Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bitter and full of flavor...simply delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Bottled. Pours murky brownish red with very little head. Aromas of cherries and spices. Strange maltiness that builds in strength until the dry, bitter aftertaste kicks in. I find it just a bit tart with a good balance of hops. This style isn’t one of my mainstays but I actually found this beer to be pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2004
From a swing-top "extra-longneck" bottle. Copper-red color with a thin white head with good lacing down the glass. Floral smell of noble hops and some darker malt aromas. A light caramel malt flavor followed by moderate noble hop flavor with a lasting bitter finish. Possibly a little light bodied, but nonetheless a very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Odd bottle, tasty beer. Pours a medium amber color, with a medium sized tan head. Nice malty aroma, cookie, bread, caramel, light fruity hops. Medium sweetness, toasty, cookie like malt, some decent bitterness for a bit of balance. Medium body carries it across well. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2004
A delicious alt beer, nice orange color, malty, but with enough hops to make it balanced. I wanted more when I finished the bottle, quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2004
Orangish cherry color with light white head. Nose is a sweet malt mixed with light hops. Med weight on the palate with a big hop presence and dry bitter finish. Refreshign flavors that are light in malt and high in hops, more austere than most bitter beers, almost apertif in quality. Roasted notes seem hidden behind the hops, this is a nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2004
Perfumey, floral hops float above heavy malts with some mild herbal/vegetal tones. Clear amber-copper with thin white head that recedes to partial cover with some light lacing. Big malt flavour is nutty, marzipan-like with strong hop bitterness. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. Very good. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8821) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2011 There is plenty of lasting foam which laces atop the clear russet...Wooden hops and caramel malt are all light, all perfectly intertwining...The fluffy carbonation and quite dry mouthfeel makes the salient earthy hop bitterness stand out very nicely... This bitter finish, with chocolatey edges, of an intensity and depth rarely seen in Germany...Dark bread allusions show up once in a while...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Chestnut brown clear hue. Little to no off-white head. Deep malt character complements the huge orangey and perfumey hops. Caramel, earth, yeah this is how you do it. Lightly tart on the mouth, but I like that in this case as it dances along the bitterness rather than slashing it. Earthy palate, powerful grassiness, herbal, nice dry-out effect take on the rich malt to prolong the hop flavors. Very soft carbonation. firm medium body. Very good alt!

From tap at the brewpub, this was by far the sharpest alt, very hoppy and dry in mouth with a firm leafy, sandy, earthy hop dose. Healthy and easy to drink. Maintaining the same score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2004
bottle, clear brown/amber in color, hoppy smell with a hoppy bitter taste, nice white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Copper color with a good size off white head that lasted until the end of the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Flavor of toasted malt and toffee quickly gives way to a pronounced hop bitterness. Sharp looking bottle.

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