OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
Bomber into a tulip. 7/19/13 bottling date so extremely fresh
Pours a dark copper color with a nice, fizzy head. Lots of tiny bubbles in this beer too, very eye appealing. The smell is smokey and hoppy. Very strong aroma. The taste is similar to the scent. Its crisp with a good amounts of hops, and a tad of rye smokiness on the back end. Tastes fresh. Super easy to drink, not too light bodied either. Youd guess 6 or 7% ABV. Very enjoyable.
Overall just a great enjoyable beer right here. I didnt know it would be a german style and flavor before opening it, i was expecting just a regular american amber. Pleasantly surprised. Will gladly return to this.
08-01-2013 14:36:50 | More by Axnjxn
4.16/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
06-01-2014 16:27:34 | More by VelvetExtract
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
12-01-2012 05:26:15 | More by flexabull
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
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
@ 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.
11-05-2012 16:48:04 | More by wedge
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
650ml bottle. Bottled 11.28.11.
It pours a nice copper color with an off-white head.
Smell is good, some nice roastiness and caramel.
The taste is sweeter than anticipated but delicious. Most american amber ales just fail. But this one is a king among them. I am not an aficionado on altbiers but this one seems a bit sweeter adn spicier, but it is a great beer.
Another good one form this brewer.
12-11-2011 04:46:25 | More by crossovert
4.14/5 rDev +2%
Consumed December 25th, 2013 at some generic eatery in Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Beer is copper colored (duh) and clear. The head was less than one head tall, off-white, and quickly settled down into what looked like a culture in a petri dish.
Smoke caramel aroma with some nuttiness.
Flavor is more of the same: strong, nutty flavor with nice caramel base. Smooth, flavorful and good to drink. Pretty remarkable bitterness on the finish, not in the amount but in the assertiveness.
Some carbonation tingle, slightly thicker and creamier than expected.
This beer is a pleasant surprise and I'd be happy to drink this one again.
02-14-2014 20:44:17 | More by charlzm
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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