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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2006
On tap at the Irvine location. Reddish brown, transparent pour with a two finger layer of creamy tan head. Nutty, malty aromas with a dry toasty character. Light bodied, gently carbonated mouthfeel. More nutty flavors, but the malty base isnít very complex and has a bit of a sour taste to it. Finish has a bit of raw pear to it, followed by some more gentle nuttiness. Clean refreshing brew, but nothing interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Draft at La Mesa BJís. Reddish Brown with a decent head. Aromas were a bit weak, maltiness mostly. Flavor was better, with a more ponouced hoppiness than in the aroma. Defititly had lager charactaristics more than ale, but I understand an Altbier can be either a lager or an ale. OK stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Aroma= low aroma Appearence= Dark copper, slight brown hints Flavor= Nice strong hop flavor, although not backed by any malt this seems to be out of style. Hoppiness is spicy and tasty. Palate= Medium -lt body Overall= Very drinlable although missing the malt profile and heavy on hops, a good drinking beer but out of balance, more of an American dark lager (even thought this should be an Ale)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
on draft, BJís Laguna Hills, CA. pours copper colored, clear, with a nice aroma. tasty mild flavor. very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
This beer was on tap at BJís in Grossmont center. The beer poured a medium to light brown w/ golden orange highlights; thin lasting head and lacing. The aroma smelled of light fermented fruit, citrus and flowers w/ a hint of coriander. The flavor was grainy, soury from fermented light fruit w/ a hint of citrus and coriander. The mouthfeel was light and carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Pours reddish brown, no head, slight lacing. They poured this beer way too cold, I couldnít even taste it. I had to wait til practically the end of my meal before it was at a reasonable enough temperature for tasting/rating. Aroma is grainy with a bit of carmel. Flavor is quite dry with a taste of roasted grain. No bitterness present at all. A bit watery for an alt. Finish is clean and dry. Very mild ale, not impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlphaOmega (8) - USA - FEB 2, 2005 does not count
A very nice blend of hops and malt. A very earthy brew. I would recommend it to all who love ales. This is not for the weak of heart and requires many adventures away from the norm... ie, Bud, Miller, Corona, etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Pours a dark mahogany with a off-white head that leaves no lacing and falls very fast. Pilsner-ish malt aroma, hints of straw, and a bit toasty earth/like. Taste was a bit watery, with a thinner mouthfeel. Light malt in the start, very earthy but bland. This brew finished with a floral hopped bitterness, slightly fruity. My girlfriend says this brew tastes like licking a barn floor (i really hope this wasnít based on experience), while iím not going to test this theorum, maybe there is something to that.

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