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Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 690   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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2.9
Rune (12587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2006
Swing-top bottle that gives a shot and smoke when opened. Light yellow, creamy head over an orange coloured head. Plain hoppy to the nose. Has got some sweet caramel quality and a touch of lightly honeyed malt. Dry finish with a bitter touch at the end (Sampled at The St Albans Beer Festival, 28.09.2006).

3.7
missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Quickly becoming a fan of this brewer. Aroma of leather and hints of grass with malty bitterness. Flavor is good without being overly bitter. A great session beer.

3.1
anders37 (26184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2006
Draught. Dark amber colour with a large longlasting off-white head. Malty aroma with some caramel hints. Smooth malty slightly smoky flavor with some hints of caramel. Malty bitter finish.

4.1
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Gravity - Red copper body with a creamy off white head not lasting; Very elegant nose with a great balance of noble hop and malt with the malt aromas on the strong side; Full and bitter body with a superb balance; Long evolving finish lasting forever, very balanced aromas and feel. Great beer!..........Bottle (6-4-5-3-14=3.2) - Dark amber to brown body, thick off-white head, lacing; Malty bitter and caramel notes in nose; Bitter to harsh, thin body; Quite long bitter caramel like finish, watery textured. Generally quite unbalanced.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate caramel malty smoke aroma. Light to medium bosy with a slick texture. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Interesting drinkable beer.

3.1
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Cloudy amber pour. Very light tan head that was small and didn’t last long. Sweet aroma. Caramel. The flavor was different - didn’t expect it. Hints of smoke - burnt wood chips, ash - roasted chicken. Then hop bitterness. Felt thin going in but after a swallow it feels waxy on the tongue. Bottle is cool. Love the swing top.

2.8
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a decent mahogany with a nice head and lacing. Smells of sour strawberries. Flavor is a patch of dirt and fruit intertwined amongst copper wiring. Thin palate. Very bitter and caramel-like flavor. Interesting. Not sure if I would want another, but I can’t say I would refuse one.

3.4
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Swingtop. Aroma grassy and caramel. Poured an off brown with a thin cap. Flavor was good caramel and bitter hops. Palate was ok with a light astringency though. Overall I liked it and would consider this an easy choice to drink everyday.

3.7
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor. Slightly hazy burnt copper colour with a large off-white head that recedes fairly rapidly. Aroma - wow, really interesting. Definately some caramel and malt, some herbal/grassy notes, and a faint medicinal tinge. Flavour is quite robust, especially for a 4.5% beer - notes of wood, citrus, peat, smoke and a long, bitter finish. Didn’t kick my ass like their Doppel Sticke, but still a really solid and unique beer.

3.9
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pure, rocky/mountain malt, cake, shoe leather aroma. Near opaque sienna brown beer with bubble layer/rim. Grains and pure brewing, clean endless fields, robust caramel. Great flavor I’m having difficulty describ ing well. Robust palate, natural, decent malt finish. Nothing to knock you in the face about this beer, but everything is right about it, very sessionable, very nice and refined.


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