BeardedAvenger (444) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. From Wine Rack, West Byfleet. Sweet caramel and grass aroma. Dark Amber. Fluffy off-white head. Light sweetness through to a tangy bitterness that continues in to the long finish. Malt and citrus with a honey undercurrent. Light bodied. Impactful carbonation with a softness to the body. A dry element combines with the carbonation on the tongue. Decent if overly carbonated.
MonsterMagnet (1297) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fresh bottle from Erzengel (euro local swap 4/2016), many thanks! Pours amber with an off white head. Earthy, herbal, caramel, light sour notes, medium bitter and fairly bitter finish. Nice.
MatusBeer (589) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with stable head off. Aroma of yeasts, hops. Taste is medium sourness, very bitter, caramel, straw, bread, some berries. Dry bitter finish
peponi (1644) - Hannover, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: melanoidins, candies, flowers, herbs.
Appearance: clear amber color and creamy head.
Taste: medium herbal bitterness, melanoidins, caramel, herbs like pellet, dry.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, bitter finish.
Overall: Too bitter and a little bit to rough, but it was nice to try. In any case, this is a nice alt.
Pyobon (1360) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap) Clear mid brown with big head. Subtle aroma with vegetable hop notes. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Good bitterness over a sweet toffee and nuts. Very nice.
Uerige58 (1) - - SEP 17, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
For me this is the best of its type. Dry, malt finish, You need to drink at least three, 0.25ml "becher" to develop the palate. Many find this "Ale" a little overpowering compared to the other Duesseldorf and Krefelder Alt beers. Draught is always superior to bottled or even a five litre tin barrel if you can get it?
ebone1988 (1542) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is caramel, floral, earthy hops, sweet, potpourri. Appearance is darker amber brown, light tan head, hazy. Taste is balanced, caramel, earthy hops, metallic, sweet malt, very crushable. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, soft, earthy hop and caramel aftertaste. Overall, this is very true to style.
koleminer20 (2933) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The fucking book. The pour is a darker ruby tinted brown color with a huge cream colored head that falls slowly leaving a pretty soapy lace. The aroma is much grainier than I was expecting. There is a sweet malt and an interesting chocolate happening that I’m not overly fond of. The it’s dry and powdery. The flavor is sweet and metallic. There is a light malt and a little fruit present. It’s just sweet malt and metallic lager yeast. There is a hint of dirty earthy hop. Damn. The mouth feel is thin and light with a bigger carbonation, but it’s still thin. The aftertaste is sweet and metallic malts. It’s not awful, but it’s not the best.
Ascelja (1153) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to pivnizub!
Bottle. Clear red to brown body, medium off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malts, strawberries, rowanberries, currant, bread. Taste is moderately bitter, semi-dry. Strawberries, berries, honey, red currant, bread. Medium body and carbonation.
Very good one.
VamboladeTolly (1732) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Erzengel. Pours clear dark amber with small white head. Aroma: sauerkrauts with macrolager, hay. Taste: bitter, some dry hay, oak corn. Thin plus body. Dry. Bitter finish.