Alt-Bier Ale - Hangar 24 Brewery
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
4.1/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at Gourmet Pizza Shoppe in Redlands, CA. On to the beer:
It is amber in color, but mixed with the colors of brown and orange. The beer has good head retention, and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Its aroma is a thing of sweetness. Initially there is some dry, dark bread, but after that it is a rush toffee, caramel, unsweetened chocolate, fudge. It's almost like a candy shop.
Nice flavor as well. Toffee, fudge, nouget, nuts, nutty. The most surprising aspect for me was the amount of hops in this beer. Not a shitload of hops, but it is very noticable in this usually low-hopped style. The hops add a dimension of citrus and orange (plus bitterenss), especially towards the end of the sip. Soft bubbles in the mouth.
Altbier is a rare style to find among US microbrewers, so it is nice to see one done by one of my local ones. More important is it tastes good. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
01-04-2010 03:15:26 | More by DoubleJ
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2.89/5 rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with no code date visible into a pint glass and get 1/4 finger of head.
A: Pours a dark amber color and I get 1/4 finger of head that is gone almost immediately to leave a ring around the top of my glass. There is a little lacing but nothing to write home about.
S: Sweet malts and the smell of nuts.
T: Taste of sweet malt a little bitterness and finishes sweet. Overly sweet.
M: Medium-bodied and carbonated. It goes down ok.
O: This beer is just ok. This is not a beer I would go to again.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2014 01:48:17 | More by JohnnyJam
Alt-Bier Ale from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.