Alt-Bier Ale - Hangar 24 Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

142 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 11-06-2008)
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Reviews by tlazaroff:
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sort of like a nice lightly burnt caramel on the nose with bits of chocolate for highlights. It leaves a sweet and nutty impression on the brain.

Pours a deep clear amber with a few bubbles of carbonation that rise to the slightly off-white, thin head. Lacing is thin but adequate to satiate me. It's a really nice looking beer.

Nice sweet start that brings up this brown sugar caramel-like flavor and rounds out to a flavor reminiscent of eating a toffee bar with chocolate and nuts. Very nice and simple flavors coming off of this beer. It's smooth and medium bodied, with little carbonation. Its a solid Alt bier that I'd love to have again.

More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

Not the cleanest Altbier but it does have all of the bells and whistles of one. Not exaclty a beer style that brewers are lining up to do and one that does take a bit more care being the spectrum or character of the beer is pretty narrow. Hangar 24 lands well within the style, a good choice if you are looking to brush up on the German Styles.

STYLE: Altbier
ABV: 6.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Dull brassy color, exceptional looking head

SMELL: Toasted bread, slightly biscuity, dried hay, crackers, herbal hop, clean

TASTE: Very malty, massive bready character, brown malt, dried grass, faint apple, toasty, herbal hop, light spice, breath of alcohol, toasted grain drying finish

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Eureka! Burger
Redlands, CA

Clear and dark amber, bordering on brown. Thin off-white head. Some lacing down the glass.

Sweet, bready aroma. Little to no hop presence. There's a touch of toffee which is very nice.

Simple altbier. Caramel notes and a touch of toffee sweetness, but relatively simple and one-note, though tasty.

Medium to light bodied. Easy to drink. Pairs well with food.

A simple, malty altbier. Some caramel and toffee sweetness, but not a huge amount of character. Good with a delicious burger.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extra from Cavery

Pours a nice rich mahogany with a thin off white head that recedes into a thin layer on the beer. The aroma is really nice. Lots of toasty, bready notes balanced with some caramel sweetness. I get some apple/pear fruitiness on the nose but again none of it is overpowering. Taste is more of the same with a good amount of hop bitterness to balance the roast and the sweet. Mouthfeel was fine, didn't detract from the beer but felt appropriate. Overall this is a really nice, well balanced beer. It has depth but is not overly complex. The flavors are sticking in my mouth and leaving me with a really nice aftertaste, this beer just keeps on giving. I will definitely seek this one out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a dark amber color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of toasted malts with a bit of dark fruits.

Tastes of the toasted malts, dark fruits, and a bit of earthy hops. Toasted malts lead off with notes of toffee, chocolate, toasted bread, and a bit of caramel. A bit of nuttiness comes through before some figs and raisins. Toasted notes give way to some earthy and grassy hops. Fairly sweet overall. Finishes with a bit of toasted malt.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is pretty tasty with a nice combination of fruits and malts. Would like a bit less sweetness.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Alt-Bier Ale from Hangar 24 Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.