badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Poured a deep amber color with a soft pillowy white head that left excellent lacing. The lacing came down in rings almost as if cask conditioned, which is weird because others have described little to no head. Smell was a bit floral and fruity, light citrus, and a hint of biscuit. Taste was very good. Had a nice malt backbone to it, caramel like flavors balanced nicely with the hops, still leaning towards the hoppy side though. Mouthfeel was a bit lighter than medium bodied, and somewhat low carbonation, but seemed to fit pretty well. Very drinkable beer, I plan on stopping by for a few more pints before it runs out.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Pint @ Summit’s Sandy Springs. rusty iron color, great lacing. Amazing hop bitterness that flirts with your palate. It had a very unusal hop sweetness to the finish. AWESOME!!! 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. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Aroma’s were all on the mild side,malts didnt come through, hops were mostly bittering,taste was an initial grainey malt taste followed by a big wave of German hop bitterness,definitely in the Dusseldorf style, and if you have had an Uriege, you can see this malt profile is a little thin, but the hops are chewy and pleasing at the end and the bitterness was extremely thirst quenching, not a ruminating beer , but a high quality after the softball game brew 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.
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. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Cloudy Copper, thin beige head. Spicy, toasty, mildly sweet aroma. Bitter and dry, with a nearthy finish. Notes of black pepper and pine, with a dusty, ashy finiah. Very clean palate. On tap at Barley’s Knoxville. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2006
On tap @ Mellow Mushroom. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma is both sweet malt and some earthy-grassy hops. Wow, an alt beer with substantial hop character. Pretty good. The little bit of sweeter hop flavors and caramel malts are over shadowed by the pure hop bitterness. Seems like an Alt ESB. I like it. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 Rerate 6/1/2007: Aroma was pretty dull but there was a nice balance between euro hops and biscuity malts in the flavor. Went down super easy for 8% and was very refreshing for the style, and not at all syrupy like an Uerige Sticke Alt (also around 8%).
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2006
8/3/2006: On tap at Hop Devil Grill. Strong on the german hops, pretty wild tasting, coming off mostly as a German IPA. There was an underlying caramel maltiness too tame the bitterness. Pretty unexciting. 6/4/6/3/14/3.3
REVIEW #500. On tap at Mahars. Poured a very nice reddish brown with a small head. Aroma was nicely hopped with some sweetness. Flavor had a great bitter bite, but very smooth included a sweet sugary aftertaste, very good.