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Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)
BA SCORE
3.65/5
Good
130 Ratings
Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)Phil's Existential Alt (Brewer's Share)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"According to Phil [Roche, brewer and beer developer], a generous amount of Munich and Vienna malts give this beer its copper color and toasty-caramel aroma. German noble hops provide complimentary bitterness and a clean, dry finish. The beer has been cold-conditioned for six weeks and goes down smooth."

43 IBU

Originally a pub-only beer, Re-released in April 2012 as part of the Brewer's Share series.

Added by RedDiamond on 10-24-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
130
pDev:
11.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My first altbier, that’s not from Dusseldorf. And you can’t tell, it’s that good. Nice mellow bitterness and roast grain flavor, nut brown color with thin beige head. Aroma is malty, burnt toast. Very tasty.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant deep amber to garnet chestnut. 1-2” tannish off-white foam collar, excellent lace
S: malt, kettle sugars, traces of grain and grain spice.
T: some cola, light banana, fruit, kettle sugars, dry finish with a lingering bitterness.
F: Creamy, medium to just shy of medium full body
O: The malt and hops are in a close balance for a dry, clean alt.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Massive, slightly coarse cream-colored head adorns a modestly hazy orange-brown body. The retention is fairly good. The lacing is complex, resembling an archipelago encircling the glass wall. The carbonation is modest and slow-rising.

Aroma: Rich aroma of scorched caramel and roasted nuts. Grassy hops are prominent in the aroma.

Taste: The taste beings with abundant and distinct Munich and Vienna malts, with darkly roasted grains and burnt caramel quite prominent. Roasted nut flavors soon appear, as with the aroma. Later in the taste, grassy and earthy hops appear, and vie with the malts for dominance. Finishes with a lingering earthy hop note.

Mouth feel: Full, smooth, soft, pleasant, with just a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, a decent example of the style, a slightly higher ABV, say of 6 to 6.5 percent would be welcome.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bomber on a spigelau glass.

A - looks beautiful. Nice copper color.
S- slightly nutty, but extremely weak. Had to really look for it.
T - slightly nutty flavor. I was hoping for a lot more taste. 43 IBU? Where are they?
M - it's okay. Nothing to write home about. Lacking a litte.

O- expected a tad more.

Edit: had to run an errand and came back to this beer considerably warmer. I can now taste the Munich malt (might be caramunich) and it improved incredibly. Tastes grainy malty. Improved considerably.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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