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Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery
Backpocket Brewing
(Closed)
123 A Street
McGregor IA 52157
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Notes

Visited: April 26, 2012

Opened: 2011

Closed: 2015

Annual Production: 100 hl

Contributors: dennis mulholland, Glenn Darling, Allison Roberts, John McKenzie, Ryan Weber, Siegfried Binge, Steve Lueders

Updated: September 24, 2016

Beer List

  • 4.90% abv.
    • Date: April 26, 2012 (#8754)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Dense head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Sweet, fruity.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body, smooth. Sweet clean malt, mildly grainy. Fruity hop flavor. Low bitterness. Clean malty finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • 6.20% abv.
    • Date: April 26, 2012 (#8756)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright copper color. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild fruity hops.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light-medium body, smooth. Big grassy, earthy hop flavor up front, followed by citrus. Medium bitterness. Fruity, mildly bitter finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Sort of an Altbier, brewed with German bittering hops and American aroma hops.

  • German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    4.90% abv.

  • South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen/Weissbier
    5.50% abv.
    • Date: April 26, 2012 (#8755)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden-amber, translucent. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Smoky, bananas.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, creamy, moderate carbonation. Sweet wheat malt, lots of banana flavor.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Clean and tasty.

  • European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    4.80% abv.
    • Date: April 26, 2012 (#8758)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright copper color. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet toasty malt. Mildly grassy.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light body, fizzy. Toasty malt, mildly sweet. Earthy and grainy, with a mild fruity hop flavor at the end.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Smoke-Flavored Beer
    5.70% abv.