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Heritage Alt - Erie Brewing Co.

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86
very good

47 Ratings
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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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Reviews by tgbljb:
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep mahogony color with moxderate tannish head, that rapidly fell to a thin ring leaving attractive lacing.
Smell is the perfect combination of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coffee, and plums.
Taste combines the roasted malt with a very strong coffee influence. Strong dark fruit notes are also present. A mild bitterness somewjat balances the sweetness.
Finishes with a very full mouthfeel with great taste retention.
This is truly an exceptional beer. Easy to drink, flavorful, and immensely refreshing. Excellent job from Erie.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 23:00:55 | More by tgbljb
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dannyfayy

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Darkmagus82

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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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Alabama

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.

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.

Pretty tasty dark ale with some nice flavors. Good flavor without being too strong. Enjoyable and I would certainly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

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3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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StBoisterous

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 14:38:48 | More by StBoisterous
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Heritage Alt from Erie Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.