Alt - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by ALESwhatCURESya:
4.28/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A-Burnished and glistening amber body with remarkable clarity. The head comes on strong and maintains a solid backbone as it settles to a head that remains throughout.
S-Big old bouquet of malt graininess, caramel, raisin, and boozy oak. This carries a slight resemblance to rye whiskey. Wonderful and rich aromas that are multi-layered and carry great depth and complexity.
T- Again, the maltiness comes out strong with a bug rush of oakiness. Vanilla and raisin flavors are predominant with an ever-present malt sturdiness. The hops are definitely present but blend beautifully into the foreshadow of the aforementioned characteristics.
M-Rich and chewy with enough hop sharpness and bitterness to remain balanced and enjoyable on the palette.
D-This is big altbier with big flavors without being too aggressive. The alcohol is definitely noticed as this borderlines with an Old Ale but it seems appropriate for the body. This is one insane beer at an insane price tag ($6.99 sixer). Although this is tough to get outside WI and will be even tougher now that they have pulled it from distribution, it is worth seeking out in a trade. Well done!
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2009 01:22:37 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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3.73/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Glass: East End Tulip
*Big thanks to TATURBO for getting me this long time want to sample! Finally, knocking this one off the list.
Pours a light brown mahogany in color w/ a skim coat white head that leaves light lacing on the glass. Aromas of dark fruits, light tropical fruits, caramel malts, and that spicy/herbal quality typical of Alts. The flavor was of dark fruits (plum/fig) mixed w/ tropical notes and caramel, leading into a bit of oxidation and wet cardboard, and finishing w/ herbal spice and mild hop bite. Medium bodied and lush and finishes clean and light. Pretty drinkable except for the off oxidation flavor.
Overall, slightly disappointed as this one has fallen off as Chris had warned me about. However, I could see underneath the oxidation as to the wonderful brew this once was. Amazing that a lagered Doppelsticke Alt has fallen off and oxidized after only 5yrs.! One would think the extended conditioning would benefit a good Alt, I guess New Glarus has yet to master the Alt the way Uerige has. Anyway, New Glarus please brew this again!
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 22:14:46 | More by mikeyv35
Alt from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.