Altbier | Prost Brewing Company

AltbierAltbier
BA SCORE
3.71/5
66 Ratings
AltbierAltbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
prostbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Altbier is light brown with a clean crackery malt flavor followed by a swift hop kick. Alt simply means old in German and it is maned this to signify the old way of making beer. It is served in a traditional style 25cL Alt glass as it is in Düsseldorf. (ABV 5.0% 37 IBU's)

Added by beergoot on 03-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,809
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
66
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Omnium
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden yellow color. It smelled of bready malty with a hint of citrus. Some floral notes, too. Sweet caramel malt with a bread-like malt backbone. It was crisp and sharp.

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Photo of rdoggg
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevin67
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jws7968
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this in a beer of the month club. Pretty solid offering. It pours a dark, rusty brown with a big head that dissapates quickly. The aroma is bready and nutty. Taste is really the same. Feel is low on carbonation. I would drink this again.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a Prost variety pack and my first trial of this beer was unremarkable. No head, minimal lacing, a bit of scum on top. I must have had a dud. The next bottle I had has a head so big it's not fitting into two pints. Smells of bread and graham crackers, the taste is the same with a slight bitterness. Medium carbonation, a richness missing from the first try. Prost, I shouldn't have doubted you.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Housemate got some of these and some of Prost's hefeweizen in a beer of the month box recently, so I snagged a bottle for review purposes. Thanks Dan!

Pours a rusty, dark copper color with a sizable bone-white head that dissipates to an everlasting single-finger ring over the course of several minutes. Slight, steady lace and a murky surface. Mildly hazy with a lot of suspended solids. Not bad looking at all.

Nose is brown bread, yeasty esters, slightly nutty and fruity. Notes of toasted almonds and ripe red cherries. Pretty clean and controlled with some honey notes as well. Pecan and light dusty cocoa also coming out as the beer warms. Pretty hearty nose here that gets a bit better over time. Raised from 3.75 to 4 as I drank my glass.

Flavor is slightly roasty grains, nuttiness, a touch of anonymous (apple/cherry/grape-esque) fruitiness and bready malts with traditional German semi-estery yeast backing it up. Slight Noble hop push on the back of the tongue; a tiny bit floral, slightly spicy and earthy. Satisfying. Not too special but quite good for what it is, and that's kind of where altbiers are in general these days. Can't reinvent the wheel with every beer, and it seems Prost aren't really trying to. Therefore, I'd consider this contextually quite worthy of praise in the flavor department as they seem to nail the Düsseldorf flavor profile.

Initial/mid-palate feel is slick but well-carbonated. Nice and easy-drinking with a temperate disposition from what I can only assume is a long aging time. Finish is dry and spritzy, not open-ended/high FG like some American examples of altbier can be these days. I feel this is a high point for this beer and demonstrates Prost's even-handedness when developing traditional German styles (only had a few sips of the hefeweizen other than this one, but may review a bottle soon). This could easily finish too malty and forward, but it seems to restrain itself in the finish, leaving me wanting another sip. Very enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prost Altbier has an extremely fierce, foamy, spongy, bone-colored head, a cloudy, copper appearance, raging bubbles, powdery sediment throughout, and lacing blobs left behind. The aroma is odd- tea, lemon, walnuts, pecans, brown bread crust, and medium-roasted malt. Taste is odd, too- all of the above, with citrus, sourness, moderate hop bitterness, brown bread crust, and golden raisin. Mouthfeel is medium, and Prost Altbier finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ControlVolume
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aging for two months after buy date mellowed out the harsh bitterness for a much more balanced and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Professor_Frink
2.92/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. Clean malty taste that disappears quickly. Head disappears quickly, some lacing. Ok, and will drink the rest of them from "Beer of the Month" but likely never again.

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Photo of Shippy
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle. Clear, maple syrup amber color with no head. Smell is sweet and rum-like, with notes of honey and candied apple. Taste is sweet, a little too sweet for me. A little nuttiness, some similar tastes to apple cider, and just a bit of bitterness. Feel is sort of oily with little carbonation. Overall it's decent, but Prost has some much better offerings.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Altbier from Prost Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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