Altbier - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
3.9/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
on tap @ Bluegrass Brewing tasting room
Pours a hazy copper color, nearly amber, with a loose head, which dissipates rather quickly, leaving just a little ring. There's a little lacing, but not much. Looks about average I'd say. The smell is primarily of maltiness - very sticky and sweet - munich malt I'd guess, but fairly dry in the smell. Nice minty hop presence, kind of slight, but still there behind the sweet caramel smells, with maybe a touch of chocolate. I don't know if I just love the noble hops on top of the sticky malt body, but this one tastes great. A nice malty backbone - caramel, butterscotch almost, nice and bready, a bit toasty. And then a beautiful minty hop presence that sticks to you and kind of washes down with a hint of lime. Low bitterness, almost no esters. This one is nicely balanced, malty, hoppy - but not American hoppy. There are both subtleties and very obvious tastes here, that are all pleasant. There's a kind of sharp bite of carbonation, maybe a bit much, accentuated by the hops. Nice body, not huge, kind of walks the line between thin and full. Maybe a tad on the thin side of medium. A good drink. Nice flavors, not too high on the ABV. Overall, a bit challenging, interesting, simple and enjoyable in varying degrees and phases. This would probably be my choice if I returned.
Serving type: on-tap
06-27-2009 17:19:59 | More by taylorhamrick
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3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap into a shaker glass at the brewpub
A- Poured a dark amber color with frothy head that left lots of droppy lace
S- Some sweet caramel maltiness and some grains
T- Some big sweet caramel malt notes, some breadiness, some fruitiness, and grains
M- Pretty smooth medium carbonation, refreshing
O- A very drinkable amber ale that was refreshing and paired well with my food at the brewpub
Serving type: on-tap
03-26-2012 03:24:25 | More by Hoptometrist
Altbier from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
80 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.