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Main St. Virginia Ale - Center of the Universe Brewing Company

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Main St. Virginia AleMain St. Virginia Ale

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 46
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KomodoDragon on 02-19-2013

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Reviews by KomodoDragon:
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3.62/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - The deep cranberry colors shocked the spouse. This was lively and crystal clean - with a 1 inch sandy head and wonderful lacing.

S - Bread, grains, flowers. Bottle says Virginia Ale, website says altbier, smell says pilsner.

T - Follows the nose - adding a sour malt flavor. Crisp, bitter, and quite dry on the finish stealing away any caramel sweetness.

M - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Well crafted.

Would have preferred some more caramel malt presence, something to take it away from a pilsner. But this is well built, smooth, clean and refreshing. Maybe something for a warm summer day in central VA. (627 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.77/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Deep amber, bubbly, clear with a good looking lace on top. Dried grass, digestive biscuits, lemon pith, faint taffy and yeast in the nose. Very smooth, moderate sized body with just enough crispness. Good malt backbone, biscuity, grassy, and grainy from the malt with peppery and herbal notes from the hops. Ample bitterness. Nutty yeast and a mild warmth from the alcohol.

Without a doubt a good go at the style, a tough one to brew as the the flavor profile is so damn narrow. COTU hits all of the bells and whistles, a bit cleaner and honed in it would rival some of the best in Germany. (634 characters)

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3.23/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a caramel brown with average head and decent, spotty lacing. Aroma is of bread, caranel and some grass/hay. Taste is malty with touches of sticky caramel and a nice bite of hops right in the middle. Mouthfeel is decent and becomes more sweeter and maltier/breadier as it warms.. (284 characters)

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3.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Main St. Virginia Ale from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
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