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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1020) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (719) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 1, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with a off white head. Taste malty, sweet, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of GT2. Pours dark reddish goldenish brown with a rather thin goldenish beige head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and floral with dark bread, moist grass, St John’s wort, caraway, liquorice root, steeped grains and orange zest. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, malty and floral with dark bread, caramel, toasted cereal, moist grass, peppery wood, liquorice root, minerals, black tea and orange zest. Mouthfeel is round, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, malty and floral with dark bread, toasted cereal, caramel, moist grass, black tea, minerals, liquorice root and orange zest. Hoppy alt with a black tea focus. Not for everyone but I kinda like it. Nicely quaffable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a deep amber with a large long-lasting foamy tan head. Minimal lacing.Aroma is toasty and a bit hoppy along with nuts and caramel. Nice flavour of lightly toasted malt along with some hops, nuts, caramel and a long-ish moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Better then I expected, it’s really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popway (51) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Good Altbier like in Germany malty backbone lingering head Dark amber color, Carmel a bit sweet, first in the twelve

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1784) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Brown dark copperish with a cm of off white head. Aroma and taste are worty malt, with some sweetness. It’s an average, but very drinkable beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Red copper pour with white head. Aroma and taste was light grain and a bit bitter. Ok, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (654) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
This beer has a beautiful brownish copper color and has a very inviting sweet fruity aroma. It has a flavor very different than that. It has a bitter lead but mellows and develops into a smokey flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (553) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a copper brown with a white head. Toffee, caramel, fig, moderately bitter that balances the sweetness. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1302) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from mdg164 - thanks Marc! Pours reddish brown with a cakey off-white/tan head. There is spices, toffee and sweet dark fruits in the nose, with flavor being sweet malty, without being too sweet, and some tangy pine with spices balancing. Medium bodied, somewhat effervescent. Finishes sweet and spicy. Decent interesting offering. Lightly american strong ale-ish. 13.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours clear and deep copper with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of bread, spices, apple, caramel, toffee, and other sweet malts. Taste of mainly the sweet malts, sugar, some earth, and mild apple. Light to medium body, lively carb, and smooth beer with a mildly dry finish. Very good.


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