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ALTitude - Tuckerman Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: mduncan on 11-25-2011

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.
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 12
Photo of jlindros
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, orange-brown coloring with a foamy, off-white head that is tall and chunky. Toffee and nut sweetness on the nose, both smooth and strong. Boozey tones on the tongue, which are also strong, balance with old world fruit sweetness, including nut, date and fig. Roasty and slightly bitter throughout. Very rich and roasted aftertaste, as well. Sweet, dark, lingering finish. Very strong and pretty damn tasty.

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +5%
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

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jwps214
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good beer with the malt being pronounced and up front. Not my style but not bad either.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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ALTitude from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.