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Altbier | Prost Brewing Company

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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:
#27,557
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
69
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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2.91/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a medium brown color and has a pleasant aroma with a crisp hoppy flavor. It has a smooth, dry finish and mild carbonation. Got this one in a beer-of-the-month delivery and don't have any previous experiences with this Denver brewery....I like this one...good but not exceptional.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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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

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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

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3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

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

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brown color, darker than most Alts. Cloudy. Minor head which leaves nearly no lace (some small spots).

Darker malt smell with some raisins in rum notes. Sweet but not overly so--a bit fruity, dried apricot comes to mind.

The flavor starts off with a dark crystal malt flavor that retains the malt (deeply toasted) but without the sweetness I detected in the smell. Light semisweet chocolate in the background. Low, but present, hop bitterness. Short aftertaste. The body is a bit thin, carbonation neutral.

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

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 SFC21
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Growler filled about 3-4 days ago. 64oz brown glass Alpine Beer Company growler with white twisty cap served into a slender Paulaner "weissbier" glass (I put "weissbier" in quotes because the glass is so slender and cylindrical as to practically be a stange). Served at high altitude in Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with extra vigor as slight carbonation issues are anticipated - it's a growler pour.

A: Pours almost entirely foam; it's a 9 finger wide head of white colour. Disappointingly thin and weak, with no cream whatsoever. No real lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 7-8+ minutes.

Body colour is a rich dark copper-amber of understated vibrance. Clear (translucent/transparent). No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Pretty standard fare for an alt. I like altbieren so I'm excited to try this one.

Sm: Malts are king here. Caramalts slightly edge out munich and pale malts for the crown. Minimal hop presence - it's all floral in character; quite neutral yet complementary. A bit bready. Notable graininess, but not many cereals. Slightly on the sweeter end. A hint of doughy character. Seemingly slightly imbalanced.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

A pleasant aroma of above average strength. Looking forward to trying it.

T: Light fruitiness - kisses of cherry. Caramalts, munich malt, light amber malts, and heavy grainy presence. No cereals, really. On the sweeter end. Very slight touches of bready character. It's rather simple, but does feature some subtlety. Balance is decent. I don't note any overt flaws or off-notes, but there's lots of room for improvement and it does seem a bit generic.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Average flavour duration and intensity. Below average depth of flavour.

Mf: Sticky and chewy. Okay carbonation. Smooth and wet. Subpar presence on the palate. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well.

Dr: Downable but mediocre. Kind of bummed I bought a whole growler fill. Another letdown from Prost Brewing. I wouldn't get this again, nor would I recommend it to friends. A passable altbier, but you can do far better. Alaskan Amber this is not.

High C

***
August 6th, 2016 impression from a bottle:

Decent altbier. But with Alaskan Brewing's vastly superior Amber available across the U.S.A. (and widely distributed across Colorado), why bother with this?

High C- / BELOW AVERAGE

***
02.15.17 impression:

Obviously overcarbonated poured out of the bottle.

Bready, with some off-putting zest and pepper-like tingle.

Horrid imbalance. Inconsistent and unpleasant. I remembered this better, but it seems inconsistent (and inconsistency above all things is the opposite of what you'd expect in a German style brewery).

D+ / NOT RECOMMENDED

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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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Altbier from Prost Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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