Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
Herb-malziger und vor allem säuerlicher Geruch, der nicht gerade erwartungsfroh stimmt.
Auf der Zunge entfaltet sich der Geschmack herb, geradezu trocken. dazu kommen im gesamten Verlauf Bittereinflüsse, die nicht überzeugen, geschweige denn ins Gesamtbild passen.
Boltens Alt ist kein Favorit.Test vom 3.7.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche booldawg (70) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Took a bit of chance on this as I picked up a crate from a supermarket in Munchen-Gladback. Never tried the style before but happily impressed with this.
More of an autumn/winter beer. Heavy caramel overtones in this full bodied, smooth chestnut coloured ale. Hermod (7879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2011
33cl bottle, flip-top. BB 07/2011. Poured dark amber with a steady white head. Very grainy, dusty aroma, some mineral notes as well. Flavor grainy malty, slightly bitter finish. Well balanced, medium bodied. One of the better altbiers I have tried. Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2011
Beautiful walnut-like color, with beautiful creamy head, holding a long time. Smells nice sweet malty, subtly roasty. The beginning part is very tight. Hearty roasty notes with some nutty finish. Remarkably I love those great combination of tart and sweet flavors. One of the best german Altbier!
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2010
0,33 l fliptop bottle, hunted down at Brau-Beviale. Nuremberg.
mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2010
Deep amber colored one with a small off white head. Meaningless aroma, some nuts and bready mat in the background, but veryvery minimal...Some sourish yest, toasted nuts and malt in the flavor, herbal hop in the finish. I cannot say any exciting about this one...
Bottle. Amber, small fully diminishing head. Moderate malty sweetish aroma with some toffee and caramel. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and toffee with roasted malt and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty dryish with some toffee. Dryish alt – not too much toffee or caramel. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
9th May 2006 wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2010
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark lager? Feels like one but a pretty straight down the line and has quite a bitter finish. Nothing special!
Bottle a dark amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts some caramel spices and hops taste malts spices and hops Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2010
Dark red-brown colored with little light brown head. Sweet caramelly aroma with some grains. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is more cardboardy with caramel still, aftertaste lasts with dry hops, mild cardboard also here. TBone (17535) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2010
Swing top bottle 0,33l (BZ, BB 10/2010)
Dark amber color, big creamy beige head. Toasted sugar aroma with some grainy and metallic notes. Palate is thin. Cardboard, light caramel, grassy hoppyness. Cardboard indicates that this should sampled very fresh. Typical altbier, not the most interesting one.