1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Not Rated.
OMB CopperOMB Copper

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

281 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 281
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 39
Gots: 41 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of OMB Copper Alström Bros
Ratings: 281 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KerMUDGEon
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ElCamino13
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jbarbou9
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Lob
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of bootsandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jaybags
2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of ncstephen
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a New Belgium Fat Tire shaker. Poured copper (surprise, surprise!) with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, bread, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, banana, bread, and grain. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. There were quite a few nice flavors and aromas going on in this one, but it really didn’t stand out over some other brews I’ve had from the same style. While this was unfortunate, it wasn’t disappointing. If this one were a little more complex it could have been something special, but it just feels as if they held back some. Hopefully they will go for it in the future and truly shock all the craft beer drinkers out there in the future.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed while in downtown Charlotte. Made my way to the brewery the next day.

A: thin white head on a clear crimson and copper body. some lacing.

S: mostly caramel malts. Not too complex or strong.

T: sweet caramel malts, breads and grain with the hoppiness in the finish providing a mild bitter, musty note.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: not too bad. One of the most drinkable of their brews but after trying more at the brewery this one seems a little under flavored and simple.

Photo of Illmaticzx
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Cane4Beer
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dugly2ugly
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of swh1972
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of freshtojeff
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Zraly
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright amber with two-finger head. Subtle smell of spicy hops and malt.

Smooth, clean malt flavor profile. Prickly carbonation that lifts the toasty and tasty malt flavors. Bready. This is decidedly good fresh and really hits the mark. Extremely easy to drink and the mouthfeel is perfect for style and session.

Very nice altbier interpretation. Glorious with pretzels and mustard.

Photo of Stinkepete2021
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of StateMech
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of steveh
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a nice trade with Herr Burgess, I get the opportunity to sample an out-of-towner.

22 ouncer Bottled on 12/30/11.

A -- Clear, orange-copper with a dense, long-lasting, off white head.

S -- Sweet, rich, bready malt with a mild nuttiness back.

T -- This is an interesting beer because it starts with a mellow spicy bitterness then folds into sweet, bready to nutty malts and then comes around again to the bitterness in the finish. In-between the breadiness and the bitter finish is a mild caramel, even vague fruitiness that is very appetizing.

M -- Mouthfeel is smooth to crisp with a medium body.

O -- Overall, this is a terrific drinking beer. The balance between maltiness and bitterness is quite good without a clash of flavors as can often happen in an American Brown Ale, and the cleanliness of lagering a top-fermented beer smooths out the character nicely. A great rendition of the style.

OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.