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Alternate Universe - 8th Wonder Brewery

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
8th Wonder Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the Alternate Universe, the malt planets and hops stars align with the yeast sun to create this otherworldly ale. Existing in a parallel dimension somewhere between an Amber ale and a Brown ale, this sublime brew has a malty backbone with a balanced hop bite. Extended conditioning produces a smooth and flavorful lib8ion. This superior ale is never too light, never too dark.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: champ103 on 03-19-2013)
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

brett606, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PaulUH, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Bluestar, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

StArnoldFan, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

zbooks, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 06, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Nobi Public House on 4/31/13.

Appearance - reddish-brown in color. Semi-cloudy, reminds me of a Helles in some respects except its obviously the wrong color and this is an ale. Not a very impressive head, poured about an inch which quickly dissipated.

Smell - malty, light coffee and nutty notes

Taste - Ding Ding Ding, winnah!! I have been to Germany multiple times, and drank a lot of German beer. Anyone who has been would tell you that beer over there tastes different than its imported counter-parts in the US. 8th Wonder is on to something here. I would love to see more traditional style beers from them in the future, as it is rare for a small local brewery to nail a beer like this in one of their initial offerings. Lager this bad boy and raise the ABV and we could easily call this a Märzenbier--really quaffable. This tastes like something you would get from one of the small town breweries around Düsseldorf. Tastes like it smells, but I expected this to be slightly sweeter than it is. I could continue this all day until I couldn't see straight.

Mouthfeel - Light on the palate, perfectly carbonated. I think this is what makes it really taste authentic to me, it's just too drinkable!

Overall - This is an excellent representation of a German altbier. The ABV, taste--well just everything except for appearance is spot on (would like to see more of a head with staying power). Good job guys! Your pale ale is an average beer for me, but this is on a completely different level. I look forward to trying your future offerings.

RichieBraustubl, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

spycow, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

kjkinsey, Apr 30, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas.

Ok, 8th Wonder! This is what I'm talking about. I didn't love Hopston, but I loved this beer.

Smell is nice. Not super strong, but good.

The taste.. well if you like malty, caramelly/toffee goodness.. then this is a beer for you. I certainly love those things.

I will be revisiting this one often. Can't wait to make it up for a tour in the near future to check out the brewery and have another one of these.

My review on the Ford Delicious Scale... Delicious!

Good start 8th Wonder. Glad to have another option in Houston!

Ford, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ScubaSteve00, Apr 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ilikebeer03, Mar 30, 2013
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Alternate Universe from 8th Wonder Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.