and dry at the same time. The mouthfeel was light, but was too thick to be a summer beer. Nicely done beer with no outstanding qualities, but nothing funky going on either. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2004
Caramel and toffee are the predominant aromas. Nice red-brown body. Watery with a moderately sweetness throughout and a light pepper bite in the finish. Absolutely no acidity whatsoever (nice!). Medium-light body, watery body, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: pretty much spot-on for an Alt though I could live with some more flavor. Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
true to type, not outstanding but very drinkable. It has a mild dryness that many will find appealing and a good one for BMC drinkers in your group kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2004
Copper with good head. Mild floral nose. Slightly sweet caramel malt up front, then finishes with distinct hops flavor.
aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
This isn't quite up to par with the excellent alt that Copper Creek brewed earlier this year, but it's also not the boring tripe that so many brewers try to pass off an an alt either. Nice copper-amber body is very clear and topped by an excellent head. Very attractive beer. There's a tad bit of fruitiness to the aroma, but other than that, not much. I was expecting more hop flavor since I've heard the real deal in Germany is pretty hoppy (and the Copper Creek Alt was a nice hoppy beer), but the bittering on this one was very low. This one had to be carried by the malt, which it didn't flop on. Starts off very caramelly with a bit of sweetness, but that gradually fades and I picked up that dry, hay/straw-like malt flavor that a lot of pilsner have. With the contrast with the soft, sweet caramel up front and the dry straw at the end, it made for a little interest where there otherwise would have been none. My father-in-law mentioned that this beer smelled a little like cigars, and I admit there was a bit of that musty smell you get when inside and old tobacco barn that hasn't been used in a while with the dust, decaying wood and lingering aromas of the tobacco that had been cured there decades ago. Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Wow! The first rating of this beer. Well its nothing out of the ordinary. Dark orange appearance. Fairly watery palate and flavor. Faint malt and hops are present. A nice little beer that will not offend swill drinkers but not impress lovers of more complex beer. Average