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Diebels Alt - Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
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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shanny1981

Georgia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-01-2013 20:03:11 | More by shanny1981
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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-15-2013 15:16:23 | More by Beerstorian
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Dinkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-09-2013 14:35:04 | More by Dinkel
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. Poured into a kolsch glass. Ingredients are water, hops, barley malt. ABV is 4,9%.
Dark copper colour, with a slighty beige head, one and a half finger in height, soapy in texture, having average retention. No lacing left behind, no activity in the glass.
Aroma is of roasted malts, but very faint. Not much of an aroma actually.
Taste is of roasted malts again, toffee and dark chocolate. It does leave behind some bitterness, but not as much as I expected.
Light carbonation on a thin to medium body.
An average one.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 20:23:11 | More by Douberd
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Beerman1977

Austria

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-31-2012 14:18:06 | More by Beerman1977
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Viceroy

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-16-2012 01:08:01 | More by Viceroy
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jpmajors

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-31-2012 01:10:58 | More by jpmajors
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PancakeMcWaffles

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-22-2012 17:55:11 | More by PancakeMcWaffles
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-01-2012 16:42:54 | More by samEBC
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KimenTshom

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-26-2012 19:37:42 | More by KimenTshom
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the hotel soon after arriving in Zermatt, Switzerland. Lacks the soul of the famous Dusseldorf pub Alts. Still a nice reprieve from Euro lagers. Bright copper. Nice and bready with a mild, herbal hop flavor. Clean and lager-like. Too filtered and refined. Needs more edge. Then again, who cares what one is drinking when in the shadow of the Matterhorn?

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 19:01:38 | More by bump8628
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BigJaws

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-14-2012 11:03:39 | More by BigJaws
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stevoj

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-12-2012 19:31:44 | More by stevoj
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.5 Litres in the ‘Berliner Republic’ a fun bar in Berlin where the beer prices go up and down like a beer stock market: there is a big screen to see how the prices are moving, choose a beer than is cheap obviously!

I had a lovely tour of the brewery a long time ago, well before BA came into being and we were given some small barrels of this beer to pour ourselves in the tasting lounge: great fun.

This wasn’t the best draught Alt I’ve had, but it wasn’t the worst either, nor was it as fresh as the beer I remember from that brewery trip. It looked fine though, nice brown colour, a cross between mahogany and oak: on top sat a thin off-white covering of bubbles, which soon left the scene.

The smell was semi-sweet malty molasses with a hop backdrop.

The flavours are malty at first, the hops arriving a bit later in the mouth feel to give the beer a mini bite and a mild bitter finish.

Body depth about right, not rich or deep, but enough to carry the flavours and alcohol content without any problems.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 14:27:19 | More by BlackHaddock
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GarretD

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-04-2012 02:56:20 | More by GarretD
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Baldpacker

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2012 17:00:49 | More by Baldpacker
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shwami

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-05-2012 10:46:17 | More by shwami
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crisis44

New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-22-2012 01:18:31 | More by crisis44
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-17-2012 07:32:26 | More by nickfl
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-29-2011 21:39:05 | More by cdwil
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rcjank0

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-20-2011 20:47:26 | More by rcjank0
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-16-2011 01:04:34 | More by Gregwa
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-01-2011 15:39:49 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-16-2011 05:42:58 | More by Neffbeer
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foles

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Diebels tied house on the Duisburg harbour. Freshness was the key here. Light fruity hopiness on the nose. I was drinking a wonderful, crisp, fresh beer with a mildly bitter munich flavour on a background on what again seemed like spalt hops (a favourite in this region). There was a light residual sweetness that balanced out the apparent dryness and firm but not high bitterness.

Great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 11:25:08 | More by foles
Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.