Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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KI9A (9) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009 does not count
A: Cloudy, dark, dunkel color. Thin head, OK lacing. S: Sweet, malty, almost skunky. T: Sweet malts, surprising hit of bitter hops! Raisens, prunes, apple? M: Coats the mouth, bitterness sticks around a bit. D: Low ABV, good taste makes this a winner in my book!

darkseduction (759) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle 50cl. Pours a clear hazel brew with tanned head. Fresh smell, beautiful hop bouquet. Decent roasted malt aroma, hop bitterness, satisfying aftertaste but overall easy to drink. Great Brew!

gnoff (10858) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 First rating
Draught at the brewery / brewery outlet in Düsseldorf Altstadt, on December 27, 2008.
Clear copper to brown color, tan head. Hoppy bitter herbal taste, sweet and herbal aftertaste. Fruity hoppy scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterenss.

Draught at Zum Uerige in Düsseldorf on March 13, 2010
Clear dark copper color, dense lasting cream colored head. Fresh, herbal, dry taste. Bitter herbal finish. Fruity hoppy scent. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
I remembered it slightly better from last time.

jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2009
On draft at The Porter Beer Bar. Poured brilliantly clear brown with amber and orange highlights. The aroma is mild with notes of toast, dark raisins, floral hops, and yeast. The flavor is surprisingly toasty, roasty, and bitter. There is no sweetness, and the roasty bitterness is almost acrid. At mid-palate, the beer is very bitter. The finish is dry with some roastiness and bitterness in aftertaste. The flavor is surprisingly a little watery. The mouthfeel is light with some spritziness from carbonation. Overall, a bit of a disappointment. The beer seems a bit watered down. It also seems unbalancedly bitter. There is very little bready malt character and almost no residual sweetness - just not enough to balance the roasted malt and hop bitterness qualities. I am quite surprised to see this beers average so high (3.45 at the time of this writing). Did I have the same beer as everyone else that rated this?!?!

stryk (30) - Farsta, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2008
The German beer safari continues. From the bottle, bought here in Krefeld at Trinkgut. Poured in Altbier glas Mostly lasting large head Typical amber color as it should be. Moderate hopps, roasted almost burned malt with some caramel hints. Bitter at first, nice citrus and grass body. Light sweetness ending with a rewarding and long aftertaste. Hints of nuts and wood. Pretty robust body with a dry texture for a beer rating at 4,7% alc. Good Alt, even one of the better ones but nothing to get too excited about. Cheers

That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Just plain nothing. No nose. Kinda sour taste. What the fuck is with this one? Loved Doppel Sticke. Had high expectations for this one. Not even close.

Rciesla (5498) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown body with a thin off white head. A rich caramel malt, light toasted malt, burnt malt. Dark ripe fruit. Light sweet more burnt malt and some light bitterness. Some light wood and nuttiness.

Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 10, 2008
Nice but tiring after a while, too much of the same style. Once again there were only two beers don’t understand what’s the deal.

unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Nice amber color with an off white head. Aroma is mostly munich malts with just a very hint of some herbal hops. Flavor is nice and malty, moderately sweet, bready, and very clean. Some good hop bitterness in the end, but overall this one is skewed towards munich malt. Very nice. Probably the best example of an alt that is somewhat available here in the states.

Quack-Duck (9489) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2008
previously tested on German BTO 04/2007: Dank an MoritzF! Auch das gefilterte, normale Alt von Uerige überzeugt. Ähnlich herb-bittter, wie das zuvor getestete uUngefilterte, zeigt es ähnlichen Charakter. Deutliche Hopfennoten, untermalt von Röstmalz.

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