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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

276 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 39
Gots: 38 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Irish57, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Craigory, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

ncstephen, May 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Good beer for a standby when the selection is limited. Very tasty

bo7712, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one the best brews ever recreated. If you live anywhere near Charlotte, you must come try OMB Copper.

Just returned from the brewery with one growler of Mecklenburger, one Copper, and one Dunkel !

The Copper pours a nut brown color with a stiff head that sticks to your glass. Presents caramel biscuits with underlying notes of dates/raisins.

SouthernBeerGuy, Jan 22, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

jeffkissel, Sep 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

NCMatt, Nov 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Stargazer2892, Jul 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Lob, Jul 09, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice copper color with a creamy white head that laces down the glass as it is consumed.

S - Nice malty aroma with a hint of bittering hops.

T - Can I just say awsome. It does vary from week to week when I get my growlers refilled but it is a great symbol of the style. The bitterness is not at the extreme end of the style guideline but is a perfect balance with the malt flavors that come thru.

M - Clean and crisp. Nice lager like qualities.

D - Need I say more? I go back week after week for growler refills. Very drinkable.

MetlGuy, May 19, 2009
Photo of herrburgess
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The appearance is a perfect, crisp clear copper; smell is of toasty Munich and bready, biscuity pilsner malts. The taste is, again, a perfect balance of crisp cleanliness, toasty malts mellowing into a mild caramel, treacly sweetness, with a perfect balance of noble German hops. Extremely well done.

herrburgess, Dec 28, 2010
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4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is truly a great beer. Charlotte has a lot of German businesses located there--and on any weekend, you will find a few Germans at the Old Meck brew-pub...it's that good. Well balanced, malt to hops, with a clean finish. I've had Düsseldorf natives tell me its exactly right for the style, and I believe it.

The American CEO and head brewer is a water purification expert, and spent 4 years living in Germany...and his plant was set up by a German brewer. They also have a high-tech growler-filling machine--which makes their growlers last for weeks and weeks....

Anyway, if you want to know good German beer, try anything by Old Meck!

AnalogReigns, Dec 07, 2009
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

RichardMNixon, Nov 18, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

Machoo, Nov 21, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a local I have had this beer many times and figured I should review it. Reviewed on draft at Mac's Steele Creek, poured into a pint glass.

A: Brilliantly clear copper color with a nice 2 finger head.

S: Smells of sweet, toasted malts with some light chocolate, perfectly balaced with a kiss of noble hops. Very light sulfer in the background, but not of flaw by any means.

T: Perfect. The words balaced, crisp and clean come to mind immediately. Every time I have this beer I am more and more impressed by just how perfectly balanced it is. Subtle and refined.

M: Medium carbonation with a medium-light body.

O: What else can I say? This is one of my favorite beers. Always fresh, always tasty and always easy drinking. OMB is doing it right.

samtallica, Aug 10, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pour is a dark copper/red with a good two finger head that slowly dissapated and left an incredible lace on the glass from top to bottom.

The smell was quite malty upfront with slight apricot tones in the rear of the nose.

The drink was a kick of hops up front, with a sweet and heavy malt in the middle and a crisp clean finish with little or no aftertaste.

All and all a great beer that is well worth a try. On a side note I did pick up a growler of this beer while at the brewery that I will be reviewing in the next few days.

coasterfreak75, Aug 01, 2010
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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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Todd, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Jason, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Roscoe1847, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mc4z, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

vancean2, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

hall0115, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BobZTraveler, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mojo525, Sep 23, 2012
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.