OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Drunk @ the brewery, on tap multiple places, and on tap again in my garage. I feel like I have a fairly good handle on this brew.
A. Once again, Olde Meck really doesn't have to worry about the appearance of their beers - they have that down cold. A abundance of foamy thick tan head rises atop a shockingly clear dark autumn brew. No lace. Sexy and "pure" looking. No haze, good retention, it could not possibly get more clear.
S. Above all - clean. Slightly bitter floral overtones from the hops, backed by a semi-dry, singed malt profile. Not big. Not in your face. Approachable, yet rewarding. Sweetness is there and the whole thing smells like "beer".
T. Crisp, wet, well balanced between hop-bitters and malt-sweet. There's a "German bread" note here that is hard to describe. Ultimately a bit drier and more bitter-earthy. Touch of roast, grainy tannins. Finishes bitter crisp with a lingering malt presence.
M. Once again, amazing; perfect. Medium-light bodied with some of the crispest, fullest and complementary carbonation around.
D. Yes, impressively so.
Copper Alt isn't quite as good as the subsequent Mecktoberfest, in my mind, but this brewery is also less than a year old. This is really fresh German-style beer and I can't wait to see how good Olde Meck gets in a few years. John is on to something special here. Recommended, and watch this brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2009 05:04:10 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This amazing Altbier or brown ale, caught my attention just for being different, i was(am) new to Mecklenburg and not expecting alot gave it a shot. What i got, was an amazing beer one of the best I have had and also a member of a brewery i look forward to exploring. Its dark red appearance really lets you know your drinking a great beer, while its smell is not strong I will happily overlook this factor. Its mouth feel is amazing, probably the best of any beer i have head to date and it really tastes great. This beer is great, and when I have friends from my home area (CT) come visit, i will make sure they have a OMB Copper of there own to try.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 16:37:12 | More by JaredMarvel
4.03/5 rDev -1%
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
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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