Alt - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by umustdrink:
4.4/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Hazy orange color. Offwhite head settles at an eighth inch. Little to no lacing.
S - Orangey hoppiness, sweet and peppery bubblegum yeast, earthy wheaty malts, some pungent phenols. Smells like a good belgian dubbel.
T/M - Starts out with very sharp carbonation bite and some faint dark fruit flavors. Chalky wheat with more sweet fruits and some caramel. Finish is a sweet cherry fruitiness, chalky wheat flavor and some sweet yeast. Tastes like a good belgian dubbel.
D - I would never have pegged this as an altbier, but what do I know. Great drinkability, I'd love to see this one in the year-round lineup.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2009 04:24:05 | More by umustdrink
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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 155 ratings.