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. lb4lb (2629) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Pours medium brown color with small head. Smell is toasty, a but nutty, bready. Taste is toasty, caramel, nutty, and crisp with a nice amount of hops. I was pretty surprised by this. Quite good, very drinkable and I picked up a 6 pack. 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone vandint (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
On tap from Whip In. Smells sweet. Pours brown, some pretty nice lacing. Taste is pretty hoppy but with a lot of malt that rounds it out. jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Nice brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel and nuts. Taste is well-balanced, with just a touch of both bitter and sweet. Smooth, medium body. Nuts, toffee, some chocolate, just a tinge of wood.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pours clear brown color with medium tan head out of can. Aroma of caramel, nuts, cookies, and toffee. Flavor similar to taste. Very smooth beer! Excellent beer and you would be a fool not to buy it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
This extremely dark brown-colored brew with a slightly reddish hue. The aroma has a slightly lager aroma, but is well balanced with the sweetness of the caramel malts and gentle roasted malts. It’s really a gorgeous beer, is very German-like, and an amazing Alt. Flavor is more of the same, and very, very smooth, with a perfect palate. I’m so impressed that I almost can’t describe it. It’s perfect, really. It’s slightly roasted, but (as I said) it’s more of the same characteristics of the aroma... but you get the benefits of actually feeling it in your mouth. It’s smooth, silky, soft, and just an incredible beer. This is so much better on tap than in a can. I kept being tempted to drink it as a summer/lawnmower beer, but it’s just a little too heavy for that purpose (at least in Texas). GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 9 Feb 2013 -- I find this to be a classic example, if not spectacular, version of an Alt. I would gladly purchase a 6-pack any day of the week. stevoj (5434) - 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. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Draft @ the Austin Flying Saucer .. . pours a deep brown .. light lacing .. . light unsweetened maple and bark shavings .. . great bitterness level .. clean finish .. . a nice brew .. . . happy super bowl!! what does that mean!?!