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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Uerige Alt is Germany’s richest bitter beer. Nevertheless (or even for that reason), this legendary old-fashioned beer is so full-bodied and aromatic. Our top-class specialty has been brewed since 1862 from water, barley malt, caramel malt, roasted malt, clusters of hops - and with our very special Uerige yeast. Our Uerige Alt is regularly selected among the ten best beers in Germany. It has an alcohol content of 4.7% and a minimum freshness of eight weeks.

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dimitri8 (65) - Pabianice, POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Dark Amber colour. Sweet toffie aroma. Semi dry taste, caramel and toffie. Happy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Draft. Dark amber beer. Roasty fruity (citrus) malts (toffee, caramel, burnt sugar) balanced by crisp floral and grassy hops. Good malt/hop balance. Nice bitterness. Dry bitter hoppy finish. (2008)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (925) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
bottled Version L: -pours a clear copper with a small to medium,foamy,offwhite head -medium to high carbonation visible S: -grassy,roasty,caramel,spicy,plums,st bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: Just an amazing Altbier.All others are judged by it’s standard. On Tap: On tap, the fruity Ale Yeast esters are more dominant.Other than that it’s the same.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeardedAvenger (604) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle at home. From Wine Rack, West Byfleet. Sweet caramel and grass aroma. Dark Amber. Fluffy off-white head. Light sweetness through to a tangy bitterness that continues in to the long finish. Malt and citrus with a honey undercurrent. Light bodied. Impactful carbonation with a softness to the body. A dry element combines with the carbonation on the tongue. Decent if overly carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1384) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2016
Very fresh bottle from Erzengel (euro local swap 4/2016), many thanks! Pours amber with an off white head. Earthy, herbal, caramel, light sour notes, medium bitter and fairly bitter finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatusBeer (648) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle. Amber colour with stable head off. Aroma of yeasts, hops. Taste is medium sourness, very bitter, caramel, straw, bread, some berries. Dry bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1763) - Hannover, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2016
Aroma: melanoidins, candies, flowers, herbs. Appearance: clear amber color and creamy head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, melanoidins, caramel, herbs like pellet, dry. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Too bitter and a little bit to rough, but it was nice to try. In any case, this is a nice alt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
(On tap) Clear mid brown with big head. Subtle aroma with vegetable hop notes. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Good bitterness over a sweet toffee and nuts. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uerige58 (1) - - SEP 17, 2016 does not count
For me this is the best of its type. Dry, malt finish, You need to drink at least three, 0.25ml "becher" to develop the palate. Many find this "Ale" a little overpowering compared to the other Duesseldorf and Krefelder Alt beers. Draught is always superior to bottled or even a five litre tin barrel if you can get it?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1763) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is caramel, floral, earthy hops, sweet, potpourri. Appearance is darker amber brown, light tan head, hazy. Taste is balanced, caramel, earthy hops, metallic, sweet malt, very crushable. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, soft, earthy hop and caramel aftertaste. Overall, this is very true to style.


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