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Alt - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

155 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-09-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 124 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

This one is a nice golden orange color, with a light bit of haziness. A loose head of off-white foam, about one-finger's worth, sits on top. It dissipates rather quickly and there is really no lacing to speak of.

Major bubble gum scent, like juicy fruit in a glass. Lots of citrus and orchard fruits. Nicely mild caramel malt presence. Nice level of yeastiness. Mild hint of oak.

Now, that is really good. It's like peaches, pears, apples and pineapples lightly drizzled with caramel while sitting on a biscuit. Lots of banana and some light bubblegum notes. Mildly spicy with cloves and corriander.

Medium-bodied, but it works for the style. Medium level of carbonation, which IMO it could use a bit more of.

Very tasty and I'd love to have a bunch of them to dip into, from time to time. Nicely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 03:26:33 | More by coldmeat23
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Date: 10/12/2013
Type: 12oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2008
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!

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Alt from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.