Uerige Altbier (Unfiltered) - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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4.97/5 rDev +23.3%
Awesome looking corked brown bottle. "Bottled on" date reads 10.08. The bottle alone is what made me want to pop it open and give it a shot.
A - Pours a beautiful deep dark brownish red color. It sports an extravagant 3 finger off-white head. Looks simply wonderful.
S - Sweet nose with loads of fruit: raisin, plumb, prune, apple, pear, grape. A hint of spice: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger...a lot going on in the nose. Makes me excited to taste!
T&M - Hello Raisin flavor! I hear ya! It also has grapes, grape leaves, burnt toast, coffee, barley backbone and hops on the swallow, subtle caramel and pepper flavorings pop up. Chocolate is in there on the back end. toffee. coco powder. the coco powder and raisin taste lingers for what seems like forever. nothing off, everything is fabulous.
D - This beer just ripped my face off. It's not a "kick you in the ass" american barleywine kinda face rippage, but a "damn thats perfect" kinda rippage. You rarely come across this kind of brew. It's so complex that i had a hard time putting to words everything that i was tasting. It's a rock solid brew. I wouldn't change a damn thing! I't's so incredibly drinkable, looks amazing, taste amazing and complex, perfect balance on the mouthfeel. This just became one of my favorite beers, and a newfound favorite style. perfection is a word that comes to mind regarding this wonderful brew.
I will most certainly have many more!
07-27-2009 22:17:34 | More by PreacherBrewer
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
Served from the cask at the brewery in Dusseldorf.
A - Pours a nice reddish brown with a decent head that laces well.
S - Malty sweetness mixed with carmel notes. Hop aroma in this Alt was the strongest of those we tried.
T - Taste was a mix of roasted malt sweetness, and caramel. Hop bitterness was fairly high.
M - Light with good carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.
O - A good Altbier that was very tasty and refreshing. This wasn't my favorite Altbier that we had but definitely is one that I would drink again.
03-24-2012 20:54:41 | More by kraypd
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.88/5 rDev +21.1%
Brewed three days ago on Monday August 9th. Popped the half litre brown swing top bottle while watching a meteor shower.
When poured this strong brown coloured alt gave an effortless thick tannish head. From first sip things began smoothly, softly, followed by a pause before turbo charging to a long deliciously lingering assertive finish that was so astonishingly complex but subtle with breathtaking finesse. The finish just went on and on and on and on. Did I mention the finesse?Absolute absolute heaven. Without hesitation one of the very best beers on the planet.
08-12-2010 23:09:39 | More by Zimbo
4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
A - Poured out a cloudy, burgundy color with a two-finger, egg shell white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace.
S - It smelled very toasty! Nice malts with a floral and fruity nose.
T - Great toasted malt flavor. A mild spice from the hops and some sweet fruits added balance.
M - Crisp, sharp and dry. An easy-drinking lager that is light bodied.
D - This is a really good alt. I'm glad I finally tried a beer from Uerige.
02-27-2011 19:55:15 | More by zeff80
3.95/5 rDev -2%
A - very dark brown, nice small head.
S - Raisins, dark fruit - plum or prunes. Heavy caramelized sugars, no hops noted.
T - Sherry-like character, tartness in aftertaste. Pruney with roast character without bitterness. A slight peppery character coming from the hops.
M - Smooth with low carbonation, tingling on the back of the tongue and slightly tart.
O - This is a very enjoyable beer with fruit and tartness, nice complexities, well balanced between roasted character. I'm reliably told that this bottle may have been on the shelf for a while - the sherry-like richness is most likely a result of some oxidation. Apparently when fresher, it is also known to have a brightness to the hops that was missing entirely in this bottle. As this was quite good, I'd really like to try a fresher sample.
11-03-2012 01:14:39 | More by smalenberg
3.43/5 rDev -14.9%
Big thanks to Thirstybird for the opportunity to try this. 500ml flip top bottle. 5 Mar./5 Jul. indicated on the label. Pours a hazy bronze with a loose white head that quickly disperses into a skim. Nose really has no detectable smell. Taste reveals a peppery quality as well as a light toasted malt bill. There is a slight, residual German yeast presence detectable at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light), with a prickly carbonation. Overall, I found this beer a bit difficult to evaluate - in part because I just haven't had that many Altbiers as well as the fact that flavors and aromas didn't really assert themselves.
07-01-2012 20:41:41 | More by Jwale73
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
Purchased and sampled this bottle at Uerige Treff im Carsch-Haus.
This altbier poured a hazy/cloudy amber color with tall, fluffy, white foam that persisted. The smell was hoppy and malty with a touch of yeast. The taste was yeasty and malty, with very light notes of caramel, with good bitter hoppiness to balance, and with light notes of apples and pears. The mouthfeel was dry with medium body and moderate carbonation. The finish was fruity and hoppy. This was a very good and enjoyable beer.
12-09-2006 20:44:50 | More by UncleJimbo
4.4/5 rDev +9.2%
The look on this one is a rusty brown or amber, with a persisting head bordering on beige and lots of fine carbonation and lace.
Smells fruity (banana, pear) and sweet (caramel, honey), slightly sour and toasty as well. Hop aroma is mild, but definitely effective. Salty malt characterics that range from husky to somewhat sharp bring the nose into perfect balance. Yeast is very noticeable (similar to a Kellerbier) and works well with the typical ale fruitiness.
After a moderate sweet start the beer turns bitter and somewhat spicy, with a good malty feel and taste to it and the yeast right behind. A fine roasty note adds depth. When the finish comes around the taste has become intensely bitter and rather dry, full of deeper level malt and bitter flavors. The result is an outstanding and very solid aftertaste with a faint hop note and a little roastiness in the background.
Mouthfeel is smooth but then again also somewhat fierce or sharp; medium body.
This is a seriously good Altbier, not as sweet as others and very earnest.
04-13-2009 21:20:21 | More by TKempe
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
Hand delivered from a cousin in Germany.
A - pours a dark brown with a small head that quickly disipates. Nice lacing on the glass with each sip.
S - the smell is faint all the way around. Smells slight roasty.
T - YUM. This is a great session beer. Tastes are mild and don't offend.
M - great carbonation. Makes the mouth happy.
This beer is super drinkable. At 4.7%, you can put a couple down at a sitting and really enjoy. Too bad I only have one!
10-29-2010 22:51:54 | More by cbak999
Uerige Altbier (Unfiltered) from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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