beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2005
On tap at the brewery. This is a heavy hopped alt with a big bitter finish. I wish it had a bit more balance. Pours a clear copper with a white head. Very hoppy aroma with a light malt scent. Taste starts with a nice sweet malt that is quickly taken over by the big hop finish. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Cloudy copper with a creamy head and lace. Aromas are bitter and earthy with fruits and caramel malts. Flavors are fruity with grapefruit and oranges. Caramel malts and bitter hops. A creamy palate.
Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Dark amber, cloudy. Flowery pnw hop aroma. Hint of sticky malt. Sticky, resiny hops - not too bitter, though, with caramel sweetness. Fresh, off-dry character. Definitely not an alt but a nice beer. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
After Oakes explained to me what a Alt beer is I quickly realized that I was drinking the bitter. Anyways, amber colour with a light head. Aroma is lots of malts with a hop kick. Flavour has some nice darker malts and sweet body with some hops. Clean and well balanced. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
on tap at lucky labrador. one of the better american attempts at making an alt. surprising chocolate crackle and lychee aroma. decent semi-dry finish. i would struggle to pick this as an alt in a blind tasting but i liked it anyway
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Bright orange with a creamy head and nice lace. Moderate carbonation; nice and creamy texture. Malts were lightish but tasty, sweet and clean. Aroma was pleasant, with notes of flowers and herbs, and a little citrus. More like an IPA than an alt, but it still tasted good. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Orange, light orange and bread nose... soft palate, very smooth, with a soft creamy flavor, very light. A good roughness that lasts long into the finish with some mildly roasted bread and grain flavors. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
RBSG 2004 on tap at the brewpub: Huge pine aroma, clear copper color, starts and ends very bitter. Full bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Long aftertaste. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Medium gold color. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. A medium bodied alt. Malts are nutty and fruity. Hops are grapefruity and piney. A touch sweet, but a nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Clear, light copper body with beige head. Aroma is meidum sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, caramel. Medium body with resin. I like, but this beer is certainly not to style with the 3Cs of hops.