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89
style
Serve in Klsch/Altbier

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The name of this beer style comes from the German word alt meaning old. This refers to the aging that alts undergo since they ferment more slowly and at colder temperatures than most ales. Slow fermentation helps condition the flavors in Alaskan Amber, contributing to its overall balance and smoothness.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
In my opinion, the benchmark by which all Alt beers should be measured. Sweet, yet not cloyingly so with a slightly mild hoppy finish. Very impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Nice beer. My first alt, actually. I like the body, medium maltiness. Before Belgians a Barleywines, I would have thought this was quite thick. No head, but I'm not certain if that's the style. Just OK, but I would buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2397) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice dark amber coloured beer,small head.Sweet malty aroma with hints of butterscotch /toffee. Quite a sweet Alt..but near the end tastes a lot like cold tea..not a bad beer at all

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 OK, Im puzzled by the favorable reviews. A great amber color, with almost no head, and even the lace vanishes. Mouth is thin and astringent. Taste is very light, a little malt, adequately hopped. Pretty much an uninteresting brew, with a slightly off finish. // rerated ... new bottle, new batch ... Rich golden color, good head, dry and astringent, with a nutmeg and spruce kind of touch behind the malt and hops.//Tried again, draft in Phoenix. Even more annoyingly astringent than I remember.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Its what the name implys- A good Amber ale! Good and drinkable, carmel malt add a slight sweetness to the beer. Well balanced.You owe it to yourself to have one! Cheers

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Extremely mellow and quite good. Some mild bitterness towards the end, but well balanced in hoppiness. Very drinkable. Thanks to harlequinn for this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Most significant was the 'full' sweet malt burst at the beginning, which cleanly subsided. This was followed by a gradual bittering (grassy)hop build up and a clean non bitey finish. Probably drank 8-10 of these during my recent fishing trip in W

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Nice amber color,small fast fading off white head.Malty,sweet aroma,Malty taste slight bitter side mildly hopped with a malt after taste and faint hops in the after taste as well.The alcohol seems to peek through from time to time in the taste and faintly in the going down a slight burn.Still a fairly good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 On tap at airport bar in Seattle...Malty nose, thin bodied with a small hop bite at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Nice malty aroma, slightly sweet. Light bitter hops. Smells like an altbier. Coppery clear with light tan head that dissipates quickly. Medium body with light-med carb - smooth drinking. Muted maltiness up front & a bit of sweetness. Gives way to mild nutty bitter finish and after. Dry and refreshing. A nice beer.


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