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While living in Germany during the 1990’s John fell in love with this amazing beer. There are few things more enjoyable than standing outside a historic brewpub on a warm summer evening in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (“old city”), drinking a cold, refreshing Altbier as the sun sets over the Rhein river. Alt (pronounced ‘Aahlt’) literally means “old” in German, as in “old school.” In other words, it’s beer the old fashioned way. Technically, OMB Copper is ale due to the type of yeast it’s made from (Obergärig or top fermenting yeast), but a long time ago the folks in Düsseldorf learned that by lagering their Alt for several weeks after primary fermentation, the result was a full-flavored yet smoother and more refreshing beer. OMB uses authentic ingredients in our Copper Altbier, including expensive (but worth it) noble Bavarian hops. We also adhere to traditional, time consuming, costly decoction brewing techniques to produce this copper hued, amazingly satisfying “lagered ale.”

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (773) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Can’t smell hardly anything...very lightly of malt, VERY clear! Malty taste on front end very much like Budweiser on back end...a little better with time though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
miyauchi38 (356) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Altbier 不思議な香&#

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (1395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
A decent amber ale from a local brewery. Slightly malty but easy to drink. Pours deep red in color with a white head. Had at tin roof in Charlotte. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HourGlass13 (131) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy off white head. The aroma is nutty and grainy with a touch of caramel but with a mostly bitter hop finish. The taste is caramel, hops and a nutty finish. Refreshing easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (369) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
This beer really does have an interesting copper color, it is brown and yellow with very little red. Clear. Tastes like a fuller bodied amber lager, but with out the forest/pine flavor. Well balanced, aftertaste is well developed and dissipates slowly. Well balanced, very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Serving: Draft at the Hilton Doubletree in Charlotte. Saw this brew throughout the city. Light nose with a bit of caramel and slightly earthy notes. Thin on the tongue, a touch sweet, with caramel, light malt, and a slight nuttiness. Off dry finish. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America southeast edition. Pours a clear copper with bubbly off-white head. Aroma and taste are sweet malt forward with a nice fruity ester backbone. Not too bad, good German alligators and true to the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours a gorgeous clear copper with a strong ring of one finger head. Nice earthy aroma with nutty tones floating atop a mild caramel backing. Flavor is very similar to the aroma. Very clean finish with a medium hop bite settling in towards the end of the swallow. Very balanced and perfectly crafted from this oasis of German brewing in NC. Sampled several times, but far better on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap for italarican bday shenanigans. Clear copper pour. Pleasant caramel sweetness, slight vinegar tang, husks, grainy. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap poured into a hefeweizen glass. The aroma is that of caramel and roasted nuts with a touch of bread and marmalade, and a hint of floral. It’s a rich, deep but clear, copper-orange body with a fluffy white head that retains well - a thick ring with near full surface coverage - and leaves a good webby lacing. The taste is a good balance of medium sweet and bitter. The texture is oily with a soft fuzzy carbonation. The medium body finishes with toasted nuts, grains and a floral touch. The aftertaste is roasted grains, citrus, and wood - which lingers for a moderate amount of time, but cleans up nicely.

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