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Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery

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Alt-eration AleAlt-eration Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 12-02-2011)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep amber in color, all but opaque, darker than any other example of the style that I have tried. The head is small and tan, and soon collapses. The lacing is fine and unbroken, entirely coating the glass walls.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malts, a moderate coffee presence, and a bit of wood.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of toasted malts, and a distinct charcoal note. As the taste progresses, the toasted malts roll on. Very late in the taste, there is a moderate, crisp herbal hop note, which carries on past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly soft, low carbonation, feels a bit thin.

Drinkability/notes: Perhaps a bit off style, but certainly not terrible, and is pleasant and drinkable. How about a "sticke" version.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. Purchased at Spec's today.

Serving type: can

10-20-2012 01:04:12 | More by Pegasus
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big head topped a lightly hazy auburn brew.

Aroma and flavor are spot-on altbier, I could smell it as soon as I opened the can. Malt forward, caramel malt, bready, biscuit, grain, maybe a hint of chocolate with a nice but indistinct hop bitterness that balances well.

Body is medium-thick and drinks like it's bigger than it is.

I'm a big altbier fan and now I have another choice, made better in that it's a local brewery (as local as we can get here in Tx). One more plus is that it comes in cans. Very nice job hops and malt!

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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.

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Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.