muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Draught sample at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH, early August 2006. Dark near-opaque caramel color with a lasting bit of off-white head....caramel malts fight with thick PNW hops in the nose, allowing faint hints of cherry and dry orangepeel through...surprisingly bland and watery on the tongue, very low carbonation, little malt presence and the hops kill everything that could possibly make you think of an altbier. Which as far as I can tell, this isn’t. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Draft at the Mellow Mushroom Carmel Rd. Eh, part of the John Locker Stock lineup. Not really that good. I asked for a sample of it, and I didnt think enough of it to even finish the sample. Brown yellow color, some hops, some malts, not really much going on here. The foothills I drank was way better, more flavor and more body to it than this. Probably not something I will revisit. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
[email protected]pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2006
, Boston. Some nice subtle nuttyness, with soome lightly dry grassy hops in the finish. very drinkable, but it feels very ironed out, and quite clean, which is probably a good thing, but i think something is missing from this alt. Its a very drinkable alt though.
Tap: Pours a clear mahogany color. Taste is of a little water malt back ground with a bitter finish. The hops are very prolific in this beer, but nto in a bad way. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2006
24.07.06 Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Kudos to whoever at HDG decided to bring in this winner of an alt. The stuff is alt-colored (ha!), a dingy copper with dirty beige head. Overall, it’s dry, malty, and simple with plenty of my favorite black pepper notes highlighting the generously earthy hop profile. Spicy, stark, and lovely.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Draft at Rich O’s. Pours a murky amber with a full off-white head. It has a very malty aroma, almost breadlike. The flavor is very malty but closes with a slightly bitter hop finish. Not a bad beer, but not a great one either. I think I have found a style I really do not care for. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Hazy amber beer, thin-tan head. Aroma is lightly smoky, some woody/mushroomy aroma. Poor soapy flavour though. Thin and watery. Meh, take a pass on this and grab a Ruination. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Copper body with a lasting, cottony white head. Aroma of tea-like malts, fresh toasted bread crusts, and mild earthy hops. Semi-dry, malty flavor with wood stem characters and nice assertive bitterness. Medium-body, with lightly palatable residual carbs. Decent American altbier.
Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Medium dark brown with red tinge and foamy camel head. Nice aley aroma - yeasty, slightly sour. Initial acidic hop sting over a medium light sweet beer. Excellent food compliment - having this one with chorizo won ton at Mad Mex Columbus. Lasting, hoppy finish. Very fine with fruity undertones. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Draft at HDG. Brown with a small head. Aroma is mostly fresh milled grains. Taste is sweet caramel with some toffe and dry, mellow hops. A bit on the sweet side but that works for me for an alt.