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Frankenheim Alt - Privatbrauerei Frankenheim

Frankenheim AltFrankenheim Alt

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BA SCORE
84
good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%


Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Frankenheim visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 03-27-2002)
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Reviews by MJR:
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MJR

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a light brown with a touch of amber around the edges. Perfectly clear body. A thin off-white cap holds well and leaves a touch of lace.

Smell: The aroma is a bit subdued overall, but is quite malty with a touch of breadiness. Hint of fruit in there too. There's some roasted malts, as well as hops, in the background.

Taste: The flavor is very well balanced between the slighty fruity malts and a firm hop bitterness. Very bready. Portions of roasted and toasted malts and caramel help to round out the flavor. Finishes with a spicy hop bite. Extremely clean, yet rich and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Round and soft with a medium, slick mouthfeel. Somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability: Outstanding... This brew is damn good! It's rich and flavorful, yet clean and smooth enough to keep it highly drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2003 22:47:08 | More by MJR
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Loogs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-24-2014 18:31:55 | More by Loogs
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-10-2014 13:41:17 | More by NorbertB1974
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gnikola

Serbia

1.25/5  rDev -66.5%

12-10-2013 04:10:46 | More by gnikola
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-15-2013 17:22:29 | More by dbrauneis
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ruckus232

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-29-2013 17:15:16 | More by ruckus232
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DTown

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-29-2013 12:57:28 | More by DTown
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WilstonOreo

Germany

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-08-2013 22:16:25 | More by WilstonOreo
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-07-2013 19:42:08 | More by brbrocc
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Riik3

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-30-2013 21:09:15 | More by Riik3
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DoubleJ

California

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Zum Schiffchen, on to the beer:

This is amber brown with orange hues in the body. A good head sticks on top of the beer and leaves good lace. The nose brings vague citrus, modest bread crust, and some toffee. However, the aroma's intensity is a little softer than other alts. Not so much with the taste, which brings a note of citrus from the hops, followed by the standard good old bread crust and toffee. It's a lighter-medium bodied beer, which is both refreshing and nicely flavored.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2013 15:44:39 | More by DoubleJ
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-08-2013 00:05:14 | More by braican
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Douberd

Netherlands

2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle, at home. Bought in Germany, at a gas station if I remember well. Poured into an alt glass. ABV is 4,8%.
Colour is light amber, with a little bit of activity in the glass, and an off-white, froathy head, which starts tall and after a couple seconds becomes just a thin line.
Very subtle aromas of caramel and roasted malts.
Roasted malts on the taste too, they give this beer a nice bitter finish, with some dark chocolate notes there too.
Medium to thick body and quite carbonated.
Nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 21:11:40 | More by Douberd
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-10-2012 19:48:53 | More by innominat
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slacker79

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-19-2012 20:11:18 | More by slacker79
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-03-2012 09:09:17 | More by rale
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kraypd

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drawn from wooden cask in Dusseldorf.

A - A nice brown color with a decent white head.

S - Sweet aroma of malt, with carmel notes. Nice hop aroma.

T - Taste started out with nice mixture of malt sweetness, carmel mixed with firm hop bittering. However, I was very disappointed that there was a strong sulfery taste that dominated the finish. Given that this brewery is ranked highly it was probably not the sample.

M - Light bodied with decent carbonation.

O - Overall this is one of the worst of the Alts that we had during our stay in Dusseldorf. Given the high ratings that others have given this beer it is probably not the best sample to rate. I will still give it another try.

Serving type: cask

03-25-2012 19:04:08 | More by kraypd
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34%

12-16-2011 01:16:24 | More by Gregwa
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +34%

12-01-2011 15:38:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-28-2011 23:26:59 | More by rekel
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-26-2011 14:22:56 | More by mdillon86
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-15-2011 23:11:55 | More by mentaltraveller
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foles

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some spicy grassy german hops on the nose. Some mild tasting dark/roasted malt, residual sweetness, and a medium bitterness on finish. Quite a sharp profile. Sessionable but I preferred some of the other alts on the Altstadt. Seemed to be on tap in a lot of restaurants.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 11:03:49 | More by foles
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bark

Sweden

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is dark copper-red (30 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three-finger head is compact and beige. It sinks slowly while leaving lots of fine lacing on the glass.

Caramel and semi-roasted malt dominates the smell. Metallic bitter notes, some vegetables, quite a lot of dark sweet bread.

The taste is better than the smell: Sweet bread, flowery hops, distinct clean bitterness. Toffee, dry roasted hints (but not burned). The aftertaste got a clean bitterness, some salty-meaty notes, dark bread, and very vague hints of coffee and boiled vegetables. The finish is lightly roasted and a bit alcoholic.

The carbonation is quite strong, the many bubbles very small. The liquid is a bit dry and medium smooth.

An OK Altbier, no more no less than that.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 18:37:43 | More by bark
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stcules

Italy

3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has an intense bronze color, with a beige colored, compact and creamy head.
In the smell malt and caramel, a lot of caramel.
And in the taste too. Quite sweet and caramel taste.
Anyway, some hop in the end. But less convincing than others Altbier.

Serving type: cask

02-23-2011 20:04:10 | More by stcules
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Frankenheim Alt from Privatbrauerei Frankenheim
84 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.