Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
A toasty almost vanilla aroma sneaks through the soft pillowy head which laces very nicely. Although the abv isn’t anything to brag about, it is layered very nicely. I’m not sure if it is the type of malts they used, but is is a unique, still German tasting Kolsch. By far the one of the best smelling beers and one which will not disappoint. Fatehunter (2624) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Poured a finger of head on a dark amber colored body. Looks great. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2014
It smells old (it is an altbier after all). Seriously, it has a good barnyard/hay and earth smell to it.
It’s fairly complex for an alt with some mild maltiness to start, then some hop spice and finishes with a bit of burnt wood.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
I haven’t tasted many, but this is the best altbier I’ve had.
I’m somewhat inexperienced in this style, but I enjoy this one. Solid caramel malt base flavor. A slight tinge of hoppiness. Very drinkable. pivo (2688) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Looks great. Big foamy head like in the beer halls in Düsseldorf. Clear light brown color. Light toasted malt. A little to sweet and to bitter in the end compared to a tie alt but very good. Reminds me of Im Fuchsen in bitterness. Nice! MaBeer1972 (2185) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2012
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.
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Aroma of sweet malt. This a beautiful pour. A clear cranberry copper color with a mostly diminishing ivory head and some lacing. On the bitter side but combined with a wonderful rich biscuit taste and the biscuit flavor continues through the aftertaste. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Overall, I liked this beer! The rich biscuity taste grabs your attention as well as your taste buds.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 This beer is very very mild but it is quite good. Toasty and grainy. Not your run of the mill beer. ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. poisoneddwarf (2668) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber-hued body with a medium-small, wispy, ivory-hued head.
Smell: The nose leans a bit malty, with a note of toasted biscuit tops and suggestion of homemade caramel. Low hint of esters. Moderate degree of spicy-minded Continental hops.
Taste: Biscuity, toasty German malts with a little, sweetish nibble of burnt sugar. Slight fruitiness with a bit of green raisin showing. Spicy Noble hop bitterness gives a slight bite and a steady-as-she-goes dryness until the finish with a final zip of suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. A notch on the dial just above medium carbonation.
Overall: A solid, well-built alt.
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Aroma consists of dough, caramel, spices (cinnamon?). Pours clear copper with a medium beige head that collapses after a couple minutes, leaving a blanket of foam; leaves cobwebby lacework. Taste starts out sweet and a little tart before becoming pretty bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy, body medium, carbonation soft. Pretty tasty--it exceeded my expectations.