ALTerior Motive | COAST Brewing Company

ALTerior MotiveALTerior Motive
BA SCORE
83.3%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 78 ratings
ALTerior MotiveALTerior Motive
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our altbier is crafted after the authentic, or sticke, style that originated in Germany. It is extremely malty, aggressively hoppy and cold conditioned for a clean, smooth finish.

Added by mikesgroove on 08-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,979
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
78
Liked:
65
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
10.1%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Anthony1
3.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

64 oz growler from charleston beer exchange.

poured a copper color, pretty clear with a fluffy head and ok lace.

smelled sweet and bready, but unimpressed. taste was similar. light body with good carbonation. well balanced, but lacked any lasting definition. unimpressed and this is the one i expected to like the most. definately my least favorite coast beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of icehawk
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 

 Appearance: Beautiful clear orange amber with short lasting white head 

 Aroma: Green apples, bread 

 Taste: Fruity and floral undertones. Finish with a bready bitterness 

 Palate: Light body. Flat with spicy undertones. 

 Overall: Very drinkable, although the bitter finish sticks with you long after the drink. Interesting, subtle fruit undertones makes this more complex than the body might make you believe.

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Photo of whitekiboko
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 9/24/14, placeholder review Malty mess, some herbal hops. will rate if can find a semi fresh bottle

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Photo of PDXHops
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A rich see-thru brownish amber body is capped with a finger or so of creamy off-white head. Decent retention, with a bit of lacing here and there.

The nose has perhaps a bit too much apple fruitiness, but is pleasant, with appropriately plentiful bready and toasty malts. An easy drinker with a leafy bitterness complementing the malt sweetness. Good toasted/roasted flavors. Medium body, moderate carbonation. The ample fruity flavors seem a bit out of place for the style and it's maybe a touch too sweet; nevertheless, it's a tasty beer that goes down with ease.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 11/22/11; reviewed blind

Thanks to PDXHops

Sunburnt amber color; mostly clear. Sharp looking beer. Two finger head is porous and is slow to thin out. A drippy running of lace clings to 1/3rd of the glass and leads to thicker lace whilst sipping. Thin layer of retention overall. 4.0

The aroma is very malty - an abundance of bread notes, grains, toffee, faint caramel notion, molasses and pecan. A sugary sweetness upfront is tempered my a dry spice; it's an enjoyable back and forth. Earthiness as it warms. Overtones of fruit esters. 4.0

The flavor has a sugary aspect upfront; however, it isn't painfully sweet and it tapers off soon enough. A modest hop presence is had early on, too - earthy with a kick of bitterness toward the end. The middle is rounded out by toasted bread that is dry and grainy. Nice progression; I like that it finishes more grainy than sugary. The second pour has a slight tanginess. 3.5

I'm going with medium body, though at times it seems thinner on account of watery edges and carbonation that is higher than I prefer. Lots of lingering residuals that keep luster all the while. There's a coating feel on the finish. 3.5

Not sure of the style here; perhaps some manner of brown ale? In any case, it's an easy drinker that seems to have a fully manageable abv. I like is quite a bit; some good things going on here. 4.0

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmckay41
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of tlema1
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 3ricks
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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ALTerior Motive from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.3% out of 100 with 78 ratings
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