OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

283 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 39
Gots: 40 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of n2185
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of charlzm
4.14/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of crossovert
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of garuda
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of rangerred
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.