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Über Alt - Rush River Brewing Company

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Ãœber AltÃœber Alt

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BA SCORE
87
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdwalsh on 05-12-2010)
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scarlet-bronze bodied with loads of suspended particles. It's basically a sno-globe. Low-slung head with meager lacework. I fear this ages fast and poorly.
The nose mostly dispels my fear, with it's caramel apple, cherry, doughy, sweet, clean maltiness, a touch of orange rind bitterness.
The mouth brings caramel apples, replete with a peanuts. Black cherries, general sweet, with an almost vanilla essence, but carrying a tart edge thats almost raspberry. Doughy breads, a little fuzzy yeast slurry interference, and a small measure of grassy hops for balance.
As much matter as is floating through the liquid, it never seems to impact the mouthfeel. It's full, but lighter than it should be, given the strength.
This is on the cusp of something special. Clean the particles out and remove the light chunky sourdough/vinegar-y from the yeast flavor, and this becomes one to talk about and search out. It's $11 a six-pack, and probably worth it, even with these gripes.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 08:10:21 | More by cokes
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Über Alt from Rush River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.