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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

245 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 36
Gots: 26 | 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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charlzm

California

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%

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
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -12%

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.

08-29-2012 00:27:55 | More by jsprain1
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n2185

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%

A: Pours a clear copper with three fingers of white head that recedes into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Some crystal and pilsner malt-like aromas at first followed by a biscuity sweetness. There are some hints of orange citrus along with a touch of spice. Quite nice.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some crystal malt flavors at first along with some biscuit notes. Very lightly bitter and pine flavors, finishing crisp and clean. There's a slightly sweaty flavor in the aftertaste which is the main draw-back.

M: Light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is light, crisp, and refreshing.

O: Old Mecklenburg makes yet another tasty, low gravity beer. Not complex by any means, but a good beer to have on a warm summer evening.

08-19-2011 00:26:44 | More by n2185
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CampusCrew

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

They claim this to be a lagered hybrid altbeir. It properly should be changed to dark lager.

appearance: dark with little head rentention. some lacing with copper dapple complexion

smell: suble roasted malt

taste: low bitterness and sublte caramel, but not sweet a all. solid lager

mouthfeel: light bodied

drinkability: solid well done dark lager

04-17-2010 21:13:52 | More by CampusCrew
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-09-2013 23:57:58 | More by mikeincharleston
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2014 22:09:32 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-23-2013 14:31:45 | More by Mantooth
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.3%

04-18-2012 02:02:28 | More by avisong
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-02-2014 21:21:50 | More by Oakenator
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

China

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 21:46:28 | More by patre_tim
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-19-2012 17:03:18 | More by dvmin98
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farrago

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%

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
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2012 02:46:30 | More by GTB
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

On tap at the brewery.

Pours a light brown with a white lacing.

Aroma of light bready malts, a bit of caramel in them.

Bready caramel malt flavor with a hint of hop bitterness.

Medium body with light tingly carbonation.

A solid lager, good flavor and great balance. Great session candidate.

04-15-2013 22:59:34 | More by Cylinsier
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

A - Well, it's copper, clear, with a white head that has decent retention and lacing.

S/T - Fresh baked biscuit, toasted grains, a little nutty, and finishes with an ever so slight noble hop presence.

M - Medium body, crisp, clean, very smooth.

O - Easy drinking with a nice depth of flavor.

10-17-2012 12:37:13 | More by garuda
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-02-2014 20:31:21 | More by rangerred
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-29-2012 20:51:44 | More by WynnO
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mc4z

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-30-2013 23:43:21 | More by mc4z
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Nice copper color with one finger light cream head. Laces well.

Big malt nose with hint of light citrus.

Definite malt bomb. Very crisp hit. Substantial malt body with nice roast flavor in the finish.

Easy drinker for the style, though a little heavy.

12-31-2010 14:16:43 | More by beer2day
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-17-2012 01:52:16 | More by FUwolfpacker
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-29-2013 21:16:02 | More by kristougher
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -25.1%

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.

09-03-2009 14:10:43 | More by craytonic
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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