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Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
89
very good

252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 23
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:
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 tugdriver7
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

tugdriver7, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +5%

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.

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of carrollmel7
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

carrollmel7, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Wobbly
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Wobbly, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Kahlerbock, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

brandonld23, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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

safaricook, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of heytomcat
3.75/5  rDev -6%

heytomcat, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
3.75/5  rDev -6%

MarkJBurch, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.39/5  rDev +10%

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.

Evil_Pidde, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Ingjald
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Ingjald, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

mrfrancis, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

aztraz, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of dwren89
3.79/5  rDev -5%

Appearance: dark reddish brown (darker than Schumacher), less clarity, foamy white head

Aroma: more pronounced toasty malt character, with subtle noble hop character, dark fruit notes

Taste: toasty malt character, but noticeably more fruit flavor than Schumaher, raisiny-plum dark fruit character, mild bitter finish with noble hop flavor

Mouthfeel: lager like smoothness with biting carbonation, slightly more buttery taste than Schumacher because of increased diacetyl, medium-full body

Overall Impression: A darker, heavier, and more ale like version of the altbier. While this beer exhibits lager like mouthfeel and carbonation, it leans towards an ale in clarity, flavor, and aroma.

dwren89, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of mjtierney2
5/5  rDev +25.3%

mjtierney2, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

brbrocc, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%

Enjoyed this corked bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark and cloudy brown-amber hue with an off-white, 1-finger, frothy head that quickly dissipates leaving a good trail and wispy lace.

S: Malty aroma with a pine background.

T: Sweet malty followed by some dark fruits and caramel with a somewhat dry spicy finish.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Good overall altbier – not my favorite style but worthy of a try.

ckollias, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
4.19/5  rDev +5%

Experienced on-cask at Uerige on 4/11/2013 while visiting my good friend Thirstybird. First of three served in a .2l stange. Pours a deep amber with a semi-hazy clarity and a dense, 1.5 inch cream-colored head. Nose is malty with a hint of noble hops. Taste follows nose - the perfect balance of malt and hops with just a kiss of earthiness at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light in consistency with a smooth body and a slight bite at the finish. Overall, a very different animal than what is generally available in the bottle. A great session alt.

Jwale73, May 12, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Danny1217, May 12, 2013
Photo of sammy806
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

sammy806, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6%

bigred89, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of alugeris
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

alugeris, Feb 12, 2013
Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
89 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.