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89
style
Serve in Klsch/Altbier

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1206   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Minty, earthy, pear notes from the yeast. Lots of crystal malt. Not bitter enough for the designation "alt".


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2531) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Draft to taster at Cincy beerfest 2017 pour light copper with thin ecru head. Nose sweet malt, apple, toffee. Taste similar to nose, more apple than caramel. Moderate grainy malt late to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1657) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is caramel, sweet, butterscotch candy, slight hop, malt, toffee. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is grainy, sweet potato, caramel, metallic, but just grain city. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, bready grain aftertaste. Overall, its an Alt alright. But middle of the road for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2017
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988 for the stupid book. The pour is a darker copper color with a thin ring of cream colored head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is really interesting. There is a maltiness about it and some fruits, with some caramel and a touch of sweet potato. Its got just a faint bit of metallic on the back end. The flavor is grainy and wet up front. There is a light sweet potato and a bit of light and metallic malt. Theres almost a watered down molasses in there as well. The mouth feel is light and thinly carbonated with a lingeringly sweet and metallic grainy finish. This isnt that great at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shot (496) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Pours copper with a frothy head. Aromas of sweet malt. Flavors are candied malt, a bit of toffee and bread. Exceedingly smooth. Muted hop presence. This is mainly a sweet, smooth, malty offering. Not bad, but not exceptional.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xblanchard29x (37) - Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Bdubs on draft. OK beer. Ive had much better but a good alternative to shit beer.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5579) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2017
OK cool, altbier. Bottle. Darkish pale beer. Sweet malty hardtack candy aroma. Older sweeter near cloying older lager feel. A little thick, sticky with some co2. Medicinal malty thang. Perhaps some peat in there. Malty malt. Seems a lot more than 5.5%. Not impressed. Not nearly as drinkable as Big Boss Beer Fest Beer, Erie Brewing Heritage Alt or Schell Schmaltzs Alt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer is a dark copper with a beige head of foam. Good head retention. The aroma is nutty and malty. Sweet nutty nuances, a lot like a dry english toffee. Almost musty. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad, but its a bit different from what Ive noticed in other Altbiers.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutBeerReviews (104) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Creamy mild malty flavor. Almost reminds me of an Octoberfest. Very consistent smooth head that dissipates after a short time. Its a little weak overall, but verry well balanced. Great color too

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeymike (66) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a medium head. Aroma is malt forward. Medium mouthfeel with strong maltiness flavor. Finish is dry. A solid Alt style ale I always grab when Im on the west coast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1687) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of caramel and strlng malts, sweet. Almost like in a brewery. Medium body with a light bitterness and a soft carbination. More caramel, melasses. Medium palate, sweet, but quite easy to drink. Nice.


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