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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 (297) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (10518) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Keg at Bagby, Oceanside, 14/11/14. Light chestnut brown with a moderate beige head. Nose is nutty, dark malt, caramel, straw. Taste comprises biscuit notes, hint of dark fruit, toffee, nutty, malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1724) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Mahogany pour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is roasted malt, little sweet, nutty and butter. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Cloudy amber appearance. Nice looking beer nice lace. Smell malts and hops. Taste earthy caramel slight toffee. Dry hops tingle the toungue . Nice body and mouth feel. Brown ale character. Toasty not my favorite style but boy its a nice change well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6571) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Where and how: bottle 12 oz ml from GG
Aroma proper, nice earthy woody feel, slight toasty hints on sides. Clean and pleasant.
Appearance :
Top: mid-sized off white cap. Decent longevity.
Base: clear copper amber.
Palate : medium bodied, medium carbonation. Drinkable.
Taste: solid with fairly authentic approach. Good nutty woody character, slightly grassy. Balanced with refined character.
other notes very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2350) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Draft at stags head. Pours a deep Amber with fine beige head. Nose is toasted grains and some dried fruit. Tastes of Orange rind, dried apricot, light caramel, earthy bitters, bread and grains. Nice body semi sticky finish. Lovely actually

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2898) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9128) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1879) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penstemon (180) - Nevada, USA - 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.

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