ALTerior Motive - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
3.73/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Growler poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 11/22/11; reviewed blind
Thanks to PDXHops
Sunburnt amber color; mostly clear. Sharp looking beer. Two finger head is porous and is slow to thin out. A drippy running of lace clings to 1/3rd of the glass and leads to thicker lace whilst sipping. Thin layer of retention overall. 4.0
The aroma is very malty - an abundance of bread notes, grains, toffee, faint caramel notion, molasses and pecan. A sugary sweetness upfront is tempered my a dry spice; it's an enjoyable back and forth. Earthiness as it warms. Overtones of fruit esters. 4.0
The flavor has a sugary aspect upfront; however, it isn't painfully sweet and it tapers off soon enough. A modest hop presence is had early on, too - earthy with a kick of bitterness toward the end. The middle is rounded out by toasted bread that is dry and grainy. Nice progression; I like that it finishes more grainy than sugary. The second pour has a slight tanginess. 3.5
I'm going with medium body, though at times it seems thinner on account of watery edges and carbonation that is higher than I prefer. Lots of lingering residuals that keep luster all the while. There's a coating feel on the finish. 3.5
Not sure of the style here; perhaps some manner of brown ale? In any case, it's an easy drinker that seems to have a fully manageable abv. I like is quite a bit; some good things going on here. 4.0
Serving type: growler
11-23-2011 22:53:05 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
64oz growler purchased at Growlers, Hilton Head.
A - Pours a nice toasted brown with orange highlights. Clear, medium white head, decent lacing.
S - Faint malty breadiness, with a touch of noble hops. Good, and not overpowering.
T/M - Smooth, crisp and clean. The assertive hops (for an Alt) balance well with the malty backbone. This is easy drinking and delicious.
O - I almost passed this up based on style alone, and I'm glad I didn't. A pleasant surprise, and it goes to show that you can't judge a beer by it's style. Recommended.
Serving type: growler
08-04-2013 16:00:06 | More by mrandypandy
3.48/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Bottle Appearance: Beautiful clear orange amber with short lasting white head Aroma: Green apples, bread Taste: Fruity and floral undertones. Finish with a bready bitterness Palate: Light body. Flat with spicy undertones. Overall: Very drinkable, although the bitter finish sticks with you long after the drink. Interesting, subtle fruit undertones makes this more complex than the body might make you believe.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2013 18:15:46 | More by icehawk
4.11/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at Coleman Public House
5oz sampler as part of a flight
A: amber, crystal clear, not much head or lacing
S: very malty, smokey, a touch fruity
T: follows the nose; malty and smokey, burnt grass, roasty.
M: full body, crisp and clean for a heavier beer
O: I'm not huge into German styles but this one is quite tasty and well worth the drink
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2013 17:34:38 | More by zac16125
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: This is what a brown ale should look like! The color is... oddly enough brown. Like hazy brown unlike most brown ales which seem to either be very dark bordering on black or too light, and have too much of golden tinge. This bad boy has a whispy head that is minimal when poured but does dissipate.
S: Mostly malty but has a bit of chocolate too it. Earthy hop note rather than floral. Maybe a little oak note as well.
T: Very unique and well balanced. A good amount of hop bitterness that is sharp like an IPA but not floral like an IPA. Very earthy with the oak note and a bit of dark chocolate flavor. Indeed, the chocolate flavor doesn't bring a sweetness which is very nice. Bitterness seems to overpower slightly.
M: Good body and carbonation isn't bad but a bit aggressive.
Overall this is a great beer. Big earthy flavors without being overpowering. I approve.
Serving type: growler
11-02-2012 23:12:04 | More by Jamesthebrit
ALTerior Motive from COAST Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.