Balt Altbier | Union Craft Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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194 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by yourefragile on 07-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,562
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
194
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
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Photo of Briancooper45
4.74/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a solid amber with a nice thick off-white head. Pleasant scent of toasted malt and caramel. Taste is similar, with a nice light bitterness. Yum!

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Photo of MrOH
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light brown, quickly receding white head.
Smells like toast and caramel
Tastes really toasty! A bit of caramel, and what I can best describe as a grape-like fruitiness. Crisp bitterness at the end
Medium bodied with a clean finish
Easy drinker for the fall

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevintaraross
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sisterofba
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdumler
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Light Brown/orange. 1.5 finger head, solid lace that fades away shortly.
S: caramel, bready aroma with a touch of walnut. Smells nice, like a nice fall day
T: very similar to smell which is great. Nice tingle on the tongue with a small bit of hops but mainly a strong malt with a bready taste.
F: solid carbonation with a crisp finish. Medium body and smooth through the mouth.
O: Great altbier out of a can. Would recommend.

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Photo of BJB13
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 11/07/17 stamped on bottom of can.
12 oz. can poured into a nonic pint.

Look- Cloudy, deep caramel color just like apple cider. A little more than 1 finger of off white, foamy head with some slick lacing that diminished but hung around.
Smell- Bready, caramel malts with a hint of hops.
Taste- Similar to smell, bready then slightly bitter and a little sweet. Balanced and dry with a quick clean finish. Refreshing.
Feel- Crisp, light to medium bodied. Good carbonation but not too much. Just a bit of bite but otherwise smooth.
Overall- I've only had a few different Altbiers but this one so far, is my favorite. It seems to be within the style guidelines and is easy to drink. Since it is in a can this may be my go to boat beer this spring.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tulip

L: Pour is a cloudy golden brown color. 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast with spotty lacing.

S: Caramel malts and bread... barely noticeable hop presence. Earthy.

T/F: Follows the smell. Caramel malt and dark bread... very earthy/nutty. Faint plum... not much in the way of fruit. Surprisingly bitter towards the finish. Noble hops. Finish is mild. Well carbonated.

O: Not a style I'm a huge fan of but not a bad beer. Glad I tried it in a sampler but not one I'd seek out again.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Damian74
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDizzle
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alts are one of those styles I could never really get behind. But, hey, it's late and I can't sleep and this was included in a mixed sixer, so salut...

Pours alty. A bit darker and more opaque than most other alts that I've had--Union really seems reluctant to filter their beers, for whatever reason. Not bad looking, though.

Smells of thick, caramel malt and then a little bit of generic grain and nobel hops. Firm yeast, and the caramel is very big. Good.

Tastes like it smells: caramel and toffee to start, some lightly bright hops and peat in the middle, and then a finish of caramel. Very nice maltiness, and very full body for a beer of its size.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.28/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuaneL
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very yeasty, has an off- chemical or wheat aftertaste; head does not stay

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Photo of Brewlinson
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Balt Altbier from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 194 ratings