Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Beautiful amber-brown color with one finger head and some lacing. Pretty. Funky grainy aroma that was not altogether pleasant. Smelled like it was going to be too sweet...it wasn’t. Grainy, caramel malts with a toasted/nutty presence. I was liking this. Good level of sweetness/toasty balance. Enjoyable. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Deep copper/light brown in color with a small white head. Aroma is of mellow bready/toasty malt and mellow spicy hops. Flavor is bready, with a hint of caramel malt, spicy hops leaning towards a bitter finish. AirForceHops (7242) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
22 oz bottle label as Dusseldorf Alt. Bottle purchased about 9 months ago. Deep red/ brown, like Mahogany wood. Real hazy and dark. Thick, full creamy white head. Good amount of carbonation for this brew. Lots of grainy type smell. Taste follows suite. Strong malt base with grain and a corn like taste. Pretty easy to drink, flows smooth. Well worth a try if you’re at the brew pub. LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Poured from a 22oz bottle shared by AirforceHops. Dark tea color, with medium carbonation. Thin off-white head. Aroma is of sweet grain. Which mirrors in the taste along with malt in the background. Decent brew. Love Portsmouth Brews. Haven’t had one I didn’t like. Thanks for sharing bud. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle to stange, the appearance was a deep hazy red/ brown color. One finger white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace.
The aroma takes on some graininess, deep and sweet with some light grassy hops.
The flavor has a strong sweet maltiness to it. Grassy hops provide a light bitterness. Light malty aftertaste with the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Low carbonation allows a nice smoothness rolling all around.
Overall, decent as a beer that one just wants to just throw down their throat. It’s not much of an altbier but just decent for what it is.
User37895 (3042) - - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared by doulos/goodgrief as Dusseldorf alt. The pour was copper brown in color, thin off white colored head. The aroma was caramel, nuts, not enough hops, smelling kinda sticky. Flavor was better than the aroma, more balance in there, but still in need of more hops, too malt imbalanced for an alt that I prefer to be full in both. As with the Kolsch, not as clean and crisp enough, slight astringency in there too. The mouthfeel was very full for the style, moderate to light carbonation. Would like a crack on this (and the kolsch) on draft one day. thornecb (5918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Labeled Dusseldorf Alt. Pours deep copper into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to nothing. Dark caramel and butterscotch aromas. Soft with sweet caramel from front to back. Mild marshmallow before the subdued toast and hop finish. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Brown glowing pour at the brewery. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters on the nose, some spiciness. Mouthfeel is very smooth, a bit slippery. Flavors are robust fruitiness, caramel toast. Decent drowland (8760) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
5/9/12. 22oz bottle thanks to Arin! Caramel and bready aroma with a hint of something slightly sour. Bready and malty flavor with a bit of caramel and a certain lingering grainy, tea-like aspect. A bit sweet - crystal malts abound. A bit toasty and tea-like. Slightly fruity and plenty smooth. Not bad. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Miamilice. Pours clear dark amber copper colored with a off white soapy head that fades to a film and collar. Aroma is malty and earthy bits of nuts and grass with a faint mix of sugars. Taste is more semi sweet malt and grain some grass and subtle bitter hops for the finish and slight metallic notes. Palate is slick a little sticky and drying. Easy drinking beer with no standout characteristics.