Frankenheim Alt

Frankenheim Alt

Rated 3.283 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Frankenheim

Dusseldorf, Germany

Style:  Altbier

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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Classic top fermented German Brown Ale.

ID: 8817 Last updated 19 years ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank11770
Overall Percentile78
Style Rank51 of 267
Style Percentile80.9
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.325
Weighted Score3.283
Standard Deviation0.401

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Had this early morning and tasted great. Nice ruby color, nice sweet taste and easy palette. Good breakfast beer if you don't have business to attend that day.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 2.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    500 ml bottle. Poured in a 0.25 l Altbier glass a clear mahogany or ruby brown colored Alt with a one finger slight beige foamy head that had a short retention. Active carbonation. Poor lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, notes of caramel. The flavour is roasted malts, hints of licorice. The mouthfeel is slight crispy and a roasty watery syrup. This medium bodied Alt has a bitter and roasted malty finish. A non expected deception.

  • SIGMUND 6886 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle, 4.8% ABV, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Cognac to deep amber colour, moderate off-white head. Distinct aroma of wort, malts and rye bread. The flavour is dominant malty with notes of brown bread, low bitterness. Nice.

  • HEKKENSCHUTZE 53 reviews
    rated 2.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    For an altbier this really missed the mark! It has a dark copper appearance, too malty (reminded me of dog food) and the mouthfeel is just too syrupy. Flavor is nothing to write home about.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Amberish brown colour with small off-white head. Aroma is malts, earth and hops with some metallic and plastic hints. Flavour is malts, slight fruits and fresh wood. Aftertaste and finish are quite bitterish, but still balanced up with caramel. A quite pleasant altbier.

  • BIGBRY 516 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a bright and clear brown with some copper hilights. Thick rocky, slightly off white head, lots of lace sticking to the glass creating a nice sheeet of tiny bubbles. Rich smell of caramel and toasty malts. More caramel in the taste. Well balanced flavor, strong but not overpowering. Sweet malts perfectly balanced with a touch of hop bitterness. Sweet, full mouthfull leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Smooth, medium body and light carbonation that keeps a half inch of head right to the bottom. Very impressive.

  • TJTHRESH 210 reviews
    rated 3.6 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Served in Frankenheim specific glass at Waldo Pizza. Brown, and crystal clear with no head. I felt the aroma was lacking but there was some choco-caramel notes. Very good Choco-caramel flavor though. Med body. For 2 bucks a glass you can’t beat it.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.1 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    I love the German ales...this alt is relatively authentic and tastey for a high volume brewer. Poured a lovely deep chestnut color with red highlights. Nice frothy tan cap stacks out of the stein and lasted...great lacing on the glass. Aromas of sweet malts and herbal hops, slight mustiness. Starts sharp/dry then mellows on the palate as the sweet malts and alt yeast produces a sweet-nutty-bready taste... then the finish becomes drying with the herbal German hops providing a medicinal bittering in the finish...all in all a very fair commercial Alt from the home of Altbeir... Dusseldorf

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.1 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I don't if it is fair to compare imported alts to fresher domestic alts or draft versions in Germany. No, I know it isn't fair. But, I have no choice but to rip this one as a WEAK German Altbier. Poured a dark red-brown color with an initial head built solely off of some carbonation (ie. it was gone after the bubbles popped quickly). The lacing was average. The aroma was really malty and caramel-like. The flavor was way too much caramel, even some bubble gum. The hopping was really weak for an altiber and I was thoroughly unimpressed at this find (alts don't fall off trees around here). I suggest you not get this unless you're in the Dusseldorf area - I won't unless I'm there.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.6 19 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A unique, nice beer to drink. The head was fair, but colour was quite nice. Aroma and taste were both interesting and different from most other beers I've tried.

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