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Uerige Altbier - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 23
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-03-2013 21:43:48 | More by heytomcat
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-09-2013 12:53:36 | More by MarkJBurch
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2013 01:15:01 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 17:40:00 | More by Evil_Pidde
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-13-2013 22:25:48 | More by Ingjald
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-09-2013 19:14:36 | More by mrfrancis
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-15-2013 23:32:55 | More by aztraz
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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 21:54:00 | More by dwren89
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

06-10-2013 20:33:09 | More by mjtierney2
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-07-2013 20:55:15 | More by brbrocc
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3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 19:34:56 | More by ckollias
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-27-2013 23:58:05 | More by herrburgess
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Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: cask

05-12-2013 14:39:24 | More by Jwale73
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-12-2013 08:09:13 | More by Danny1217
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-29-2013 13:35:46 | More by sammy806
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-16-2013 05:15:59 | More by bigred89
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-12-2013 14:50:39 | More by alugeris
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-07-2013 03:37:35 | More by Dinkel
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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 17:50:51 | More by FLima
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4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 23:44:01 | More by acevenom
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-14-2013 02:01:26 | More by spycow
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-09-2013 23:22:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-31-2012 20:57:07 | More by jcoulighan
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-25-2012 20:50:00 | More by schopenhauerale
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3.7/5  rDev -7%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 06:22:48 | More by MattSweatshirt
Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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