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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

bottled
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2004
10/31/04: Bottle.
Warm brown-orange body. Sweet malty nose. Flavors include malt, caramel and hops (hops toward the finish). Slight metallic aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4663) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Code 0515, Bottled on 14 04 (14.April?)
Cola coloured body with large particles & a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of alcohol, slightly stale malt, caster sugar, cashews and a tiny bit medicinal. Light-bodied; Sharp alcohol/medicinal taste fading to a pale & stale maltiness. Aftertaste bland and not pleasant. Overall, less than I had expected, but a very nice & rare find from Jim Dorsch at Whole Foods. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 14-September-2004.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2004
A subdued, but grainy aroma -faint wet leafiness. Slight sour nuttiness in the flavor, very husky, bitter. This stuff spoils so easily, but it still is yummy. None of the big plasticyness of the Sticke.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonMoore (1848) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2004
Draught at Zum Uerige, Altstadt, Dusseldorf. Dark amber colour. Creamy white head that doesn’t go away. Superbly well balanced malt and hops. Excellent bitterness throughout and into the aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable. Possibly the best Alt in the world, certainly a class above any bottled variety I’ve tried.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2004
11.2oz flip top. muddy copper hue with a tan one-inch head that paints a delicate lace on my tasting glass. flat tinny hop aroma. effervescent tiny bubbles from the first sip to the last. Malty body, not too overt, with a sharp hop bitterness that blankets my tongue, lingering like a rock concert rings your ears after you’ve left. This is a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Pours a deep amber, almost red in color, with a tan head that dissipates, rings the top of the drink, then laces the sides of the glass as you drink. Very slight aroma, even as it warmed. The malt is very evident as you drink this full-bodied beer. Tasty with an acrid finish. Very good. I’d like this from a keg some day.

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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2004
(draught - the real thing) Chestnut brown, clear ale; very regular, slightly off-white head, good lace. Little nose, ever so slightly caramel, a bit of hops - and the dishwashing; poor show at the brewery! Superb hop-taste, absolutely gorgeous German hops. Yet the malt underneath is anything but shy. It’s relevant, ambrée, refined. Medium bodied. Uerige is definitely better bodied than most (regular) Altbiere. Hoppy, straightforward bitterish aftertaste - just great. Uerige Alt will always be one of my favourites. This tasting at the Hausbrauerei once more confirms the idea of the number one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Deep brown color, with a decent off white head. The aroma is fresh hops, reminiscent of an IPA. The flavor is smoothly bitter with a dry finish. Very nice, but not as nice as their Sticke.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cdcook (9) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004 does not count
Purchased bottle in Ann Arbor, MI. Tasted on Sept. 7, 2004. Pours a dark amber-copper color with a slight haze and small but persistant cream colored head. Aroma is malty and slightly yeasty (possibly due to yeast sediment floating on top ;-) Flavor is bitter and dry with undertones of caramel and nutty maltyness. It becomes maltier as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and, surprisingly, not drying. The hop bitterness has an aged character which lasts long in the aftertaste and which sets it apart from other well bittered styles. This is a well balanced and well attenuated beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Hazy, deep amber hue, solid, creamy white head. Nose is a fine blend of hops, fruit, and malt, with sly, herbal, spice hints as well..nice. Taste: yum. Yeah, that’ll do it...hope I’ve hit the character minimum already, because that will do. Just ...yum. Nice little, brisk hops, sweet, dusky flavor, a harmonious blend of the malty and fruity flavors, perfectly smooth and actively tasty. Dries out on the palate in a very reserved and classy fashion, leaves the palate whetted for another taste. Very tidy. Delivers the flavor, then heads out the door. This is a sophisticated, but un-showy ale, and I can see it being easily imbibed by the herren and damen back at the biergarten. Nice, nice, nice!


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