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OMB Copper - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 35
Gots: 20 | 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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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-02-2013 14:37:03 | More by pknyc
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-08-2014 15:00:25 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-20-2014 18:03:33 | More by Amedlin18
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-29-2013 21:16:02 | More by kristougher
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-02-2014 21:21:50 | More by Oakenator
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-13-2014 13:40:27 | More by jaswilson2
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KerMUDGEon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-22-2012 03:40:54 | More by KerMUDGEon
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-09-2012 19:16:28 | More by sendbeer
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pathead

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2014 19:38:49 | More by pathead
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-22-2014 19:48:53 | More by plinythederek
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-02-2013 13:51:08 | More by bluerabbit
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bralston345

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-06-2013 18:39:11 | More by bralston345
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Skelton

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-05-2014 18:32:32 | More by Skelton
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-17-2013 18:58:04 | More by DuffDaddy
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2013 21:10:59 | More by brauseboof
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 22:57:22 | More by kylehay2004
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farrago

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Close to two finger head of cream white, very whipped up froth, freshness extends the head life, unusually high degree of stickiness to the lacing. Copper orange color, as brown as red in tint, very clear and there's not much fade around the rims. Very bready, yeasty nose with sourdough notes, citrus shades come and go quickly, the malty cocoa late to arrive but there, walnuts and straw, pleasingly erect presence in your nostrils. Medium-bodied, the carbonation comes in waves like the shore with the tide going out. Smooth as it holds onto all its weight, uses the yeastiness and touch of grassiness to keep an underlying prickle. The orange, lemon peel is a mild sweetening aspect, helps to bring out apricot and peach pit nuances. The malts are like malts, as in malted milk balls. It really has no sweetness for impact yet isn't close to dry. Pretty damn sessionable, strikes you as a beer that you'd pair with vegetarian cuisine, a "food beer." (Ceramic Wire Stopper)

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 04:14:48 | More by farrago
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zeff80

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the hotel bar at the Omni in Charlotte.

A - Poured a clear, copper color with a small, white head. Little to no lacing was left behind.

S - It smelled malty, grassy and slightly earthy.

T - It tasted of bready malts, some fruitiness (apples?), grassy hops and a slight bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied, easy drinking beer.

D - This was good. I would like to try it at a true beer bar not a hotel bar.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2010 21:21:02 | More by zeff80
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. Bomber into a standard pint, the brew appears a burnt copper color with a fluffy white cap 2.5 fingers strong that fades back to a thin film.

The aroma includes a toasty to toffee malt inclusion with a bit of floral hops to balance. Some burnt sugary notes meld interestingly with a bit of buttery diacetyl and trace mineral component.

The taste is quite crisp with an interesting contrast of herbal hop flavoring verse toasty biscuit to caramel/toffee malt. For less than 5% abv the alcohol presence is felt with slight astringency across the back. While the beer rests in the mouth it is on the sweeter side but the hops make it more bitter feeling in the aftertaste. It is nice how that works out.

This is quite a crisp brew. It is light without being watery but also modestly carbonated to help glide the flavors across the tongue. Admittedly, this isnt a style I typically geek out over but this one was decently done. I appreciate the chance to give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 14:59:52 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A liter, swing top growler into a pint glass. Big thanks to my buddy Barscream for hooking me up with a growler of this first offering from the brand new Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

The pour lives up to the name, coming out a brilliant clear copper color, with several fingers of foamy eggshell white head. This peters down into a thin yet firm retention, that leaves some nice looking thickish swathes of lacing back. The aroma is caramel and bread, along with some sturdy floral and spicy hop notes, which give this some zip.

The taste is solid mix of toasted malts, toffee sweetness, and some light zesty citrus character. A tight and spicy feeling hop profile gives the profile some crispness and a lightly drying bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm feel, yet this also possesses a softer carbonation, which when mixed with the thankfully lower ABV, keeps things flowing rather nicely in the mouth.

Very solid take on the Alt style and a good first effort for OMB period. Fuller flavors and just the right amount of crispness in the body helped enhance the drinkibility of this. I looked forward to more offerings from this new to the Charlotte area brewery.

Serving type: growler

05-26-2009 16:47:17 | More by Kegatron
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crossovert

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 04:46:25 | More by crossovert
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper color with one finger light cream head. Laces well.

Big malt nose with hint of light citrus.

Definite malt bomb. Very crisp hit. Substantial malt body with nice roast flavor in the finish.

Easy drinker for the style, though a little heavy.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2010 14:16:43 | More by beer2day
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n2185

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 00:26:44 | More by n2185
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NWFLyer

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at McCormick & Schmick's , South Park, in a Pilsner style glass.
A - Bold copper color, lively with effervescence. Moderate, short lived, cream colored head with minimal lacing.
N - Rich, quality maltiness on the nose. Subtle citrus & hop aromas.
T - Rich maltiness again on the tongue. Very smooth with faint bitterness from the hops. Authentic Bavarian style.
M - Outstanding mouthfeel. Smooth & well balanced with a pleasant after-taste. Very distinctive in a positive way.

Overall, I would summarize the OMB Copper as an excellent representation of the style. It is highly drinkable, on its own, or paired with a variety of foods. Congratulations to the brewers; keep up the good work!

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2011 00:04:10 | More by NWFLyer
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Durge

Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True to its name in color , clear with a fair off white collection of ringside bubbles on top. Lacing is decent as well, somewhat if a scattered marbled look. The taste is a funky skunk malt with a bit of spicy herbal hop bitterness. There's a fermented fruit suggestion in there but overall it's just a good old German brew with a little bite that goes down easy but not entirely quietly. The feel is of a subtle but certain brisk tang for the tip of you tongue on a medium- light bodied brew. Very nice and an understandable flagship.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 01:05:41 | More by Durge
OMB Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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