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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: 10
Gots: 1 | 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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Dinkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-30-2013 21:19:24 | More by Ciocanelu
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-15-2013 17:21:52 | More by dbrauneis
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-05-2014 22:06:28 | More by Latarnik
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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?

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-21-2013 14:39:56 | More by dcmchew
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-27-2014 15:07:02 | More by Chucker17
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-22-2014 16:33:50 | More by BJSmit
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-09-2013 17:14:26 | More by brauseboof
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BigJaws

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-14-2012 11:03:39 | More by BigJaws
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

10-23-2010 12:12:13 | More by metter98
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

Sampled this one unpasteurised annd fresh. Good presentation with good and lasting head and nice brown beercolor. Nose is fresh, malty( litle green) and caramellic with some yeastspice.
Taste is very strong maltaromatic and like smell tasting as greenmalt. Good and not overdone sweetness and a low dosed bitterness and phenolic. Mouthfeel is ok with good carbonation annd a nice a full beer without edges. Easy drinkable and IMO one of the better Altbeers though no competition to Uerige or Gleumes.

07-11-2005 13:19:30 | More by paterlodie
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev 0%

Bottled: puts a copper-brown ale in your galss. 2 finger creamy cap with good retention and lacing. Mild aromas..woodsy, grassy, grainy. Mouthfeel is smooth and mellow good balance between toasty cerial malts and herbal-tobacco like hops dry clean finish. Overal impression is of a lilting dryness that travels just above an ample malt spine....a good alt for a large brewer.

02-08-2006 05:23:55 | More by pootz
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engisch

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a carmel amber color. It is darker than I had expected it would be when I poured it. It has a quickly disipating white bubbly head.

The smell is sweet with what I believe to be a hint of apples (although perhaps I'm just crazy). The taste is a nice balance of thin sweetness with a dry bittering of hops, but not overpowering. A nice tastey beer that is still refresing, but has a bit more hops flavor than is typical for the region. Very tastey.

I can't compare this to many other alts, as it is a style that I have only had a few. But from what I see, it is a pleasant light and refreshing style.

08-09-2009 12:29:28 | More by engisch
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thierrynantes

France

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2002.
Appearance : clear amber brown color, good white foam head
Smell : Caramel aroma, malt
Taste and mouthfeel : Flavor dominated by malt, bitterish and quite light bodied.
Drinkability : good beer in the style not very common Alt bier

03-08-2008 14:45:06 | More by thierrynantes
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Diebels is a perfect looking altbier. It pours with a good amount of light tan wet looking cranium, and sticks around for a good bit considering the style. The body is cleanly filtered, and is copper in color.

This brew is rich in aroma. It has nodes of caramel, sweet bread, and slightly metallic. There is a slight fruity flavor too.

The taste is almost sweet and chocolaty up front, but gives way to an almost cooked veggie flavor.

The brew is kicking with a bite the whole way through, which gives this a coarse feeling. There is a chalky undertone as well.

Overall this is an interesting beer. It's pretty complex for as little ABV contained.

09-12-2008 15:00:21 | More by TheSarge
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

This bottle looks a little different (than pictured), and is labelled as 4.9% abv. Best before 15.06.06.

A: Bronze-caramel; off-white head is fizzy, no retention or lace.

S: Clean hops (grass & a little spice), slight toffee & cotton candy esters.

T: Nice bittersweet balance. Toffee and a nicely rounded hop flavour (grass, earth, floral). Probably some styrian golding hops here, maybe some Saaz. Hints of fruity esters (like cotton-candy). Very well rounded. The taste score is pushing a 4.5.

M: Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good.

04-08-2006 16:25:16 | More by Derek
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

One of my favorite German beers. Usually buy it at Trinkgut in Kleve together with my other German favorites.

A: A beautiful brown/copper color with an initional decent white head.

S: Roasted malts, hops, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Like a pilsener but enriched with roasted malts and an additional dose of hops. A slight metallic tone in the aftertaste.

M: Medium carbonation and a light body. Very dry finish.

D: I like this one a lot, but not in any moment. I seem to have a preference for this beer at dinner time.

10-04-2009 08:28:42 | More by PapaEugene
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Nice head retention and malty nose with a slight wiff of hops.
Beautiful brown color with great clarity. Malts dominate and slight raisin and nut taste. In my 3 years in germany this was my old standby and got me through many cold nights. My British freinds liked it a lot. Since I lived in Rheiland Pfalz this was my stable when I ran out out biers from my filed trips up to dusseldorf or Bavaria. Drank hundreds & was always very consistent. Slightly better on draft....prost!

08-13-2005 05:26:49 | More by russpowell
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

On tap at the National Hotel in Miami, FL. Imported through Florida. Dark copper color, nearly brown. Thin beige head, not much carbonation. Decent malty sweet smells. Slick, carmel malty sweetness. Slighly weird nearly slimy finish, almost some smoeky qualities, or was it the bar I drinking it in ? Medium bodied, very unique and interesting.

10-07-2002 18:38:22 | More by StevieW
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Thick and creamy off-white cloudtop head, lots of lace. Crystal clear dark copper color with slight carbonation. Toasty malt aroma with dark bread notes. Strong dark malt in the taste, as well as rich, earthy flavors, and bitter chocolate, finishes dry with a definite smoky note. It seems that Germany cannot make a bad beer.

11-17-2002 09:36:44 | More by Pegasus
Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.