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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A new brew in honor of owners Taylor’s and Mandi’s new son, Evan (and with a winking nod to the Steve Carrell movie filmed around the corner in Crozet). This beer is in the style of a Dusseldorf "sticke altbier" - originating from the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Germany. It is the cousin to Cologne’s Kolschbier, in that they are both termed "obergärige" - top fermented - beers brewed in the alt ("old" or pre-lager beer) style. Alts range from deep gold to dark copper in color and have a firm, hoppy dryness to back up their malty undertones. We’ve created our alt on the deep gold color end of the spectrum, but in the "sticke" (secret) category, that signifies a higher-gravity beer that, in Dusseldorf, is brewed as a reward for local customers and is often not listed on the menu (thus the "secret" part). Evan Altmighty was brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Caramel Munich malts and hopped with German Hallertau Tradition hops. The same cologne-based strain of ale yeast for fermentation provides light fruit and bready notes and aids in the prolonged cold aging of this ale often treated like a lager after primary fermentation. 30 IBUs, 6.6% ABV.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1988) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a decent looking hazy amber to red color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within seconds. The lacing was somewhat there and slid for the most part. The smell was yeasty and malty with a touch of light cocoa inside of a subtle breadiness. The taste was mainly the same thing. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued and carried a fair rolling smoothness over my tongue. Overall, pretty good altbier I’d have again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2768) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Clear copper pour with creamy white head. Aroma of bread, caramel, and nuts. Bread flavor with nuts, caramel, and some pine. Very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2664) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, nutty, yeast, almonds in aroma. Pine, nutty, yeast in taste. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness. Drunk by Brewdrunkard, awwwwwwww...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9308) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2014
355ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Sweet almost chocolatey roast aroma. Very full smooth palate, moussey carbonation. Rich brown bready roast, a little sweet. Touch of nutty bitterness in the finish. Does taste a bit likie an Alt, but there’s something not quite right about it. A touch soapy. But a decent malty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (775) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
355ml bottle. Mid amber pour with about a finger of head. Bready caramel malts and leafy noble hop bouquet. Pretty straightforward but good. Taste is very much the same. Sweet, slightly syrupy feel to it. Mildly interesting taste but the beer itself doesn’t really manage to stand out too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2014
Color caramelo limpio con espuma marfil regular. Aromas de cereales dulces y azúcar moreno. Cuerpo ligero, inicio dulce de caramelo y azúcar moreno, con final moderadamente amargo, con toques herbales, algo citricos y muy seco. Bien

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
35,5 cl bottle @ Beer Temple. Aroma is sweetish with American hops, bready malt and toffee. Flavour as American hops, toffee, caramel and hints of bread. Altbier in American way; like American strong ale with some maltiness typical to Altbiers. Sweet, but not in typical way for this style. Would not recognize this as alt, on blind tasting my guess would be American strong ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of caramel, fruits, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, bread, straw, and fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3359) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Total Wine, Fairfax 12oz ($2): Pours brownish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts and some of them hops as well as a little bit of fruitiness. Taste is a little sweet with an underlying light bitterness that is a bit dry. Overall, nice, but not all that interesting.


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