Alt-eration Ale
Hops & Grain Brewing

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From:
Hops & Grain Brewing
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Altbier
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.53%
Ratings:
201
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 20, 2020
Added:
Dec 02, 2011
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  29
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Ratings by RichH55:
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RichH55 from Illinois

May 07, 2015
More User Ratings:
 
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 20, 2020
 
3.81 by WDJersey from Colorado on Mar 24, 2017
 
3.85 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jan 06, 2017
 
3 by dasotelo50 from Texas on Aug 28, 2016
 
3.63 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Jul 07, 2016
 
3.77 by kkarimi from Texas on Jul 05, 2016
 
3.75 by DbbC from Illinois on Jun 14, 2016
 
3.88 by aufie from Texas on May 26, 2016
 
3.53 by bluesyasian from Texas on May 09, 2016
 
3.79 by Bluecrow from New York on Apr 23, 2016
 
3.93 by rorjets from Connecticut on Apr 07, 2016
 
3.93 by jmills3 from Texas on Apr 01, 2016
 
3.94 by ExaltedNecrosis from Texas on Mar 19, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Can from Whole Foods - Lamar. Agree with Cosmic Scherzo, spot on for an altbier. Dry and nutty, medium murky brown/amber body, soft tight beige head. Aroma and taste both accurately represent this Dusseldorf style. Somebody did their homework.

Mar 06, 2016
 
4.2 by edabdala from Texas on Feb 04, 2016
 
3.27 by Junichi from Texas on Feb 03, 2016
 
4.25 by MaddDogg84 from Texas on Jan 11, 2016
 
3.58 by ryanhooks81 from Georgia on Jan 10, 2016
 
3.44 by jdimento from Texas on Jan 07, 2016
 
3.52 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Dec 27, 2015
 
3.73 by aknalley from Texas on Nov 22, 2015
 
3.19 by chuckt62 from Texas on Nov 21, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by bwood06 from Wisconsin

On tap into a small pint glass

A - Ultra thin head, which seems to be the going rate for beers on tap at this brewery. Beer is clear and dark brown bordering on mahogany. Light to moderate carbonation is visible. 4/5

S - The aroma leans heavily toward the sweet side of things with notes of toffee, molasses and a sweet toasted malt that is backed up by a complete lack of a hop profile. Somewhat muted. 3.75/5

T - Sweet caramelization and a light breadiness are the initial notes to hit my tongue which is followed by dates, dark chocolate, and finished off with a floral hoppiness. Lingering bitterness makes it hard to forget that you've just taken a drink of this beer. 3.75/5

M - Very light with only a slight carbonation tickle. No real drying astringency allows this beer to remain somewhat creamy despite its light profile. 4/5

O - Muted aroma was disappointing despite the notes that were present (I really had to search for those notes). However, this is somewhat made up for with a nice complex taste profile that balances out on the sweeter side of life. The lightness of this beer allows the drinker to have several without feeling weighed down. 3.75/5

Nov 12, 2015
 
3.52 by BGsWo22 from Texas on Nov 09, 2015
 
3.5 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on Nov 08, 2015
 
3.62 by MLDucky from Texas on Aug 22, 2015
 
3.75 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Aug 06, 2015
 
3.51 by Wayne17 from Texas on Jul 22, 2015
 
4.26 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Jun 27, 2015
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tronester from Oklahoma

Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Aromas of brown sugar and flowers. Taste is very malty, toasty, with some stone fruit in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a pretty good Alt.

Jun 19, 2015
 
3.5 by Matt141 from Texas on Jun 16, 2015
 
3.79 by MitchellMyhre17 from Texas on May 25, 2015
 
3.99 by acbe from Texas on May 06, 2015
 
3.72 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Apr 29, 2015
 
3.13 by mig100 from Texas on Apr 10, 2015
 
3.81 by sd123 from Georgia on Apr 02, 2015
 
3.5 by Fabiand from Texas on Mar 26, 2015
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3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAdvocate from California

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

Not bad at all. With a lot of bells and whistles, it could be a bit cleaner for the style ... a tad too sweet as well. Still quite drinkable, with some complexities that open up after a few sips. It is enough of an Altbier for a novice to give it a go to see what the style is all about.  

STYLE: Altbier
ABV: 5.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Muddled brown, thin sticky lace

SMELL: Sweet, sugary, malty, toasted piecrust, faintly herbal, cherry skin

TASTE: Very malty, smooth, slightly slick, medium bodied, light brown sugar, hint of coffee, herbal hop, bread crust, modest hop bitterness, faint fruitiness, yeast, dried grass, walnut skin, semidry finish

Mar 26, 2015
 
3.75 by wmountz from Texas on Mar 23, 2015
Alt-eration Ale from Hops & Grain Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 201 ratings