Alcohol Content: 4.7%
Malts: German ?
Hops: German ?
Price: 5$ for a pint
Medium: Served in a standard pint glass, although a stange glass would be appropriate
Aroma: At first a subtle earthy and noble hop character with some peppery notes. The backbone is a pleasantly strong, toasty malt aroma. A bit sulfury as well - I'm not sure as to whether this is from the yeast or the water used.
Appearance: Bartender poured for a 1/4 inch thick creamy white-ish head. Color is of deep copper to amber with great clarity. A bit bubbly but not overly or out of style. Good head retention throughout the session.
Flavor: Initially very toasted with some nutty malt character. Perhaps a slight degree of chocolate malt complexities in both the body and flavor. Bitterness is slightly earthy and peppery - complements the strong munich-like toasty malts very well. It represents more of a german lager over an ale and is balanced more towards the malts. Residual sweetness in the finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a very clean and crisp finish. Small amount of creaminess. Some lingering dryness/ astringency from malts - a grainy/ husky malt flavor coats the mouth (lingers). Moderately high carbonation. Despite all this its still pleasantly smooth.
Overall Impression: I thought this to be a good example of a Dusseldorf-style Alt; However, I feel that the malty/ toasty aroma and flavor could be toned down a bit. The bittering qualities are quite pleasant. I'm not sure what to think of the sulfury notes as well.