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True North Copper Altbier

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Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: Altbier
Vaughan, Canada

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An ultra-premium all-malt and traditional German-style ale at 5% alc./vol. Deep copper to light brown colour with an aromatic focus on malt elements of fresh baked biscuits and toast. Malt initially dominates the palate with typical Altbier flavours of biscuits, followed by an intense yet pleasant hop bitterness. A slightly dry body and reduced ale fruitiness is achieved by extended deep-cold aging. Can be served with beef soups, spinach salad, roast chicken, pork tenderloin, falafel, chocolate cake, and smoked cheeses.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
I’ve noticed that the amount of Alt character has diminished significantly over the last year. I hope it is a seasonal thing because the flavour is yeast derived and colder fermentation temps will give more of it. Anyway, it is a bright copper coloured ale, lightly hopped - to style - and a little sweeter than style guidelines. Alt character is fully evident, more at times then others (varies from season to season).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft. Copper pour, medium off-white head. Taste of caramel, toffee. Nice medium body. Towards the end I did get a bit of an off taste though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle - Bread and dark grains. Clear copper with a beige head. Toffee and grains. Nice sweetness and caramel flavours, with some slight chocolate notes. There is an odd smell that translates to the flavour. The best of their offerings.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deepeary (129) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours as advertised, copper, clear with off-white lacing-leaving head. Smells malty and bready with some sweet apple notes. Taste is nice balanced malt, no booze, bread, biscuit, sugary molasses finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (642) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
341ml bottle. pours a crystal clear dark copper with a two finger, slightly off-white head. Aroma is slightly fruity and metallic with notes of apple, caramel, and bread. Taste a balanced with a touch of roast, bread, and slight fruit. Short aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty clean and crisp in the mouth. Overall not bad but could be better. Taste is ok but the aroma could be a bit bigger. Might buy again. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2013
More than the appearance, this one actually tastes a little coppery. Some crisp malt, some caramel. Comes together ok. Pours with good head and lacing, finish is a little bitter. Average carbonation. Bottle from brewery.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsquirrel29 (79) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Not my style of beer. Too many hops. Although the first taste was good. but then the after taste is all hops. But to their credit this is not as hoppy as an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Grey Cup 2012. On tap on a long Saturday. Dark copper. Fruity brown ale. Paired well with oysters at Smokeless Joe’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
341ml bottle. Moderate, sticky head, good copper colour. Aroma is very malty, kind of tootsie roll, with some toffee, chocolate and some herbal and metallic. Taste is much like the aroma, though a bit more full. Body is light and crisp, very refreshing. Overall, quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2317) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
Originally rated April 2005. This Ontario altbier pours a brown-amber colour with some decent lacing. Smells the roasted malts and a nice bouquet of purfum. Very light carbonation. The taste is malty with caramel and is also nutty. Slight bitterness in the middle. Creamy moutheel and smooth aftertaste. Good product from Magnotta Brewery, just like their IPA.


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