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Altbier - French Broad Brewing Co.

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 20.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 02-05-2008)
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Photo of aubuc1
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler (end of it, a little flat) in to a pint glass.

Brown/amber pour with little head (there was at the beginning of the growler)

Herbal/wheaty smell with malt in the background

Crisp bicuity taste with a very german presence

A little tingly from carbonation, but light feel despite appearances

Very easy to drink, and a great beer from French Broad. This was my first beer from them.

aubuc1, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of mikesgroove
4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

ot to try this one on tap at Barleys this evening, always a treat to try new locals. Poured a very nice orange amber with lots of visisble carbonation and amazing clarity. A big three inch fluffy white pilow head on top faded quickly leaving behind just a hint of lace. The aroma was very malty. Lots of cereal and bread smells, along with a touch of banana. The flavor was light and very good. Lots of grains and bready like flavors, bit very nice balance, with a touch of banana of pear like fruit and a hint of spice as well. A nice strong finish left the mouth ddry and begging for another sip. The carbonation was great and mixed with a smooth subtle feel made this extremmely drinkable. Overall a very nice offering and definitly a quality session beer. I would look forward to trying this one again in the future.

mikesgroove, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of MuddyFeet
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at The Pit in Raleigh. Poured a light brown with a red tinge to it. No head and essentially flat. But that's the style too. Nose was not as heavy on the malts as I was expecting and I got a strong whiff of just plain water.

Flavor was sweet bread and malts. I could pick out a bit of the yeast too coming through the bread flavors. Just a slight hop presence to balance out the malts. Some fruity flavors too but I could not place them. Light mouthfeel which is pretty spot-on for the style. Nice palate pleaser and does not overwhelm.

MuddyFeet, Feb 09, 2008
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria in Asheville, NC.

Appearance: Clear, dark amber body with small white head.

Smell: Pronounced bready malt aroma with some yeast notes and maybe, just maybe a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Bready, sweet malt flavor. Noticeably yeasty. There might be some fruitiness lurking in here, but let's not say things we can't take back. Very, very light bitterness clears away for a clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite bready, but definitely a nice beer and a good session candidate.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 05, 2008
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Altbier from French Broad Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.