Main St. Virginia Ale | Center of the Universe Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
cotubrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by KomodoDragon on 02-19-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
49
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
17.14%
 
 
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0
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by KomodoDragon:
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3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - The deep cranberry colors shocked the spouse. This was lively and crystal clean - with a 1 inch sandy head and wonderful lacing.

S - Bread, grains, flowers. Bottle says Virginia Ale, website says altbier, smell says pilsner.

T - Follows the nose - adding a sour malt flavor. Crisp, bitter, and quite dry on the finish stealing away any caramel sweetness.

M - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Well crafted.

Would have preferred some more caramel malt presence, something to take it away from a pilsner. But this is well built, smooth, clean and refreshing. Maybe something for a warm summer day in central VA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Deep amber, bubbly, clear with a good looking lace on top. Dried grass, digestive biscuits, lemon pith, faint taffy and yeast in the nose. Very smooth, moderate sized body with just enough crispness. Good malt backbone, biscuity, grassy, and grainy from the malt with peppery and herbal notes from the hops. Ample bitterness. Nutty yeast and a mild warmth from the alcohol.

Without a doubt a good go at the style, a tough one to brew as the the flavor profile is so damn narrow. COTU hits all of the bells and whistles, a bit cleaner and honed in it would rival some of the best in Germany.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of hophugger
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a caramel brown with average head and decent, spotty lacing. Aroma is of bread, caranel and some grass/hay. Taste is malty with touches of sticky caramel and a nice bite of hops right in the middle. Mouthfeel is decent and becomes more sweeter and maltier/breadier as it warms..

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3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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1/5  rDev -71.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Main St. Virginia Ale from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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