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ALTerior Motive - COAST Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 16
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our altbier is crafted after the authentic, or sticke, style that originated in Germany. It is extremely malty, aggressively hoppy and cold conditioned for a clean, smooth finish.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 08-19-2008)
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of heystevec
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

heystevec, Monday at 11:22 PM
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Label says Bottled On: 09 10 14

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Minimal lacing.

S- Toasty, bready malt with some light hop fume.

T- Nice balanced flavor of toasty malt and just enough hop bitterness. So drinkable and clean yet flavorful. Makes me want to keep taking sips.

M- Slight bite from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Someone once told me that an altbier is intended to be somewhere between an ale and lager. If that's true, this one hits the nail on the head. Has the crispness and easygoing nature of a lager while maintaining the solid flavor of an ale. I'm confused though. This beer has a current score of 79, yet the majority of full reviews are above a 4.25 rating. I feel this is a prime example of those who know their shit giving a full review of a lesser-known style a good rating vs. those who just tick for the sake of ticking giving a bad score because they don't know what an altbier is supposed to be like.

Immortale25, Sunday at 04:30 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

egrace84, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

AlexFields, Sep 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

EConnOG, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

rjknyy, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Fitze, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

weeare138, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

FUwolfpacker, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

mmckay41, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MacQ32, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ygtbsm94, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

markasparov, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

twenty5, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Bung, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

RochefortChris, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jfstilling, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of mrandypandy
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.

mrandypandy, Aug 04, 2013
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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.

icehawk, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

JohnBender, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

DryHoppedPiano, Jul 22, 2013
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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

zac16125, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Daktah, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

james582, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
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ALTerior Motive from COAST Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.