Diebels Alt - Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
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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
United Kingdom (England)
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.
03-09-2012 14:27:19 | More by BlackHaddock
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.
10-31-2011 11:25:08 | More by foles
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
07-27-2011 19:57:12 | More by rvdoorn
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.
06-25-2011 01:27:23 | More by BavariaYeti
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.
05-12-2011 07:37:02 | More by jerryjeff
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.
11-12-2010 06:10:22 | More by mbrown26
Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.