Brewers' Cut Altbier | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MattSweatshirt on 04-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Premium Draught in Houston.

A: Pours a clear reddish/brown color. A pillowing two finger white head forms with good retention. Nice lace is left behind. Looks like spiderweb legs.
S: Up front is grassy and herbal hops. Earthy, then the great malt character comes in. Toasted malt, baked bread, and a light sweetness. A bit of earthy bitterness lingers in the nose.
T: At first, this follows the nose. With an Earthy, grassy, and herbal hop flavor. Toasted malts again follow the hops. A nutty flavor as well. The sweetness is a bit stronger here, but still very nice.
M/D: A medium body that is very crisp and effervescent. I wish it was just a bit dryer, but still very refreshing and clean. Easy to drink. Something I can enjoy all day. I just wish the alcohol was a bit lower.

I am really digging some of the Albier's that are being made in Texas right now. Hops & Grain has a great one, and I think I might like this one a little more. A very good, if not great representation of the style in the US. I will be looking to pick up a few six packs when I see this around.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Appearance: Clear, deep amber with a massive, dense off-white head, with superb retention. The carbonation is slight, Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Grassy hops vie with adundant toasted malt for a simple but very pleasant aroma.

Taste: Strong grassy and herbal hops up front, with an understated toasted malt presence. Later in the taste, the hops turn earthy with a lingering bitterness which utterly vanquishes the toasted malt. Finishes with a lingering earthy and metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Far too biased towards the hops for my taste, nonetheless, replendent with the quality and craftsmanship that Real Ale is noted for.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Texas in April, 2013 for $8.99/six-pack.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle best by 08.07.13

Pours out a clear copper/amber with a white head that leaves lacing down the glass.

Big hoppy presence of grass and earth with some slightly toasted malt.

While drinking this the bitterness just takes over the tongue. Fairly big hop presence but I guess they are going for the bigger "Sticke" version. There is a lovely grass and earthy hop flavor. Bready toasty malt is right there with it providing a nice balance.

Drinks smooth with spot on carbonation. The body is lighter side of medium.

Drinking this gives me flashbacks of being in Düsseldorf. Pretty well executed here.

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Brewers' Cut Altbier from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 61 ratings