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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 684   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Clear amber color with a dense egg shell white head, nice lacing. Has a cheesy, earthy musty smell. Medium body. Decent taste of caramel malts and herbal hops. Not sure where that smell came from, nothing like the taste. Not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3184) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottled. Wow, altbiers always sort of amaze me, it’s like what the helll is this supposed to taste like? Dark brown lots of head, weird alty taste. How did those dusseldorfers come up with this?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1192) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2008
Had this a few times, it’s another Olaf S. beer. The first couple of times I tried this I found it to be incredibly bitter, not hoppy, but BITTER. I persisted, not sure why, but gradually I found myself getting to like this, a distinctive brew, not sure where you’d get it these days tho!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12482) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours a deep brown amber with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet, with caramel, light cocoa and rye bread. Fin, but rather light maouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, rye bread, light alcohol and a lot of caramel. Quite a dry and bitter finish. Very good German - especially considering the ABV!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
50 cL bottle, from trade with DerDoppelbock. Pours slight hazy to clear amber with a diminishing white head. Dark and dry caramel malt aroma. Flavour is medium dry, slight metallic, strong dark caramel note lending itself into a slight spice note. Mild spicy malt in the finish with a decent level of bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10726) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle. Clear brown colour with a medium fizzy fair lasting off-white head. Sweet malty caramel bit grainy aroma. The flavour is sweet and bitter with well toasted malt, caramel, and slight dark fruit. Bitter caramel finish. Thanks yespr.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Gravity at the breweey. Hazy dark amber with a large off white head. Aroma had toasted malt with grassy hops. Flavor had roasted malt, grassy hops and a bitter finish. Fresher and dry. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
Uerige 4.7% Filtrer Dusseldorf Altstabt. Bottle. [Courtesy of yespr, another great session @ yespr] Average beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Clear amber colour. Aroma of light roasted malt, dusty grain, hint of grass, straw. Over the palate roasted malt, grassy notes come more through. Light fruit and some citrus like feel as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavour. Finish is somewhat ashtray like that lingers. 6 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 14

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13572) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Light brown with a medium lasting, off-white head. Malty and toffee aroma. Malty sweet flavour with lots of mostly grassy hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - JAN 1, 2008
First off, the bottle is awesome, really distinctive, ok enough about branding and marketing.....this beer is what beer geeks oglie about, complex and flavorful - really tasty. Take a sip and you get a burst of malt, like a double bock, but then as the beer cascades to the back of your throat it switches to a bitter, smooth and somewhat hoppy. Wow, a real treat....The play action pass of beers.


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