Altbier | Reuben's Brews

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Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
reubensbrews.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dirtylou on 01-01-2014

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Photo of StJamesGate
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.
Russet with taupe trailers. 4
Big toasty autumn leaf. 4
Pan crust, cherry skin, bready sweetness, some pepper, hints of fruit and lean IBUs. 4
Smooth, halfway to medium, crisp. 4

Hits most of the right notes - short on IBUs, maybe. Huge melanoidin character. Sessionable but not craveable which, with alts and bitters, is rather the point. And that’s disappointing from a supposed traditionalist QA-oriented brewery.

Warning track double. 3.75

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Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

I had this on-tap in a taster glass at the brewery.

Appearance: rich red hue with just the littlest hint of haze and an ivory head leaving a nice lace.

Smell: rather beery aroma; lots of toasty malt and earthy hops.

Taste: drier than most altbiers I've had with a toasty malt flavor right up front. Bitterness is moderate and earthy in character. Kind of like an ESB, almost. I like this take on the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a very drinkable example of the style, if a bit drier than normal. Another solid brew from Reuben's.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap @ the brewery, served in traditional 'stange'

32 IBU / 5.1%

'stone fruit, crisp, bitter, refreshing'

Pretty damn excited that someone is making an altbier around here - very cloudy amber body. A nice sharp hop bite, nutty malt, fall apple. Good stuff - i see more of this in my future.

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Altbier from Reuben's Brews
3.88 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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