Alt - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by marcobrau:
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Whoa...lots of carb; as in a glass full. This slowly settles down leaving sticky foam forming a rocky head. Boozy aroma mixed with the tingle of ethanol in the nostrils. This character fades after a bit and a complicated spiciness emerges mixed in with oak. Incredibly smooth caramel flavor and toffee flavor, but the sugary sweetness is kept in check by the hops. Juicy up front with a dry finish that has a tawny fade to it. Viscous, yet dry enough in the end. A tartness nips at the sides of my tongues as this warms up. A hot flash of alcohol burns a bit in the throat, but the warming sensation is welcomed this time of year. I can't seem to find out how strong this beer is, but I'd guess around eight percent alcohol by volume. If I'm correct, this drinks a lot easier than it should - Dopplesticke, anyone? Like others, I would like to see how this ages.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2009 04:12:48 | More by marcobrau
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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.