(512) ALT | (512) Brewing Company

BA SCORE
61.4%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 57 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States
512brewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
(512) ALT is a German-style amber ale that is fermented cooler than typical ales and cold conditioned like a lager. ALT means “old” in German and refers to a beer style made using ale yeast after many German brewers had switched to newly discovered lager yeast. This ale has a very smooth, yet pronounced, hop bitterness with a malty backbone and a characteristic German yeast character. Made with 98% Organic 2-row and Munich malts and US noble hops.

Added by LittleDon on 03-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,642
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
57
Liked:
35
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
11.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from half-growler (32 oz.) into pilsener glass; half-growler filled Saturday afternoon (Aug. 26) at Harvey Washbangers in College Station

L: 95% clear copper, loads of amber in it, not quite crystal clear but close; pushes up thick fluffy head of beige foam that is stickier than glue; maintains full collar and most of a skin; lacing some on the way down but much more stick off the head than lace; shows moderate but consistent activity in the glass

S: grain, sour grain, almost medicinal at its coldest; as it warms, still hangs on to that light medicinality, you could almost call it herbal or earthy ... or a herbal/earthy mix thing of some kind; as it warms a bit more, it has a toasted bread with a little brown sugar or molasses ... so light but it's there

T: toasted malt, almost peaty at times, grain, toasted grain, some light earth bitterness, and best of all -- a growing oak-wood flavor in the aftertaste that seems to be building and building just a bit more each sip ... very subtle but very tasty

F: very midweight ale soft, almost fluffy, up front with loads of what feels like tiny prickly bubbles giving it a drinkable crisp finish; feels very sturdy and wonderful for both sipping or taking on a good medium-sized swallow

O: not shocking at all that (512) brewed up a heck of an altbier here ... glad I bought a half-growler, and the way that oak-wood aftertaste note builds and builds, I expect the last ounce to be better than the previous 31; the light hint of peat is interesting and arguably perfect for the style ... the peat is not wee heavy levels but enough to give it a good earthy feel; the well-conditioned lager side of this beer makes the mouthfeel a highlight

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice dark amber colored beer. There is a good amount of pine and grass on the nose from the hops. Caramel and bread with just a little citrus on the palate, the malt adds a nice backbone to this ale. There is also some yeast present as well.

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(512) ALT from (512) Brewing Company
Beer rating: 61.4% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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