Frosty Knuckle Ale | Frosty Knuckle Brewing Company

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Frosty Knuckle AleFrosty Knuckle Ale

Brewed by:
Frosty Knuckle Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
German Ale made from German Yeast and Hops, similar to an Alt.

Added by Todd on 05-01-2009

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Photo of JimmieFrisbee
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

*It's listed on the site as an altbier, but their website calls it a "German Ale [...] similar to a light Marzen." I guess a light Marzen that is an ale instead of a lager... I think I'll rate it on their definition, since it does not look like an altbier.*

Pours a straw/bronze color from 12 oz. bottle. Not cloudy, but a little hazy. Small white head quickly disappears.

Smells like pale malt and German hops. Just a little bit of sweetness, like applejuice.

That apple flavor definitely comes through in the taste. It almost reminds me of a very dry cider, balanced out just a little with the malt. Not getting anything noticable or distinct from the hops, at least not that I can identify as being from the hops.

Good body, bit of carbonation but not harsh. Definitely wouldn't be my first choice of beer, but isn't terrible and goes down easy enough. Might be alright if you're in the mood for a cider but would rather have a beer.

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Photo of jamie2dope
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Time to try something new and local. Poured in to a Sam Adams Lager glass. Color is a darker orange, with about a finger of white heading. Smells of brown bread and grains are the most prevalent in the aroma. More taste of husky grain, a little bit of brown toast with honey. Malt and hops are balanced well, with more of an emphasis on the malt. All around this beer shines in drinkability. Nothing too complicated with with beer; just a good drinkable German beer. Cheers

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Photo of Stockfan42
3.32/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I light hazy goldish body with a nice white chunky head.

smells evenly hopped and malty, a little sweetness as well.

Very refreshing taste in this one. Nice and malty, sweet and crisp, and a small bite of bitterness from the hops. Reminds me of a toned down oktoberfest.

Very light and drinkable, very smooth and pretty affordable. A decent pick up if your lookin to knock a few back!

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Photo of smcolw
3.56/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Impressive egg shell white head. Leaves abundant, chunky lace. The color is light amber with a light haze.

Mild smell of vanilla and light hops. Notes of Fresh cream as well.

Very dry malt start. Within a second, it's all hop bitterness from this point forward. Long lasting aftertaste. Almost lip puckering. Neutral body with an above average level of carbonation.

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Frosty Knuckle Ale from Frosty Knuckle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 29 ratings