13 Days of Beer Camp Day Across America Day #10 – Alt Route Altbier

Beer Camp Day 10

Sierra Nevada/Victory – Beer Camp Across America Alt Route Altbier: A collaboration with Victory Brewing Company using a hybrid lager/ale yeast that is fermented cooler than normal and is brewed at a strength of 6.6 % with 50 IBUs. I have been impressed with the few Victory beers I have had, so I had high hopes for this one.

Aroma and Appearance: It pours a dark amber with a small finger of foam and one tiny bubble stream near the middle of the glass. The aroma is toffee, dark fruits and herbal spices.

Flavour: It has a very pleasant toffee sweet malt flavour upfront with a nutty caramel middle that mores into an earthy dry chocolate bitterness.

Overall Impression: Very nice, this style of beer should be made more often.

Rating: Excellent at 8/10, bitter sweet combo is in perfect balance here.

Food Pairing: Those caramel chocolate covered salty pretzel sticks that Starbucks makes would pair nicely with this one.


2 thoughts on “13 Days of Beer Camp Day Across America Day #10 – Alt Route Altbier

    • I’d love to see this style of beer more, I like the one Four Winds makes but rarely see it in North America. Hopefully as craft beer gains popularity more places will produce beers like this one.

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