OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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4.72/5 rDev +16.3%
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.
05-19-2009 03:48:21 | More by MetlGuy
4.71/5 rDev +16%
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.
12-28-2010 00:58:47 | More by herrburgess
4.68/5 rDev +15.3%
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!
12-07-2009 17:58:32 | More by AnalogReigns
4.58/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
08-10-2011 17:27:28 | More by samtallica
4.53/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
08-01-2010 02:57:41 | More by coasterfreak75
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
01-11-2011 01:55:21 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
This is my first time rating this but I've killed several growlers of this. I typically pick up a growler of this every time I am in Charlotte. Poured from the growler into my a int glass
A - Clear copper color with a shade away from white head on top.
S - Light lager malt aroma mingles with a light noble hop aroma.
T - A crisp malt flavor mingles with a light noble hop bitterness. The malt really shines in this giving a pleasant aftertaste. Slightly sweet but not much. A really nice well balanced lager
M - crisp light to medium bodied with a standard amount of carbonation
D - I could put this back all day. It is so easy to go through a whole growler of this while watching a football game. If you love a good lager then this is for you. I know I will pick this up again and again.
10-17-2010 16:59:37 | More by jpmclaug
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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