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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weharvie (40) - USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pours a rich orange/copper, topped with a nice white head. The aroma is a blend of grassy/graininess. Taste - the general sweet caramel is balanced nicely with a crisp bitterness. Very drinkable.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11001) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2015
cloudy orange, smooth large offwhite head. very malty aroma, toasted malts, rye bread or wholegrain bread,very faint fruity note. quite special. sweet malty, caramelly, bready, loads of sweet unroasted malts, quite some bitterness to match, but very european bitterness. also tastes a bit like an aged beer, although it is not. well brewed, interesting, but also a flavor that i don’t particularily like.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
$2 in a bottle from vintage. Looks quite thick in the pour. Darker pale thing with slight haze. Very mild volatile cloying sweet perfume aroma. Big alky, fruit laced tongue. Yes, a big alt fer sure. Barely any co2 but whatever is there kindah cuts with each swig. Alky soaked fruit wants to appear but doesn’t. Finish is almost cough medicine dull numbing thud.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle @ Kristrup tasting. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light stale grassy hops. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, light harsh grassy hops. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 310115

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvanFriend (335) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
I bought this because it has the same name as me. It isn’t great. Mild taste of honey, watery mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11810) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle, 6.6%. Clear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little toasted, little bread and a little hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, bread, little chocolate, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kita (1279) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l, shared with colleagues. Clear deep brown color with small and totally diminishing off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, honey, alcohol, herbal hops and some woody notes. Taste starts with sweet caramel and toffee, follows by dried fruits acidity with warming sherry note left in the mouth, while finish is moderate hoppy. Full body, syrupy texture and average carbonation in palate. Old style, but youthful character...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle bel ambrato limpida schiuma media non molto persistente decisa nota maltata caramello intenso un tocco lupolato erbaceo discreta beva

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (642) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Barwa i piana: pomarańczowa w stronę miedzi, zgaszona. Piana lekko zabarwiona (żółto -biała), zbita, następnie kremowa, obfita i trwała. Ślicznie oblepia szkło. Aromat: słodowy i słodki (głównie tostowy, z lekkim karmelem) oraz nieco chmielowy (ziołowy, przyprawowy) i początkowo owocowy (z czasem się ulatnia). Do tego niewielkie nuty: utlenienia oraz metaliczności i alkoholu. Smak: wyraźna słodowość (tostowo- karmelowa), ale z umiarkowaną słodyczą. Lekki posmak chmielowy, zrównoważony ze słodem, wytrawna końcówka. Balans zachowany, choć odrobinę za dużo alkoholu i pojawiają się nuty owocowe. Goryczka i odczucie w ustach: dosyć wysoka goryczka, lekko drażniąca, ale nie zalegająca. Średnia od krągłej pełnia, umiarkowane do dużego wysycenie i raczej łagodna końcówka, choć alkohol momentami ogrzewa przełyk. Mimo tego piwo jest dosyć pijalne. Amerykańskie piwo w stylu Alt, którego już dawno nie próbowałem. Przyznam, że widząc jego parametry byłem nieco sceptyczny, bowiem alkohol, (a zwłaszcza ekstrakt) okazały się wyższe niż w stylu. Piana jest wspaniała, a barwa byłaby idealna, gdyby nie brzydkie drobinki pływające w szkle. W aromacie przeszkadzają nieco nadmierny alkohol i utlenienie, bowiem lekka metaliczność nie potwierdza się na szczęście w teście skórnym. W smaku również nie byłoby źle gdyby nie wspomniana nuta alkoholowa i owoce. Piłem już zatem ciekawsze alty, jednak amerykanie także zdają się podążać w dobrym kierunku.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1263) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours in clear deep bronze color with low to no white head. Aroma has rich malt character with earthy hops, caramel. Taste has intensive and complex malty character with higher sweetness, mineral bitterness with long lasting. Body is full, medium to high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (831) - Riga, LATVIA - NOV 15, 2014
Moderate maltiness, caramel, bit bread, quite fruity, bananaish yeasty. Moderate sweet with light bitterness in quite dry finish. Decent brew


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