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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.”

kimcgolf's rating

   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (50) - - 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 (804) - 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 (39787) - 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 (11242) - , 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 (2525) - 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 (8442) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (4935) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Tap. Pours crystal clear amber, small beige head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is nutty, bready, caramel, light roasted malt, almost a touch of coffee, grassy. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, perhaps a bit metallic. A touch of acidity. Light body, a bit sharp on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (14384) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light caramel and light hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 160115

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (13107) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle, 4.8%. Clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grainy, corn, little grass and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, little tasted, grainy, little grass, medium sweet and little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (475) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
BOD 10/29/14. Pours a clear medium amber with a rich garnet cast. Normal head volume, exceptional lacing and normal retention. Light nose of biscuit with a bready background over a light caramel. As it warms, earthy noble hop notes are present. Heavy light body with a bit of creaminess and oiliness that produces a very smooth texture. I’ve never encountered so much texture in a body this light - exceptional job. Well carbonated with effervescence from the middle on. The World Class flavor profile is reasonably intense, superbly balanced and a bit complex. It begins with bready biscuit that flows into a very mild bitterness. As the bitterness fades, a slightly sweet caramel base is noted along with a hint of nuts. The finish is fairly clean and here is where the hop flavor comes forward, which I believe is Hallertau Mittlefruh. An outstanding Altbier.

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