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Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

254 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 254
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 bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

alugeris, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Dinkel, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice bottle, just careful when you open it, I got it spilled on my eyes.
Slightly hazy copper color, and it gets really murky at the last pour. Made a two finger head with medium retention and leaving laces through the glass.
Nice aroma of light toasted malts and floral and earthy hops.
More intense flavor than announced by nose with toasted malts and piney and grassy hops. Hints of caramel, earth, condiments, citrus and prunes. Dry aftertaste with a bitter hoppy feeling.
Medium body with medium carbonation.
Classic example of an Altbier, and a one hard to beat, though haven’t tried their other versions.

FLima, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of acevenom
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

acevenom, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +0.3%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +0.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of jcoulighan
4/5  rDev +0.3%

jcoulighan, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev +0.3%

schopenhauerale, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

MattSweatshirt, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Aixois
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Aixois, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev +0.3%

whatsgoody, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Fatehunter, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of hardy008
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

hardy008, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Viceroy
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Viceroy, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of alicemcneil
4/5  rDev +0.3%

alicemcneil, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Offa
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Offa, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of disemgrowler
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

disemgrowler, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Brubaker
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Brubaker, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Hopswagger
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/11
4263

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!

Hopswagger, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +0.3%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev -6%

tbeer40, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of crisis44
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

crisis44, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Megahertz
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Megahertz, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
90 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.