Cristobal37 (1084) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 2, 2017
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2017 Pop top bottle. Dank basement and grains on the nose. Very bitter on the back of the tongue like earl grey tea. Light bodied easy drinking but this bitterness is extremely dry and leaves a strong comanding impression on the palate. And while the palate is not wimpy, it?s not very good either. Not what I expected, the taste is not pleasant at all. Curious what the Sticke and Doppelsticke will be like.
Freaky_tiki (1201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Well clearly the Alts I’ve tried from Ontario brewers are a bust. This is clarifying & educational. Deep brown pour with a mushy foam cap. Thick grain, with a deep earthy middle & one of the longest & most intriguing bitter finishes I’ve had in a long time. It’s really clean & distinct & unique. You need to try this.
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO. classic alt, a little to bitter and rough but still stylistically spot on. moreish and sessionable
DerWeg (1659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from lcbo, pours a big bubble head. Has real old school style with punchy yeast and a herbal almost medicinal dryness. Somewhere a pale cookie malt trying to poke through. Seems like a beer I would need many more of to understand?
cattaneopapa (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear deep amber colour with one finger of lasting head. Soapy lacing clinging to the side of the glass. On the nose I get some fruity aromas like citrus and grapes. Also bread and a whiff of caramel is present. Taste has a hoppy backbone with notes of plain crackers, grass, and black peppers which leads to a dry and spicy finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It’s not my cup of tea...Too dry and spicy for a beer with low alcohol content.
Dimitri8 (84) - Pabianice, POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Amber colour. Sweet toffie aroma. Semi dry taste, caramel and toffie. Happy finish.
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark amber beer. Roasty fruity (citrus) malts (toffee, caramel, burnt sugar) balanced by crisp floral and grassy hops. Good malt/hop balance. Nice bitterness. Dry bitter hoppy finish. (2008)
drmet (935) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
-pours a clear copper with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-grassy,roasty,caramel,spicy,plums,st bitterniss for the style
-light to medium body
Just an amazing Altbier.All others are judged by it’s standard.
On tap, the fruity Ale Yeast esters are more dominant.Other than that it’s the same.
BeardedAvenger (661) - 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 (1399) - 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.