Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bitter and full of flavor...simply delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Small pop-top brown bottle. Somewhat murky amber-orange body with a good inch of head that leaves good lacing. Smells nutty with some other malt. Tastes malty with kind of a peppery/smokey quality to it... Caramel malt is also a big player in the flavor. Rather light in body. Not sure how fresh this one is. Not quite like everyone else is talking about... Nonetheless, not bad, but not great, and I probably won’t be triny this one again unless I find it on tap somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours a nice brown/copper color, fairly clear, with a minimal off-white head of foam. Marginal lacing. Mildly malty and carbonic in the aroma. The taste is nice, with a caramel malt presence that is a bit drier than I am used to, followed by nice spicy noble hops. Almost medium body and quite effervescent. Dry and clean in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 bottle via Mysteryswap (thanks FlacoAlto!). Pours a hazy brown with s small white head that quickly leaves. Nose is mostly grains and some fruity esters, perhaps some apples or pears. Tastes a bit oxygenated cardboardy on top of some graininess. Dry bitter finish. More hops than expected. Moderate carbonation. medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1969) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2007
33cl. bottle: This one pours a slightly hazy, somewhat coppery-brownish color. Mine had very little head that dropped off quickly and left no lacing. The aroma is good. Some notes of fruit (possible apple) and caramel. Some grassy hops also. The taste is quite good. A hint of sweetness in the beginning, followed by a dry, biscuity taste, along with some bitterness. A large amount of flavor for such a low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3574) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39784) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1494) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2683) - 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....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diabel (1634) - 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.

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