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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

275 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 275
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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Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev -1.5%

KevinGordon, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True to its name in color , clear with a fair off white collection of ringside bubbles on top. Lacing is decent as well, somewhat if a scattered marbled look. The taste is a funky skunk malt with a bit of spicy herbal hop bitterness. There's a fermented fruit suggestion in there but overall it's just a good old German brew with a little bite that goes down easy but not entirely quietly. The feel is of a subtle but certain brisk tang for the tip of you tongue on a medium- light bodied brew. Very nice and an understandable flagship.

Durge, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

pathman, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

jophish17, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ACBF pour

A-Pours a dark copper color. Body seems to be clear and the head is a well-sized, tan collection of fizzy bubbles.

S-A rich, yet reserved Altbier. Bready, slightly musty, sweet caramel. Light Euro hops. All well proportioned.

T-Very well done and very tasty. It's just constructed beautifully. It tastes like dark bread and bread crusts and a fruity Lager yeast and notes of caramel. Light, spicy hops.

M-Light bodied. Very drinkable. A bit creamy.

O-Best Copper Ale I have had. It's such a bland style. This one was very memorable and I'm happy I got to try it several times at ACBF.

VelvetExtract, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -1.5%

BeerForMuscle, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

UncleJimbo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Kurmaraja, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bung, Nov 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

prototypic, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Davepoolesque, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of flexabull
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of wilwfu, thanks again!

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small but solid white head.

Aromas are quite beady, with notes of spices, smells good.

Taste is nice. Pronounced breadiness up front, notes of spices, light caramel and hints of cream and smoke. Finish is very smooth, with faint mineral hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is very good. Plenty of body without being heavy, smooth, with excellent carbonation.

Overall... Dang, this beer was certainly a very pleasant surprise. This is one of those beers that takes on a simple and classic style, and I must say, OMB pretty much nailed it. This is very full flavored, easy drinking, and enjoyable beer. Well done OMB.

flexabull, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ADTaber, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Kmlund, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

buckyp, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of wedge
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

@ Olde Mecklenburg

Copper red color topped by a gorgeous head of thick frothiness. All kinds of lacing left of the glass. Gentle toast, floral, and biscuit aromas...mild overall, but nice. Chewy malt and soft noble hop flavors finishing with a delightful hit of fresh grain. Appropriately clean and easy to consume in large quantities. Very well-crafted. I enjoyed the hell out of this. We picked up a pack of bombers to bring home, so I hope it's just as satisfying and enjoyable from the bottle.

wedge, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tclapper, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DaPan, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

shigg85, Apr 29, 2014
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.