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ALTitude - Tuckerman Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tuckerman Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

ALTitude – Altbier with Attitude, is a limited edition release of the original recipe for the Headwall Alt. The original pilot batch was smooth, malty, full bodied but too high in alcohol (7.5% abv), to become the “session beer” Headwall Alt. Too strong to be a classic Altbier, but too good to forget, we knew we wanted to one day brew this novel beer again and share it with you. Like the Headwall Alt, the ALTitude is cold conditioned, dry-hopped and krausened in the bottle or keg. The process takes about 60 days.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 11-25-2011)
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Photo of Fernans
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First got to get this off my chest... why on earth would say good things about a beer then give a mediocre rating? Are New Englanders tough raters. I've had beers in top 100 that are not on par with this one. Its sometimes all about the hype. The reason I bring this up is because of this beer. It is an exceptional version of an altbier. it's pretty exceptional beer.

I judge because the first time tried, it really impressed me. Color, aroma, taste everything. I am very much looking forward to its release. Love the local...for once.

Fernans, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of MightiestBeard
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

MightiestBeard, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Gregwa, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of guezarka
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

guezarka, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Quafftastic
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Quafftastic, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

FrankLloydMike, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

mklisz, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of jbertsch
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jbertsch, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of tscanlon51
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

tscanlon51, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of rTheory
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

rTheory, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of tpauer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

tpauer, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of BillDon
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great winter warmer beer.

Appearance: Great plumb color - yummy. Not a ton of foam. You need to work to get get more than a fingers worth.

Taste: is what sells this beer. Smooth yet complex flavor.

Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth. The bottle conditioning comes through. Just enough carbonation all without any extra C02 added to the beer.

This is Tuckerman's best beer.

BillDon, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of irishevans
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%

irishevans, Tuesday at 01:33 AM
Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

ContentmentDIPA, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an Oct '12 expiration date. Sampled on January 28, 2012. According to their website this is a Schtick-Alt beer, which is similar to an Alt with a higher ABV. The pour is an attractive dark amber with a long-lasting boisterous head. The aroma is full of sweet malts and mellow hops. The body is medium to full. The taste is splendid with malty sweetness, a little yeast, licorice, and all balanced by a dry hopped ending.

puboflyons, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Psychmusic
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Psychmusic, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades slowly to thin layer leaving some lace. Dark brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Malty caramel nose, flavor is similar, chewy caramel with hops balancing. Decent Alt. $2.95 for a 12oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

jdhilt, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev +4.7%

kdivers, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of T-34-85
4/5  rDev +4.7%

T-34-85, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +4.7%

thebouch01, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I snagged a couple of single, 12oz bottles of this the other day ($1.60ea ), and have now opted to start quaffin' while out in the 'Zebo as the sun slowly sets...

Poured into an imperial nonic.... The bier has a slight bit of haze, and the color is a deep, dense chestnut. The head is tan and creamy, a fine, tight layer of minute bubbles, lasting quite well. Lacing is present, though not leaving too much behind. The aroma is rich and malty, with healthy levels of caramel and toffee. This brew is fairly smooth on the tongue, and ther body is a standard medium.

Flavor has a good dose of caramel and toasty malts, with intimations of brown bread lightly soaked in dark rum. Seems like a little brown sugar is in the mix, too, and the finish has some earthy hops lingering around. Not overly complex, but tasty and satisfying nonetheless. And the 7.50% ABV is well-hidden. Prosit!!

4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1577

Bierman9, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of hopsbreath
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shout out to mjn5036. Thanks Matt! 12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Pruney brown body with a finger of dusty head receding to a wispy cap, spotty lacing. Dark fruits on the nose along with some spice notes. Dark roast flavors abundant alongside strong coffee and dates. Thick full bodied beer with good carbonation to keep it from being too heavy. A very good Alt. I knew nothing about the brewery let alone the beer when I got it. A definite surprise and joy to drink. I'd love to see six-packs of this in my grocery store. A winter seasonal worth looking forward too.

hopsbreath, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Kinsman
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Smuttynose Big Beer series glass (tulip-ish)

Fills the glass with a deep dark brown body and beautiful creamy tan head on top. A bit of sticky lace clings to the glass as it slowly fades.

A strong malt forward aroma with notes of dark fruits like prunes and raisins. A good bit of caramel sweetness goes along with this as well as a slight hint of cocoa.

Taste matches up well the with aromas, giving you a nice variety of fruit and caramel notes. A mild hop character along with just a bit of warming spice note balances it all out.

Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. Overall, ALTitude makes for a nice addition to the Tuckerman lineup. I drank the Headwall Alt quite a bit in my early days of craft beer and this brings me back to those days... just with a bit more punch this time.

Kinsman, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest bar-pour head, but it lasts a long time. Brown colored liquid where a bit of light shines through. Leaves a slippery coating of lace; streaky.

Good blend of toasted crystal malt and mild floral hop aroma.

There's an element of mildly burnt malt to the otherwise toasted flavor. Good hop presence that lasts through the swallow. Short aftertaste. Thinish body with a high carbonation. The hop provides a balancing spice--this isn't a malt heavy beer.

smcolw, Dec 22, 2012
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ALTitude from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.