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Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 23
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website

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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Photo of acevenom


4.45/5  rDev +11.5%

Poured into a stange glass from a flip top bottle.. Pours hazy copper with a thin, off-white head that doesn't hang around for very long. There are some visible bubbles rising in the beer, but not many. Lacing is left down the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma is nice and malty (caramel with some brown bread) with some woody and grassy notes from the hops. The rich, yet delicate maltiness of this beer is up front with the hops providing some of that woody and grassy flavor from the hops. The malt character of this beer is bready with some mild caramel sweetness. Like a previous reviewer, I would agree there is more hop bitterness than you would expect from the aroma, but it is well-balanced with the malt backbone. There's a lot of flavor in this sub-5.0% ABV beer. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. This beer has high drinkability and a dry finish. This is an excellent beer.

01-23-2013 23:44:01 | More by acevenom
Photo of spycow


4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-14-2013 02:01:26 | More by spycow
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr


4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-09-2013 23:22:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of jcoulighan

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-31-2012 20:57:07 | More by jcoulighan
Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-25-2012 20:50:00 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of MattSweatshirt


3.7/5  rDev -7.3%

The beer comes in a little glass with a clear copper body and a nice thick and foamy off white head. Laces the glass wonderfully.

Aroma of noble hops and grain.

This medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation works its way over the palette with a hop bitterness. It dries out the mouth.

Uerige has the best alt in town as far as I'm concerned. A great place to hang out and drink 5 or 6 or more...

12-19-2012 06:22:48 | More by MattSweatshirt
Photo of Aixois

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

11-25-2012 07:33:45 | More by Aixois
Photo of whatsgoody


4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-16-2012 22:05:54 | More by whatsgoody
Photo of Fatehunter


3.95/5  rDev -1%

Half finger of tan head. Copper, almost brown, colored body.
Smell is barnyardish, hay, caramel and tinge of lemon.
Taste is bitter/sweet at first, sweet caramel in the middle, long dry bitter finish. A little sourness throughout.
Medium body, low carbonation. Slightly sticky texture.
Tasty and a good altbier.

11-12-2012 19:11:10 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of hardy008


4.13/5  rDev +3.5%

Medium brown color with amber highlights and a large 3 finger beige head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma with caramel malt, pears, bread, yeast, hops, and some earthiness.

The taste is somewhat different from he aroma. There are hops, biscuit malt, caramel, and some green apple. There is more bitter hops and somewhat less sweetness in the taste than the aroma suggests. Still quite nice.

Medium bodied with average carbonation and a light sweet aftertaste. A nice Altbier, which I will buy again.

10-13-2012 22:26:29 | More by hardy008
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-16-2012 01:07:28 | More by Viceroy
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-06-2012 19:21:29 | More by alicemcneil
Photo of Offa


4.85/5  rDev +21.6%

This is phenomenal, and seems to me the benchmark for a great altbier.

Dark copper, it has a big tan head soon shrinking to a thick foamy top, some lace.

Aroma is nice caramelly toast, raisins, wood, spice, toffee hint.

Taste is caramelised toast, fruit, woody-spicy bitterness to balance and give a light bite at finish. Very well-rounded, it is complex and balanced. It's wonderful, characterful, yet easily drinkable session beer.

08-30-2012 05:54:34 | More by Offa
Photo of disemgrowler

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

08-18-2012 01:25:15 | More by disemgrowler
Photo of Brubaker


3/5  rDev -24.8%

08-03-2012 19:11:39 | More by Brubaker
Photo of Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%

Bottled 1/11

P:  Body is murky dark brown with amber highlights that is crowned by a frothy bone colored head that fades quick but leaves thin silky lacing behind. 

S:  Rich and decadent sweet candied malts, cherry, pumpernickel bread, ginger, prunes, subtle apple and cinnamon aroma. 

T/M:  Upon first entering my mouth a quick rush of grape juice arrived then vanished instantly. Taste become much more mellow than the nose and introduces dark roasted,  almost smoked ,caramel malts. Rum soaked fruits, spicy arugula, light pine resin, clove and other roasted spices. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Finish is dry with lingering nuts and cigarette ashes. 

O:  A great alt that is balanced, delicate and smooth. The nose is much sweeter than the taste but it's cuts the sweet perfectly. I really liked this beer it was unique and almost tricky with the switch in taste to more roasted and smoked flavor. I expected it to be similar to a sweet belgian dark ale. I recommend trying this one out. Cheers!

08-01-2012 00:51:33 | More by Hopswagger
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-04-2012 10:56:09 | More by klipper
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-03-2012 18:05:18 | More by tbeer40
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-01-2012 22:48:25 | More by crisis44
Photo of Megahertz


4.05/5  rDev +1.5%

11.2 oz brown flip top into a shaker. Gorgeous bottle.

A - Light brown, hazy, with a copious tan head. Carbonation appears appropriate for style. Significant lacing noted.

S - Plum and other dark fruits. Apricot? Bready background. Very pleasant.

T - Front is quite bitter with noble hops. Complex mid with caramelized sugar notes, dark fruity esters, floral-herbal hops and very mild roast. Finish is quite dry, almost black-pepper like.

M - Medium to heavy body with brisk carbonation. Outstanding.

O - What a fascinating style.

06-01-2012 19:41:34 | More by Megahertz
Photo of Hopmodium


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-25-2012 01:09:10 | More by Hopmodium
Photo of StaveHooks


3.65/5  rDev -8.5%

A - Thick 2.5 finger tan head on top of a hazel brown. The foam creates rocky mounds and retains well.

S - Toasted bready malt, tangy doughy yeasty, faint caramel.

T - Lots of bread crust, it tastes exactly like toasted bread crust. Gets roasty in the middle with caramel swirling around. A firm grassy hop bitterness brings in the finish.

M - Medium to full body with ample carbonation, peppery dry finish.

This was straightforward that would be great on a fall evening. Lots of bread with caramel and peppery hops to balance it out. If your interested in this style you should pick this one up.

05-18-2012 02:22:51 | More by StaveHooks
Photo of prisoner1572


1.75/5  rDev -56.1%

05-10-2012 18:48:06 | More by prisoner1572
Photo of smakawhat


3.68/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A simple and nice foamy light tan head with not much staying power comes and hangs around only to fall on a good chestnut red and brown body. Body is fairly opaque and does have lots of tiny tiny rising bubbles. Nice looking beer.

Nose hints at wonderful mix of dark malts, and real fruity red sense of berries. Dry brown spices mix in with clove and nutmeg. Real wonderful.

Taste really seem to unfortunatly disappear. Extremely light palate doesn't support the big nose that seems to hint at coming. Light malts and a real wet finish don't give much sense to big tastes or textures. Almost crisp like, and a real yeast hotness on the finish with a sharp spice. Hints at woody like licorice also.

Overall it's actually fairly nice, but I think I prefer some of the other Uerige versions compared to this.

04-19-2012 23:45:27 | More by smakawhat
Photo of Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-18-2012 21:01:37 | More by Brewsed
Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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