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Alt Route: Altbier (Beer Camp Across America) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,153
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 108 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: raynmoon on 07-03-2014

Brewers are notorious for refusing to take the easy path. Instead, we lead with our hearts and pursue our passions no matter how difficult the road ahead. Alt Route is a tribute to this stubborn spirit that drove us to dodge the status quo and found breweries. Together we chased the siren song of beer with this revamped take on an antique beer style.

Like us, Victory is one of the few brewers with an allegiance to whole-cone hops. They do extensive work with hop flavor, especially focusing on clever and delicious single-hop beers highlighting the same hop grown in different regions. They too share our roots in home brewing and never lost their passion for working with new beers and styles solely for the joy of making something new.
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Ratings: 1,153 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks good deep shade of chestnut brown, clear, with a 1/4 inch of head that sticks around for a bit. Good lacing.
S - Mostly smells good not very sugary with some sweet malts, mild hops, and a lingering bit of caramel.
T - Hops and malts are pretty balanced rather sweet caramel notes with a touch of dry hopping. Not sure why some are saying "super hoppy" it's pretty good.
M - Smooth medium bodied brew easy to quaff. Good.

Overall its a decent take on the style and a decent idea by Victory. Enjoyable.

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

Photo of CJNAPS
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jarheadduk
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Working off old notes. Will update with more details if/when I have another.

Photo of TheSSG
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a soapy, tan head that collapses into a nice, half finger. Caramel, toasted malt, and floral hops. Copper, burnt-umber color. Starts with a surprising hop bitterness; citrus and toasted malt. Bitterness quickly builds into a citrus rind flavor which lingers. Finish is lingering citrus rind bitterness and a touch of toasted malt.

This isn't too bad. I'm not a huge fan of Alts, but this one is super hoppy. I don't think I'm a fan of the citrus rind lingering bitterness on top of toasted malt.

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 1/12/15

A: Pours darker than expected, a dark amber with burnt copper, shades of light brown at its core - lightly hazy - medium-sized, off-white head, fades to a few wisps and small collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Chewy malts and some hoppiness strongly reminiscent of a beer from Victory (not surprising) - caramel and amber grains, bread, bread crust, toasty biscuits, and maybe some crackers - caramel and hints of molasses - lightly nutty - leafy hops with some light fruitiness - earthy

T: Earthy bread with a hoppy flair - caramel and amber malts, multigrain bread, bread crust, and cooked biscuits - caramelized malts, caramel, toffee - light sweetness is balanced by an undertone of earthiness - lightly fruity - some citrus zest and pine, leafy hops - low bitterness, finishes clean

M: Medium body, smooth, low carbonation

O: Malt Route

This is definitely worth trying. The malt profile is quite nice, as it's kind of like a light barleywine. It's true to the style, except for the hops, which feel a little out of place. A little too leafy and earthy for my taste.

Photo of ttylicki
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Russet brown body with a small, soapy, off-white head of broken bubbles. Aromas of dark malts, grain, brown bread, fruity esters, yeast. Similar flavor, with the addition of a mild hop character. Bready with a hint of bitterness. Sweet brown breads. Decent.

Photo of misternebbie
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djbrown13
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewale4me
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaemeno3
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Beerhere_NWI
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Alt Route: Altbier (Beer Camp Across America) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,153 ratings.