jerome6957 (17) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Fancy Grocery NYC. Pours a dark amber with a small white head that diminishes quickly. Big molasses and grapefriut aroma, with some raisin and toffee back there too. Wonderful Munich malt flavor, moderately sweet, followed by an avalanche of hop flavor. What was great about this beer is that just as the malts start to give out, the bitterness kicks in, allowing you to get the best of both, with little blending. How’d they do that? A real treat.
Frank (4146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2010 Dark amber w/ a tight head that diminishes to a nice ring. Very nicely balanced flavor--a deep munich malt richness balanced w/ a floral nobel hop aroma and a good dash of bitterness. Delectably quaffable and an elegant example of the style. Neato bottle too.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little sweeter and a little fuller than the regular Uerige, with the bitterness in the finish a little more tamped down. The carbonation seemed low and for the sweetness the mouthfeel tended towards being watery, which was odd. I’d love to have some more caramel taste in here.
Schanulleke (8) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 18th jan. 2005 at the brewery. A very good beer but measured bitterness was only 26 IBU’s. All the stories on the internet about higher hoprates and dry hopping are b******t. It has more alcohol than Uerige Alt, but less bitterness.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I had first had this beer in Chicago last year. Clear amber with a foamy tan head and lacing. One of the first alt. Beers I have had that is so complex. Nutty malt and a grassy hop bite. Nice beer.
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Drink slightly chilled or else you won’t get the full flavor.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small rubber stopped brown bottle purchased from Armanetti’s, Mundelein, IL. ABV 4.5%. Hazy brown hued having a small, white diminishing head with good lacing. No discernable aroma. Average carbonation. Medium bodied dry palette that starts with sharp bitter, alcoholic taste and finishes with moderate bitter of average duration. Slight bottle leakage when bottled stored on side but carbonation and flavor seemed fine. A good drinkable beer.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks DarkElf! pours a clear amber color with virtually no head and no lacing at all. ARoma is extremely full of caramel and hops with hints of grass, quite smooth and enjoyable to the nose. Flavor is similar, but just not as good as the aroma. Strong caramel and grass tones through-out with a punch of hops at the end. I liked this beer, but thought the aroma was better than the flavor.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Direct from the barrel. Incredibly malt. You could smell the caramel notes from outside the brewery. Thick body that seemed to melt on the tongue. Nice hop in the end with bitterness to balance the malt body. Amber color, creamy white head.
haukur (1915) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
at the source from the barrell on the Sticke day!; I never knew Altbier could be so complex. Hoppy nose, with hint of caramel and smoke. Extremely complex palate, a lot of hops and malt, smooth mouthfeel with a kind of hoppy smokey finish. This was extremely good and enjoyed in a great atmosphere at the brewpub.