Alternator | Granite Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Granite Brewery & Restaurant
Ontario, Canada
granitebrewery.ca

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sammy on 03-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.7
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Photo of liamt07
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, into a pint glass.

Murky brown in colour with some dark orange highlights. Sheets of lacing and solid retention. Nose is a bit sweet, with some bready malts and leafy hop notes. Quite English in nature with alot of Granite house character (either the malts or the yeast). Perhaps a bit of toffee as well. Taste has some mild English hop notes, sweet caramel, bready and again with a signature Granite feel to it. Moderatly drying and subtly sweet in the finish. Medium low carbonation with a decent body. I'd call this more of an English brown than an Altbier - even this was supposed to be a 'one-off,' I could see this fitting in quite nicely with the current Granite lineup.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very brown with some white head. Malty aroma. Spot on the style though surprisingly boozy. A story of malting complexity, and modestly bitter at 23 ibu.Beer for Boobs event at Bar Volo, had on cask, also was available on tap.Middling mouthfeel, good drinkability.

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Alternator from Granite Brewery & Restaurant
3.7 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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