1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Heritage Alt - Erie Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Heritage AltHeritage Alt

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of swright13
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

swright13, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

HoppyBastard2, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

rolltide8425, May 08, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
3/5  rDev -21.1%

tommyguz, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of dannyfayy
3/5  rDev -21.1%

dannyfayy, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of xbrettfavrex
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

xbrettfavrex, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of OhNo789
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

OhNo789, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bcsbeer, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +5.3%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

harpus, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Darkmagus82, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +5.3%

nstroup, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Mojo, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Cylinsier, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of jaybags
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jaybags, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of clickyourfingers
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

clickyourfingers, May 19, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
4/5  rDev +5.3%

dugly2ugly, May 07, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

weaselchew, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Buggies
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Buggies, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.1%

ejimhof, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of TheNightwatchman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

TheNightwatchman, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

WoodBrew, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of DWolf
1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

DWolf, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tclapper, Dec 05, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Heritage Alt from Erie Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.