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Alt Bier | The Tap Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by UncleJimbo on 05-17-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by purplehops:
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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Haverhill's Alt poured a clear copper red with a light tan head that left some lacing on the glass. Aroma was caramel malt with a hint of floral and citrus hop notes. Taste started with plenty of malt up front followed by some clean caramel flavors and a hint of citrus. The finish brought the hops into play with plenty of hop flavor to balance the crystal and caramel malts. Aftertaste was a lingering crisp hoppiness with just a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean with a medium body.
Overall this had to be one of the best Alt style beers I have had. It was clean, crisp, refreshing, malty, and had plenty of hop kick to balance it all out. You can tell this is a winner from the moment you see it being poured. This is one of those beers that just has an aura about it. If you are ever in the Merrimack Valley you have to stop and have one of these.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried everything on tap, this was the first one! Lovely mahogany color, and the head was beautiful, as it died down a bit, it left nice creamy peaks that looked like hills and valleys in the glass. Nice fresh smell to the beer.

This beer had excellent body (medium), and mouthfeel. Slightly astringent, there was some sweet malty flavor to start, and the finish was was slightly roasted maltiness/slightly hoppy.

Very delicious, would recommend to anyone. pat

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at the brewpub.
17 degrees plato, 7% alcohol, 26 IBU

This alt bier poured a clear, fairly dark amber-red color with creamy, tan foam that left lace down the glass. The smell was caramel malt and floral hops (and some grapefruit aroma). The taste was caramel malt with lots of bitter hops. The taste was nicely balanced. The mouthfeel was crisp and smooth. The body was medium and the carbonation feel was medium. This was an easy drinking beer. Very nice.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the best Alt I've had since....since....well since the last day of business for Quincy Ships Brewing. I was there as Tod Mott closed the place, and enjoyed his superb Alt. And I have the chance to enjoy Tods handiwork once more!
Haverhill Alt is dark brown and clear, with a finely bubbled tan head atop it. A little bit of lacing... Good mix of malts, with caramel, and hops in the nose; quite pronounced as well. Fairly smooth on the tongue, and nicely medium-bodied also. The Alt was crisp all the way. Lightly sweet malt, in the form of caramel, starts things off. Very well balanced by a healthy hit of hops in the pleasingly long finish. Tod, all the best. Keep on brewin' Bro! Cheers!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


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Alt Bier from The Tap Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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