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Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 23
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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 braican
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

braican, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  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.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

djrn2, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -6%

BColton1, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

afsdan, May 23, 2014
Photo of mttaylor1066
4/5  rDev +0.3%

mttaylor1066, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

dar482, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of davemathews68
4/5  rDev +0.3%

davemathews68, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of NorbertB1974
5/5  rDev +25.3%

NorbertB1974, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

OriolesFan1008, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

rolltide8425, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2/5  rDev -49.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +0.3%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +25.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of vdub191
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

vdub191, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of leitmotif
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

leitmotif, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Ciocanelu, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of tugdriver7
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

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%
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.

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

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

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

safaricook, Sep 04, 2013
Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
90 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.