OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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Reviews by beerdown77:
4.22/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is the second beer I am reviewing from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Due to a stint in Germany during the 1990s, one of the owners has a passion for German style beers, which is what the brewery exclusively focuses on. Copper is an Albier, which basically just means that it is beer made the old fashion way. In fact, the Reinheitsgebot is posted on the tap room wall and mentioned with pride during the tour of the brewing area.
This beer is the only year-round offering at OMB, and definitely my favorite. Top fermentation process idendifies is more closely to ale, which I prefer. It has a great dark brown color, strong malt and yeast smell, and well-rounded, nutty flavor. The obvious strong suit of this beer is the freshness. It is very easy to drink at 4.8%, and is advertised by the staff as a session beer.
If you live in the Charlotte area, you have to try Copper from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
11-07-2010 22:55:13 | More by beerdown77
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4.14/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Consumed December 25th, 2013 at some generic eatery in Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Beer is copper colored (duh) and clear. The head was less than one head tall, off-white, and quickly settled down into what looked like a culture in a petri dish.
Smoke caramel aroma with some nuttiness.
Flavor is more of the same: strong, nutty flavor with nice caramel base. Smooth, flavorful and good to drink. Pretty remarkable bitterness on the finish, not in the amount but in the assertiveness.
Some carbonation tingle, slightly thicker and creamier than expected.
This beer is a pleasant surprise and I'd be happy to drink this one again.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2014 20:44:17 | More by charlzm
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.