Diebels Alt - Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
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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
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
3.13/5 rDev -18.3%
Not bad, nothing special either. Poured with a nice, foamy, frothy, light tan head that shortly fades to almost nothing and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a clear dark amber with light red highlights. Aroma is malt, roast, and a bit of metal. Flavor is quite mild - malt, roast, dark bread dough. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has about medium length. Very easy drinking and a session if you don't have much better and like a very mild dark beer.
09-22-2010 16:54:34 | More by drpimento
3.23/5 rDev -15.7%
A - Low white eggshell head. A very interesting dark oak brown color body that was a bit clear but as vibrant as it was dark.
S - The best part of this beer was the smell. Some very nice smooth appetizing grape and caramel smells.
T - A slightly bitter leafy, lemon grass / hay flavor. Kind of stale and sour
M - Effervescently nice, but at the same time watery and hollow.
D - Overall, not bad color, a great smell, but a dissapointing taste.
06-23-2010 14:33:58 | More by jeranbrews
4/5 rDev +4.4%
Had on tap at hotel in Frankfurt.
Beer is a deep amber color with a great head. The aroma is of roasted caramel & malty. The taste is a bit sweet & malty with a slightly bitter finish. It has a thick body, smooth and a dry finish. Easy to drink. One of the better Alt beers and can be found in many places in Germany
04-22-2010 11:43:34 | More by soju6
3.1/5 rDev -19.1%
0.5l bottle. Pours a completely clear brownish-amber color with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma is pale and caramel malts, bread, and grassy hops. Flavor is slightly roasted, bread, pale malts, and some herbal hops. Mouthfeel is light, dry, and a hint of bitterness at the end. Decent beer.
12-05-2009 03:04:50 | More by mtstatebeer
3.53/5 rDev -7.8%
Clear dark amber with an off-white head, the smell is basically dark caramel malt with raisins, but is fainter than it should be.
The taste is also less than fresh, but is nice. Toast, raisin, caramel, very strong hop finish which cuts through the somewhat thick mouthfeel but which to my tongue also doesn't let the malt character fully develop. Somebody said rhubarb earlier, and I think that's exactly the weird discordant note that bothers me.
A pretty drinkable beer which makes me want to drink more alts, but not an exemplar of the style or anything.
Remember to let it warm up before you drink it--the complexity doesn't really come out if you have it cold.
11-29-2009 17:57:50 | More by lstokes
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
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
4.3/5 rDev +12.3%
Sever in a small glass the dark caramel liquid had some carbonation but not much head. The head was small off white and left no lace could be the fault of a server wanting to be too quick after taking too long.
The smell was good and malty, lots of dark caramel malt, very sweet yet a finishing hops with a lot of bitterness. Truly a classic style brew.
The taste follows lots of thick malt in a classic big malt style. The hops were very good and made for quite a hearty brew standing up well with the roast lamb chops and basmati rice.
The mouthfeel of this brew was also very good nice thick body and encaptured carbonatio.
The drinkability of this alt is good ,just what I wanted I only wish they would have brought a mass.
08-01-2009 16:15:40 | More by MuenchenerKindl
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
A- Dark copper/brown body with an off-white, sudsy head that fades to nothing.
S- Bready malts, hop spiciness, and some notes of dark fruit.
T- A little bit of sweet malt starts off the taste, followed by some nice roasted malt flavors. There is also a note of caramel or perhaps molasses as well. The finish is dry with a slight hop bitterness.
M- Medium body, medium carbonation and very smooth overall.
D- Nice balance and smooth feel make this one pretty drinkable for me.
NOTE: A lot of the finer characteristics of the smell and taste really come out well when this beer warms up a bit.
01-28-2009 12:50:38 | More by TommyW
Diebels Alt from Brauerei Diebels GmbH & Co KG
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.