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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Bitter and full of flavor...simply delicious.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2622) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Wow. A new experience for me, my first true alt compared to some US interpretations aka copper ales, and maybe a sweetish commercial example from Germany. They call Uerige a homebrew pub and this does remind me of homebrew with its twangy flavors. Nice earthy caramelized aromas, slightly less present in the palate. Mild herbal, slightly spicy hop aromas. But as I’ve read about alts and their long bitter finish, nothing could be truer - and that’s the real story here. A long, hoppy bitter finish - and it took some getting used to! Much more phenomenally bitter than most double IPAs. While this was novel to me and required some acquisition, I’d have to say its a masterpiece in terms of integrating that finish and getting that clean hop bitterness to linger so well for so long. Oh, and it surely was an attractive copperish amber color, fairly glowing in the glass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2005 Visibly thin, light hazy amber-brown body with a gray, fast-fading head. Open, fruity malt aroma with grape notes and cinnamon, earthy hops. Stale, spicy, iced tea quality flavor. Lightly astringent finish that reminds me of artificial sweeteners. Fairly dry, relatively light body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Bitter hoppy aroma with hints of bitter spruce and herbs. Pours amber brown with a slight haze and minimal head. Medium bitter flavor that is neither overwhelming or distinct. However there is a slight carmel sweetness that gives the beer something extra. Lively carbonation with a medium body that finishes medium to long with bitter hints that linger on the tongue. I solid German Alt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Slightly hazy reddish copper pour supporting a fairly large off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with a distinct nutty, English Ale-like componant. Flavor was somewhat complex with an earthy, yeasty center surrounded by light citrus and raisin and supported by a solid hop presence. Finish was fairly dry and refreshingly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
pours out a tan laced gold, somewhat hazy, with a slow white head that dissolves to a kind of minimal lace. nose is very complex, with some oxidized sherry notes mixed with an almost winey charecter. flavor is malty and toasty up front, with that fruity/winey note again, but is followed by a big hopp/bitter finish. really nice, and it left me wishing I had more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4894) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown. Thick lacing. Good brown lage. Dry with a nice bitterness. A trace of yeast in the flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours dark copper with a big head that settles down to about a quarter inch and laces the glass well. Aroma is nutty, dough and a little toffee and bavarian hops. Flavor is mostly the same. Some caramel sweetness, hazelnut, yeast and a nice somewhat dry finish. Carbonated well feels good in the mouth. A very crisp and clean brew that is worthy of the fancy bottle that it comes in.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2005 Reading Beer Festival. Very average beer that tasted like a poor quality pasteurised bottled bitter. Very boiled malt flavour with tuck shop sweets. Suprised to see it rated this high.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
Tap@Reading BF. Really nicely dry and nutty, malty, light bready malts. Finishes bitter, with some herbal qualities, really lovely well balanced alt. Clean, nutty and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2005
Hazy brown with a lasting tan head. Malty, quite sweet but well balanced with a decent bitter finish. Medium silky smooth mouthfeel. Malty toffee aroma. Tasty stuff!


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