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RATINGS: 386   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx76 (650) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On draught at baileys - pours clear copper with medium head. Nose of grain and grass. Taste is of grain, spice, and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2739) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Brown clear. Malty nose, some grains, hoppy herbs, a bit of soft roast. Med bodied, well bittered. some syrupy sweets, dry coffee- like roast. An american, slight sweet caramelly, version of an alt. Clean nice. Bit too much sweets to have that superior drinkability those düsseldorfians display. Good though, but more as a brown ale or whatever.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9036) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Surprisingly great alt beer, malty and spice up front, with hoppy finish. Good drinkability. One of the fun surprises of the latest package.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1788) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 January 9, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled june 4, 2014.
Clear ruby red with a medium off-white/tan head. Aroma is dark bread, toffee, herbal hops, some nutty and earthy notes. Taste is bready, nutty, light to medium sweet, light bitter, earthy and herbal. Finish is light to medium earthy bitterness with dark bread and light caramel notes. Body is medium, average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is malty, with an odd soapiness, some floral aromas. Taste is largely floral, mild background hoppiness, soap is lingering, light pine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (168) - - JAN 2, 2015
Pours medium reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is toast, chocolate, light citrus, some malty sweetness, and hints of berry and toffee. Taste is toast, grapefruit + rind, slight malt sweetness, hint of dried berries, and low-medium bitterness. Nice carbonation, a little thin. Finishes a bit resiny.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (313) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a very dark amber almost brown. White head. Aroma is caramel and toffee notes. Not a robust aroma. Taste is moderately sweet with biscuity flavors and caramel and toffee. Some earthly flavors. Mild bitterness to balance. Very good for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Malt and light mineral aroma. Malt and light bready flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel lingers with light mineral and light breadiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (564) - - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle part of Beer Camp. Russet brown body with a small, soapy, off-white head of broken bubbles. Aromas of dark malts, grain, brown bread, fruity esters, yeast. Similar flavor, with the addition of a mild hop character. Bready with a hint of bitterness. Sweet brown breads. Not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2721) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Russet brown body with a small, soapy, off-white head of broken bubbles. Aromas of dark malts, grain, brown bread, fruity esters, yeast. Similar flavor, with the addition of a mild hop character. Bready with a hint of bitterness. Sweet brown breads. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12175) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at home in CT - big thanks to drsandman for procuring. Pours mostly clear, deep amber with a creamy, light tan head. The nose holds toasted, grainy bread with suggestions of dried fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor with further toasty malts, mild earthy bitterness, some fruits, vague caramel, ripe orange and a bit of general citrus rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced on the finish with moderate sweetness, toasted bread and grass, some berries, earth. Nice beer.


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