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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A German Style brown ale brewed with dark, rich Belgian specialty malts and domestic whole hops. The alt will have a dark copper color and will have a slightly fruity, bittersweet flavor. It is a beer for the more adventurous, for people with an appreciation for a beer with a rich malt character and a balanced hop finish.

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3.4
barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
355ml bottle from jsprime. pours hazed brown with red highlights. great lasting and lacing tan head. big rich malt nose. the flavour are a little lacking compared to the nose. spot on for an alt just a little to watery mid palate. would make a nice fall drinker.

2.7
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle. Mildly fruity and roasted aroma, OK combination. Hazy dark brown colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is roasted and tart. A bit too tart, perhaps.

3.3
MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2010
A: Pours dark clear brown with a nice tall tan head. Nice retention and some spotty lace. S: Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, and mild coffee. T: Nicely roasted with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Light bittering hops with notes of sweet toffee. M: Medium in body, pretty smooth with good carbonation.

3
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at the Great British Beer Festival, August 2009. Quite dark brown in colour. Rather hoppy for an altbier. Some fruity / toffee malt. Reasonably tasty if a little light bodied.

3.3
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2010
i’m not really sure what an altbier is, but this one was pretty good. not really "dark" as described... this was light copper, clear and sparkling, a great looking beer. the flavors are more as described, a little fruity, a little bitter. the flavors aren’t very powerful, but they are pleasant and interesting. i was almost scared off by the reviewer that said this tasted like "chlorine and bacon", but i didn’t taste any of that.

3.2
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some weak hoopy hints. Has a sweetish roasted malty caramel finish.

3
fonefan (49379) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty nutty, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, and dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090805]

3
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Bronze mid brown coloured smooth on the palate and a little dry with a crisp lasting malt finish.

2.9
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009: Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and toffee and with grapefruit peel notes. Sweetish malty flavour with a touch of grapefruit and possible horse-y note. Brett infection?

3
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at GBBF.
Mid brown with no head. Fruity, slight chlorine, faint bacon and notes of toffee. Dry herbal finish. Nothing special.


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