ALTitude | Tuckerman Brewing Co.

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63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tuckerman Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
tuckermanbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
ALTitude – Altbier with Attitude, is a limited edition release of the original recipe for the Headwall Alt. The original pilot batch was smooth, malty, full bodied but too high in alcohol (7.5% abv), to become the “session beer” Headwall Alt. Too strong to be a classic Altbier, but too good to forget, we knew we wanted to one day brew this novel beer again and share it with you. Like the Headwall Alt, the ALTitude is cold conditioned, dry-hopped and krausened in the bottle or keg. The process takes about 60 days.

Added by mduncan on 11-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
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0
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I snagged a couple of single, 12oz bottles of this the other day ($1.60ea ), and have now opted to start quaffin' while out in the 'Zebo as the sun slowly sets...

Poured into an imperial nonic.... The bier has a slight bit of haze, and the color is a deep, dense chestnut. The head is tan and creamy, a fine, tight layer of minute bubbles, lasting quite well. Lacing is present, though not leaving too much behind. The aroma is rich and malty, with healthy levels of caramel and toffee. This brew is fairly smooth on the tongue, and ther body is a standard medium.

Flavor has a good dose of caramel and toasty malts, with intimations of brown bread lightly soaked in dark rum. Seems like a little brown sugar is in the mix, too, and the finish has some earthy hops lingering around. Not overly complex, but tasty and satisfying nonetheless. And the 7.50% ABV is well-hidden. Prosit!!

4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Modest bar-pour head, but it lasts a long time. Brown colored liquid where a bit of light shines through. Leaves a slippery coating of lace; streaky.

Good blend of toasted crystal malt and mild floral hop aroma.

There's an element of mildly burnt malt to the otherwise toasted flavor. Good hop presence that lasts through the swallow. Short aftertaste. Thinish body with a high carbonation. The hop provides a balancing spice--this isn't a malt heavy beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a clear, orange-brown coloring with a foamy, off-white head that is tall and chunky. Toffee and nut sweetness on the nose, both smooth and strong. Boozey tones on the tongue, which are also strong, balance with old world fruit sweetness, including nut, date and fig. Roasty and slightly bitter throughout. Very rich and roasted aftertaste, as well. Sweet, dark, lingering finish. Very strong and pretty damn tasty.

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ALTitude from Tuckerman Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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