Posted on: May 10, 2023 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Ecliptic Brewing’s Altbier (part of the 2023 Moon Room Series) is a delightful brew that showcases the brewery’s mastery of traditional German beer styles. With an ABV of 5.3% and 30 IBU, this beer strikes a harmonious balance between malty sweetness and subtle hoppiness. Pouring a deep amber to mahogany color, the Altbier entices the senses with its inviting appearance. The aroma reveals notes of toasted malt, caramel, and a hint of earthy hops, creating an enticing nose for the brew.

Upon taking the first sip, the beer greets the palate with a rich malt character that is both robust and smooth. The caramel and toffee flavors shine through, imparting a delightful sweetness that is well-rounded and never overpowering. The malt backbone is expertly crafted, providing a solid foundation for the beer’s complex flavor profile. As the Altbier progresses on the tongue, a gentle bitterness emerges, adding depth and complexity to the overall taste. The hops lend a subtle floral and earthy quality that complements the malt sweetness perfectly. The balance between malt and hops is a true testament to Ecliptic’s skill.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, offering a satisfying weight that is neither too heavy nor too light. The carbonation is moderate, providing a pleasant effervescence that enhances the drinking experience. The finish is clean and smooth, leaving behind a lingering malt sweetness and a constantly-refreshing play on one’s palette that invites you to take another sip. The Altbier is exceptionally well-crafted, with each element working in harmony to create a memorable and enjoyable drinking experience. Ecliptic Brewing’s Altbier is a standout example of the style, showcasing the brewery’s commitment to quality and their ability to create well-balanced and flavorful beers. Whether you’re a fan of German styles or simply appreciate a well-crafted brew, this Altbier is definitely worth seeking out.

NeuFutur has previously covered Ecliptic’s StaRPM IPAHoku-LeleVega #6SednaCallistoOrange Giant barleywine, Five Years / Five Beers (Hazy Double IPA), and Meridian Vanilla Stout in the last few years. Have you had a chance to check out any of Ecliptic’s beers over the years? Leave us a comment on this post with your thoughts and impressions about whatever you’ve previously tasted.

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