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Diebels Alt - Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dpend on 09-16-2002)
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wl0307

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the Beers of Europe; at 4.9%abv., BB 12/2008, served chilled in a 200ml stange glass.

A: pours a clear reddish amber hue, coming with a slowly dissipating off-white head and moderate carbonation.
S: aromatic in its woodiness and hoppiness, accompanied with an intensive focus of lager-sourness, semi-roasted tea-leaves, and utterly enticing raw-nuts; not terribly complex but the unique touch of jammy-plum-like sourness is especially welcomed.
T: initially it's more lager-like on the texture, with a decent level of doughy sourness and fizziness, but the whole palate is quickly engulfed in sour chestnuts (with the bitter skins), bitter woodiness, and plenty of plum-like dark fruits; a decent aftertaste of roasted tea-stems and the bitter edge of burned sugar lingers, before giving way to more bitter nuts and hop leaves... Just so... enjoyable and more-ish.
M&D: in a sense this is a well-balanced Altbier that benefits from the hops and fruitiness as much as from the wood-ageing process. There's no WOW factor to the drink, but just like a good honest English Bitter I just can't resist another sip of it~~

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 20:12:38 | More by wl0307
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Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.