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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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276 Ratings

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 39
Gots: 38 | 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 jpmclaug
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first time rating this but I've killed several growlers of this. I typically pick up a growler of this every time I am in Charlotte. Poured from the growler into my a int glass

A - Clear copper color with a shade away from white head on top.

S - Light lager malt aroma mingles with a light noble hop aroma.

T - A crisp malt flavor mingles with a light noble hop bitterness. The malt really shines in this giving a pleasant aftertaste. Slightly sweet but not much. A really nice well balanced lager

M - crisp light to medium bodied with a standard amount of carbonation

D - I could put this back all day. It is so easy to go through a whole growler of this while watching a football game. If you love a good lager then this is for you. I know I will pick this up again and again.

jpmclaug, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

pathman, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of jorrx003
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jorrx003, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of silverking
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

silverking, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

msondel, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of a_gert
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

a_gert, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of CalbeDacks
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

CalbeDacks, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of StateMech
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

StateMech, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of LaurenMc
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

LaurenMc, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of PeterO
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

PeterO, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

What a flavorful beer that will knock you out. You can drink several of this one without getting too intoxicated and it keeps its flavor profile as well. Nice mouthfeel, robust, and just an overall enjoyable beer. The label calls this one an amber lager ale. So its more of an ale with a lager style. I like this. Its an Altbier, I have had only a few of this style from my knowledge, but this is a beer that would seek out in the future.

Nice head retention. Beautiful copper/brown color.

Malty, yet, enough hops to make it interesting. I think this might be my new go to beer. It is a beer that will not kill you on the booze but still maintains enough balance. Perfection. I just wish I could find it more readily available.

humuloner22, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Siopisophy
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Siopisophy, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of srhudnall
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

srhudnall, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of FarmerTed
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

FarmerTed, Dec 16, 2013
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.

steveh, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Stinkepete2021
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Stinkepete2021, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of LGFitz2
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

LGFitz2, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of citylifelover
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

citylifelover, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Dapperticus
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Dapperticus, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BrewCaveDweller, May 20, 2012
Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

shigg85, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of touchmeimsac
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

touchmeimsac, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of WVUbrew
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

WVUbrew, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of caahare
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

caahare, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Liberty, Charlotte, NC, October 2011:

The beer appeared a very nice, bright, clear copper color that produced a nice, foamy, off-white 2 to 3 finger head that was well retained and that left some nice lacing.

The beer gave off a very nice sweet, toasted malted barley, bready aroma with a hint of a nut.

The taste of the beer was very good and followed the nose very well, bready and grainy sweetness. The finish was clean and crisp.

The beer had a lighter body to it and the beer was extremely drinkable, very smooth and a well-balanced beer. From what I can tell this is what a German alt is supposed to taste like. Overall, this is a very good beer and one that I wish that I could get in Atlanta, as if I could; it would be a staple at my house.

PhillyStyle, Nov 08, 2011
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.