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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.”

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
On tap at Moosehead bar in Charlotte. Poured to a golden copper with thin off white head that dissipated fairly quickly with little lacing. Aroma was predominantly grainy, with a hint of floral and earth scents. Taste followed the graininess of the nose, with a slightly bitter mouthfeel. Finish was short, and slightly bitter. Not terrible, but nothing to wirte home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Intense, toasted dark malts, biscuit. Clear brown, medium, frothy, white head. Light sweet, toasted grain malts coming up again, biscuit, caramel, medium carbonation, medium bodied. OK Altbier, quite quaffable but nothing extraordinary. Keg at Admiral’s Club, Charlotte, NC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12 oz bottle from the Bulldog bottle shop near the brewery, served in a pint glass. Copper (what else) colored with a good head and foamy lacing. Excellent clarity. Aroma: sweet and medium roasted grains; faint hops. Flavor: follows the aroma but with more obvious hops adding some spicy notes and a balancing bitterness. Feel: smooth and slick; medium body and near medium carbonation. Overall: outstanding version of the style; certainly among the best I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
CLT28209 (1) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2016 does not count
not good, can’t understand why many drink it. Might as well drink yuengling instead of copper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10657) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 Bottle… Pours clear and copper with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is toasty and nutty with a mild and pleasant measure graininess. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is rich and malty, but also carefully hopped. There’s no more or less bitterness than necessary. Crisp, malty, bittersweet finish. I’ll go against the grain here. I really like this beer. Bottle courtesy of Tinkerbell!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (89) - - AUG 9, 2015
lite copper color with a salted carmel taste, with a slight hint of cream soda. tall layer of soft headthat quickly disipitates. when looking for a smooth none bitter beer this is a great choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Goes down pretty easy in the sunshine. Smooth, and delicious, but no big dominating flavors. Just "well rounded"... nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As OMB Copper ].
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dsuty malt, light nutty, earthy notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, dusty malt, sweet malt, vegetables. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150116]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Draft. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of bread, caramel and light toffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pours a Amber red with a thin white head. Aroma of lager yeast, banana esters and caramel malt. Taste is lager yeast, stale malt, very off putting. Hard to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12936) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft - Light grain and caramel. Clear copper with a decent white head. Grains, Carole and a bitter finish.

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