achtungpv (259) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012RobertDale (6373) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Bit of a watered down, flat taste up front before some bitterness from the hops kick in. I don’t think it’s a great beer but I find myself reaching for it as a session beer so in reality I enjoy it more than it appears.
12 ounce can. Pours a clear reddish brown with an average off-white head. Aroma and taste of malt, caramel, and nuts. Easy to drink. Pretty good. wombat23 (1362) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2016
Shared 12 oz. can. Pours amber brown with an off-white head. Moderate lacing. Nose is toasted malt with some faint fruity notes. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, and grains. Has some light chocolate undertones. It’s perhaps a little thin, but overall, it’s good. darbeer75 (887) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma: a little yeasty and earthy; Appearance: dark amber with thin, white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: slightly bitter and earthy; smooth; Palate: medium body with long finish; Overall: decent, but not my favorite style. stevoj (4950) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Can from Whole Foods - Lamar. Agree with Cosmic Scherzo, spot on for an altbier. Dry and nutty, medium murky brown/amber body, soft tight beige head. Aroma and taste both accurately represent this Dusseldorf style. Somebody did their homework. CosmicScherzo (10) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
I was reluctant to pick this one up, honestly. The label design looked like something I’d associate with a 40 of some bargain brand. But I though what the hell and decided to try it. Wow, am I glad I did. Tits-clean fermentation with toasty, caramel malt flavors. Bracing, herbal bitterness. Usually, when an American brewery comes out with an "Alt" it means some sort of amber ale. This one nails it. A fantastic example of what remains an underrepresented style here in the States. Nicely done, Hops & Grain.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, dark pour, white head, nose is nutty, taste is caramel, sweet, toffee, pretty good Crash26 (17) - Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Love this beer, a great take on the alt style from a Texas brewery! Great to have when barbecuing.
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San Marcos, TX - HEB Grocery Store - 12 oz can.Dark brown, cola-like pour, soft bubbly white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Fresh lake water accents with a hint of wort and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has a nutty profile with some chocolate accents, a touch of toffee, finishes with some black dirt accents - nice and full bodied. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Very nice alt. jackl (8011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Keg @ June’s, Austinz. Deep copper color with a small head. Nose of cocoa and caramel. Brown bread. Taste is moderately sweet. Brown bread and cocoa. Light grassy bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation. docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Always nice to see an alt. aroma is minimally hoppy, malt forward with some mild roasted notes. Taste also malt forward, mild bitterness. Finish semi dry and clean. Would have liked more bitterness and hop presence.
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