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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Bitter and full of flavor...simply delicious.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (1162) - 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 (213) - - 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 (2333) - 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 (110) - 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 (453) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle pours copper to brown with white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, caramel, bready, slightly earthy with slight fruit. Taste is toasted malt, caramel , nut with a long bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Cunningham
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, caramel and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4506) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
Appearance: Nutty color with a big foamy off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Toffee and malty.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, toffee and mild nutty.
Overall impression: Quite fresh and nice ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with McTapps.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7437) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig, würzig bitterer Abgang.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
33cl. HAzed amber pour nice off-white head with retention. Smell is ripe with noble hops, citrus rind and herbs. The flavor is dry and hoppy, waves of noble hops. It really is a pilsener with a tiny kick of toasted malt. Marvellous brew, I will one day try this fresh form the source.


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