bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Growler from in recent growler swap. Now this growler came with a ’CC Alt’ on the cap. Sender told me that is was Copper Canyon Alt, but that the bartender told him that is was the Alt with Brett in it. I contacted them to ask if they had another beer listed with Brett in it, and they told me they do not use Brett. So shame on the bartender for trying to pass this off for something it isn’t and shame on the brewery for putting an infected beer on for sale. Pours a clear walnut amber tinted brown with very flabby white head that is minimal with a very aggressive pour from the growler. Very tart nose (not in an intentional or good way), fake cherry, apple, bubblegum, tannins, chalk dust, some medium roasted malt undertones. Thin body, little carb and what is there is loose. Cherry, tart, slight balsamic, hints of wood, crushed aspirin in the finish. Nothing alt about this beer, it is infected and undrinkable.
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not one of their better beers, mild hop flavor with little to no malt, to thick and almost syrup like consistency, nothing special.
Pailhead (5675) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate caramel and nuts. Transparent amber with a small off-white head. The flavor is pretty simple with moderate caramel and roasted nuts with a mild grassy hopped finish. Easy drinking, but nothing special.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber in color with a small white head, as served. Rich toasted and caramel malt aroma with a hint of roasted corn nuts in the finish. The flavor is malty with some upfront bitterness and a lingering toffee-like sweetness. The body is okay, nothing noticably exciting or disappointing. This beer is okay to drink, but not one I’d order regularly.
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Their Copper Canyon Alt is one of their signature offerings, as one could surmise by the name. A perfect brown in color, this has a thinner body than a typical brown ale, more in the direction of a traditional northern German Altbier it’s supposed to be. There’s a lovely roasted caramel nose, and lingering glass cling that measured the sips down the edge of the pint. The balance was exceptional with a clean, sweet barley finish as this was definitely one of their better offerings and a solid above average brew.
Serving type: on-tap
Tmoney99 (11912) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate balanced toasted aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
firstsip (684) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Now here?s the funny thing... yes, this beer was like a Flander?s red, and I loved it. Nice sourness. Well... the brewer changed. It?s good, but not the hidden sour gem. Deep red, balanced malt now. No discernible anything else.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Growler shared by bvc. This is in no way shape or form an alt. There is no way in hell. Nose of cherry balsamic, wood, some funky off notes - it literally smells like a flanders red or something. Tangy off aromas, some dark fruit I guess. Pours brownish, no head or lace, minimal carbonation, flabby, kind of bad looking. Flavors of cherry balsamic, funky off notes, a little wood, a little medicinial, tangy lingering notes. Still I feel this is mislabeled or something happened and the wrong beer was filled but this is in no way a fucking alt. Almost uncarbonated, flabby, slick mouth feel. Undrinkable. Fuck what the hell happened here?
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of sampler at brewpub. Pours dark amber with small white head. Aroma is caramel malts and some nuts. Flavor is caramel malt, toffee and some nuts. Average body and mouthfeel. Middle of the pack of the beers I had tonight.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe they have improved this since the last reviews, but I really enjoyed this. It had a nice amber-red look to it with just a ring of head around the glass. Aroma and taste was of caramel malt, possibly Vienna as well, and noble hops. Very well balanced and perfectly carbonated.