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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

249 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 36
Gots: 27 | 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 crossovert
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

crossovert, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of charlzm
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

charlzm, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of jsprain1
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.

jsprain1, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of n2185
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

n2185, Aug 19, 2011
Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

CampusCrew, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of mikeincharleston
3/5  rDev -26.3%

mikeincharleston, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Damian74Shensky, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Mantooth, May 23, 2013
Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -14%

trevorpost, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

patre_tim, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -26.3%

avisong, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Oakenator, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Lantern, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -14%

jrohrbacher, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

dvmin98, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev -1.7%

GTB, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +22.9%

WynnO, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

kristougher, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Cylinsier, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of farrago
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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)

farrago, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of garuda
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

garuda, Oct 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rangerred, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of mc4z
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mc4z, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of beer2day
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beer2day, Dec 31, 2010
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.