Altbier
Brasserie Vrooden

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Altbier
ABV:
5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
From:
Brasserie Vrooden
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 473ml can, dated 07/17/18. Served in a stange - of course.

Pours a mostly clear, dark copper colour like old pennies with two-plus fingers of substantial rocky tan foam. Retention is very good leaving a thick bubbly cap and big fat wads of sticky lacing.

A robust, bready, yeasty aroma of warm, crusty whole-grain toast, ripe pears and sweet cream

Taste follows the nose, both sweetness and bitterness from toasted grain, bread dough, sweetened granola with cream, ripe pear, caramel apple and sweet uncured tobacco. Despite the fact I've used 'sweet' four times, it is really at least somewhat well balanced and there is real, if understated, bitterness evident at the finish.

Feel is smooth as glass, creamy, medium-thick and lightly carbonated. Super easy drinking.

Overall, this was a truly tasty beverage. Where have you been all my life? Probably too sweet to have more than one or two of, and I'm going to be needing something bitter later on to clear my palate, but I'm already thinking I'll be having to go out and look for more altbiers soon.

Sep 11, 2018
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TheDoctor from Canada

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle
Best before: Jan-26-2018


A:
Pours clear copper with a solid three fingers of khaki foam that rockily settles to a decent film, curvy lacing. (4)

S:
Spicy cereals and sweet malt mixed with woodsy, earthy hop aromas and crusty bread. (3.75)

T:
Crusty bread, brown sugar, wet earth, herbal hop accents, clean nurti-sweet-esque sweetness. (3.75)

M:
Clean and medium bodied with tiny bubbles and a lingering malt impression. (4)

O:
Another nice representation of the style from these guys.
It pours crystal clear with a nice ruddy copper color and a substantial head that you can take bites out of. The aroma and flavor walk hand-in-hand with spicy malt and herbal hops over a sweet bready middle. There is a long-lasting, clean, caramelized sweetness and a dash of hoppy bitterness to tie it all together.
This is another nice take on the style from these guys, though, once again I think it is a touch too sweet for my tastes. Regardless, though a nice beer at a very nice price. I would have it again. (3.75)

Apr 09, 2017
Altbier from Brasserie Vrooden
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2 ratings