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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our latest amber brew is a traditional German-style altbier. German brewers have long been famous for their light pilsner beers, but those lagers are a relatively recent world phenomenon (poplarized in the 1800’s). The humble "alt" is a style that traces its root back to the Middle Ages ("alt" means "old or old-fashioned" in German). Not as sweet or fruity as an American Amber, the altbier style features rich caramelized malt flavors, and a well-defined hop bitterness up front. Rhine Heights fits the bill nicely. Malt flavors are rich and complex, hops are in balance as bittering element, but don’t contribute to the aroma or flavor perceptibly. A hearty malt-forward German amber ale- PROST!

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3.4
edgallow (4305) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel, earthy and some bread. Taste is caramel and fruit

3.3
jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Keg @ Vintage. Deep amber pour with a small head. Nicely engaging, spicy hop aromatics. Light grass. Toasted grain. Robust malt. Clean, balanced. Pepper and toasty malt. Clean. Somewhat creamy. Bright carb .

3
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2017
At Brewpub. would have liked to seen a little more minerally, and a little less bready, but overall decent stuff. Serving: Tap

3
Travlr (25500) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color. Caramel aroma. Taste is roasty cocoa and caramel. Not bad.

3.4
notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at the brewery - clear amber beer - a decently executed alt - malt character is rich, but mostly dry, nutty, and bready (dark rye, pumpernickel) - some light raisin and cherry - lightly bitter finish - solid.

3.2
crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Draft. Just not enough hops, it is a pretty timid-tasting altbier that misses the mark.

3.3
akoeninger (766) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured a clear brown amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, earth and some floral. Tastes of toasted malt, earthiness and light carmel. Smooth finish with lingering malt presence. Light body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth dry lingering toasted malt finish.

3
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Translucent amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pale with light caramel and faint noble hops. Taste of noble hops, pale malt and a touch of rye. Light bitterness.

3.2
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber red with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has nice notes of light grass biut is mainly full of bread and dark grain. Flavor has notes of bread and grains with a bit of of earthy grassy hops.


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