Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery
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3.69/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: can
08-17-2013 03:56:25 | More by BryanCarey
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The beer pours a dark copper brown color with a solid off white head. I detected a nutty aroma with a bit of a caramel sweetness and a hint of tobacco. Some earthy hop flavor up front followed by a malty sweetness, slightly roasty with just a hint of chocolate. It's light/ medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp, slightly dry finish. Solid beer all around, for $6.99 a six-pack I would go back to this one regularly.
Serving type: can
06-10-2013 03:25:30 | More by JMad
Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.