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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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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
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours an amber-copper color with medium head
Smell: Roasted malts, caramel and quite floral hops
Taste: Roasted malts, grain, and nice spicy bitter hops
Mouthfeel: dry finish with a medium-light body and medium carbonation
Overall: Nice beer for dinner

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 19:57:12 | More by rvdoorn
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BavariaYeti

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the bier that Deutschland uses as a measure for all Altbier...so I do to, having lived in the country for some years. So as my standard for Altbier it is a perfect blend of lagering and hops. It presents a pretty opaque color, for Deutschland, and has a nice but mild hop aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 01:27:23 | More by BavariaYeti
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jerryjeff

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Nutty, almost chestnut scent with roasted scents

Appearance: Poured into hefeweizen glass (all I had) to light amber/mahoghany with 3/8" inch head to start. dissipated relatively quickly with no lacing

Drinkability: Rather excellent taste with a slight residual bitterness on the finish. Would like to see how many I could have

Mouthfeel: Slightly buttery on the palette with some presence here, low to medium carbonation really letting the flavor come through

Overall: I thought this was really great. Either I'm just romanticizing the style which is one of my favorites and that I'm having one while in Germany, but it has a great taste, mouthfeel and finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 07:37:02 | More by jerryjeff
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mbrown26

North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've had. Still learning, but this thing was tasty.

A: A beautiful brown color with a thick white head.

S: Smelled malt and figs/raisins. Lots of nose.

T: One of the best well-balanced beers I've had. Nothing was overpowering and the flavor was spectacular. This was my first altbier, but I'm sure a stunning example.

M: Just right. Carbonation wasn't too much and every sip left me looking forward to the next one.

D: Very smooth. Well worth the drink, if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 06:10:22 | More by mbrown26
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and has a finger high head that gradually died down to a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There is an aroma of malts in the nose with some notes of caramel.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather malty and has some caramel flavors but these are nicely balanced by the underlying hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2010 12:12:13 | More by metter98
Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
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