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Balt Altbier - Union Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 07-05-2012)
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

12oz can into a willybecker chilled

The color is dark toffee with auburn bronze hue and light haze with thick cream of 2 1/2 fingers w/ web-like lace and fine bead. The smell is very herbal with hops and almost pine-like aroma with slight caramel from the malt with lightly nutty tinge and slight fruity yeast accent. The feel is nice with bitterness level and moderate carbonation w/ light malt body and dry finish with low alcohol in the mix.

The taste has a mild hop flavor up front wiht light spice from the yeast and nutty toasted grain flavor in the malt profile with woody accent and mild yeast creaminess in the taste which is supported by the caramel sweetness in the background with toasted flavor and mildly spicy yeast in the finish. Overall this is a decent alt, pretty drinkable for the style.

Slatetank, Wednesday at 06:55 PM
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

wisegreensoul, Sunday at 12:31 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Beerasaurus, Saturday at 01:28 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

StevenK708, Sep 05, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

gambreeno, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jproche08, Sep 04, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MikeMilanoDesign, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

th3d1ck, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

doctorb, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sneth019, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Derpywitamuffin, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

wiscokid920, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

beerjamieson, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

deansellers, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dexterk1, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mikeburd1128, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Chvck1, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DrBier, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 FL OZ can into a pint glass (no Altbier glass on hand).

Appearance: Pours a thick caramel colored body with a thick, yet not dense, head. Looks like a thick iced tea or loosely carbonated soda.

Smell: Caramel aroma with a nice scent of German Noble hops.

Taste: More like a brown ale than the crisp Altbier flavor I remember. Nutty, caramel, and a touch of chocolate malt.

Mouthfeel: Very, almost too, thick for an Altbier.

Overall: Just not enough to style from the plethora of Altbiers I enjoyed so much outside of Duesseldorf 20 years ago. Again, much more like a nutty brown ale than a true crisp Alt. I feel like Fordham's Copper Ale was much more on point.

JednoPivoProsim, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BmoreBeerGuy, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

smokeypeat, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Zachior, Jul 08, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Balt pours a brownish color with a nice long lasting lacing head. There is a doughy bready aroma; like dry bread. The taste is very dry, and has a very nice creamy roasted oat taste. Nice body, and very nice strong flavors. Overall its a nice dry, thick, roasted oat beer.

vette2006c5r, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

oatsodas, Jul 04, 2014
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Balt Altbier from Union Craft Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.