Frankenheim Alt - Privatbrauerei Frankenheim
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Reviews by wl0307:
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from the Beers of Europe. BB 09/08, served lightly chilled in Gaffel's Kölsch Stange.
A: pours a dark amber to chestnut brown colour; the light beige head comes puffy and quite tight, on top of very lively but fine fizziness.
S: the clean, mild tartness of autumn fruits and a touch of dust come on top of a mildly sweet caramel-malty & toasted-nutty Munich malt background... Neat and well-crafted.
T: the sour-sweet fruity malts with an edge of bread dough upfront quickly leads towards a pretty dry and bitter aftertaste, where a lingering nutty aroma intertwines with chewy palate of earthy hops and bitterness. A little syrupy mouthfeel sustains in the very end of tasting.
M&D: the overall flavour is more fruity with an assertive sour-sweet edge than both Hannen and Niederrhein Alt tasted yesterday, but the sourness seems to balance with the lingering bitterness in quite a harmony. A well-hopped and -bittered Brown Ale, but still suffering a little from the thin-ish body overall.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2008 20:18:25 | More by wl0307
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3.71/5 rDev -0.8%
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
2.9/5 rDev -22.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2012 21:11:40 | More by Douberd
3.4/5 rDev -9.1%
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
Frankenheim Alt from Privatbrauerei Frankenheim
84 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.