Copper | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldemeckbrew.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
OMB’s flagship, Copper, is an authentic Düsseldorf style “Altbier” or Amber Ale. There are no crazy flavors or gimmicks with Copper – its full-flavored start transitions to a smooth, balanced, easy-drinking finish. It’s the beer that tastes like beer.

Added by AlexJ on 04-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,129
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
402
pDev:
13.3%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pour is a dark copper/red with a good two finger head that slowly dissapated and left an incredible lace on the glass from top to bottom.

The smell was quite malty upfront with slight apricot tones in the rear of the nose.

The drink was a kick of hops up front, with a sweet and heavy malt in the middle and a crisp clean finish with little or no aftertaste.

All and all a great beer that is well worth a try. On a side note I did pick up a growler of this beer while at the brewery that I will be reviewing in the next few days.

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4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samtallica
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a local I have had this beer many times and figured I should review it. Reviewed on draft at Mac's Steele Creek, poured into a pint glass.

A: Brilliantly clear copper color with a nice 2 finger head.

S: Smells of sweet, toasted malts with some light chocolate, perfectly balaced with a kiss of noble hops. Very light sulfer in the background, but not of flaw by any means.

T: Perfect. The words balaced, crisp and clean come to mind immediately. Every time I have this beer I am more and more impressed by just how perfectly balanced it is. Subtle and refined.

M: Medium carbonation with a medium-light body.

O: What else can I say? This is one of my favorite beers. Always fresh, always tasty and always easy drinking. OMB is doing it right.

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4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #36 (Jan 2010):

Clear and copper, so the name is fitting; stiff lacing. Clean, toasty maltiness in the nose. Smells of toasted Portuguese sweet bread with a side of spicy herbal hops. Maltiness brings the palate to new heights as complex layers of toasted bread, caramel, dried hay and fresh- baked crackers unfold with each sip. Faint grape skin and nougat. Hopping is assertive and clean, yet is capped right below where the maltiness peaks, meaning there is a perfect bal- ance here. Long, beautiful, malty finish.

Authentic is the first word that comes to mind; stellar is another. If you are even remotely close to Charlotte, N.C., make a trip and get a growler or two. Kudos to the brewers for hit- ting the bullseye on this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Copper from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 402 ratings