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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

248 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 248
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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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

LAS, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Jordan_Novak, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Porter, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 14, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%

Poured from the tap into a large weizen-like glass at the Charlotte Airport.

A: The name is fitting, as it is a very pure copper/orange-red color. Head was 1 finger thick, foamy, and a bit offwhite, lasting about half a minute. Great looking beer.

S: Very classically beery with touches of grain and crackery malt. A faint twinge of sweetness in there. Hay. Interesting.

T: Initially very clean, and finishing subtle and smooth. Eminently drinkable. Upon closer inspection, a nutty profile comes into play. A touch of dry grassiness. Slight toasty to crackery malt in there. Very classic beer with nothing standing in the way.

Overall, this was a good beer. I'm not sure if I'd go out of my way to get it again. Super well done for the style and very drinkable. A welcome sight in an airport, but there are other beers that I would look for...

BucBasil, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bralston345, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ADTaber, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

DuffDaddy, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

braican, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

hockeyfighter19, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bluerabbit, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

justinm4bama, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Davepoolesque, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%

On-tap at Carolina Beer Company, Charlotte Airport Terminal D

A: The beer is crystal clear copper in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bready malts and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste is a little malty and has flavors of spicy hops and earthy yeast along with hints of caramel.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Slight hints of dryness are present in the finish.
O: This beer is a very good representation of the style. It is also very easy to drink.

metter98, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Mantooth, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

inspektor, May 19, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%

Had my first try while on a business trip to North Carolina, and was very pleased. It has a smooth flavor that goes wonderfully with a nice Rib Eye. I enjoyed the fact that the after taste on the beer was as good as the taste when the beer hit your mouth. Comparison for me would be Boont Amber Ale or Moose Drool.

DarkBeerDrinker, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

1st review on BeerAdvocate.

pours light brown orange color depending on light angle.

a light smell of bread, caramel.

medium body with flavors of bread, caramel, yeast, and a copperish flavor ( i tried to eat a penny when i was a kid, i know, dumb).

This is currently in my top 3 favorite beers and always fresh since i only live 30 minutes from the brewery, lucky me!

APBT91, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Santanna76, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tsauce2, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jason, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rab53, Apr 16, 2013
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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.

Cylinsier, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

pknyc, Apr 02, 2013
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.