Headless Man Amber Alt | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Headless Man Amber AltHeadless Man Amber Alt

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-24-2002

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Photo of Contagion
2.41/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

There is a nice golden amber color to the beer. The body itself is clear and light passes through it easily. It formed a quarter inch head made of tiny bubbles that fades to a film on the top of the beer. There is no lacing on the glass at all.

The smell is a combination of malts and a hint of caramel. There is also a slight biscuit scent to it. You can also get a slight hint of hops. The taste is a mix of caramel malts and a slight burnt bread taste. A hint of grassy hops is also noticeable. The body is bitter and lives the same lingering bitter aftertaste after you've finished.

This is a medium to light bodied beer. There is a good level of carbonation that gives a little bite to the tongue.

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Photo of grynder33
2.58/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dark amber color, faint malt aroma , little or no head, slight malt sweetness along with the taste of yeast or some adjunct, rather thin on the palate. I think I had this on tap once and it was a little better, but for the time being, I'm going to pass on the bottles.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.66/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a copper-ish orange color with a white head. In the aroma, somewhat skunky and a sweet malt. In the taste, a sweet skunky malt, just like it smells, A smooth malty mouthfeel and a dry malty aftertaste. OK, malty and kind of skunky, nothing really that great.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.82/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thin. Not a lot going on there.

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Photo of DefenCorps
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle from December 2007, thanks to either Faro or eyncognito, I can't quite remember.

A: In my Unibroue tulip, this beer sits a gorgeous deep amber, mildly hazy, with a large, off-white head with excellent retention. A little lacework is left as the head recedes.

S: Rich, malty, bready, with caramel, honey, toffee and a little cream. Pretty awesome, really

T: Opens surprisingly bitter, with a husky, grainy astringency before a moderate sweetness kicks in. Nowhere close to as balanced or complex as the nose, this is actually a little disappointing. Mildly chalky mid palate. Finishes dry and astringent

M: Thin, watery and overcarbonated. This just might have been aged too long.

D: I'm not really enjoying this very much, though I'd love to try a fresher bottle.

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Photo of storksonm
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark amber
S: Smells like a deep roast amber.
T: tastes kind of grainy with a bold roast barley to it little coffee taste to it.
M:rich but kind of bitter and grainy, not too hot on the grainy texture to it
D: Not the best amber or alt that I have, but the story behind it is pretty nice.

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Photo of beveritt
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. The label depicts and describes two ancient formations at the bottom of a lake in Lake Mills, WI; a headless man and a turtle. No clear indication of when this beer was made, a date stamp on the bottom means nothing to me.

Appearance: Pours with little to no head, what is there falls quickly to nothing. The beer itself is a deep apricot amber color with a very slight chill haze and several stream of bubbles coming up.

Smell: Malty sweetness with slight earthy undertones.

Taste: The lagering process definitely makes this a smooth beer, no one single flavor stands above the rest. Starts with a hint of grassy hop flavor, followed by a very sligthly sweet caramel malt flavor. Finishes with a very small amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average to sligthly below average level of carbonation. Body is decent.

Drinkability: Overall, I think I could have a few of these. There just aren't any tremendous flavors to keep me here too long.

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Photo of bashiba
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dirty copper color with a light soap ring of a head and some yeasty sediment.

The nose is light and toasty malt with a touch of sourness.

The flavor follow the nose quite closely with a nice toasted and bready malt flavor up front with just a hint of sourness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light with a lingering tartness in the finish.

Its ok overall, clearly a bit flawed with the lingering sourness, but it almost adds a little something that would otherwise be missing.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Headless Man Amber Alt from Tyranena Brewing Company
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