RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
While living in Germany during the 1990’s John fell in love with this amazing beer. There are few things more enjoyable than standing outside a historic brewpub on a warm summer evening in Dsseldorf’s Altstadt (“old city”), drinking a cold, refreshing Altbier as the sun sets over the Rhein river. Alt (pronounced ‘Aahlt’) literally means “old” in German, as in “old school.” In other words, it’s beer the old fashioned way. Technically, OMB Copper is ale due to the type of yeast it’s made from (Obergrig or top fermenting yeast), but a long time ago the folks in Dsseldorf learned that by lagering their Alt for several weeks after primary fermentation, the result was a full-flavored yet smoother and more refreshing beer. OMB uses authentic ingredients in our Copper Altbier, including expensive (but worth it) noble Bavarian hops. We also adhere to traditional, time consuming, costly decoction brewing techniques to produce this copper hued, amazingly satisfying “lagered ale.”

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2009
On tap at Moosehead bar in Charlotte. Poured to a golden copper with thin off white head that dissipated fairly quickly with little lacing. Aroma was predominantly grainy, with a hint of floral and earth scents. Taste followed the graininess of the nose, with a slightly bitter mouthfeel. Finish was short, and slightly bitter. Not terrible, but nothing to wirte home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2017
Sampled at CBC, pours a dark orange spitty, white head. Nose has malt, pennies, cracker, bread. Flavor is bread, malt, cracker, metal. Watery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3328) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2017
On tap at the Charlotte NC Airport and part of a North Carolina beer flight. Lovely red-amber-copper pour. Small off-white head. Big toasted, dark bread sweetness in those malts with low earthy hop profile. Light but smooth body. Same sweet caramel toasted malt flavor with mild bitterness to finish. Not sure why the ratings are so low. I think it was entirely drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (1860) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2017
An aroma of malt and a hint of hops. Pours a copper color with a lasting white head. Taste of malt with notes of hazelnut, watery feel with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1605) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Draft at Charlotte Airport. Great amber beer. Prickly and spicy. Lots of floral and good hop malt balance. One of the easiest drinking alts Ive had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (1543) - Beckley, USA - NOV 18, 2016
copper color; not much of an aroma; bready malt flavor; fairly well balanced with bitter, noble hop flavor; light caramel notes

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4332) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Intense, toasted dark malts, biscuit. Clear brown, medium, frothy, white head. Light sweet, toasted grain malts coming up again, biscuit, caramel, medium carbonation, medium bodied. OK Altbier, quite quaffable but nothing extraordinary. Keg at Admirals Club, Charlotte, NC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4760) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12 oz bottle from the Bulldog bottle shop near the brewery, served in a pint glass. Copper (what else) colored with a good head and foamy lacing. Excellent clarity. Aroma: sweet and medium roasted grains; faint hops. Flavor: follows the aroma but with more obvious hops adding some spicy notes and a balancing bitterness. Feel: smooth and slick; medium body and near medium carbonation. Overall: outstanding version of the style; certainly among the best Ive ever had.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
CLT28209 (1) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2016 does not count
not good, cant understand why many drink it. Might as well drink yuengling instead of copper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 Bottle Pours clear and copper with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is toasty and nutty with a mild and pleasant measure graininess. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is rich and malty, but also carefully hopped. Theres no more or less bitterness than necessary. Crisp, malty, bittersweet finish. Ill go against the grain here. I really like this beer. Bottle courtesy of Tinkerbell!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (89) - - AUG 9, 2015
lite copper color with a salted carmel taste, with a slight hint of cream soda. tall layer of soft headthat quickly disipitates. when looking for a smooth none bitter beer this is a great choice.

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