Beerhunter111 (20486) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Dunkel orangebraunes Bier mit wenig weißem Schaum. Geruch sehr malzig, holzig, Karamell. Geschmack ebenfalls sehr malzig, Karamell, röstmalzig, leicht hopfig. Koelschtrinker (20412) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 4, 2011
Würzig-hopfiger Antrunk bei ausgiebigem Malzunterton. Dieser weitet sich nur wenig aus, da der starke Hopfen intensiver wird und kaum etwas Anderes zulässt. Passend bitter, mittelstark, inspiriert durch den Hopfen. Ungemein hopfig-würziger Abgang, voll und komplex. Lange anhaltend. Speziell!13/12/13/12//12
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
SBWF 2010. Orange/amber color, offwhite head. Malty aroma, bready, some toffee notes. Malty flavor with some grassy hops. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
500ml bottle from Battersea BF 2007 drunk on the train on the way home. Deep chestnut colour with thick lasting beige head. I enjoy the slightly off flavours of this beer. Gives it individuality/character with the sliight sour/slight over burnt cereal aroma. Some sour orange zest on aroma. Clean toffee and then this slight clementine/sour orange pith on finish. I love the toasty malt finish on this. There’s even some peppery hop. Certainly the best German beer I’ve had today. Crisp carbonation lends to the peppery hop. Nice. mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
330mL bottle, side-by-side with Doppel Sticke, pours a very murky dark brownish orange with a small ring of off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, wet bread, lager yeast, toasted nuts and some dark fruits. Flavour is quite nutty, woody and a bit herbally - wet bread, toasted nuts, some slight caramel notes, some dry fruit and some slight floral notes. Finishes dry, semi-bitter, bready and nutty - medium astringency lingers. Quite good, though I don’t understand the hype on this one.
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 At the brewpub on Sticke Day. Golden-brown, bubbly head, very hoppy aroma, and lots of malt richness as well. Rich, chewy character, lots of sweet sugary malts with earthy hops. Quite a bit of bitterness, good dry appetizing finish. Definitely a high quality alt.yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
Original rating, 2005 for an export version. Golden amber colour. Slightly earthy, caramelly aroma. Chewy, woody bitterness with caramel layers and lots of earthiness. Things ease up a bit towards the finish, right when I want the intensity to increase. Sort of ashy-tasting, just like its younger brother. Solid, but unspectacular. 7-4-7-4-15 = 3.7
Bottle. A murky brown beer with a small, dense, light beige colored head. It’s rather malty on the nose, with some dried fruits and noble hops. Grass, pepper notes and piney hints. It’s full-bodied and with a certain warmth, pleasantly carbonated and not too sticky sweet. It’s bitter, with pine cones, some orange zest just without orange if that makes any sense. Caramel maltyness, some roasted hints and a faint touch of prunes. Lasting bitter and malty finish, seemingly the bitterness wins. Sure a nice one, resembling a fine dunkel bock in many ways, but more hop focused and dried. 150131 jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Black lager tastes and feels generically "wet" with some mild hoppiness. Pretty bland overall. Rated 8/3/09 Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Trade with Culchiem. Thanks. Pours dark unclear amber- rather muddy with a small white head. It has been stading up in the fridge for a week. Nose is yeast and malts. Already a little scared with it not being entirely fresh or too yeasty. Baking yeast, dough, caramel , winegums and grass. Its smooth and full bodied. Yeasty bitter finish. Overall a bit disappointed as I really liked their Nicht Filtriert and regular Alt. It’s too yeasty! FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2011
330ml bottle (Bierkompass.de)
6 RIch brown mushroomy aroma. A little savoury
4 Lovely deep hazy brown, small tight light-beige head.
6 Massive grainy husky barky taste - coming in at the malt levels of a doppelbock, but without quite the same level of sweetness. Maybe a touch yeasty, as I let a bit of the sediment come over. Some gentle hops too, but they can’t compete with the malts.
3 Full palate, decent carbonation. Finish carries both the barky aspects from the taste and the gentle bitterness. Feels like it might be a little drying, but doesn’t end up that way in the end, it’s not too sweet or to resiny.
13 Probably my first real Dusseldorf Alt (after 5000+ beers), and maybe I should have aclimatised myself to the style with a normal strength one first. And after this, I’m well up for that - bring’em on. I’d quite happily have this again after having a range of other alts to rerate in context.