TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Hazy brownish copper with a small off white head that fades fast. Nose is lightly nutty, buttery malts, toast. Flavor is light bitterness, toffee, more butter, meh. Full Sail makes a lot of medicre beer. They belong in NC. emacgee (4697) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours a soft copper brown with a slight haze. One finger of frothy off white head. Nose is dominated by Munich and Vienna. Super bready and biscuity with lots of toasted grain. Has a weird slickness to it. Almost tastes like diacetyl. Some caramel-y sweetness and herbal hops. Not digging this flavor or the mouthfeel. No carbonation and a super soft body with an overly aggressive bitterness. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle.MaBeer1972 (2121) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours a deep amber/mahogany with a nose of malted nuts with bread bits. Flavor is buttery nut with a touch of autumn leaves wettened by the first rain after the temp dips below 50 farenheit. Average mouthfeel. Not bad.
Pours out a beautiful deep copper-brown color with big frothy tan head. Good carbonation and aroma. Flavor is multiple layers of nutty and roasty malts. Some caramel, some toffee. Well balanced and not sweet. Very slightly fruity. Smooth and very drinkable. A very nice example of this often under-rated and under-appreciated style. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bomber. Pours a deep brown with amber highlights, some head that dissipates after a few minutes. Aroma has notes of caramel, some biscuit and prunes along with a bit of burnt sugar...the combination lending a somewhat muddy flavor to this Alt. The bitterness is fairly neutral which helps to balance the dark-sugar sweetness, however the body leans more toward medium-heavy than medium-light and that gives me conflicting feelings about this beer. @ 5.1% abv this should be a drinkable yet malty alt. I find it a bit heavy and unbalanced, the malt flavors do not quite stand out enough and the bitterness feels like a relative afterthought. OK at best.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2012
22 oz bottle. Clear amber with a small thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread dough and herbal hops. Flavor is bready/toasty malt, medium hop bitterness and some sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Very good beer for the style. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
troopie (2379) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Name: Phil’s Existential Alt
Date: April 16, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, earthy, light breadyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, dry and earthy, woodsy, well balanced bitterness, just a touch of sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Bottle. A good looking alt with a copper body and foamy head. Restrained malt aroma. Balanced flavour the German hops shine. Nice finish. obguthr (6532) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Toast and cereal grain aroma with cherry accents. Clear rust, thin head. Strong bread crust flavor again with cherry notes. Bitingly bitter grass is also present and doesn’t complement the fruity esters very well. Otherwise, this is a nice beer. Very nice malt bill in this one. Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Dark copper. Drinks like a bock with hops. Caramel malts and hazelnut flavors on the palate. Firm bitterness on the finish. Well put together.