ALTerior Motive - COAST Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 15
Gots: 5 | 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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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.

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ALTerior Motive from COAST Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.