RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This German-style Altbier is our nod to an old world, old school ale. The word “Alt” is German for "old", and refers to the traditional style of brewing before lager yeast was discovered. Balt is a dark, copper colored brew with a creamy head, a gentle bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Prost, Hon!

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thomashall (1638) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2018
From notes, tasted at Great American Beer Festival 2017. Will add more notes if I get to try this again. Good.

BVery (11608) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Sampled at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Numerical rating only - did not take detailed notes.

Leighton (23687) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017, day 3 - London. Pours hazy amber with a light, foamy white head. The nose holds leaves and berries. Medium to big sweet flavour, with a little butterscotch, grains. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Sugary finish, with some leafy bitterness, woody dryness, more ripe berries. Eh, pretty so so.

ganache (6147) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Can from State Line. Nose nutty, sweet, earthen, crystal-and-grain, decent malt. Pour a slightly hazy, middle-aged copper penny, large beige head. Taste medium-strong sweet, nutty, low but persistent bitterness, subtle tang, subtle encroachment of earthy hops, some yeast products, generic fruity esters, medium caramel that’s dialed in. Too airy, otherwise classic medium body. Nice splash of citrus lends needed brightness. Would like more differentiation instead of muddle, more "snap", but otherwise nice. [2017.08.20: 3.2]

MrTipple (7854) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Sweet grain and cereal malts, caramel, molasses. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. Heavy sweet. More sweet, dark molasses, caramel, grain and cereal malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very see Alt, too sweet in fact. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia.

Beese (3539) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2017
Cask at The Great British Beer Festival 2017, Kensington Olympia. I don't think this was quite right. Very murky, with a lot of sour lacto notes. Tasted more like a bad sour than an Alt.

ThirstyBird (3035) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2017
On cask at GBBF 2017. Pours a slightly hazy dull amber with a tan head. The smell is slightly sour toasted malt, vinegar. The taste is fruity, toasted malt somewhat sour ending fruity and has some faint similarity to a flemish red. Light+ in body with mild carbonation. I’m guessing that the condition of this cask was compromised as it is nothing like an Altbier. Still had some interesting flavors though in it’s strange state.

mR_fr0g (14776) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Cask at the GBBF 2017. Day 3. 10/08/2017. A murky golden orange brown coloured pour with a a halo of white head. Aroma is apple, tangy, nutty malts, little funky lacto. Flavour is composed of of big sweet vanilla, oak, caramel, cakey, apple . Palate is sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Wtf. Not an alt.

jefcon (1936) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2017
A darn good alt. Sweet grass and grains on the nose, herbal and dry. Slightly nutty and sweet, like bread or cereal, with a full, rich palate.

McGarnigle (663) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 13, 2017
Can. Mostly clean, some hops (not citrusy of course). Slightly nutty. A little sweeter than I’d like.

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