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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 34
Gots: 19 | 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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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-02-2013 15:57:56 | More by Kmlund
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-13-2012 01:22:57 | More by trevorpost
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-13-2012 23:47:30 | More by Lantern
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-01-2013 16:12:56 | More by Davepoolesque
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-09-2013 04:25:04 | More by kell50
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to gehenherzog for this extra!
A: mahogany/chestnut and clear. Nice off white head.
S: nutty w/caramel and toffee. Somewhat subdued.
T: lightly sweet nutty malts are washed out by an underlying smooth hop bitterness and co2.
M: light bodied, frothy and a touch thin.
O: not a bad take on the style. Would like to try it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 23:58:09 | More by MrMcGibblets
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-25-2014 23:06:17 | More by MichaelProcton
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-19-2012 03:32:30 | More by SlowWideTurns
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-04-2014 19:37:36 | More by JohnnyK
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-14-2012 00:46:22 | More by jrohrbacher
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Porter

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-17-2013 19:10:04 | More by Porter
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Llamameister

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-18-2014 19:55:45 | More by Llamameister
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-04-2013 12:55:15 | More by Burkbom23
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-27-2011 20:04:36 | More by jophish17
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tmt71883

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-01-2012 15:38:33 | More by tmt71883
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-07-2014 02:27:46 | More by meehandennis
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-15-2014 02:41:24 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It may not be en vogue. It may not be sexy. It may even get lost in ambitiousness. But the versatile ancient German altbier has found a home at Mecklenburg.

The effortless hybrid beer kicks off with a charming and rustic bronze color that projects garnet highlights through brilliant clarity. The beer is capped by a confident white froth that stands most of the session and laces the glass lightly.

Medium aromas of freshly kilned barley, bread crust, and an almost-caramel note that proves appetizing and very inviting. The light spicy note of noble hops carry an inherent floral undertone that balances and complements the malts and begins to insinuate fruit aromas.

Dry malt complexes reveal in taste with a accute and understated sweetness from malt that's more of medium toast, toasted pecans, barleycorn, and something that carries the taste of caramel with very little of the sweetness that's associated with caramel. It's simply a dry malt taste that invites a balance of grass, wood, and spice from historic German hops and a light iron-like smack to finish. Though the balance achieves balance, I'd really like to see the hops projected a bit more.

Medium-light in body, the grains and light sweetness allow for a rounded texture to rise first. But the carbonation recedes and the drier, toastier elements promote a crisp and clean finish that's aided by hop crispness and light alcohols.

Mecklenburg's flagship Copper Ale does Dusseldorf proud with a very versitile beer with an array of entrees or as a rather satisfying session unto itself.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2012 17:52:15 | More by BEERchitect
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dirtylou

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

37oz growler out in the parent's fridge

charlotte has a microbrewery - alert the freaking masses.

appearance: served in a standard pint, clear amber body with a light bubbly beige froth

smell: light toasted grain, caramel malt, some herbal hop notes

taste: its a nice alt, but after plowing through a case of the New Glarus Alt, this just seems a little tame. I think it will work well for their business model which aims at distributing to bars/restaurants - its approachable enough that many can enjoy but is also actually a relatively unknown style (to the masses). The flavor profile is delicate but well balanced - grassy herbal hops, tangy caramel, toasted grain and malts. I like it, but it just isnt very exciting

mouthfeel: well done, creamy medium body and not too watery

drinkability: pretty nice - heavier than the abv would suggest though

Serving type: growler

06-25-2009 23:00:35 | More by dirtylou
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Coppery-brown with a two finger offwhite head. Decent retention and some lacing.
S- Aroma is bready, a bit of toast, a bit of caramel and some fruit.
T- A good bit of fruityness floats in there with a reasonably malty flavors of bread and toast. Balanced, but the finish leaves me wanting.
M- Medium body for style, carb is good, but a bit too crisp for the style.
O- It's a decent beer, but there isn't that much exciting about it. Worth a try, but not worth putting much effort into seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2012 00:27:55 | More by jsprain1
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and a frothy head; leaves quite a few dots of lace

Smell: Bready and slightly grainy with a hint of fruit

Taste: Bread and caramel up front, with a fruity and grainy bitterness developing by mid-palate; after the swallow the grainy flavor persists, though there is some fruit that lingers in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A decent stab at the style for this new brewery but a little too grainy from my perspective

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2009 00:17:05 | More by brentk56
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ChristianBlack

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The benefits of being local are abundant. But, if truth be told this is not the best beer in Charlotte. It's everywhere to be sure, and it's got some decent characteristics. Most prominently: it's drinkable. But, then again, all 4.8% beers are more or less drinkable. The appearance is copper to be sure. The smell, missed it. The taste was good. The mouthfeel was pretty thin, like most altbiers. Overall, if this weren't a local beer with a great presence in the Queen City, it would an afterthought. Not sure that they can expand outside of Charlotte.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2011 22:15:41 | More by ChristianBlack
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-22-2013 01:01:58 | More by LXIXME
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-05-2014 02:57:57 | More by CUbeerfan
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-09-2012 19:30:38 | More by mtbdonn
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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