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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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290 Ratings

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 41
Gots: 42 | 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:
Beer added by: AlexJ on 04-29-2009

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a copper-amber with a chill-haze, not much head or lacing. Smell and taste of caramel up front, followed by bread and light hops. Needs much more flavor. Mouthfeel is decent, nicely creamy. You could drink a few, but wouldn't want to. Glad to have a new brewery in Charlotte, hope it grows up and branches out.

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Copper. Not much head lingering around

S. Metallic but not strong. Fairly unoffensive and unimpressive.

T. It tastes like it's labeled. Very very metallic. Even the aftertaste is metal. Not sure if it is the hops used or what but is overly "copper" in taste.

M. Great mouthfeel. Light and crisp.

D. Its easy to drink despite it's pitfalls. The atmosphere of their taproom is good and it is easy to stick around and kill these beers. Nit a bad session beer if you can get over the metallic taste.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Being the local option at a nice restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, I was interested to sample what Olde Mecklenburg has to offer.

The first thing I notice is the rich, copper-amber color that is provides a good start, but as the ale nearly fills the entire glass (thanks for the overpour, I guess?), there is room for only a thin, foamy head that receded within a matter of minutes. The aroma is weak at first, so I must have looked like a pretentious beer snob to the rest of the restaurant crowd as I strained to sniff any discernible characteristic out of my pint glass. What I was able to eventually identify was merely a crisp graininess with a touch of sweetness. This one is similarly mild on flavor, with only the subtle sweetness on top of a bed of grains.

Where this one lacks in flavor, it at least somewhat makes up for it in texture and finish. Crisp and nicely carbonated, the Copper serves almost as a palate cleanser with how clean it finishes. Overall, certainly not the most complex or adventurous beer, but this one is inoffensive and easy to drink, making it highly drinkable although also highly forgettable.

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OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.