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Fool's Gold Alt - Relic Brewing Co

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 14
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: n/a
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Relic Brewing Co visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: nebula1999 on 09-13-2012

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 14
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3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a nonic pint glass at Max Burger's CT Tap Takeover in West Hartford, Conn.

A: Poured a dark, rich amber color beneath a one-finger head of beige foam that settles into a creamy cap of carbonation that left a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Carbonation seems ample through the slight chilled haze.

S: A fine, herbal and earthy aroma rises from the brew along with mild, fruity esters and some slightly nutty aromas as well. Bitter, herbal hops peak through the slight whiff of alcohol.

T: Bold, fruity and complex with inherent, earthy and dry bitterness from the get-go. Fruitier notes blend with nutty malts and sweet, caramel flavors before washing back a tad boozy with a chewy yeast flavor in the mix. The finish is spicy and bittersweet with a dry, balanced flavor.

M: Full-bodied double altbier with a smooth, spicy and fruity palate that cloys a bit on the tongue but a generous amount of hops take the feel far away from syrupy and restore balance to the palate.

O: At 7% ABV, Fools Gold is certainly a unique take on the classic altbiers of Germany. The generous hop additions serve the brew well, however, by balancing the large quantities of malt used and avoiding a syrupy, slick feel. Complex and full-bodied with an easy-drinking balance of hops and malts in spite of its higher ABV. (1,321 characters)

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3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewer also calls this a "German Double Alt". Possibly a Sticke Bier?

Pours dark copper reddish brown from the growler. Thin, fleeting head.

Aroma is very mild. Struggling to pull notes from this one. But I do pick up some nice soft hops and some distant malt aromas.

Taste is also subdued for me. Bittersweet--and a mild sweetness at that. However, the biggest thing I pick up on is a sharp bitterness, but unlike a pleasant IPA hop bitterness. It is almost abrasive in a way that detracts from the overall experience. Top and sides of the mouth are prickly after about a minute. Some may like this. But I prefer a smoother dryness in the mouthfeel. I'd hate to think this fresh beer is oxidized.

I like this beer. Just seems to have some flaws. Very much looking forward to further incarnations on this particular brew from this fantastic brewery. (853 characters)

Fool's Gold Alt from Relic Brewing Co
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.