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ALTitude - Tuckerman Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%
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.

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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.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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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.

ALTitude from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.