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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

Brewers are notorious for refusing to take the easy path. Instead, we lead with our hearts and pursue our passions no matter how difficult the road ahead. Alt Route is a tribute to this stubborn spirit that drove us to dodge the status quo and found breweries. Together we chased the siren song of beer with this revamped take on an antique beer style.

Like us, Victory is one of the few brewers with an allegiance to whole-cone hops. They do extensive work with hop flavor, especially focusing on clever and delicious single-hop beers highlighting the same hop grown in different regions. They too share our roots in home brewing and never lost their passion for working with new beers and styles solely for the joy of making something new.

Alt Route is our take on the old school German Altbier style featuring an ale-lager hybrid yeast, which is top fermenting and fruity like an ale, but matured at cool temperatures for a clean, lager-like flavor. This deep amber beer has a slight emphasis on the richly layered, slightly sweet malt body with enough citrusy hop flavor and aroma to produce a balanced, dry finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1474) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Part of the Beer Camp 12 pack from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Poured into a snifter at home. Colors is a dark stained oak with a haze. Small off-white head. Aroma is dark bread, grains, caramel, slight leather, and nuts. The taste is very bready with grains, caramel malts, nuts, and hay. The finish is a bitterness with malts. Medium body, moderate carb. This is a really good alt from Victory/Sierra. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a huge creamy-fluffy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet, tangy and malty with notes or molasses, caramel, cherry and fig. The flavor was bitter, astringent and medicinal with notes of tobacco, toasted caramel an a bit of dark fruit. Long bitter, astringent and medicinal finish. Medium body. Quite disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4246) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at home, Vantaa. Enjoyed straight from the bottle. Aromas and flavours: Grain, bread, nuts, hints of caramel and malts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (166) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Beer Camp while camping! Bottle. Mild and malty with sweetness. Sloth l slight bitter, hops aftertaste. Very similar to Alaskan amber in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel and earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, light earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1830) - Rřros, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Amber with a white head - Malty aroma - Malt body with hints of bitterness - Good malt finish - This was nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (693) - - MAR 12, 2015
Not my favorite from Beer Camp, but still good for the style. Pours a rich mahogany with quickly diminishing white head. Has crisp notes of lager but malty sweetness of a scotch style ale. Hops balance it nicely and keep it from being cloying. Caramel and toast up front and grapefruit at the end. Finish is fairly bitter for style. Decent. Don’t need another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3221) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours chestnut brown with creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malt, bread, and fruit. Toasted malt, bread, fruit, flavor with nuts. Cream body. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[Tap] Copper pour with a quickly receding white head. Toasted breads, cereal grains, toffee and light fruity notes in the aroma. Caramel, sticky honey, raisins and dough in the flavor. Fuller in body and more malty than many beers of this style. Crisp and lightly bitter finish. Tasting notes from 7/2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle@ trailer park Beer Camp tasting. Clear dark copper color with tan head. Lagered caramel, toast, spicy aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Dark toast, caramel, fruity, lagered malt flavors____smooth finish----good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8201) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear dark copper color with a small head. Hay and wet cardboard on the nose, mild caramel too. Hay and malts on the flavor too, quite straightforward, some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Decent hoppy Alt.

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