Duckstein Rotblondes Original | Duckstein GmbH

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86 Ratings
Duckstein Rotblondes OriginalDuckstein Rotblondes Original
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Duckstein GmbH
Germany
duckstein.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheSarge on 09-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BlackVeg
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkoneil1
4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of my favorite beers in Germany, and I lived there for 4 years. Every time I am there on business in the north of Germany, I look for it. It is beech wood aged, which is not typical of German altbier, which gets it color from roasted malt. It is expensive as German beers go. If anyone knows if a source in the US, let me know. So far I haven't found it

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a beautiful dark reddish color with a medium, white, foamy head and a slightly high, but not overwhelming amount of carbonation. The smell is almost non-existent, but there is maybe a hint of barley. There are notes of barley, caramel, some toasted bready malts, and a little pepper spiciness. The flavors are simple, but well done and the finish is crisp and refreshing. The body is medium. It’s actually a little more than I expected from the color. In classic German style, there is nothing fancy here, but it is well done. This beer is lighter than some of my favorite German styles, but heavier than the pilsners and hefes. It is maybe on par with some of the heavier schwarzbiers. It’s not the best thing that I’ve had out of Germany, but it’s pretty good drinking and at least average in my opinion.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of emincems
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curiosibeer
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duckstein Rotblondes Original is an Altbier, brewed by Holsten - Brauerei in Hamburg, Germany. It has a very beautifull copper collour and a very hoppy and slightly malty aroma.
Taste is is quite nice and smooth, hoppy and malty.
Serve in a goblet, between 8 and 12 celsius degrees.
Good to accompany more spicy meats, sausages and strong flavoured cheeses.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a clear copper-brown with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,nutty,spicy,slight coffee,plums,raisins,metallic,bready
T:
-coffee,caramel,spicy,nutty,metallic,raisins,black bread
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-light body
-medium carbonation
O:
Decent Altbier with metallic off notes.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown colour with a beige head. light carbonation. Aromas of nuts & bread. Tastes of malt, nuts & bread with some bitterness, leading to a aftertaste of sweet malt. One I enjoyed so much I had a second.

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Photo of GSS
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iftcoach
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.17/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light copper, nice golden head with moderate retention. Smell - nutty, bready, earthy hops. Taste - full malty, balanced by hops, nice bitter dry finish. High carbonation, light body, quaffable alt.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #85 (Feb 2014):

Clean, Malty, Balanced

Tiny bubbled head sticks well, bright copper shines in the light. Smells of herbal hop, a whole loaf of bread, clean mineral and dried grass. Big stodgy maltiness; medium bodied and lands semi-dry. Somewhat assertive hop bitterness, vaguely peppery with a dried hay graininess. All of the right flavors pop. While it is a malt bomb as any good Altbier should be, the balance is at a perfect level. Highly drinkable and most definitely recommended.

STYLE: Altbier | ABV: 4.9% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden amber body with streaming CO2 presence and dirty farm head.

Smell - Combines a nice hop nip at the front with a darker roasted malt. All in all this one smells rather burnt a sweet toffee edge coupled spicy and musty end.

Taste - Decidedly burnt malt leaning towards the coffee and toffee end of the scale. Very dark and very porter like initially but this becomes more sweet and softer as you go on. A dryer middle section provides a mild but sustained dry hop linger in the end.

Mouth feel - A little thinner that I would have expected but very astringent and boasting good linger.

Overall - A very sound beer with good flavour and a nice light balance this one works either as a beer for a hot day or to accompany pasta dishes.

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3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torwart68
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of torwart94
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of vauxhaulastra
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of HerrSchnitzelbank
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of herrburgess
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of ethanmc12
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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