Balt Altbier | Union Craft Brewing Company

Balt AltbierBalt Altbier
BA SCORE
63.9%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 191 ratings
Balt AltbierBalt Altbier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by yourefragile on 07-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,126
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
191
Liked:
122
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of billab914
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost crystal clear medium-dark copper. The head is a fizzy light tan that has barely any retention. The aroma is malty, bready and a little sweet. The taste is also malty, with similar qualities to the aroma. There's a slightly metallic quality on the finish after the first sip but it eventually disappears. The body is lighter and easy drinking with just a hint of carbonation.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated can at 42 degrees into shaker
$ 1.86/12 oz can ($ 0.155/oz) at Craft Shack, Elkton, MD
Aroma of malt, fades
Head large (5.5 cm, aggressive pour), tan, frothy/fizzy, rapidly diminishing to five mm ring and layer
Lacing - none
Body – medium amber, clear
Flavor – begins malty with a slightly salty bite; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stevoj
2.64/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at City Tap House, DC. Kind of weak on the normal alt characters. Taste was more sweet than nutty, body a bit thin. Cola colored, underwhelming

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattXT
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoovisMG
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seanecy
2.39/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jaymo18
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of needMIbeer
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EekDaGeek
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This has a light edgy fizz to it, not malty. Unique and pretty gosh darn good.

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Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear chestnut with a frothy, two-fingered head that leaves a few shards around

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit and nut tones

Taste: Caramel with some fruit and nut flavors building, perhaps a hint of chocolate; slightly grainy in the mid-palate with some herbal tones; the finish is on the sweeter side with a touch of toast

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: It has been a while since I have had an Alt and this is a pretty darn good example; in the quest for hops, sours and big stouts, sometimes the little things get overlooked

Thanks, singlespeed, for the opportunity

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Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philibrew321
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csnyder83
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing wrong with this beer. My big objection is how light it feels.

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Photo of trickynicky
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Balt Altbier from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 63.9% out of 100 with 191 ratings
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