Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.69/5 rDev -3.4%
ALTeration pours to a slightly darker color than other German altbiers, with a deep copper/brown hue. The nose on this beer reveals scents of caramel malts, yeast, and bread. The foam level isn’t anything incredible, but it is acceptable.
This beer has a flavor that follows its nose. Tastes like toasted malts and bread are obvious, but there are also some nutty flavors, caramel, and toffee. The beer has an earthy hop taste and a nice but not overdone level of spicy bitterness to finish things off.
ALTeration utilizes a German Alt base, but it makes a few changes along the way to give this beer a taste all its own. One change you will notice immediately is the color. This beer has a somewhat deeper color than other beers of its style and it is due to the addition of a small amount of black malt. The brewery makes a few other slight changes as well, resulting in a beer with Alt character, but something a little different, hence the beer’s name.
This is a tasty beer overall and it’s the type of beer that most everyone will like who tries it. It already has one major award under its belt and will likely win more in due time. It’s a nice beer in most every way and I recommend a tasting, if you can find it.
08-17-2013 03:56:25 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
On tap at the Whip In during the RateBeer Winter Gathering. This is my first beer from this brewery.
The beer pours a brownish color with a beige head. The aroma is very malty with a lot of caramel and toffee notes. The flavor is more of the same. There is a lot of brown sugar, caramel and toffee, as well as a little bit of nuttyness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Straightforward, but enjoyable.
03-06-2012 04:47:43 | More by Mora2000
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
Big biscuity light tan head just sits above a clear reddish-copper-amber colored beer that seems to be well carbonated.
Lightly roasted caramel malts give the aroma a nice toasted appeal with some lighter hops presence giving this beer a nice balance in the nose.
The roasted malts give this a caramel toffee to light coffee taste with just a slight bit of the hops lending a very slight bitterness edge to this slight burnt tasting Alt.
A very light aftertaste that isn't really wet or dry on this medium bodied beer.
It seemed that the more I drank the more the light burnt taste came through, not really sure if it was in a good way or not. I wish I had brought more of this back from Austin. I could run some more taste tests, seriously.
11-27-2012 21:33:50 | More by LXIXME
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
A- Dark brown with thin light head. No lacing. Amber when held to light.
S- Light malt notes, some hop bitterness.
T- Sweet and bitter up front, mineral water-like flavor.
M- Good carbonation, smooth, medium-bodied, slight bitter afterfeel.
O- Good. I think I actually preferred this one out of a can versus the pint glass. Can seemed to better harness the aroma ...
06-23-2012 23:31:49 | More by imasloth
2.39/5 rDev -37.4%
Appearance is typical brown ale-ish. Smells a lot like a mix of Shiner Bock and a brown. Taste just does not hit altbier on the head enough. I'm not too stuck on "style," but when you say this is an altbier, and I get my tastebuds ready for an altbier, it better be an altbier. This tastes like a Shiner Bock with hints of brown ale, which is cool and all, but I want a real altbier, dammit. Too toasty. Oh, TX brewers, this tastes like the "old ale" from Southern Star. I'm starting to think US brewers just like the NAMES of STYLES and like to tag them to their random half-assed homebrew concoctions. Mouthfeel is so-so. Can't really describe it, just kind of there. Not crazy about this.
05-10-2013 00:43:35 | More by goochpunch
Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.