Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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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.
11-01-2013 18:07:16 | More by dcmchew
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.
10-17-2013 01:39:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
09-04-2013 18:57:59 | More by safaricook
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.
07-15-2013 17:40:00 | More by Evil_Pidde
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.
06-12-2013 21:54:00 | More by dwren89
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.
06-02-2013 19:34:56 | More by ckollias
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.
05-12-2013 14:39:24 | More by Jwale73
Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
89 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.