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Brewed by Alfa Bierbrouwerij
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Schinnen, Netherlands
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A highly hopped beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Golden brown pour, large white head. Aroma of pilsener malt, grains and some hops. Flavour is mildly bitter of hops with some malty sweetness, a bit like a hefe.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goozen (3967) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Tap at Bonte Koe: Clear golden coloured brew with an too sweet taste. First time i see an Alfa beer from tap, i like the Pilsener more.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (3914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and fully diminish head. Moderate malty - lightly grainy and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light bread. Body is medium, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and light bread, light fruitiness - notes of honey. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light bread, faint hoppyness and light alcohol. Caramel sweetish "helles". Way too sweet for me. Reminds me of those East-European booze-lagers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
Gold pour thin head to mild lace.Aroma buttery,malt,almond.Flavour,nutty,butter,malt.A boring type ale to me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3877) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2008
gold blond coloured with a sparkling body and a white head a malty aroma a malty sweet taste with a sweet bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3864) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
@Backlog 3.1 Alfa bieren zijn altijd wat smaakvol, orange/gouden met witte kraag, moutig, zoet, karamel, redelijk zoet. redelijke body. iets van vanille

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2012
The taste is alcoholic-sweet, a bit alcoholic-bitter, malty a bit sugary. Not my beer. 7/2/1/2/8/3

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (3269) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
30cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite some bitterness combined with medium sweetness. Malts, grass and hops. A nice "German" brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2006
Clear light orangey golden body with a fairly lasting white head. Sweet aroma, peaches and malt. Mainly the malt characters seem to show first in the taste, body is fairly well rounded, hint of hops on the finish, couldnt tell the alcohol was as high as it was. Enjoyable!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2980) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Form the bottle into a tall boy glass. Bright, sparkling, honey gold with tight, fine carbonation sustaining a tight, well formed, dense head of cream that laced well. Appearance, lovely! Slightly leftfield eggy nose lasted a few minutes before subsiding to reveal some sweet candi and fresh toasted grains. Simple. It is grainy, sweet and spicy in the mouth filling all corners but lacking in the middle.Soft on the tongue with a faintly fruity, bitter and spicy hop swallow that is void of the ABV. Residually sweet, it holds some mango and peach juices in the mouth long between swallows. Nothing disagreeable here, all neat and tidy, smooth and quenching. Not too bad a drop. Just needs more essence in the core!!! (30cL, BBE 12/06, Intl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)


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