Diebels Alt - Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
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Reviews by Gamemako:
4.1/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed on tap at the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. Comes in with a nice light cream head which stayed pretty well. No lacing on the way down, strangely. Deep amber colour.
The beer has a nice bread-and-malt nose. Bit of dry herb aroma and toasted/roasted tones as well. Doesn't hold back at all; you don't have to sniff to get plenty of aroma with the first taste.
The mouthfeel is not particularly unusual, but very solid. It is very smooth and reasonably substantial. Exceptionally drinkable. Never exceedingly bitter or tiring, you could sit down with some mates and enjoy this until you could no longer stand or you could just have one here or there and enjoy every bit of it. However, its versatility comes at a slight price, never feeling like you'd want to have this with [insert item here]. Though I did not have it with food, I don't think there would be any great pairings, but if I had to guess I'd say some kind of grilled meat. Regardless, this is the kind of beer you have no reservations about recommending to anyone.
Taste, the most important part of any beer, was quite good. Quite malty and toasty, with excellent balance. Some herb notes, in a way reminding of a good cabernet sauvignon with slight tobacco undertones. Finishes with a dry bitterness, but not at all overwhelming. Medium body.
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2008 19:59:44 | More by Gamemako
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Amber, clear, good head
Aroma: peppery, malty, hoppy
Taste: malt, followed by dry hop bitterness; dry finish; Very smooth and refreshing
Remarks: I plan on homebrewing this beer once I find a good clone recipe. I really miss having it in Germany.
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2013 12:23:51 | More by IchLiebeBier
Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.