Sunday, June 20, 2010
Day 171 Drink: Old Mecklenburg Unfiltered Copper
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is a focused North Carolina brewery that has two year-round beers, OMB Copper and OMB Kolsner, and adds a seasonal four times a year. That's why the chance to taste a twist on one of their brews is very interesting.
Unfiltered OMB Copper is served from an ornate oak-wrapped barrel with a brass tap.
The basic beer is styled after a Dusseldorf altbeer, with the classic copper color and brewed using the traditional decoction mehtod.
Old Mecklenburg Unfiltered Copper is a cloudy copper color with a slightly roasted malt nose. The beer has a nice malty base with a fuller mouthfeel than the standard OMB Copper. The overall flavor is still pretty clean with a good balancing hop at the finish.