Alt - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by akorsak:
4.33/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Eyncognito for this 12 oz bottle.
A: The alt is a copper color, brighter like a new penny at the narrower section of the glass. The color concentrates at the wider areas, obscuring anything on the other side of the glass. A thick head required two attempts to empty the bottle.
S: The ale has a light smoke aroma hanging around. It is paired with fruit, specifically melon. I've never picked up the melon angle (apart from watermelon); it is an interesting component.
T: This is the most unusual altbier I've ever come across. The smoke from the nose is amplified here, a light cured flavor. Caramel malts are in abundance, thick and sweet. Melon and pepper trade punches in a sweet and bitter back and forth. A great deal of the sweetness must come from the turbinated sugar and I really like what it adds. A well-rounded ale that is far more complex than any altbier I've had before.
M: The mouthfeel is both meaty and sweet. The smoke and sugar pop up at different times, so there is little interaction. The sugars add a sweet complexity that really works.
D: The ale has many, MANY dimensions over any other alt that I've had. I am floored that New Glarus took a traditional style and ran amok with it.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2009 02:26:26 | More by akorsak
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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.