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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4564) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Beer Camp Pack. Pours a pretty amber-red with a frothy, cream-colored head. Nose is toasted malts, some grassy and some white grapefruit hops. Flavor starts with nutty malts, then immediately goes to white grapefruit, then more assertive pine hops. Light to medium in body with lingering piney hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6799) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear dark copper color with a small head. Hay and wet cardboard on the nose, mild caramel too. Hay and malts on the flavor too, quite straightforward, some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Decent hoppy Alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6687) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, rather strong grassy hoppiness and malts. Flavour of grassy bitterness, stron herbal notes, bready maltiness and mild sweetness. Medium bodied. Nicely hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6251) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, BBE 04.06.2014
Aroma is rarther mild with bready malt and grapefruit. Flavour has grapefruit, some mint and hints of bready malt. Finishes with toffee. Easy-going but quite hard to get a grip of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4147) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

PKGD 06/04/14 - Pours dark copper orange with a smooth head. Aroma of bready malts, grass, hints of caramel, toffee and fruits. Taste is grainy, bready and hoppy with hints of caramel, toffee and syrup. Finish is crisp, bitter and caramely with notes of toffee, syrup and hops. Bitter and malty alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2607) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Beer camp alt route has a similar copper brown to the chestnut beers. The nose is nutty, sweet & grainy. Medium bodied with a decent mouthfeel. Sweet grainy nutty mouthfeel. An ok alt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (10571) - 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 (1730) - 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 (6572) - 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 (2356) - 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

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