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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 (242) - 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 it’s sweet but it bitters towards the finish. On the dry side with a crisp finish. Enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1296) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3562) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, fig, dates, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry toasted malts, some dark fruit notes, faint earthy hops, and faint caramel sweetness; dry, bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2148) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear copper brown with a bubbly beige head. Tastes like bitter hops, vegetable, earth, roasted nuts, lightly burnt malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like straw, vegetable, nutty earthy malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badwhale (368) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a cloudy copper / brown color. Has malty nose, but the flavors are buttery, and hoppy, but not too hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is predominantly malty with a touch of sweetness. Taste is sweet with underlying bitter almost tartness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle from a Beer Camp pack purchased at Dutch’s. Pours a clear, deep mahogany with a huge off-white head, rocky, that settles with a thick island and leaves plenty of lace in the glass. Aroma of bready malts, leaves, spices, apple skins, toasted sugar, soap, and a bit of earth. Flavor of leaves, toast, toasted sugar, fruit rind, mellow spice, earth, and some soapy-like floral notes. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, earthy, toasty, leafy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Good altbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1019) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours brown w/ a tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is pretty much all malt. The taste is fairly plain with a dry bitterness lingering on the tongue. It’s well balanced and relatively smooth but just not a ton going on here. It’s okay!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (720) - Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Caramel colored. Crisp fruitiness over malty, doughy body in aroma and taste. As little bit of spiciness and strange soapiness. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Old notes from the camp pack. Pours a translucent brown/amber, ample light tan head. Scent is fruitiness, earthy, grains, citrus hops. Taste is light citrus hoppy supported by a light fruity and light malt base. Don’t remember too many alts that i’ve had but this is quite nice

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