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Heritage Alt - Erie Brewing Co.

Heritage AltHeritage Alt

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BA SCORE
86
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%


Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-23-2004)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance –Served a deep mahogany color with some ruby red highlights shining through. Upon serving there is a small tannish head that fades relatively quickly to leave a light film on the brew.

Smell – The aroma has a nice dark fruit aroma of cherry and some chocolate as well as a little bit of a bready aroma. Mixed with this is a bit of nut as well as some light coffee rounding out the smell nicely.

Taste – the taste begins with some roasted malt as well a bit of chocolate up front. There is a moderate sweetness present as well, consisting mainly of a dark fruit taste with a bit of almost milky sweetness. The flavors present upfront remain largely throughout the taste and are joined by a light coffee and nut flavor which biter the brew slightly. In the end a roasted sweet, but lightly bittered flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfel- The body of the beer is on the average to above average side for a brew of only 5.4 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather good for the style and create a slightly heavier feel with the creamier body but yet maintain a good drinkability due to the moderate carbonation.

Overall – A decent drinking brew with nice cocoa and roasted flavors and a thicker body then would have been expected for a brew of only 5.4 % abv Overall a nice drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 00:03:57 | More by Darkmagus82
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This beer pours black with a tint of red. The head is a beautiful creamy caramel color about 2 1/2 fingers tall that takes a few minutes to dissipate. There is minimal lacing. The smell is not very strong (in a good way.) Mouthfeel is about average. Not thin, but not thick either. The taste is a near perfect blend of malt and hops with a hint of toffee and mocha. A pleasant offering that I would drink again.

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Pours a deep brown color, off-white head dissipates relatively quickly.

Smells like chocolate and oak.

Figs, cocoa, slight oak notes, hints of clove.

Medium to light body with a light carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

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Trying a Heritage Alt from Erie from my boss who brought a bottle back from his Xmas trip home to PA. The beer pours a deep clear ruby amber with virtually no head and no lace. The smell is a very nice sweet malt aroma. The taste is a good malt base with caramel tones and slight hop finish. The mouthfeel is a light to medium body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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A-pours near black with a tan head with average retention
S-malty, slight olive and wet hay aroma, a little sweet, and fairly low hop profile
T-roasted malt, hop bitterness is just enough to keep the malt in check, and lasts through the finish
M- medium bodied
O- A nice somewhat unique style. I haven't had many of these and it is malty and almost earthy at the same time. Interesting.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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A. Pours dark brown, slight amber color when held to light.

S. Slightly hoppy with a subtle hint of chocolate.

T. Very well balanced flavor, very noticeable chocolate malt taste, but not overpowering.

M. No bitter aftertaste, slightly sweet. A smooth chocolate flavor lingers.

D. Extremely smooth for a darker style Alt ale.

Serving type: bottle (poured into glass)

- One of my favorite ales from Erie Brewing.

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Heritage Alt from Erie Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.