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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

265 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 38
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AlexJ on 04-29-2009)
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

lateralusbeer, Jul 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolute awesomeness. best beer in the world. i love omb copper. live near theer and get like 3 growls a week and i think it is just the best stuff ever. go out and try some. i will even buy you some. it is a copper color with white head and smells real malty with noble hops and some malt tastes and sweets. it is awesome.

bamarita, Mar 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Jpdewy, Mar 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

WynnO, Jun 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

ElCamino13, Jul 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

jbarbou9, Jul 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Joeybland, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Ik_hou_van_bier, Nov 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

mullenpc, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Mtkimes, Jul 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

RochefortChris, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of CarolinaBier
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a half pint stange glass, cylinder shape, at The Olde Mecklenburg Tap Room. Copper is a Dusseldorf style alt bier, a lagered ale. It is traditional to drink in a half pint cylinder glass.

Appearance: Copper color; firm, frothy head

Smell: Freshly baked bread

Taste: Malty, complex, slightly sweet, apple, caramel, hoppy notes, balanced, smooth from start to finish. Excellent.

Body: Medium body

Comments: My favorite beer. If espresso is the essence of coffee, alt beer may be the essence of beer. It is full flavored, complex in flavor, and very smooth.

Copper pairs well with a variety of foods including: traditional German foods such as bratwurst, pork roast, turkey, lamb, and steak.

CarolinaBier, Mar 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

crawdadwilly74, Oct 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Brutesling57, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Lambeth, Jun 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

OMBeer, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

jdellico, Sep 26, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been meaning to review this one for a while. It is my go-to sessionable beer almost all year round. Consumed on tap, poured into the traditional vertical OMB pint glass.

A - Beer pours a deep copper color with a strong, authentic head for the style. Filtration is solid and the beer shows no signs of sediment. Lacing is appropriately present as the beer is consumed.

S - Warm roasted malt aroma with hints of nuttiness and maybe even a bit of chocolate at the very end. Noble hops are present but not overpowering.

T/M- Clean and crisp upon first taste with a nice warm nutty aftertaste. The beer is clean and the body is spot on for a traditional German alt.

As someone who enjoys a variety of beers year round with my tastes being very seasonal, I don't usually have one beer that I can really enjoy all the time. This is absolutely the exception to the rule. What an outstandingly balanced and drinkable beer. Very proud to have these guys as one of our many local breweries. Great beer, great people.

QCBeerGuru, Aug 21, 2011
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4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pour revealed a clear medium copper colored beer, with a nice off-white long lasting head.

S: Aroma brought forth a nice combination of malt sweetness and light hop aroma, that invites you take a taste, or three.

T: Firm upfront bitterness that's followed by a balanced malt sweetness, then ending with a lingering palette pleasing dry bitterness. It's not the most bitter Alt I've tasted, but most people have a odd view that Düsseldorf Alt's must be brutally bitter. If you've ever been to Düsseldorf, you know this is not the case.

M: Medium light mouth feel that dances on your tongue, which is clean and crisp, displaying the qualities expected from this type of beer.

Overall impression: I perfect example of the style. The combination of hop bitterness and malt sweetness would please even the most demanding resident of Düsseldorf. Great job OMB! I wonder why I'm a weekly visitor?

Kunsan90, Sep 11, 2009
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4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mac's Speed Shop (Steele Creek). A favorite style, I had to really work to maintain objectivity here. Beautifully presented dark brown in the glass with amber and orange highlights (helped by the setting sun coming through the window behind it). Subtle carbonation visible. Smell was a hint of caramel malt. First sip was at first a touch sweet, but immediately shifted to a round biscuity malt with a rich hops bitterness that finished a touch dry--perfectly balanced. Easily one of the best of the style I've had. The moderate ABV% would render this a session beer of choice and something I'd seek out wherever I could, though sadly I don't live in NC and haven't yet seen it here in MD.

tugdriver7, Jul 06, 2010
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4.8/5  rDev +17.9%

freshtojeff, Feb 19, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +17.9%

Trey1633, Oct 19, 2014
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Nevbo, Oct 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

bexley10, Nov 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Irish57, Jul 10, 2014
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OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.