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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: 11
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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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Beerman1977, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Viceroy, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

jpmajors, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

PancakeMcWaffles, Aug 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

samEBC, Jul 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

KimenTshom, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of bump8628
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?

bump8628, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of BigJaws
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BigJaws, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

stevoj, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

BlackHaddock, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

GarretD, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Baldpacker, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

shwami, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

crisis44, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

nickfl, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

rcjank0, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gregwa, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Neffbeer, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of foles
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

foles, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of rvdoorn
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

rvdoorn, Jul 27, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +16.2%

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.

BavariaYeti, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of jerryjeff
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%

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.

jerryjeff, May 12, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +23.2%

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.

mbrown26, Nov 12, 2010
Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.