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Duckstein Rotblondes Original - Duckstein GmbH

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Duckstein GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSarge on 09-15-2007)
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Reviews by JCBears:
Photo of JCBears
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance: brown aamber in color no real head and not much carbonation keeping with style

smell: coffee style aroma with some hints of sweetness I like it dynamic

taste: round coffee up front with a sweety bit of hops at the end I like it a lot, not too hoppy for me

mouthfeel: wow I like it, nice roams the mouth till the next sip a good feel and really nice character

overall: something to try, there are other beers I would pick up first but a nice brew to discover

JCBears, Aug 25, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jgolian
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Not much flavor. May have been on shelf too long. Don't have much to compare it to. May need to go to Germany to try a fresh one.

Jgolian, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up in Jenks, OKm, BBD of Nov 14

Pours an effervescent bronze/amber with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Alright head retention & lacing

S: Pears & leafy hops; bready notes as well

T: Follows the nose, dryness and a whisper of caramel up front. Some pear notes, a little bit of leafy & herbal hop notes, plus a bit more dryness as this warms. Some woody bitterness in the finish & pears, plus sulphur notes, major detractor

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation

Drinks easy enough, a fairly middling take on the style, I thought it was a little better when I tried this in Germany, but that was 10 years ago...

russpowell, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

jsh420, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Beejay
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to my friend Kate for bringing this back to me from Germany.

A: Brilliantly clear medium amber with a nice white head. The head does dissipate rather quickly, but still a fine looking brew.

S: A light fruitiness to the nose. There is a little bit of an herbal or spicy aroma in there that I assume is a contribution from the hops. There is almost a bready, or flour note that is reminiscent of some British ales.

T: There is a nice biscuity bread flavor at first. The hops are a little more subdued, but there is definitely a little spicy herbal kick in there, as well as a touch of residual bitterness. There is a slight metallic flavor as well.

M: Medium to medium light in body, the carbonation is quite high.

O: A decent balance between malt flavors and hops. I would definitely drink this again, although I may not seek it out over other brews.

Beejay, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of Takahiro
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: brown with non-sustaining head
S: mineral water, some roasted malt, caramel, toffee
T: caramel, toffee, grain huskiness,
M: nice dry finish, some lingering sweetness (malt/caramel/toffee)
O: easy drinking beer, but it's not something i would seek for

Takahiro, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

enelson, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

allstar255, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of FreshHawk
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

FreshHawk, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of nu38
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

nu38, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +15.6%

patre_tim, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of TasteFiend
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

TasteFiend, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Absumaster
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Auf Buchenholz gereift, which means lagered on birch wood. Interesting. The beer pours a clear, dark copper color with a thin head.

Smell is malty and has some husk along with a modest green vegetable smell. There is also some light hoppiness hidden in the back.

Taste is malty and has some wood, but I can't detect any of the birch wood. Light biscuity and light caramel, toffee notes supported by the clean, German bottom fermenting yeast. Bitterness is medium and aftertaste is dry and lingering bitter.
An average beer with a good drinkability and nice bitterness.

Absumaster, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of 1whiskey
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A co-worker was kind enough to bring a bottle of this back from her trip to Hamburg. This will be my first authentic German altbier.

Pours a clear garnet with a thick 2 finger head.

Nose is toasted grain...a bit of spice and fruit.

More toastiness on palate, though I am surprised by the level of sweetness. This is really quite malty for a 4.9% beer, and an herbal hop kick is more prominant than American interpretations of the style. All in all, this is a rich, well rounded flavor profile. It finishes mostly with a bit of caramel and a slight "medicinal" aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is quite slick, this goes down real easy. Body is "medium", I suppose, but certainly more viscous than I had anticipated. Despite said viscosity, this is pretty quaffable, especially on a muggy July night.

All in all, a solid brew.

1whiskey, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

safaricook, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of TheSarge
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew wasn't too bad for a German style ale. Usually Altbier isn't as flavorful, but this one had more character than most other Alts that I've tried.

Duckstein Rotblondes Original pours with a moderate amount of carbonation that produces a decent off white head, which dissipates quickly and leaves behind fine lacing. The body is dark amber and is quite clear.

The taste is of darkly toasted breads, and slightly fruity.

It is mellow and quite enjoyable. It is a little on the dry side,

TheSarge, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of PancakeMcWaffles
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

PancakeMcWaffles, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of kirby697
3/5  rDev -13.3%

kirby697, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Azpittil57
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Azpittil57, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of crossovert
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml embossed bottle brown, MHBE: 11.2011.

It pours a beautiful copper/red with a foamy off-white head that billows over the rim and lasts for a while before leaving some nice lacing behind.

The smell is fruity and malty, not very complex, but not unpleasant, there seems to be an herbal character form the hops reminiscent of Tettnang.

The flavor continues with the tettnang theme. It is a mild altbier with some caramally malt notes, medicinal hops, and a hint of metal.

It is a nice-looking beer, but overall it isn't anything special.

crossovert, May 04, 2011
Photo of Savaseri
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Savaseri, May 08, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Hellpop65, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Geert
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, amber coloured. Thin layer of stable foam with small bubbles.
S: When pouring, a nice typically German hop aroma is evident. Unfortunately it dissipates quickly. Slightly sulfury (I would have guessed it's a lager, but it isn't) and a nice malty note on the background.
T: Decent bitterness. This beer has a very nice, typical malt-flavour which unfortunately remains on the background and in the aftertaste.
M: Dry, light body.
Overall: Decent beer. If all flavours would have been a little more prominent it would be a great beer.

Geert, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Tomais
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stange
Nice clear copper/mohogany brown.
Head disappears very quickly. No lacing.
Smell not so strong. Sweet malt with some spicyness.

Nice mouthfeel. Lots of fine carbonation.
Taste is nicely balanced, goes from malty-fruity and a little spicy to hoppy-bitter at the end. Slightly metallic in the finish and malty after-taste.

Well drinkable.

Tomais, Nov 10, 2012
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Duckstein Rotblondes Original from Duckstein GmbH
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