fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Draught at Malone’s Urban Drinkery, Vancouvermcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
Dark amber to brown color, clean, with persistent beige creamy head. The aroma is mild, and strangely it’s fruity (peach and apricots), followed by the idea of caramel. It has a very light caramel flavor with some more peachy fruitiness; the bitterness is very low, and there is a very light dusty impression too.
Peculiar, drinkable, easy, not bad. But Altbier is a different thing; in any case, apart from the peachy character, there is not much else going on here.
Bottle, sampled at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales, pours dark amber. Flavour is more caramel malty than the Piper’s and Honey Brown, though still quite thin and uninteresting. Ferris (16296) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Draft - Caramel. Clear Amber with a decent beige head. Light caramel, Apple and a light finish. Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tap. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and soft hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met. DuffMan (10606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
GCBF 2010. Dark amber, clear. More caramel and less toast than the Piper’s Pale. Still quite thin in the body. I was surprised to see this listed as an alt.
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A very forgettable beer. Only remarkable thing here is a little tin, maybe iron - not sure as I have difficulty distinguishing my metals. A little hops at the end, but finishes generally sour. Pours maroon with ok head and lacing. On tap at brewery. jonas (7986) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2010
Tap at Christies. Light honey roasted nose. Light brown, fine carbonation, creamy white head. Has a bit of the alt roastiness but not much body to back it up, could also do with a slightly spicier finish. Ok easy drinking beer though. blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
[Bottle (341ml).] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, malty and fruity along with some grain and nuts. Flavour of caramel malt, notes of fruit and nuts and no hops to speak of. Average bodied. Too mild and average for me, it’s clean and inoffensive at least. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle 341 ml kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Aroma: clean, straight but wit too much of chocolate for Alt beer. Backing is better but still too fruity for style.6+
Look: proper., actually very good. Nice shade of amber-brown. Medium off white top. Sparse lace. 4-
Taste: medium bodied. Mineral feel with Schwartz bier like elements. Dark roast with sweet cola. hint of chocolate.
Other: it does have some alt character but it is not one.
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small frothy beige head, nice retention. Smells of caramel and crystal malt, light floral hops. Nice toasty malt, moderate bitterness, not overly sweet. Finishes with some decent bitey hops. Medium bodied, a touch sticky, fizzy carbonation. Above average for the style.