OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

75 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 75
Hads: 318
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 55
Gots: 71 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AlexJ on 04-29-2009

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Reviews: 75 | Hads: 318
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Photo of tillmac62
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 10/29/14. Pours a clear medium amber with a rich garnet cast. Normal head volume, exceptional lacing and normal retention. Light nose of biscuit with a bready background over a light caramel. As it warms, earthy noble hop notes are present. Heavy light body with a bit of creaminess and oiliness that produces a very smooth texture. I've never encountered so much texture in a body this light - exceptional job. Well carbonated with effervescence from the middle on. The World Class flavor profile is reasonably intense, superbly balanced and a bit complex. It begins with bready biscuit that flows into a very mild bitterness. As the bitterness fades, a slightly sweet caramel base is noted along with a hint of nuts. The finish is fairly clean and here is where the hop flavor comes forward, which I believe is Hallertau Mittlefruh. An outstanding Altbier. (873 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first OMB beer to try.Poured into a becker a rich clear copper with an awesome sticky one finger white head atop,great definition and clarity,top notch looks.Fruity esters along with sweetish pizza dough in the nose,oddly enough even a little booze for such a "small" beer.Fresh pizza dough and caramel sweetness upfront on the palate with some mild fruity esters and a hint of leafy hops,again the fresh dough comes in late in the aftertaste.This is one damn fine rendition of an alt beer it packs alot of subtle delicious flavors,Iam lookin forward to trying the rest of the OMB line. (589 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):

Clear and copper, so the name is fitting; stiff lacing. Clean, toasty maltiness in the nose. Smells of toasted Portuguese sweet bread with a side of spicy herbal hops. Maltiness brings the palate to new heights as complex layers of toasted bread, caramel, dried hay and fresh- baked crackers unfold with each sip. Faint grape skin and nougat. Hopping is assertive and clean, yet is capped right below where the maltiness peaks, meaning there is a perfect bal- ance here. Long, beautiful, malty finish.

Authentic is the first word that comes to mind; stellar is another. If you are even remotely close to Charlotte, N.C., make a trip and get a growler or two. Kudos to the brewers for hit- ting the bullseye on this one. (778 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mmcurran
3.02/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mediocre at best. Maybe just not my type of beer (49 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of tomgeorgia
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer in a growler years ago and then more recently on draft. Agree with the over reviewers that this beer is an underutilized and underappreciated style, German Altbier. It was one of their first beers and definitely a winner. Very clear and an excellent example. (272 characters)

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dirtylou
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

37oz growler out in the parent's fridge

charlotte has a microbrewery - alert the freaking masses.

appearance: served in a standard pint, clear amber body with a light bubbly beige froth

smell: light toasted grain, caramel malt, some herbal hop notes

taste: its a nice alt, but after plowing through a case of the New Glarus Alt, this just seems a little tame. I think it will work well for their business model which aims at distributing to bars/restaurants - its approachable enough that many can enjoy but is also actually a relatively unknown style (to the masses). The flavor profile is delicate but well balanced - grassy herbal hops, tangy caramel, toasted grain and malts. I like it, but it just isnt very exciting

mouthfeel: well done, creamy medium body and not too watery

drinkability: pretty nice - heavier than the abv would suggest though (858 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Trying the Olde Mecklenburg while on layover at Charlotte, NC airport at the restaurant Taste of Carolina. The beer poured a rich clear copper/amber with thin white head that is lacing. The smell includes caramel malt. The taste is a well balance beer between caramel malt and hops which help to clear the pallate after the drink. The mouthfeel is a nice medium body beer with good carbonation. Overall this is a great session beer and wish I could drink more. (460 characters)

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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