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Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery

Alt-eration AleAlt-eration Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%


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 mactrail:
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mactrail

California

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More auburn than amber with a nice head and plenty of lacing to start. Still spritzy at the end of the pint.

Maltiness is the defining character. An edge of bitterness, some dark roasted barley, and just a hint of butter. Dark flavors and some blackened malt up front on the tongue. Aromatic in the nose, perfumey flavor. Grainy with just a touchof sweetness. Turns dry and bitterish in the aftertaste.

A really rich and tasty version of the Altbier style. On tap at the Westside Alehouse, somewhere behind a motel on I-35 in Nowheresville, Texas.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 00:58:04 | More by mactrail
More User Reviews:
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Davideo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-04-2014 05:25:26 | More by Davideo
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2014 03:16:15 | More by Bearman13
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-29-2014 17:57:54 | More by shigg85
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

03-08-2014 23:13:51 | More by Karibourgeois
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Pug

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-26-2014 02:09:47 | More by Pug
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-23-2014 02:11:50 | More by Heretic42
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Sazz9

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

02-22-2014 02:18:38 | More by Sazz9
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nick0909

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-15-2014 03:58:52 | More by nick0909
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
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
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blastoderm55

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2014 03:19:36 | More by blastoderm55
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-26-2014 00:55:20 | More by mikeincharleston
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PaulUH

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-20-2014 20:35:50 | More by PaulUH
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afluentturtle

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

01-20-2014 00:01:00 | More by afluentturtle
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-17-2014 16:40:07 | More by PhatAtUT
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darthvohn

Texas

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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
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wreckem8010

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

12-29-2013 04:50:21 | More by wreckem8010
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Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

12-17-2013 01:29:29 | More by javlin624
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-18-2013 05:27:17 | More by Radome
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matthewbc

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

11-18-2013 01:12:00 | More by matthewbc
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-31-2013 07:10:01 | More by StevenLaValley
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Canti4341

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-29-2013 00:07:33 | More by Canti4341
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

10-01-2013 01:52:27 | More by duff247
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Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.