OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev -6.9%
Enjoyed while in downtown Charlotte. Made my way to the brewery the next day.
A: thin white head on a clear crimson and copper body. some lacing.
S: mostly caramel malts. Not too complex or strong.
T: sweet caramel malts, breads and grain with the hoppiness in the finish providing a mild bitter, musty note.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: not too bad. One of the most drinkable of their brews but after trying more at the brewery this one seems a little under flavored and simple.
04-22-2012 22:57:22 | More by kylehay2004
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
Close to two finger head of cream white, very whipped up froth, freshness extends the head life, unusually high degree of stickiness to the lacing. Copper orange color, as brown as red in tint, very clear and there's not much fade around the rims. Very bready, yeasty nose with sourdough notes, citrus shades come and go quickly, the malty cocoa late to arrive but there, walnuts and straw, pleasingly erect presence in your nostrils. Medium-bodied, the carbonation comes in waves like the shore with the tide going out. Smooth as it holds onto all its weight, uses the yeastiness and touch of grassiness to keep an underlying prickle. The orange, lemon peel is a mild sweetening aspect, helps to bring out apricot and peach pit nuances. The malts are like malts, as in malted milk balls. It really has no sweetness for impact yet isn't close to dry. Pretty damn sessionable, strikes you as a beer that you'd pair with vegetarian cuisine, a "food beer." (Ceramic Wire Stopper)
11-19-2009 04:14:48 | More by farrago
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
On tap at the hotel bar at the Omni in Charlotte.
A - Poured a clear, copper color with a small, white head. Little to no lacing was left behind.
S - It smelled malty, grassy and slightly earthy.
T - It tasted of bready malts, some fruitiness (apples?), grassy hops and a slight bitterness.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied, easy drinking beer.
D - This was good. I would like to try it at a true beer bar not a hotel bar.
07-12-2010 21:21:02 | More by zeff80
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
Thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. Bomber into a standard pint, the brew appears a burnt copper color with a fluffy white cap 2.5 fingers strong that fades back to a thin film.
The aroma includes a toasty to toffee malt inclusion with a bit of floral hops to balance. Some burnt sugary notes meld interestingly with a bit of buttery diacetyl and trace mineral component.
The taste is quite crisp with an interesting contrast of herbal hop flavoring verse toasty biscuit to caramel/toffee malt. For less than 5% abv the alcohol presence is felt with slight astringency across the back. While the beer rests in the mouth it is on the sweeter side but the hops make it more bitter feeling in the aftertaste. It is nice how that works out.
This is quite a crisp brew. It is light without being watery but also modestly carbonated to help glide the flavors across the tongue. Admittedly, this isnt a style I typically geek out over but this one was decently done. I appreciate the chance to give it a try.
07-31-2013 14:59:52 | More by stakem
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
A liter, swing top growler into a pint glass. Big thanks to my buddy Barscream for hooking me up with a growler of this first offering from the brand new Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.
The pour lives up to the name, coming out a brilliant clear copper color, with several fingers of foamy eggshell white head. This peters down into a thin yet firm retention, that leaves some nice looking thickish swathes of lacing back. The aroma is caramel and bread, along with some sturdy floral and spicy hop notes, which give this some zip.
The taste is solid mix of toasted malts, toffee sweetness, and some light zesty citrus character. A tight and spicy feeling hop profile gives the profile some crispness and a lightly drying bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm feel, yet this also possesses a softer carbonation, which when mixed with the thankfully lower ABV, keeps things flowing rather nicely in the mouth.
Very solid take on the Alt style and a good first effort for OMB period. Fuller flavors and just the right amount of crispness in the body helped enhance the drinkibility of this. I looked forward to more offerings from this new to the Charlotte area brewery.
05-26-2009 16:47:17 | More by Kegatron
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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