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Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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89
very good

259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 24
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Longstaff on 10-01-2002

Uerige Alt ist das an Bitterstoffen reichste Bier Deutschlands. Trotzdem (oder gerade darum) ist dieses legendäre Düsseldorfer Altbier so vollmundig, aromatisch und bekömmlich.

Gebraut wird unsere obergärige Spezialität seit 1862 aus Gerstenmalz, Caramelmalz, Röstmalz, Doldenhopfen, Wasser – und mit unserer ganz besonderen Uerige-Hefe.

Unser Uerige Alt wird regelmäßig unter die zehn besten Biere Deutschlands gewählt. Es hat einen Alkoholgehalt von 4,7% und ein Mindestfrischedatum von acht Wochen.
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Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 189
Photo of Wickedasitseems
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sit down at the brewery and this is what you get.....like it or not. Fortunately I did and had another.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleigator
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has a foamy, decent, long staying head, while its color is defined by a lovely dark brown color, in which red glowing hints are visible.

Nose is full of malt defined aromas, very bready with hints of tobacco and a slightly sour peak of fresh yeast.

Beginning is very soft on the palate, with lots of earth and whole-grain bread, while a subtle biscuit touch adds sweeter hints to it. Malt body then turns particular bitter for an Alt, still accompanying the malts. Finishes with slightly sour, soft yeasty hints, while a dry, bitter hop note becomes more present. Inconvenient bitter, very complex, with a distinct flowery, dry hop note amongst a bready malt body.

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakenator
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of GregaR
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of pwoody11
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

A terrifically malty, tasty beer. I wish it came in a bigger bottle.

Photo of Antiantianti
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Malone47
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of radza
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of blameo
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of tjdrewry
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of braican
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really cool looking bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a copper brown, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like grass, toasted bread, caramel, and toffee.

A pretty good hop profile on this one, must be relatively fresh. Some herbal and grassy hop bitterness that lingers for a bit, with delicious crackery toasty bready malt flavor, along with dry caramel.

Medium bodied, pretty full for the ABV at 4.7%. Low carbonation, crisp, clean mouthfeel.

This one of the best German breweries that you can get in the US. Awesome stuff.

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mttaylor1066
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dar482
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a hazy dark ruby with lots of particulate.

The aroma has pilsner quality of floral, grassiness, a toasted malt, caramel and candy sweetness, lager yeast.

The flavor follows with a slight caramel and candy sweetness in the front. A pilsner and lager yeast quality. Floral hops. Then onto a strong bitterness for the style of grassiness, earthiness, almost pine, and a big herbal and tea leaf quality.

A pretty good beer for the style, but because of the bitterness and hops, I suspect that my 10 month old bottle had some oxidation, so try to get this beer fresher than that.

Photo of davemathews68
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of NorbertB1974
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
89 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.