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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
Direct from wooden cask at the brewpub. Copper bronze, good off white head and fine gentle condition. Subdued fruity malt and good hop aromas, much more assertive in the mouth with a solid caramel maltiness and excellent chalky spicy hop notes. Long malty finish with a good hoppy prickle of bitterness and hints of pine resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Light amber/orange in color. Light friuty hop aroma up front. Smooth body. Slight bitter hop finish with a nice aftertaste. Enough hops to remind you of an IPA. Pretty decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Dark Sunset. Deep, somewhat buried, yet pleasing aroma of dried red apple skins, hardened caramel, melted toffee along with other identifiable malt tones and an undeniable earthy and herbal hop presense. Nice malty sweetness giving notes of fruits, medicines and toasted malts. The hop presense is peppery, herbal and fairly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Bottle. Decent Alt. Light copper color. Very clean tasting with big hop finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5820) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Bottle: Light roasty hop aroma. Transparent yellowish-orange with white head. Nice lacing. Light roastiness in the flavor with a hoppy finish. Does not seem like an altbier. More IPA than alt. Moderate hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Copper-orange body with abundant dark suspended sediment, big cream head. Aroma of light fruit, spicy hops, and hints of wet sock. Spicy, crackery, toasty flavor with dried flower petals and potpourri. Caramels develop over time as do abundant yeast flavors. Bitter finish. I had the Sticke Alt on tap earlier this year and think that beer was a bit smoother, but this is enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edden (925) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (5174) - 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.

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