Alternate Universe | 8th Wonder Brewery

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86
very good
53 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
8th Wonder Brewery
Texas, United States
8thwonderbrew.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the Alternate Universe, the malt planets and hops stars align with the yeast sun to create this otherworldly ale. Existing in a parallel dimension somewhere between an Amber ale and a Brown ale, this sublime brew has a malty backbone with a balanced hop bite. Extended conditioning produces a smooth and flavorful lib8ion. This superior ale is never too light, never too dark.

26 IBU

Added by champ103 on 03-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Dface
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dynamo opener; at 8th wonder!

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dinkel
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thinnish but permanent and well lacing head. Amber Brown. Aroma is Crystal malts, Brown sugar and a touch of diacetyl. Flavor is malty and slightly fruity and you can taste the alcohol. It's a departure from American ambers and browns in that the hop character is noble German. Mouthfeel is light medium and overall a very tasty and good looking altbier.

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Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a pint glass, a thin head but good lacing. Pleasant smell and moderate carbonation. Slightly sweet fruity taste, pears and caramel. Overall, a nice beer for a sandwich.

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Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a tawny color capped by an impressive two fingers of foam; excellent retention and good lacing

Smell: Brown bread toasted and caramel

Taste: Toasted brown bread with a hint of caramel; grainy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent Alt but lacks some complexity

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Photo of gtermi
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhavey
2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't say that I've had too many alts recently, but this seemed pretty true to style, not to mention quite good. All characteristics were consistent -- appearance, smell, taste and mouthfeel. Nice beer.

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Photo of Ute2828
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Interesting different style, drinkable but not too light

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Photo of PhatAtUT
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish brown with a finger wisth foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is excellent. Bready, nutty, slightly hoppy aroma. Some tropical fruit. Definite breadt taste. Slight roasted maltiness. Creamy chocolate taste. Moderate bitterness at the end. Very smooth. Very good.

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Photo of Smanke
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full of malt flavor with enough hopping to keep it refreshing.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Alternate Universe from 8th Wonder Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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