Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery
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Reviews by HardTarget:
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Dark brown amber that shows a bit of light and haze.
Smell: Light sweetness, roasted malt, with a light corn element. Bit of coffee in the roast.
Taste: Mild flavors go a little earthy, malted grain and rain water goodness. Grape jam tannins give a little pucker, and the earthy hops stay far in the background.
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation and slightly heavy body give a cask like experience. Does tend toward the flat side of the spectrum.
Overall: A good beer. Not really banging the style but kudos for expanding the vocabulary and range of styles in beer drinkers. Comes off a little more as a Black Lager (Shiner Bock), but a hefty and more nuanced cousin.
Great opening taste from Hops & Grain, look forward to trying more. Cheers to new breweries in Texas!
Serving type: can
01-24-2013 02:20:31 | More by HardTarget
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4.28/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap into a nonic glass.
A- Poured a dark brown with off-white frothy head that left minimal lace.
S- Pretty faint aroma of bready malt and caramel notes.
T- Big bready malt, juicy fruit notes, toffee, toasted malt, and some light chocolate notes.
M- Very smooth and creamy, soft carbonation, refreshing, and semi-dry finish.
O- Altbiers don't seem to be a very popular or trendy style. Most that I have had have been drinkable but not too exciting. This is absolutely the best I have had in the style.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2014 05:02:50 | More by Hoptometrist
3.99/5 rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Glass Used: Nonic pint
Appearance: A dark cloudy pretzel brown with a tan index finger thick head. Lacing stays right above the surface, making sure to not trail too far behind.
Smell: Toast, brown bread, malt and some sweetness. A bit of spice at the end.
Taste: Malt, toast, brown bread. A faint hop bitterness in the finish. This might be my new session choice.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, very low carbonation with a medium body..
Overall: Never had an Alt before but this was quite tasty. I really liked H&G's Zoe and wanted to give this a shot. So far, I like what they are doing there in Austin. I would be more than happy breaking this out during any get together.
Serving type: can
01-04-2014 22:42:02 | More by darthvohn
Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
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