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Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery

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Alt-eration AleAlt-eration Ale

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very good

144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Nightwish1094, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

d5001986, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bayern1987, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Davideo, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Bearman13, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

shigg85, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

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!

AlCaponeJunior, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Pug
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Pug, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Heretic42
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Heretic42, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Sazz9, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of nick0909
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

nick0909, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.28/5  rDev +12%

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.

Hoptometrist, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

blastoderm55, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mikeincharleston, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PaulUH, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

afluentturtle, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PhatAtUT, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of darthvohn
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

darthvohn, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

wreckem8010, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Radome, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

matthewbc, Nov 18, 2013
Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.