Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
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!
Serving type: can
03-21-2014 22:24:43 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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
Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.