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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Bitter and full of flavor...simply delicious.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
Backlog. On tap at The Green Lion Inn. My first Alt and still probably my favourite. A truly under-estimated beer-style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparf (106) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Ganska svag doft med toner av söt malt, nötter och med bara en tendens till tjära. Litet inslag av frukt också. Vackert mörk färg som drar åt tegelrött. Ett tätt skum med helt ok varaktighet. Smaken är tydligt brödaktig och med en lite bränd ton. Något tunn kropp och tämligen mycket kolsyra. Eftersmaken biter i med en stadig och lite pepprig beska.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gildnerk (127) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
Rubin-kupferfarben mit weißbeiger Schaumkrone. Aromen von Blumen, Röstmalzen und etwas Getreide. Im Antrunk bemerkbar würzig und bitter-hopfig, wobei das Mundgefühl eher zurückhaltend ist. Bitter-süßer Abgang. In vieler Hinsicht das Gegenteil von Füchschen-Alt.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3203) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Tap @ The Brauhaus in Dusseldorf. Dark orange brown, big foamy head. Biscuit lemon toffee malt aroma. Complex dry spicy lemon biscuit malt flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Least favourite Altbier in Dusseldorf so far but most complex.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle at home 11th March 2014. From RB Eurotrade. Deep ruby colour with a reddish foaming head which dies back to some thin retention. Sweet malts, ruby fruits balanced with a satisfying bitterness. 2 month old bottle but still pretty tasty stuff. Look forward to trying it fresh some time.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Flaska från mzaar. Hasselnötsbrun öl med vitt skum. Doften är vörtig och maltig. För söt för mig. Smaken är betydligt torrare, med malt, brödighet och en nötig beska.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cerbier (154) - - MAR 8, 2014
0,5l Flasche. Rötlichbraunes Altbier, helle Schaumkrone. Malziger Geruch, der im Antrunk bestätigt wird, zum Schluß Hopfenbitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to McTapps to toast a successful trade. Sent and consumed super fresh. Dark amber with off white head. Nice aroma, raisins, toffee, dried fruit, slight citrus edge, slightly doughy. Took me a while to put my finger on the flavour but it’s bubblegum, tutti frutti with toffee. Full body with a bitter finish. Tasty beer, could drink a lot of these.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
felsenpils (106) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Uerige Alt is the very definition of German Altbier. Dark ruby color, dense white foam with good retention, malty, complex ale aroma. Clean, intense bitterness with a roasty malt backbone. Other German Altbiers pale (literally) in comparison to Uerige. It is a wonder to me how they manage to export any of their product given their extremely limited production capacity and their popularity in and around Düsseldorf. This is a first cousin to the English IPA´s, but it is has a dry, clean finish, not fruity or musty like the English beers. Microbrewers take note: this is the target to shoot for. no over the top floral hops, no explosion of fruity esters, no scratchy astringency. I challenge all of you to produce anything even remotely resembling Uerige Alt!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (370) - Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap. Copper color. A nice thick off white head. Bittersweet taste, but slightly more sweet. Short bitter aftertaste. Enjoyable.


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