Alt-Bier Ale | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Alt-Bier AleAlt-Bier Ale

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 36
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

Not the cleanest Altbier but it does have all of the bells and whistles of one. Not exaclty a beer style that brewers are lining up to do and one that does take a bit more care being the spectrum or character of the beer is pretty narrow. Hangar 24 lands well within the style, a good choice if you are looking to brush up on the German Styles.

STYLE: Altbier
ABV: 6.0%

LOOK: Dull brassy color, exceptional looking head

SMELL: Toasted bread, slightly biscuity, dried hay, crackers, herbal hop, clean

TASTE: Very malty, massive bready character, brown malt, dried grass, faint apple, toasty, herbal hop, light spice, breath of alcohol, toasted grain drying finish

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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A sweet, slightly crisp, slightly bitter, appropriately malt-dominant Alt. There's really not much to say about this somewhat turbid, orange-brown beer: it's a very solid, very conventional alt. It doesn't have a lot of depth, in terms of character or flavor, and it's even a bit thin in the mouth, but it basically subscribes to the general premise of Alts. It's drinkable, if a little malt-dry—mostly toasted biscuit, and a bit of nut—and its hop-bitterness wavers in the wrong direction just a tad—not cleansing as much as it should; lingering more than it should—but it's an altogether competent, drinkable brew.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Good taste but nothing special

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a dark amber color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of toasted malts with a bit of dark fruits.

Tastes of the toasted malts, dark fruits, and a bit of earthy hops. Toasted malts lead off with notes of toffee, chocolate, toasted bread, and a bit of caramel. A bit of nuttiness comes through before some figs and raisins. Toasted notes give way to some earthy and grassy hops. Fairly sweet overall. Finishes with a bit of toasted malt.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is pretty tasty with a nice combination of fruits and malts. Would like a bit less sweetness.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

Alt-Bier Ale from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 168 ratings
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