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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double Alt. 25th Anniversary

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14881) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Deep ruby amber color with a big beige head. Aroma of brown sugar/malt with some notes of raisin and grassy hop. Full body and mild carbonation. Flavor is fruity, grassy, malty, and maybe a tinge of chocolate. Finishes rather thick, pretty much malt. Overall a double alt seems to head towards a doppelbock. Which is fair, as an alt tends to head towards a lager. In both cases I think we get more flavor variations with top fermentation. I like this stuff. It is a bit gooey, but why should that be a problem?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, cocoa, brown sugar and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. A good drinkable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (13660) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bomber bottle. Pours a dark ruby with a small paperthin light beige head that diminiishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a toasty malt with vegetable notes. The taste is a spicy fruit malt with a lingering alcohol in the finish. A lot of roast throughout with the alcohol taste coming out too much in this one making it hard to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer ) Pours a deep amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, raisins, toasted bread, grass, and molasses. Flavor of raisins, toasted bread, caramel, grass, cocoa, and molasses.
Earlier Rating: 6/28/2009 Total Score: 3.3
(22oz bottle, labeled 25th Anniversary Double Alt) Pours mahogany body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel, grain, and brown sugar. Flavor of caramel, toffee, roasted malt, and mild grassy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10989) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle... Clear, dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Toasted, metallic aroma of singed toffee and nickel... I guess Im just not a fan of German hop aromas very metallic to me. Full-bodied and fairly silky with medium carbonation. Sweet, toasted biscuit, caramel and toffee followed by balancing, tannic hop bitterness. Lengthy, moderately bitter, roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
MALT bomb. Brown pour. Tan head. Aroma is pure malt...caramel, overripe fruit. Flavor is much the same. Malt is just too much and I am a malt-head!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10063) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very hazy, medium amber with a short-lived head. This beer has the nuttiest aroma of any beer Ive ever tasted: crazy true pecan aroma, dusty undertones, brown bread, sunflower seeds. This is a malt sandwhich and I love it! Nutty and bready malt flavours with fruity accents; dry peanut-skin bitterness. Actually a wonderful showcase for well structured malts. A nice surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9970) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
On tap at Fredfest. Pours dark brown with a decent beige head and a spicy molasses aroma. The flavor is treacle with a bit of chocolate and raisin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small beige head. The aroma had an early strange vegetal note that was quickly overcome by the caramel malts and moderate nuttiness. The flavor was moderately sweet caramel malt, slight citrus with decent bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. I havent had many Alts, but the idea of a double alt seems wrong.


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