Altbier - Prost Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Growler filled about 3-4 days ago. 64oz brown glass Alpine Beer Company growler with white twisty cap served into a slender Paulaner "weissbier" glass (I put "weissbier" in quotes because the glass is so slender and cylindrical as to practically be a stange). Served at high altitude in Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.
Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with extra vigor as slight carbonation issues are anticipated - it's a growler pour.
A: Pours almost entirely foam; it's a 9 finger wide head of white colour. Disappointingly thin and weak, with no cream whatsoever. No real lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 7-8+ minutes.
Body colour is a rich dark copper-amber of understated vibrance. Clear (translucent/transparent). No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Pretty standard fare for an alt. I like altbieren so I'm excited to try this one.
Sm: Malts are king here. Caramalts slightly edge out munich and pale malts for the crown. Minimal hop presence - it's all floral in character; quite neutral yet complementary. A bit bready. Notable graininess, but not many cereals. Slightly on the sweeter end. A hint of doughy character. Seemingly slightly imbalanced.
No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
A pleasant aroma of above average strength. Looking forward to trying it.
T: Light fruitiness - kisses of cherry. Caramalts, munich malt, light amber malts, and heavy grainy presence. No cereals, really. On the sweeter end. Very slight touches of bready character. It's rather simple, but does feature some subtlety. Balance is decent. I don't note any overt flaws or off-notes, but there's lots of room for improvement and it does seem a bit generic.
No yeast character or alcohol comes through.
Average flavour duration and intensity. Below average depth of flavour.
Mf: Sticky and chewy. Okay carbonation. Smooth and wet. Subpar presence on the palate. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well.
Dr: Downable but mediocre. Kind of bummed I bought a whole growler fill. Another letdown from Prost Brewing. I wouldn't get this again, nor would I recommend it to friends. A passable altbier, but you can do far better. Alaskan Amber this is not.
Serving type: growler
08-18-2013 04:31:57 | More by kojevergas
4.86/5 rDev +32.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A new batch of the Alt, tapped today (or yesterday)
Nice glowing copper/brown body. It has a soft, creamy white head of about 1 finger. Nice lacing, not sticky, not oily
Aroma is very light caramel and some hop spice. Kinda like rye, but without the breadiness. Crackers. Pretzels. Snappy
Well, that's just about the best tasting alt I've had (never been to Germany). The balance is fantastic. Bready. Cracker. Zippy hops. Light caramel. Back to cracker/pretzel and finishes with a subtle crispness that makes you want another sip....or gulp. Clean. Very very nice
Serving type: on-tap
05-25-2013 22:02:39 | More by Mebuzzard
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The body poured out with a solid, crystal-clear copper body and was topped with a rich, creamy, thick head; lots of clumps of foam sticking to the pint glass. Some good malt aroma ju-ju going on; grainy and caramel in character with a slight fruity tang in the background. Excellent balance of subtle malt sweetness and hop bitterness from beginning to end of each sip. Nice lingering cereal-like flavor merging with a subtle hop bitterness at the finish. Crisp and smooth.
A very easy drinking beer. Well-balanced, nice complexity. I picked up the growler that I'm reviewing at Coaltrain Wine and Liquour, and don't know how long it had been there, but I'd really like to head north (I'm in Colorado Springs, the beer is made in Denver) and try this on tap at the brewery. The growler example is pretty darn good, as far as I'm concerned. Anyway, a delicious, malty German ale to enjoy during the late winter/early spring season.
Serving type: growler
03-07-2013 23:01:18 | More by beergoot
Altbier from Prost Brewing Company
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