Leavenworth Eightmile Alt | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Spikester on 07-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.25%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz from Brewforia... Paid about $2... Pours with a short lived off white head... great sheets of lacing though.. the brew is lite amber.

Nose is pretty clean maltiness.. though the malts seem a bit restrained.. very light noble hops in the background.. pretty good I guess.

Flavor begins with a descent bitterness and moves quickly into a good malt profile highlited by some toasty elements... bready .. a little metallic.. coppery... I know that "minerally" is okay with an Altbier, but this seems a tad high.. Body and carbonation are about medium.

Meh.... Good I guess... I'm having a hard time with it because of the metallic notes on the finish.. but maybe they are supposed to be there... I don't know. I probably won't buy this again unless I am in a store that can guarantee freshness.

4/4/3.5/4/3.5

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a hazy amber with a moderate clingy white head, leaves spots of lace.

S: Toasty biscuity malt, light caramel, noble hops, definite minerality, classic Alt nose. Hint of orange essence.

T: Sweet bready, cakey, brown sugar malt flavour with minerality. Light grassy hop flavour brings a good counterbalance. Very good flavour overall.

M: Light-bodied. creamy, very smooth, very soft carbonation.

D: This is going down really fast and is a delight. Saw a new beer at Hi-Times, thought I'd pick it up, Altbier's a relatively rare style any way. Sub 5%, great flavour, easy drinking, what's not to love.

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Photo of jwc215
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours orangish copper - towards light brown with a small swirling patch rather than a head. No real lacing, other than one thin ring, to speak of.

The smell is of caramelish and grainy sweetness with a touch of noble-type, slightly floral, hop spicing.

The taste is grainy/caramelish - has a sweet touch, but balanced in the finish with a floral/earthy note. Rather on the thin side, though well-balanced, with just enough lingering taste.

It is light-bodied, towards fizzy, though it does hold up well-enough to just make it past watery.

A decent attempt at the style. It's light and easy enough to drink.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Fishbowl serves this ale in tall, slender pilsner glasses that accentuate its spry carbonation and the clarity of its copper body. Eightmile's aroma consists of tangy, doughy yeast elements. The taste is not as nutty or as thoroughly bittered as some alts, though a bit of warming coaxes greater alt character. The taste is otherwise tangy with a finish that appears, vanishes, and returns.

A physically pretty beer. Refreshing and casual.

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Photo of beertunes
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured with about a half-inch of slightly off-white head that dissipated quickly and left a fair bit of lacing. The beer was a lovely coppery-amber color.

The aroma was very malt forward with a slight spicy sharpness. The flavors were very similar to the scent, malty with just a touch of sharp hop on the finish.

The body and drinkability were typical for the style. Overall, a decent beer worth trying if you see it, but probably not worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of nickfl
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Half a finger of white foam quickly disappates and leaves good lace. The body is a hazy reddish brown color.

S - Toasted malt, caramel, and toffee with some light german hop notes.

T - Toasted malt and toffee with smooth caramel. The toast lasts through the finish, while the other malt flavors fade. A slightly earthy hop flavor shows up in the finish with moderate bitterness and some biscuit malt flavor.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is a nice, drinkable interpritation of an all to unusual style. It could stand a bit more hop character, but the dry finish makes up for this shortcoming and ensures balance and drinkability.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark amber coloured beer, with a very nice thick,creamy off white head. Nice aromas of corn/oat/cereal a wee bit of toast. Semis sweet creamy malty taste, at first then dissapates and becomes a tad more bitter,nutty..hazel nuts. Realativly thin mouthfeel about it, but does have its moments. A nice simple beer, OK.

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Photo of Spikester
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear medium brown with one finger of off white head. Head recedes to a ring of foam rather soon. Very minor lacing. Aroma is malty with a hint of hops. Taste is roasted malts with a kiss of bitter hops. A bit of leather on the back of the tongue gives it a dry moderately bitter finish. A nice session beer due to the 4.6% abv. Nice Alt bier. My sample was very fresh and this may be a summer seasonal I'm not certain. New find at the beer store.

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Leavenworth Eightmile Alt from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.58 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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