lesifflebiere (1887) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Couleur cuivre vieilli, arborant peu de mousse, cette version Dusseldorf-oise de "vieille bière" est peu odorante (malts rôtis, bois, caramel et pêche), mais elle est plus fonceuse en bouche : une bonne amertume, qui vient couper des malts ronds et caramélisés (cassonnade). Peu de complexité, mais son mordant gustatif compense facilement. Version classique d’un classique, superbe et envoûtant, presque sans faute pour le style. Slepkov (46) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
Pours a dark and slightly hazy copper with a coarse lather of head. The aroma is a bit muted, as it is capped the by head, but when it comes through it is heavily malted biscuits and syrup. On the palate there is aggressive carbonation and a medium-heavy weight. Would have guessed the alcohol level above 6%, not 4.7%. Flavours are mostly malty bread, with mineral notes, backed up by ample bitterness and sourness, with a bit of sweetness. Pleasant and filling. Stuu666 (13435) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is bready, toffee, grassy, taste is sweet toffee, dry, yeasty. Metalchopz (3391) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2017
Best before date on back label is 12/2017. Pours a slight hazy amber colour with a huge creamy warm beige cap from the active carbonation. Very long lasting with thick foamy lacing. Sweet aromas of caramel, toasted malts, bread and hints of banana, bubble gum. The taste is not really sweet. A little fruitiness, but more breaded malts with the yeast. Some decent hoppiness in the finish. A good Altbier, but seems to be stronger on wheat with the banana notes. chris__hartley (445) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2017
It pours muddy blood coloured and clear; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, toast, honey, pine, orange-zest, and grass. The taste is medium bitter. The palate is medium-light bodied and has a slight astringency; the carbonation is light, and the finish is medium. Overall, a very tasty little number.
ametras (1630) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear mahogany with a foamy beige head. Flavors are bread, toasted cereals, light roast and nuts with fruity and woodsy notes notes. Medium body, moderate to good carbonation, smooth texture. wombat23 (1425) - Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a lasting, creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruits, hazelnut. Taste is toasted malt, dark fruits, brown bread, nutty. A bit earthy. Some grassy notes. Finish is malty, earthy and is mildly to moderately bitter. Has a lot of flavor for 4.7% ABV. Solid. GoufCustom (2006) - HONG KONG - MAR 20, 2017
jpkeskinen (515) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
500 ml flip-top bottle opened with a moderate “pop”, via trade with Koelschtrinker. Thank you!
Looks: Clear copper red colour; Explosive four finger head with lasting crumpety off-white foam; Excellent sticky lacing with fizzy small carbonation.
Aroma: Very Fragrant Amber malt which can be smelt as soon as it was popped, with strong plums, dark fruits, red fruits, fresh toasts, roasted chestnut shells, strong toffee, caramel, cocoa powder, Cola, sugar, dark bread and light grass. So fresh and charming!
Taste: Close to light sweet Amber malt, with caramel, light toffee, strong burnt toast, Cola, red fruits, floral, fair molasses, strong herbs, biscuits, strong lemon, very strong bitter hops and sharp grass. Wow!
Body: Mid to light body. Slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Solid Amber maltyness in a fairly thick background. Very strong bitterness - burnt toast and hops - hits hard which overwhelm red fruits and caramel. Flowery and moderate sweet, again overshadowed by strong herbal grassy hops. Dry biscuit with strong lemon to round. Strong and impressive!
Hoppiness: Light grass in nose. Floral, strong herbs, strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is immensely strong for a lasting, very high astringent herbal malty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Burnt and very bitter to mouth.
Comments: My first taste of a real Alt from Düsseldorf, and I can feel the freshness right from the strong and colorful nutty fruity aroma. The wacky toasty and hop bitterness is unexpected. It is very strong , but it’s tastier and certainly more agreeable than Nine Dragon’s Fist of Fury. Very strong and refreshing. I love it!
Draught. Very alty but with a somewhat rough finish. The taste is slightly sweet. Tranquillity (2339) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottled. Dark brown-raisin body, thick beige head. The aroma is musty, with port wine notes. The taste is earthy, with flowers and malt, some licorice.