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401. Tuckerman Brewing Headwall Alt

Tuckerman Headwall AltAltbier is a style not many breweries offer. Long Trail has a couple and of course this one from Tuckerman Brewing in Conway, NH but I really cannot think of too many others. The style is not all that different than your typical brown ale but the beer is conditioned longer than normal which helps to mellow out the flavors.

Color is a deep red almost brown with a light tan head. Smell is very sweet with plenty of caramel malts, no hops here. This beer is quite tasty and a good example of the style with plenty of malt character and some dark fruits. Beer is a bit more complex as it warms and is very easy to drink.

Overall this is a quality beer from a style that is often overlooked. This beer goes well with meals and is readily available in 6-packs.
Pros:
Easy drinking
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 4.75% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Tuckerman Brewing
Brewers Description: In 2005, the Headwall Alt was introduced. This is traditional style of altbeir from Düsseldorf, Germany. Alt literally means old in German. Staying as true to the recipe as possible, the Headwall Alt is brewed using German malts, plus German and American hops. Like the Pale Ale, the Headwall Alt is cold conditioned, dry-hopped and krausened in the bottle or keg. Similar to the Pale Ale, the process takes about 30 days.

109. Tuckerman’s Pale Ale (Draft)

I originally reviewed this one from a bottle (click here) and while visiting North Conway, NH this weekend was able to try it on draft. While I do not go out very often I truly enjoy draft beer as it is simply better than anything that comes from a bottle. As my original reviewed stated this is a solid pale ale with minimal aroma, smooth taste and a bit of a fruity taste. Minimal aftertaste and almost no bitterness make this a good choice for even a casual beer drinker.
Pros: Taste, color
Cons:
Alcohol Content:
 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Tuckerman Brewing Co.
Brewers Description: Our flagship Pale Ale, released in 1998, is brewed with specialty malts, some grown in Maine, and four types of hops. After fermentation, it is cold conditioned and dry-hopped in lagering tanks for maximum taste and quality. It is naturally carbonated in the bottle or keg using a German process called “krausening”, where a small amount of fresh fermenting wort is added. This produces a delicate carbonation and superior flavor. From the Mash Tun to store shelves is a 30 day process. The Tuckerman Pale Ale is available by the ½ barrel keg, 6-pack, 24 bottle case and in mixed 12-packs with the Headwall Alt.

64. Tuckerman Headwall Alt

Two very good beers in one night. This is an excellent example of a German Brown Ale and is very easy to drink. Pours a nice dark brown with a solid hear that lasted throughout leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Carbonation was just right and overall just a quality beer. Don’t let the color fool you this is an easy to drink beer with a relatively low alcohol content.
Pros: Smooth drinking and great color
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 4.75% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Tuckerman Brewing Co
Brewers Description: In 2005, the Headwall Alt was introduced. This is traditional style of altbeir from Düsseldorf, Germany. Alt literally means old in German. Staying as true to the recipe as possible, the Headwall Alt is brewed using German malts, plus German and American hops. Like the Pale Ale, the Headwall Alt is cold conditioned, dry-hopped and krausened in the bottle or keg. Similar to the Pale Ale, the process takes about 30 days. The Headwall Alt was rated in the Top 6 brews in New England in the Boston Globe Magazine in 2009. It also made Beer Advocate’s list of top altbiers.

57. Tuckerman’s Pale Ale

This is my favorite Pale Ale to date from a small brewer in Conway, NH. The White Mountains of NH are one of my favorite places and drinking beer that was brewed there just seems right. This beer is similar to the Smuttynose Pale Ale in color however the taste is superior. Aroma is almost non-existent but I value flavor over smell when reviewing my beer. Will have to look for more from Tuckerman Brewery.
Pros: Taste, color
Cons:
Alcohol Content:
 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Tuckerman Brewing Co.Brewers Description: Our flagship Pale Ale, released in 1998, is brewed with specialty malts, some grown in Maine, and four types of hops. After fermentation, it is cold conditioned and dry-hopped in lagering tanks for maximum taste and quality. It is naturally carbonated in the bottle or keg using a German process called “krausening”, where a small amount of fresh fermenting wort is added. This produces a delicate carbonation and superior flavor. From the Mash Tun to store shelves is a 30 day process. The Tuckerman Pale Ale is available by the ½ barrel keg, 6-pack, 24 bottle case and in mixed 12-packs with the Headwall Alt.