Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: Altbier
Vaughan, Canada


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
An ultra-premium all-malt and traditional German-style ale at 5% alc./vol. Deep copper to light brown colour with an aromatic focus on malt elements of fresh baked biscuits and toast. Malt initially dominates the palate with typical Altbier flavours of biscuits, followed by an intense yet pleasant hop bitterness. A slightly dry body and reduced ale fruitiness is achieved by extended deep-cold aging. Can be served with beef soups, spinach salad, roast chicken, pork tenderloin, falafel, chocolate cake, and smoked cheeses.

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omhper (25753) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Brown-orange. Dry, bitter and nutty. .....................................

Oakes (18883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Re-rate is long overdue, please disregard these comments as they are not indicative of the recent history of this beer.

It has its moments, but they are few and far between. The aroma has at times been absolutely wonderful. Other times, it’s AWOL. The flavour has ranged from astringent burnt to smokey-crystal malty.

Ferris (16538) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle - Bread and dark grains. Clear copper with a beige head. Toffee and grains. Nice sweetness and caramel flavours, with some slight chocolate notes. There is an odd smell that translates to the flavour. The best of their offerings.

Lubiere (14155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2011
A copper alt with a thin off white head. Sweetish sugar malt aroma, almost like light acidic seven up points. In mouth, a nutty grassy malt with light torrefied notes, herbal, light hopping, not bad. Hadn’t had this in a long time.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is nutty, medium sweet, light cherry. Taste is nutty and medium sweet. Medium watery body.

Bov (13264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2000
red-brown colour, fine head, hint of cherry, complex, dry finish............

Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
some malt, some kind of fruit, some deep copper color. Not a beer to have in abundance. Harsh aftertast

hopscotch (11248) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Crystal clear orange brew with a creamy, off-white head. Interesting ink-blot lacework. Nutty, caramely aroma with notes of English toffee and milk chocolate. Malty, nutty flavor. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Medium-length, dry, grassy finish. Very satisfying! Could prove to be a very good Fall session beer!

jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 2008-08-26. Crisp dark copper body with a modest tan hand. (3+) Mildly tangy dusty malt aroma, caramel touches. (6+) Similar character to the flavour where a decent amount of hoppy bitterness combines with the slight tang in the malt, sweet caramel malt base. (6+) Average bodied palate is a touch more full than average. Decent but I do not love it. 6/3/6/6/13-14 - 3.1On tap at Volo, Toronto.

Feb 2004. Bottle. I have enjoyed previous samplings of this much more than this bottle. Orangey amber body with waifish off white head, has nutty playdoh (?) aroma to it. Flavour is interestingly different with some malt and bitterness, mostly towards the finish. Hmmm... 5/3/6/3/12 - 2.9

MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Watery hop-laden peaches enveloped by delicate smoked caramel...Slight astringency in the end enveloped by intriguing almond skins...I much prefer McNeill’s...

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