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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 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IceChipsSky11 (13) - North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (538) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Draft, no real aroma. Taste ok, like a sideshow. Not my favorite brew I’ve ever had, but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
[on tap at CLT airport] Creamy aroma of lightly toasted bread and faint noble hops. Clear, dark copper under a thin, persistent white sheet. Light coffee and sweet base malt flavour with some light toast and a mild bitterness that comes in late and hangs around a bit. Medium light body, moderate to medium carbonation, almost clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at Olde Mecklenburg - Charlotte. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has a bit of toasted caramel, rich bread, and leaves. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasty bread, dry toffee, light leafy bitterness, mile earth. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish with further toasted sugars, toasted bread, light toffee, honey. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
On tap @ OMB. Pours a copper orange appearance with an off white head. Tons of toast and cracker. Herbal and caramel. A touch sweet flavor. Nutty. Caramel and toast in the mouth. Some residual sweetness and a hint of fruits. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firemarshal (108) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Sample at 201 Central - Wesley Chapel, NC. Dark amber color. Aroma of smoke, caramel and nuts. Taste was metallic, salty, yeast. Full body, thick feel, flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared at the sausage party. Aroma is bitter lager with almost a metallic quality. Pours copper with a small good looking head. Taste is bitter yeast, corn, and stale biscuit. Tastes like a really good amber lager, not an altbier. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jlynnehayes (3) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
Dark Amber color, good carbonation. Light mouthfeel, great roasted malt aftertaste. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 On tap at Charlotte Airport. Pours a copper color with white head. Malty nuttiness in the aroma. Malty, sweet, german malt flavors. Drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
As advertised, a lovely copper body, with an okay head that quickly fades. those nose speaks to German hops, and somewhat stale hops at that. The flavor similarly is of European hops. Medium-bodied, stale flavor, and with a lightly tannic finish. Pretty boring stuff.

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