kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Poured to a hazy orange-red color, with thin off-white head that lingered ahwile and then dissipated to little lacing. Aroma was a pleasant blend of malty roasted nuts and floral hops. Mouthfeel was pleasant, though nothing particularly stood out. Flavor was a muted version of the nose, and the finish was slightly dry, slightly sweet.
A well balanced beer that was pleasant to drink.
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle from German deli down the street. Poured an enticing hazy caramel color with a tight off-white head that left little to no lacing. Aroma is of warm malty goodness with an earthy roasted wood-like undertone. Medium bodies with an overall malty flavor and a little bitterness mid palate but a nice clean finish. Unfamiliar with this style in general, I’d say this is quite tasty, perfect for a fall evening and would be beautiful with a risotto dish or some of fall’s bolder flavors like sun-dried tomatoes or gourd dishes.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle- Sampled @ Siebel during the German style tasting- Slightly hazy amber brown color, off white head. Nose has slight cardboard, darker malt notes. Drinking is very dry, assaulting the palate.
piscator34 (2373) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas of light malts, a bit of caramel, and grasses. Toffee and more grasses in the mouth, with some nice earthy bitterness. There’s a touch of citric sourness in there too. Lots of earthy bitterness. I like this way more than I expected to.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a very slightly hazy amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up toasty caramel, dark fruits, and sweet herbal hoppage.. soft, sweet, and enjoyable. The flavor was quite sweet, with caramel, chocolate, and darker fruits.. bitterness was mild with dusty floral and herbal notes representin’.. tasty. Just shy of medium-bodied, a touch grainy, and very refreshing with a hint of lemon at the end. Good stuff!
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a hint of ruby. Nose is a mix of old fruit skins. Slightly sweet in a mature fashion. Flavor is tangy. A touch of kick from spice on the tongue. Overall it seems a bit like grapefruit skins, tamer though. Feel is nice. Good level of bubble. Definitely drinkable. Very smooth. Just don’t know how to compare it to other altbiers since this is my first.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/22/05 330ml. Tasted side by side with the Sticke, Pinkus alt., and Alaskan Amber. Amber with long tan head. Sweet Biscuity aroma. Nice balance of biscuit malts and hops. Better than the sticke, Pinkus or alaskan. More balance. a nice refreshing alt. I’d love to get this fresh
JoeinDahlem (1472) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 On tap @ Bruxellensis (thanks Andy). Dark amber color with an foamy, off-white head. Malty, grainy aroma with some hops. Great balance as coffeeish malts bring in medium bitterness with an odd touch of smoke and wood. Dry-bitter finish. Maybe a bit thin. Quenching yet full of character--my kind of beer. RE-RATED after repeat samplings from bottle and at the pub in Dusseldorf. Easily my favorite Alt, thanks to the uncompromising bitterness. Damn my American palate. I is what I is.
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flip-top bottle. Small vanilla colored head that was fizzy, no lacing, transparent, visible carbonation, and an orange hue. Malty, caramel and fruity nose. Flavor was malty, caramel, bitter, and thin tasting. Smooth, thin mouthfeel. Light body. Not a bad brew, just one that I truly didn’t enjoy all that much as there are better ones out there of this style. Lacked character.
thedm (5938) - Fredonia, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This flippy top bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy softly carbonated brown colored body and a good lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt. The thin mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin flavor contained notes of brown malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.