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Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige AltbierUerige Altbier

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BA SCORE
89
very good

238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 14.07%


Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Longstaff on 10-01-2002)
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Reviews by tavernjef:
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orangy copper color, clear and distinct with a flow of strong bubbles coursing up after every sip, small, densely sitting foam cap resides to a ever present hazy skim. Lacing in thin foamy sheets.
Aroma is toasty with nuts and caramel with a light herbal hop touch.
Taste is remarkably nice, very nice and smooth toasty factions of malts, some whole grain goodness, smokey barley seeps, light caramel and unsalted nuts gain and help smooth it out. Great herbal hop biting finish thats just a nudge spicy and holds on to the palate for a good ride. Like that finish.
Feel is about medium, starts a bit grainy with a solid hold and carbonation but drifts off some to a lighter finish, but thats where the nice hop finish does its thing so it more then makes up for it.
As far as quaffing, this stuff takes the cake, very smooth, a nice balance and meld of subtle flavors. Very dee-lish and drinkable; gone in no time cuz that 11.2 oz bottle ain't nearly enough.
Thanks to trbeer for the extra bottle!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2004 02:52:37 | More by tavernjef
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dar482

New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:36:04 | More by dar482
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 19:43:36 | More by davemathews68
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NorbertB1974

Germany

5/5  rDev +25.6%

02-10-2014 13:40:14 | More by NorbertB1974
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-19-2014 20:39:38 | More by OriolesFan1008
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-13-2014 04:38:46 | More by rolltide8425
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2/5  rDev -49.7%

01-10-2014 07:55:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-07-2013 23:03:16 | More by BillRoth
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-04-2013 18:39:57 | More by RochefortChris
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vdub191

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-03-2013 00:45:09 | More by vdub191
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leitmotif

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

11-29-2013 19:25:43 | More by leitmotif
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-28-2013 19:07:54 | More by Ciocanelu
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-17-2013 00:08:12 | More by tugdriver7
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dcmchew

Romania

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown, with a nice beige head forming up. From the look of it, it will be a malty, compact, dense drink.
Smells of roasted malts, dark spices and green and dry grass.
Roasted malts, somewhat sweet with a dark fruitiness background (low raisin, dry figs). Hint of apricot also, and some low citrus (a mild lemon zest that you usually get in a lager also). Yeasts are hard at work, earthy, spicy, woody. A floral note, but a bigger herbal note, with pine, sage, dry cones. Hops are big and clear, and create a hugely intense dry bitterness, enhanced by the roast, really rough. The bitterness and an alcoholic warmth linger for a very long time in the aftertaste, but not in a bad way.
A little fizz, but the beer is mostly creamy, dense and robust.
A great intensity of aromas, beautiful balance between malts, yeasts and hops creating a strong, very "German" bitterness that few beers achieve.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 18:07:16 | More by dcmchew
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-31-2013 00:56:45 | More by carrollmel7
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

10-25-2013 22:30:14 | More by Wobbly
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/2013. Best before 6/2014.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and biscuit aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a surprising hoppy flavor that I wasn't expecting based on the smell.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:39:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

09-12-2013 01:35:07 | More by Kahlerbock
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-05-2013 03:22:31 | More by brandonld23
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes, no individual scores for the categories

L dark but very clear

A some yeast, some roasted malts,

T fruity, roasted malts, malt bitterness

F medium light body, fine bubbles

O Do not quite get why this is supposedly better than other Altbier. In my opinion this is middle of the road

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 18:57:59 | More by safaricook
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-03-2013 21:43:48 | More by heytomcat
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-09-2013 12:53:36 | More by MarkJBurch
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2013 01:15:01 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Fantastic tall and compact beige head fills the glass. After a while the liquid appears as the head starts to dissipate. The color is lovely glowing brown. Nice lacings.

S: Roasted malt, kind of dry. Suttle hoppiness brings fruity notes; ripe oranges and pears as well as dark dried fruits. Sweet.

T: Toasty malt, roasted and bready. Yeast and quite spicy. Rich fruit; follows the smell. Sweet, but also dry. The bitter hops are strong but very well balanced. An metallic back-bone (like in every Altbier I've ever had).

M: Aftertaste is rather long and bitter (cherry kernel-like). Body is so smooth and medium full, while the strong carbonation is very modest and un-aggresive.

O: This is a very well crafted and balanced Altbier - probably the best I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 17:40:00 | More by Sunnanek
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Ingjald

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-13-2013 22:25:48 | More by Ingjald
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Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
89 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.