waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2012
bottle. copper pour with thin lasting head. nice clarity. toasty malty aroma. smooth, toasted flavor. light dark fruit and big malts. nice drinker. Sledutah (7839) - Utah, USA - SEP 13, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the state store KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber/brown with a big frothy beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, sweet caramel and earthy
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, grainy with a nice mild bitter finish
Nice and tasty.
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear caramel brown with a large (2-3 finger) off white pillowy head that was mostly lasting, finally receding to a large cap with excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was nice and enticing with a toasted sweet grain malt, light floral hops and a mild doughy yeast and had hints of caramel, honey and a slight fruity ester.
The taste was good and malty with a nice caramel sweetness in the beginning, and then took on a mild fruity hoppiness with a slight bitterness creeping in at the end. The flavor hung on for a good duration proceeding the swallow with a mild citrus peel bitterness lingering for a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a smooth creamy texture and a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall probably the best Altbier I have tasted to date, it was malty-sweet with a good hoppiness and a great drinkability. There is not much more one could ask for within this style...
IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins. Nose is caramel, toasted dark bread, a flowery sweetness, and a hint of vanilla. Clear rusty copper with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet with lots of toasty notes. jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for the bottle. Pours an reddish brown color with off white head. Bready, caramel, nutty aromas. Flavor is strongly toasty and caramel with some nuttiness. Alts are one of my favorite styles, and I enjoyed trying this one.
marcus (10680) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cola with a nice beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a rich caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. A nice alt. mikey (508) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Malty nose with some caramel notes; it’s heavier on the biscuit/bread than on the caramel/sweet side. There is also a dash of earthy/noble hop character. The taste is a creamy concoction of bread and caramel, with a little bit of biscuit at the end and a balanced bitterness. More tilted to the caramel side than the aroma, I rather like the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with a good, creamy carbonation. I like it. gripweed57 (2865) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Dark reddish brown color topped by a big fluffy beige head. Tasty toasted malt aroma has notes of toasted walnuts and burnt sugar. Toasted malt flavor has a spicy complex hop balance that makes for a nice smooth character. Medium bodied with dryish notes. A nutty spicy hop finish makes this a pleasant interpretation of a classic German style. pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Poured dark amber, copper with a tall head of off white foam that really didn’t want to fall. Great retention and lacing like cloud patterns in the glass. Left a layer on top that finally fell off to a thick cap. Clear and bubbles up bombing from the bottom. Nice looking dark beer. Nose is herbal with caramel malt. Grainy with a little spice. Malt is sweet and full and offers a little toast. Taste is biscuit and burnt sugar. Grain and toffee sweetness alongside a sturdy bitter. Roasted malt, toast with an herbal, lingering dry finish. It’s sticky, it’s not quite chewy. Long on the palate but not only from bitterness. The grain tastes of earth and has it’s own perfume. Drinks as clear as it looks and it even tastes dark. stevoj (5574) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2013
This is a very amenable beer with a forthcoming and friendly malt character together with a stately hop bitter.
My first altbier, that’s not from Dusseldorf. And you can’t tell, it’s that good. Nice mellow bitterness and roast grain flavor, nut brown color with thin beige head. Aroma is malty, burnt toast. Very tasty.