Copper Altbier | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

BA SCORE
90
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387 Ratings
Copper AltbierCopper Altbier
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:
Formerly Copper Amber Ale

Added by AlexJ on 04-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
387
Reviews:
86
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
13.27%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
118
For Trade:
3
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Durge
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

True to its name in color , clear with a fair off white collection of ringside bubbles on top. Lacing is decent as well, somewhat if a scattered marbled look. The taste is a funky skunk malt with a bit of spicy herbal hop bitterness. There's a fermented fruit suggestion in there but overall it's just a good old German brew with a little bite that goes down easy but not entirely quietly. The feel is of a subtle but certain brisk tang for the tip of you tongue on a medium- light bodied brew. Very nice and an understandable flagship.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bomber -> Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A - Stunningly beautiful. Lucious copper appearance with nice beige head, world class, retention, world class lacing.

S - The nose is kind of weak. I mostly got the smell of grasses.

T - a little smoky, a little rye, kind of a wonderful under control bitter grassy finish.

M - very pleasing with good carbonation.

O - I figured I would like this, but I had no idea I'd like it as much as I did. Awesome stuff.

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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a tulip. 7/19/13 bottling date so extremely fresh

Pours a dark copper color with a nice, fizzy head. Lots of tiny bubbles in this beer too, very eye appealing. The smell is smokey and hoppy. Very strong aroma. The taste is similar to the scent. Its crisp with a good amounts of hops, and a tad of rye smokiness on the back end. Tastes fresh. Super easy to drink, not too light bodied either. Youd guess 6 or 7% ABV. Very enjoyable.

Overall just a great enjoyable beer right here. I didnt know it would be a german style and flavor before opening it, i was expecting just a regular american amber. Pleasantly surprised. Will gladly return to this.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. Bomber into a standard pint, the brew appears a burnt copper color with a fluffy white cap 2.5 fingers strong that fades back to a thin film.

The aroma includes a toasty to toffee malt inclusion with a bit of floral hops to balance. Some burnt sugary notes meld interestingly with a bit of buttery diacetyl and trace mineral component.

The taste is quite crisp with an interesting contrast of herbal hop flavoring verse toasty biscuit to caramel/toffee malt. For less than 5% abv the alcohol presence is felt with slight astringency across the back. While the beer rests in the mouth it is on the sweeter side but the hops make it more bitter feeling in the aftertaste. It is nice how that works out.

This is quite a crisp brew. It is light without being watery but also modestly carbonated to help glide the flavors across the tongue. Admittedly, this isnt a style I typically geek out over but this one was decently done. I appreciate the chance to give it a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a large weizen-like glass at the Charlotte Airport.

A: The name is fitting, as it is a very pure copper/orange-red color. Head was 1 finger thick, foamy, and a bit offwhite, lasting about half a minute. Great looking beer.

S: Very classically beery with touches of grain and crackery malt. A faint twinge of sweetness in there. Hay. Interesting.

T: Initially very clean, and finishing subtle and smooth. Eminently drinkable. Upon closer inspection, a nutty profile comes into play. A touch of dry grassiness. Slight toasty to crackery malt in there. Very classic beer with nothing standing in the way.

Overall, this was a good beer. I'm not sure if I'd go out of my way to get it again. Super well done for the style and very drinkable. A welcome sight in an airport, but there are other beers that I would look for...

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Copper Altbier from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 387 ratings.
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