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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
German-style Altbier brewed with German malts and hops. Has the maltiness of a brown, the hoppiness of a pale ale and the crisp finish of a lager. Aged for three months at cellar temperature.

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puboflyons (3508) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2009
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle acquired at The Tap Brewery. Bottled Nov 09. A handsome looking brown pour with excellent clarity and only about a quarter inch of creamy beige head. The aroma is an enticing sweet and nutty combination with a bit of caramel. It speaks mildly to me. The mouthfeel medium bodied and slick with a sweet and bitter flavor. This is one of my favorite styles and it is carried off beautifully here.

3.7
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2011

Bomber received in a recent trade. Thanks again Alec! Bottled 4/11.

Pours a very dark copper/chestnut brown color that’s almost completely opaque with dark golden ruby/mahogany edges and a one finger frothy off-white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting ring that leaves spots of soapy lacing behind.

Earthy, floral aroma with hints of piny, grassy hops countered by lots of sweet malt. Hints of caramel, rye, toffee and hazelnut counter the dank, oily hops.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a nice balance of grassy, earthy hops and sweet malt. The floral, piny hops provide a nice amount of dry bitterness that lingers throughout over the sweet malt profile into a crisp, spicy finish. As the beer warms the toasted malt backbone becomes more prominent with hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, rye and biscuit.

Overall this beer isn’t overly complex but it’s excellently balanced, flavorful and very quaffable. I’m usually not a fan of American breweries attempting German styles but this one is pretty good. I would probably drink this often if it was local to me.

3.5
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
Cask (handpump) at NERAX North, Haverhill MA, 7 November 2009. Nice dark copper colour, good condition. Strong caramel and toasty malt character. Quite full mouthfeel. Decent.

3.5
thornecb (6093) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Tan head recedes to hug rim. Slightly flat upfront with dark caramel and an abrupt bitter hop finish. Sessionable.

3.5
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, bread, and caramel. Flavor of nuts, caramel malt, toasted grain, and cookie dough.

3.5
hayduke (5703) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Poured brown with a white head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted malts friot. nuts, and noble hops. Medium body and a smooth mouth feel. The flavor is rich and there is citrus in moderate bitter finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.4
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
very subtle old style alt beer. Close to the german style beer but missing the charm

3.4
AirForceHops (7907) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Brown color into the pint. Small white colored head. Some spots of lace. Nose of light roast, nuts, and caramel. Hints of pure grain and a dash of hops. You can pick out the German hops, very Eastern European. Medium body with light bitterness in the finish. I liked this brew. It’s a nice example of the style.

3.4
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Good to see an alt and a fine one at that. Super easy to drink. Light and crisp but with the good nutty taste that I like in this style.

3.4
kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
(sample at the 2012 Boston Beer Summit Winter Jubilee) Dark amber with small head. Caramel malt flavor.


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