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Alt - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

157 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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)
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Reviews by demcorhip:
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good looking brew. A bright bronze in colour, with a decent pale bronze head. Surprisingly clear, especially considering it is bottle conditioned. Fairly actively carbonated, which made the relatively poor head retention surprising.

A rich aroma rises from the glass to tempt my nose. Loads of toffee, along with a touch of molasses, likely from the turbinado sugar. Some more fruity aroma also present, with aromas of date and apple. Some vanilla and woodiness from the oak are also present and add depth. Floral and herbal notes are added from the Styrian Goldings and Hallertau.

Wow, im liking these open fermented oaked beers from New Glarus. Loads of malty goodness in a cavalcade of caramel and toffee are unloaded and almost bury the palate. The fruitiness arrives with a touch of dates and a slightly bitter flavour of red apple pea (i don't think i have had this impression from a beer before...)l. Warm and woody alcohol with a touch of vanilla manage to assert their presence and also make a nice segue to the hop finish that stands up to the rich malts and added sugar. Mostly bitter with their own woody character, but also with a mild floral and herbal character.

A mildly warming medium bodied brew, quite the malt bomb, although there are enough hops to reach a nice balance. The oak was a very nice touch, and adds complexity and depth, contrasting with the richness of the fermentables.

This is no session ale. It is a big, rich, and tasty brew, extreme yet highly refined, which seems to be Dan Carey's signature. Highly recommended to fans of his craftsmanship. Yet this brew is fairly easy to drink, and has enough going on to make it hard to stop at just one. Hopefully this brew makes a return soon, i will be eagerly awaiting it.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 02:17:15 | More by demcorhip
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Alt from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.