Alt - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeff80:
4.2/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Poured out a somewhat cloudy, bubbly, copper color with gold highlights. It had a small, tan, smooth and foamy head that left a little lace.
S - It smelled very malty, earthy and grassy.
T - It tasted malty and of a peppery spiciness. It had a sour fruitiness that was reminiscent of a dubbel.
M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium-bodied beer.
D - This is one of the best altbiers that I've ever had. It certainly stands out from the others I've tried.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2009 01:25:58 | More by zeff80
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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.