Brewed by Ratinger Brauhaus
Style: Altbier
Ratingen, Germany


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Salwal (486) - GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
From tap at the brewpub. Nutbrown with huge off white head with nice texture. Intense roasty malt and earth. Taste is nice sweet, roasty, malty. Finish is light grassy herbal good alt...

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Beerhunter111 (22250) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Klare orange braune Farbe, mittelgroße beige schaumkrone. Geruch karamellig, würzig hopfig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, leicht metallisch, Karamell, würzig.

fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
From fass at the brauhaus
End of barrel, 6-5-6-3-13=33.
Chestnut color, clean, with generous compact head. It has a mild caramel aroma. The carbonation is high, the temperature too cold; the flavor focuses on rather dark caramel; the mouthfeel is smooth, but there is no residual sweetness; the roastiness is more evident in the end. Correct bitterness. Not exciting.

Start of barrel, 7-5-7-3-14=36 It shows a bit of biscuity malt aroma. The flavor is similar, quite dry as well, less evidence of roastiness, better balance, very light biscuity malt too. It’s better than the previous glass.

Kulle888 (7) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Nice Version of the Duesseldorf famous Altbier. Relatively Sweet and less bitter than many other Altbier styles

ElDesmadre (3630) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Draught at the brewpub, end of November 2013. Ah yes, they make one beer and it is a very good one indeed. Light fruity aroma of ripe red apples but above all this is one malty beer - light toasted, light nutty, bready but also with notes of plums, especially in the long, pleasantly malty finish. Very nice, sticky mouthfeel, smooth with a medium bitterness, slightly herbal. The only problem I’ve had with this one were the sulfury notes, noticeably especially in the finish. Get rid of them and this beer will be excellent.

Erzengel (9348) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Schöne braune Farbe, cremefarbener Schaum. Der Antrunk ist malzig-würzig, leicht süßlich-würzig. Ausgewogen weich. Im Hauptteil leicht nussig, würzig-malzig, etwas metallisch - wie Kupfer. Süßlich mit trockener Note. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, nicht zu herb, leicht trocken. Süßlich-malzig mit feinherber Note. --> 10/12/10/10

ThirstyBird (2992) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Pours a clear orangish brown with a thick tan head. The smell is caramel, roasted malt, a bit of fruit and spice. The taste is roasted malt, fruit, a bit of copper flavor and licorice ending dry. Light in body and a bit oily with soft carbonation. An interesting take on an altbier.

Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2013
Kupferrot-braunes Alt mit feinporigem Schaum. Hopfig-röstmalziges Aroma. Halbtrockener Antrunk. Im Geschmack nussig, toastig und röstig bis der alt-typische bittere Abgang erfolgt. Wahrlich ein Klasse-Alt!

deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 23, 2013
Sample at the delft pint tating. Thin white head. . Clear amber pour. Some caramel. Nice alt.

omhper (25564) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Clear copper colur, small head. Roasty and mildly earthy. Medium bodied with rounded moutfheel. Some salty hops, pleasant earthy roastiness. Mid bitter finish. The deep malt character and excellent drinkability puts this among the classic altbiers to try.

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