Alt-eration Ale | Hops and Grain Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
200 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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Alt-eration AleAlt-eration Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery
Texas, United States
hopsandgrain.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wagenvolks on 12-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of MLDucky
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wayne17
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brushkanna
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tronester
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MitchellMyhre17
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acbe
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of wmountz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BArunnerchick
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kaiyotee
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Dark Amber, tan head
Smell: Sour Persimmon (I haven't had a persimmon recently, but for whatever reason, that came to mind).
Taste: Molasses, but not too sweet; dried fruit
Feel: Somewhat smooth
Nice balance of hops and malts

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Photo of jkn09
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msanborn
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fireslayer
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of rdooley
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of HipCzech
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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