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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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (254) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Poured into Alt glass a deep cooper with lasting thin bubbled off white head. Med body and co2. Curtain lace. Aroma was muted, maybe because Alt glass not best for de looping aromas but it was malt grains. Taste was better than aroma but still malty and on the bready side. At sip itís sweet but it bitters towards the finish. On the dry side with a crisp finish. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
tsadich (7) - Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
Very surprised by the taste. Very little aroma but when the bottle says layered, thatís great representation of two strong contrasting flavors that complement each other well. The front of the beer is a nice rich malt with a nice spiced hop to finish. The balance is unexpected and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (822) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured from bottle to Glass. Dark copper brown hue with fizzy brown head that settled. Aroma is caramel, cloves, banana, bread, yeast, sulphur. Mouthfeel is good with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by an astringent bitterness and sulphur finish. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Draft. Jsut nto albriery enough for me, it lacks that hop punch maybe because they distributed these beers long after brewing them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (27) - - OCT 12, 2014
(Bottle) Interesting beer. Fairly bitter aftertaste especially for an altbier. Some strong malty sweetness but it very quickly dissipates. Not my favorite altbier but I like the behind-the-scenes roasted malt flavor it has.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1404) - Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle - average size thick head, nice dark amber color, earthy nutty malt aroma and flavor balanced very well with citrusy hops, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1101) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a clear copper brown in the glass. Clean sweet toffee malt flavor followed by a floral hint of sweet potato. Slightly sweet toffee/caramel flavor with a touch of medicinal bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, its hard to place but at least its good and not offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (326) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Malty, on the dark side, bread crust and sweet with caramel. With a touch of cookie like, desert spice finish and some bitterness but muted and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3303) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at Mekong. Poured a deep amber, good head. Aroma was clean caramel accented malts, faint bitterness. Flavor essentially matched. Like a good alt, it came across as a bit of a Teutonic take on a pale ale in terms of bitterness, but quite clean with the malt profile. Slight, very slight floral hop character on finish, showed the American origins a bit. But very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1039) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2014
As a beer this is quite good, as an Alt Iím not sure, itís still good but I like that real clean, dry finish of Alt and I felt this one came close, but the fruity hops and sweet malt were balanced, but just a bit up front for me, taking away from the overall integration. But still really good. Not sure what harder though, getting your hands on these beers, or just going to Dusseldorf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (881) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Dark amber color with a lasting off-white head. Soggy bread, toffee, classic German yeast. Palate starts sweet, turns to light bitterness before finishing clean. I like this one a lot!

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