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ALTitude - Tuckerman Brewing Co.

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86
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
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:
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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jmilo64

Maine

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-02-2012 01:12:47 | More by jmilo64
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mjfportland

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-22-2013 00:59:58 | More by mjfportland
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-06-2012 14:47:16 | More by GrindFatherBob
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cingram21


3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

12-27-2012 05:01:09 | More by cingram21
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Jsampsonster


3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-25-2014 16:04:10 | More by Jsampsonster
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CreightonSM

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

12-12-2013 16:37:55 | More by CreightonSM
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Fiore757


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-05-2013 01:19:49 | More by Fiore757
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-18-2013 01:51:23 | More by ScaryEd
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-04-2013 22:43:42 | More by braican
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-16-2013 18:34:24 | More by Kelp
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caguiar

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-24-2011 20:23:08 | More by caguiar
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown, slightly cloudy with garnet highlights when held to light. Bubbly frothy tan head shows some staying power and lots of sticky lace. Heavy toffee and caramel on the nose with hints of butterscotch, light fruit, and ethanol. Faint hint of earthy hops, but this one smells like its a gonna be sweet. My nose certainly didn't steer me wrong this is a sweet beer. Lots of toffee, butterscotch, caramel and brown sugar, bits of fruit and earthy hops. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy sugary mouthfeel. This grew on me, but it really needs something else. Maybe some more hops, or something else to cut through the almost over bearing toffee sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 00:07:11 | More by johnnnniee
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 10/01/13, gotta love bottling dates.

Pours a large fizzy frothy thick 2+ finger head that fades pretty slowly, some spotty lacing, very dark mahogany brown color with hints of light coming through.

Nose nice brown malts, little nutty, caramel, syrupy, with some earthy spicy hops, fresh wort, and mild boozy aroma.

Taste brings more brown malts, sweet and a bit syrupy, candy syrup with caramel and nutty flavors, mild boozy taste and warmth, more sweet fresh wort. Also some earthy hops, faint pine and forest floor, mild to fair bitterness. Finish is dry and not really sticky either, mild bitterness, bit more earthy hops, caramel, nutty syrupy flavors lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit bigger bodied, lots of carbonation perhaps a bit too much, touch of booze warmth, bit syrupy.

Overall meh, an OK beer but nothing too special, a bit over carbonated, not hoppy enough for the style, more like a big brown ale than an alt. Then again, it is pretty tasty and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 22:45:38 | More by jlindros
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JDelder

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-03-2013 15:12:03 | More by JDelder
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-04-2013 18:38:57 | More by cjs61679
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Shy5

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-27-2014 20:30:14 | More by Shy5
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-10-2013 13:02:31 | More by Duesler
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-31-2013 19:40:17 | More by ajcormier
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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2013 04:09:52 | More by k_clarkie
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-24-2013 16:15:34 | More by ant880
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-17-2014 18:04:41 | More by jwps214
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-20-2013 03:29:11 | More by ZEB89
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brewstervt

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-06-2013 23:03:55 | More by brewstervt
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Kinsman

California

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 23:54:38 | More by Kinsman
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2012 19:08:01 | More by smcolw
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ALTitude from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.