OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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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.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2013 22:59:34 | More by Cylinsier
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had this beer in a growler years ago and then more recently on draft. Agree with the over reviewers that this beer is an underutilized and underappreciated style, German Altbier. It was one of their first beers and definitely a winner. Very clear and an excellent example.
Serving type: growler
03-15-2013 18:23:24 | More by tomgeorgia
4.15/5 rDev +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.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2012 05:26:15 | More by flexabull
3.53/5 rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It may not be en vogue. It may not be sexy. It may even get lost in ambitiousness. But the versatile ancient German altbier has found a home at Mecklenburg.
The effortless hybrid beer kicks off with a charming and rustic bronze color that projects garnet highlights through brilliant clarity. The beer is capped by a confident white froth that stands most of the session and laces the glass lightly.
Medium aromas of freshly kilned barley, bread crust, and an almost-caramel note that proves appetizing and very inviting. The light spicy note of noble hops carry an inherent floral undertone that balances and complements the malts and begins to insinuate fruit aromas.
Dry malt complexes reveal in taste with a accute and understated sweetness from malt that's more of medium toast, toasted pecans, barleycorn, and something that carries the taste of caramel with very little of the sweetness that's associated with caramel. It's simply a dry malt taste that invites a balance of grass, wood, and spice from historic German hops and a light iron-like smack to finish. Though the balance achieves balance, I'd really like to see the hops projected a bit more.
Medium-light in body, the grains and light sweetness allow for a rounded texture to rise first. But the carbonation recedes and the drier, toastier elements promote a crisp and clean finish that's aided by hop crispness and light alcohols.
Mecklenburg's flagship Copper Ale does Dusseldorf proud with a very versitile beer with an array of entrees or as a rather satisfying session unto itself.
Serving type: on-tap
11-28-2012 17:52:15 | More by BEERchitect
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 11-24-2012
Purchased: On tap at the brewery
A: Dark copper color, with lots of bubbles seen in the glass. The white head of a finger features excellent lacing and very good head retention.
S: Aromas are of roasted grains and noble hops.
T: Taste is moderately bitter from the noble hops, with a toasted malt backbone balancing it out well.
M: Crisp and clean with a light body. Finishes moderately bitter.
O: Nothing flashy here but a solid amber ale. This is a style you don't see much of and Olde Mecklenburg has made this their brewery standard. Well done, this is a brew where the sum is greater than the individual parts.
Serving type: on-tap
11-25-2012 03:00:22 | More by sommersb
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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