Alpha Brewing Company Reviews


hayduke
Alpha Troll 3.8
This was courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours a copper gold with a very robust beige head. Good lacing. Nose is floral and fruity. Medium to full body and nice mouth feel. Alcohol not detected. Flavor is a good mix of hops and fruit flavors along with spice. Finishes with the fruit. Delicious.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

jtclockwork
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Atheist Ale 3.5
Bottle - pours yellow gold white head - nose/taste of bubblegum, lemon, brett, wet grass - medium body
Sunday, March 27, 2016

bhensonb
Alpha Hunny Do Brew Quad 3.9
Bomber from Wine & Cheese. Pours a very light copper with a slight head. Aroma is nose arousing honey with some yeastiness. Med body, but not likely more. Flavor is honey, Belgian yeast, spice note, and maybe banana. All the flavors are rather light. The odd thing is my tongue is burning a bit - nothing else tho. Is that a heat affect? Itís rather smooth. But no strong individual flavors. Easy sipper. Suddenly, graham cracker? Hmm.
Monday, March 21, 2016

marcus
Alpha Hunny Do Brew Quad 3.8
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours honey with a tiny white head and a fruit and honey aroma. There is a fermented honey flavor with a warm alcohol trail. Interesting stuff.
Monday, March 21, 2016

jtclockwork
Alpha Braun 2.2
Bottle. Pours brown tan head - nose/taste of sour caramel and sour dirt - medium body.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

vtafro
Alpha Braun 2.8
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Hints of dark fruit, herbal, earthy, dirt aromas. Cherry, vinegar, dirt and wine Flavors.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bif
Alpha Braun 3.4
Bottled- Feb 2014. Pours a cloudy mahogany color with a foamy head that fades. Aroma of dark fruit, citrus and bit of caramel. Taste of tart cherries, some caramel sweetness and oak. Has a sharp tart nip that lingers into a dry finish. Medium body, quite tart, but still nicely balanced. Not one of my favorite styles but was much better than I expected.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

oRos
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Wicca Wheat 3.6
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours copper with white head. Taste is wheat with a slight hop back. Crisp an easy to drink. Decent mouth feel.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

bhensonb
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Wicca Wheat 3.7
Bomber from Wine & Cheese. Pours translucent perry color with a transient slight white head. LIght pedio aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is light pedio, hint of brett, and some fruit notes. Not strikingly strong in flavors, but it is as described. Except perhaps for the great part. Interesting tho.
Monday, December 28, 2015

marcus
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Wicca Wheat 3.4
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours blobde with a modest white head and a sourish wheat aroma. There is a moderately sour fruity flavor with a dry finish.
Monday, December 28, 2015

marcus
Alpha Sukkot Saison 3.6
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours hazy golden with an attractive white head and a floral aroma. There is a sourish light malt flavor with a lemon finish. Refreshing and pretty tasty.
Monday, December 14, 2015

bhensonb
Alpha Sukkot Saison 3.6
Bomer from Wine and Cheese. Pours bright translucent gold with a white head. Aroma of mildly earthy citrus. Med body or so. Some lemony citrus sourishness. Finishes less than dry, but itís an ok thing. Quite drinkable.
Monday, December 14, 2015

marcus
Alpha Elder Joe 3.4
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a coffee and toffee aroma. There is a light-bodied pale malt flavor with a lot of coffee.
Monday, November 30, 2015

bhensonb
Alpha Elder Joe 3.6
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours gold with a transient head. Aroma is very coffee. Med minus body. Flavor is coffee and light treacle/caramel. Recommended for coffee addicts.
Monday, November 30, 2015

bhensonb
Alpha Troll 3.8
Bober from Wine & Cheese. Pours golden copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is sort of sweat sox hop. Med + body. Flavor is earthy, Pretty hoppy. Lots of exotic aspects as well. Heat is not notable. Sort of relaxed hoppy fruit wonderfulness. Tho it took a bit of consideration to decide on wonderfulness.
Monday, November 16, 2015

marcus
Alpha Troll 3.6
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours golden with a thick off-white head and a citrus and other fruit aroma. There is a bittersweet earthy malt flavor woth a fairly bitter finish. Canít really notice any Belgian yeast influence, nor is the abv apparent.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Strykzone
Alpha Troll 3.4
Bomber. A nice soapy almost white head on top is over one finger and stays put. Thick lacing. The beer is amber and opaque. A nice beginning aroma of fruit and spices from the hops. That is also tasted. Some heat here. Wheat can be tasted as well as felt in the mouth. This is resinous and rich. A little spice that is almost rye. Malts are pale and are quite big adding a lot of sweetness and fermentables. This stays consistent
Friday, October 30, 2015

Strykzone
Alpha Elder Joe 2.9
Bomber. I rolled the bottle that and some sediment was loosened. The beer is honey gold and hazy. Just a little foam. Big coffee aroma with a little caramel under that. Those are tasted but they along with some hop bitterness. This seemed to be in my wheelhouse but falls short. Too thin and flavors donít work together at all.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Strykzone
Alpha Imperial Smoked Black Ale 3.1
12 ounce bottle. Quite dark with a fizzy and noisy beige head. The aroma brings fruit and less smoke. The flavor is a confusing. It has spicy hops that also bring bitterness, chocolate syrup, dark fruit, and some heat. Whiskey is not really tasted and neither is smoke.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

alexsdad06
Alpha Rosť Saison 3.9
22 oz bottle shared by Greg at 50 W. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart fruit, nice saison funk, wine barrel, oak, vinous, acidity makes this pop at the beginning, fades a bit into the finish, solid overall.
Friday, October 23, 2015

nuplastikk
Alpha Braun 3.5
750ml bottle shared by Madvike. Deep red-burgundy unfiltered body. Thin, oily off-white head. Nice delicate mouthfeel. An interesting mash up between the brown malt and sour tones. I donít really enjoy the aroma. The wine barrel gives it some depth. Really grew on me, pretty solid US sour. Biting dry sour tones. Smooth cherry Oud Bruin/ Flanders Red feels.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Patrickctenchi
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Atheist Ale 3.3
Draft: Cloudy, light yellow, with a white head. Lemony, grapefruit scent. Taste has a little yeast, musty grapefruit. Almost wit-like...a hoppy wit....peel-bittering. OK.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

gregwilsonstl
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream 2.1
Eww. Smells. Funky. Worse than mediocre. Corn gone bad. Tasted at my Whales and Whimps bottle share. Not a fan. Thx Carter. In looking at the label, seems like they focus more on shock for publicity. Table of six poured it out after each having a sip......Surely this was infected, and just a bad bottle.
Saturday, September 05, 2015

edgallow
Alpha Elder Joe 3
22 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, coffee and some grass. Taste is caramel and coffee.
Monday, August 31, 2015

coachd
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Atheist Ale 3
On tap at alpha. Great Belgian/pine hop/apricot aroma. Appearance is a little light and cloudy with a pale white head. Tastes slightly Belgian with a dash of hops, apricot and a funky aftertaste. Decent palate. Overall ok, Belgian IPA is a hard style to pull off, and I have had better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, August 29, 2015

gregwilsonstl
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It 3.1
Nearly clear. Rather light. Not bad for alpha. Not much going on with this. Thx tony b.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Patrickctenchi
Alpha American Kellerbier 2.5
Draft: Clear, light gold....small white head. Lemon, tart grain aroma. Taste is weak...grain malt, a little lemon-peel bitter. Weak and watery...not much to it.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

seymour
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream 3.2
Sampled at their tap room and brought a growler home. It poured a slightly hazy yellow colour with moderate white foam and Belgian lace. Grainy flavor, hints of bread, toast, caramel. Faint citrusy, grassy, and floral hoppy notes. Nice earthy fermentation notes from the Brett, ever-so-slight tartness, but not excessively funky or sour. Light body, moderate carbonation, noticeable alcoholic warmth. Compared to the original award-winning Alpha Seymour Brett Cream Ale upon which this is based: Alpha Pope Mobale is bigger and boozier, but less attenuated and less well-balanced overall, with less grain complexity and was MUCH less hoppy. Sometimes session-strength is better. Not as good on tap as it shouldíve been, and rumour has it many bottles were infected. Címon!
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

djd07
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It 3.5
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with smal white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citra, lemon zest, mango. Thin mouth, tropical fruit, mango and pineapple, crushable, very good.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

seymour
Alpha Parousia 3.8
Sampled at the brewery tap room. It poured a hazy light brown colour with short-lived off-white foam. Nice, round, bready maltiness with definite Dickel whiskey notes. Caramelly with hints of vanilla and toasted hardwood tannins, boozy. Sour, with some yogurty tang, very much like a Flanders Oud Bruin (except conditioned in a whiskey barrel instead of red wine barrel.) Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, pleasant alcoholic warmth. Complex and delicious.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Drake
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It 2.9
Bottle shared at the July MDF tasting. Hazy yellow, thin fizzy white head. Aroma of pale malt, tropical and citrus hops. The taste is dry tropical fruits. Medium bodied, off balance,
Thursday, July 09, 2015

hopdog
Alpha Apricota Anniversary Ale 3.3
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Spices, fruity, woody, earthy, and a lighter tart funkiness. This was not bad, but did not live up to the deScription.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

seymour
Alpha Imperial Smoked Black Ale 4
Sampled at their tap room, thanks Derrick. It poured a mostly clear brown colour with sudsy beige foam, lasting with lace. Very harmonious blend of aromas and flavours: grainy, grassy, bready, toasty, woodsy, citrusy, just a little roasty, just a little smoky, just a little vanilla, with just the right amount of bourbon barrel booziness. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel with a little ash and mineral essence, well-concealed alcohol, complex aftertaste. Very tasty.
Monday, July 06, 2015

seymour
Alpha Four Horsemen Cuveť 3
Sampled at their tap room, it poured a hazy reddish brown with weak beige foam. Fruity and peppery. Sour, funky, but not in a really good way. Seemed kinda off. Lots of complexity I suppose but it didnít all come together for me. Light body, moderate carbonation, thin mouthfeel, strong alcohol.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

vyvvy
Alpha Satanic Saison 3.6
Pours lightly hazy golden / orange with an off-white head. The aroma is a bit sour with stone fruit, light wine, some berries and light funk. It has a medium rich body with a light bite and mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp berries, some sourness, underripe apricots, mild pepper and yogurt tang. The finish has heavier yogurt and lactic sourness. Pretty nice, but not sure if this is a sour ale or saison.
Saturday, June 06, 2015

jandd1983
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream 3.1
Bottle. It poured a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of vanilla and something interesting. The taste was of vanilla, butter and lemon. It had a thin mouthfeel and a nice aftertaste. Nice.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

jandd1983
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It 3.2
Bottle. It poured a golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of citrus. The taste was of hop resin and malts. Nice.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

hayduke
Alpha Plem 3.8
Bottle courtesy of Strykzone. Pours a cloudy dull gold with virtually no head. Nose is sour and a great sour it is. Medium in body. Flavor is sour plum with a lot of brett. The finish is sour. I love good sour beers and this is indeed of them.
Friday, May 29, 2015

vyvvy
Alpha Pope Mobale Brett Cream 3.6
Pours fairly clear pale yellow with a white head. The aroma has pale malt, some stone fruit, light sulfur, dough, leafy herbs and some modest caramel. It has a medium body thatís a bit crisp and has some prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with some peppery spice, pale malt, light caramel, mild ripe peaches, sulfur, grass, paper and fall leaves. The finish has the brett contributing to almost an herbal tea taste balanced off with the beer malty trait for an interesting balance. Good beer.
Monday, May 25, 2015

charule
Alpha Hop, Lock and Drop It 3.9
Bottle thanks to BA trade. Poured hazy orange with white head. Aroma sweet citrus orange very grapefruit. Light carb med bod. Tastes mild dank funk yeast hop.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

jandd1983
Alpha American Brown Ale 3.2
Sampled at the W&C Beer Fest 2015. It poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma was very toasty and a bit nutty. The taste was sweet and malty with a decent dose of some lightly roasted nuts. Decent.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

jtclockwork
Alpha Muscovy Russian Imperial Stout 2.3
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of molasses, rum alcohol soaked bakerís chocolate and medicinal notes - lighter medium body - lightly infected.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

miyauchi38
Alpha Indoctrination Series: Xenu X-IPA 2.9
IPA 香りがもったりしてて嫌な感じ あまさが強め
Sunday, May 03, 2015

miyauchi38
Alpha The Sagwa Imperial IPA 3.9
インペリアルIPA かなり強めのポップの香り、あまくてほどよく苦い 好みの真ん中
Sunday, May 03, 2015

miyauchi38
Alpha Storter 2.9
チョコレートモルトで作ったビール あまくて香ばしい香りが特徴的 甘酸っぱい
Sunday, May 03, 2015

miyauchi38
Alpha Game Day Red 2.4
スタウトより薄くてブロンドより濃いビール、らしい ベリー系に変な匂いがまじった独特な香り まずい
Sunday, May 03, 2015

miyauchi38
Alpha American Kellerbier 2.5
ピルスナー 夏用ピルスナーらしい 癖がなく飲みやすい
Sunday, May 03, 2015

jayzz
Alpha Braun 4.7
Amber red color and clove spice aroma with a rich deep sour flavor. Like a light said on sour.
Friday, May 01, 2015

jayzz
Alpha Apricota Anniversary Ale 4.3
Light amber gold color and slightly spicy aroma. A hint of sour that tastes like a white wine.
Friday, May 01, 2015

jayzz
Alpha Tart Nectar 4.4
Surprising light cinnamon aroma a day slight opaque color. Has a light sour flavor with a fizzy long finish.
Friday, May 01, 2015