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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bitter and full of flavor...simply delicious.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3573) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a moderate off-white head that fades to a thin line fairly quickly. Strong aroma of sweet hard candies, apples, and hops. The flavor was completely different. Not at all sweet. The initial taste was malty followed quickly by some hops bitterness. Quite dry at the finish. Very interesting beer, especially since there was such a divergence between the aroma and flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Apple aroma with light citrus quality. Reddish brown color with off white head. Flavor is lightly sweet with a bitter finish. Has a strange thirst quenching quality which would make it go well with food. Lightly roasted woody malt flavor. Dry on the finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle. Clae amber brown color iwth a average fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted with notes of caramel., moderate hoppy as the aroma on the hopstorage. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and bitter, finish floavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average duration. A well balancede alt beer. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft, some very light metalic feel in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1476) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2007
I’ve never had 2 altbiers that tasted the same. Cloudy light brown color with a short white head. This seems like a very subtle beer. You could easily chug it and just notice a chalky bitterness. The aroma is dirty and woody. There is not much of any hop flavor but you definitely taste a lot of bitterness. Again there is some type of wood or tree bark flavor...something really earthy about it. The finish lingers for a while with a lot bitterness. Palate is thin and watery with light carbonation. Like I said a very subtle beer and I think it needs to warm up. Ultimately, not worth the $4 a bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2650) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2007
Vom fass @ Zum Uerige Brauhaus, Düsseldorf, Germany.
It was World Cup madness when I downed my first, and by no means the last, of these babies. Out amongst a few hundred Rhenish patrons enjoying ignoring the World Cup altogether, my wife sipped this, complained it was too bitter and handed the reins to me. It was now on!!
From an oak barrel in a white tent out front, and into the stunted Altbier glass. Produces a tawny copper, dark, ruddy and bright. Head grows to an inch and ebbs back to a solid spider’s web of messy off-white froth that drabs foam all the way down. Big, toffee, burnt sugar, bitter citrus fruits and layers upon layers of fresh hops on the nose. Sweet, fruity, malty, juicy. It continues into the mouth, so fruity, absorbent, juicy and salivating, panting for the next sip. Bitingly spicy, big, ripe fruit flavours, a lot of malt hidden in the depths of this wonderful furore. Its body edges medium and I guess the Alt I got was just perfect for the picking. It’s sweet upfront, and undeniably bitter on the swallow. Shows a lot of length both with sweet malts, juicy, fruity esters, bitter, floral hops, wood and even a strange note of mint leaves. Aggressive for its style, I now know why this is such a popular place, a tourist trap for people wanting the Alt vom fass. The afternoon got hazy....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2007
Draught at the Uerige pub Deep amber to brown body with some caramelish shine. Off-white creamy head. Faint aroma of hops and malts. Moderately bitter flavour which sticks in your mouth for quite a long while. Ok balance.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 At the Zum Uerige. I was a little disappointed with this after reading about it first. Very hoppy bitter and yeasty. Felt a little unfinished and home made to me. Mouthfeel was nice with good carbonation. Nice thirst quencher, but nothing more really. Travel 100 meters for Zum Schlussel for a better housebrewed alt. Re-rate, flip top bottle 0.33 l. Signifcantly less yeasty and earthy than at the brewpub. Flavor is nicely bitter, but not much more. It’s a blueprint alt, good and very enjoyable, but lacks depth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Poured from bottle into shaker glass, it had a cloudy, dark amber body that developed almost no head. The aroma was slightly grainy, with some crisp, but mild hops. Flavor was dry and hoppy with maybe a little woodiness in there. This may have been an old bottle, I’ll be willing to give this one another try if I can find it at a different bottle shop.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2006
At the brewpub. Very dark amber to deep red in color, thick lasting head. Rich malt aroma with a slight hop undertone. Strong hop bitterness outdoes the malt, but it is still present. Dry almost chalky finish with lingering bitterness. Somewhat light in body, could use a little more malt to balance the bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2006
(330 ml bottle (bottled on "25.11.", "code 12 25" from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/auburn/fl target=blank>Florian’s) OK but certainly not on par with either Sticke or Doppelsticke...Pours murky orange/brown tea color with a tall light tan head. Aroma is very light vanilla sweetness with a bit of brown sugar. Mouthfeel kind of watery but soft and smooth. A bit dry in finish. Spotty webby lacing. Flavor is light brown sugary but not very sweet. Lingering bitter finish. Quite bland really.


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