Saturday, 13 September 2008

Review: Frankenheim Alt

Frankenheim Alt from Privatbrauerei Frankenheim
Rating: A-

Enjoyed in the Dusseldorf airport during a layover.

Appearance: Enormous, thick head atop a brown, leather-coloured body.

Smell: Clean, almost lagery aroma. Not particularly malty, but with a hint of brown bread and Saaz hops.

Taste: Solid bitterness, caramel and bready malts, continental spicy hops, with a roasty/slightly burnt middle and a very crisp and clean finish. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Round, medium body. Good carbonation.

Drinkability: Flavourful yet crisp and refreshing as well. Quite well-balanced, and highly drinkable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well Reviewed.
I spent a week in March 2008 in Heinsburg just outside of Dusseldorf at the Hotel Corsten and was fortunate to enjoy a few rounds.
Wish I could get more.