Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 716   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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Tjeerd (618) - GERMANY - MAY 19, 2017
Altbeer is not really my thing (miss the carbonation and the mouthfeel) but the taste is indeed full-bodied and complex.

thellgren (1124) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Several 0,2 l draght @ Zum Uerige, Düsseldorf (April 21, 2017). Appearance is brown and clear. Taste is hoppy and floral, just a little bit watery, but still complicated to keep it interesting.

Alpha10 (830) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2017
2017/05/02 - Pours a clear, brown-orange colour with a frothy, off white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel, bready, yeast, banana, dark fruits with a subtle hint of smoke and grassy hops. Taste is light toffee, bready notes and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium to full with lightly biting carbonation and a drying, roasted finish. Lots of character and well put together. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Listigovers (1312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Very nice appearance, reddish bronze with a tan creamy and fluffy head. Smell like caramel and bread. Taste is lots of big malts, good balance of dry and sweet, creamy and medium bodied, very gentle palate with the low alcohol content, a very refined beer with depth.

jksipa (1018) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy dark copper with a one finger thick lingering head. Nose is roasted malt, caramel, bread, some light dark fruit and a touch of nuttiness, and strong grassy hops. Light sweet molasses under a medium grassy bitterness and a light tartness. Mouth is medium and slick with average carbonation and a dry finish. 7/4-/6+/4-/15

bastarda (506) - Freiburg, GERMANY - APR 27, 2017
Easy drinking yet with a bitter hoppy bite at the finish. Subtle caramel malts and near-coffee like roasted malts, some herbal/woody aspects too. Understated perfection and balance.

lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Couleur cuivre vieilli, arborant peu de mousse, cette version Dusseldorf-oise de "vieille bière" est peu odorante (malts rôtis, bois, caramel et pêche), mais elle est plus fonceuse en bouche : une bonne amertume, qui vient couper des malts ronds et caramélisés (cassonnade). Peu de complexité, mais son mordant gustatif compense facilement. Version classique d’un classique, superbe et envoûtant, presque sans faute pour le style.

Slepkov (49) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
Pours a dark and slightly hazy copper with a coarse lather of head. The aroma is a bit muted, as it is capped the by head, but when it comes through it is heavily malted biscuits and syrup. On the palate there is aggressive carbonation and a medium-heavy weight. Would have guessed the alcohol level above 6%, not 4.7%. Flavours are mostly malty bread, with mineral notes, backed up by ample bitterness and sourness, with a bit of sweetness. Pleasant and filling.

Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is bready, toffee, grassy, taste is sweet toffee, dry, yeasty.

Metalchopz (3518) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2017
Best before date on back label is 12/2017. Pours a slight hazy amber colour with a huge creamy warm beige cap from the active carbonation. Very long lasting with thick foamy lacing. Sweet aromas of caramel, toasted malts, bread and hints of banana, bubble gum. The taste is not really sweet. A little fruitiness, but more breaded malts with the yeast. Some decent hoppiness in the finish. A good Altbier, but seems to be stronger on wheat with the banana notes.

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