OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
Serving type: growler
01-11-2011 01:55:21 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation that rises slowly from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small much thicker spots and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet bready malts with a light to moderate amount of spicy hops.
T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of slightly sweet bready malts with notes of caramel sweetness. There is a light to moderate amount of spicy hops and a light amount of earthy yeast flavors. Hints of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.
O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - a nice American representation of the style (which I have fond memories of when I visited Düsseldorf). Definitely one to grab again.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 02:18:42 | More by dbrauneis
4.16/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A-Pours a dark copper color. Body seems to be clear and the head is a well-sized, tan collection of fizzy bubbles.
S-A rich, yet reserved Altbier. Bready, slightly musty, sweet caramel. Light Euro hops. All well proportioned.
T-Very well done and very tasty. It's just constructed beautifully. It tastes like dark bread and bread crusts and a fruity Lager yeast and notes of caramel. Light, spicy hops.
M-Light bodied. Very drinkable. A bit creamy.
O-Best Copper Ale I have had. It's such a bland style. This one was very memorable and I'm happy I got to try it several times at ACBF.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2014 16:27:34 | More by VelvetExtract
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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