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Über Alt - Rush River Brewing Company

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Ãœber AltÃœber Alt

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BA SCORE
85
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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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.

cokes, Aug 29, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an enormous shot glass.

Pale Princeton orange liquid capped by a fat finger of ivory. Decent retention, pasty lacing, faint legs.

Toasty German malt notes with hints of pepper, fruit, and kettle caramelization.

Brown bread, walnuts, and apricot stones lead out the flavor profile. Low bitterness throughout. Unique nearly-herbal, medium-dry woody finish with hints of dark fruit.

Creamy, medium-light bodied, not astringent.

A very nice example of the style - one of the better domestic versions around.

augustgarage, Jun 08, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Princetons in Maple Grove, MN. Mmmm. Reminds me a bit of a doppelbock for the big fruity tang. A little roasted barley follow it up, but there's a distinct, creamy yeast character that ties the toasty malt to the dry cherry/currant fruit. The finish is dry and crisp and the body isn't too thick. You can take this as a sipper, or treat it as a regular beer. Worth checking out.

tempest, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

djschnabel, Jun 01, 2012
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tourdot, Sep 06, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep saturated copper orange, a sticky collar of lace crowns the glass, forming intricate webs over the course of the glass. Some suspended micro sediment hazes it up a bit.

Rich nutty caramel and pipe tobacco, über malty.

Sweet and sticky, tobacco, almond and walnuts, mild hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Robust and silky, a warming malty blanket envelops and settles over the palate nicely. Full bodied with lower levels of carbonation. Pleasant malty aftertaste of woody tobacco and brown sugar. Very flavorful, and somewhat rich with toffee and notes of caramelized sugars. A tasty beer that was pretty impressive, hope to run across more of this soon.

emerge077, Aug 16, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
8.5% ABV, Mar Wk4 notched on the label.

A - Gorgeous light copper in color, it's made even sexier by perfect clarity. Low off-white head but little retention. Nice lace.

S - The mild aroma is very reminiscent of the classic German Altbier with a restrained profile. Low biscuity malts and almost no noble hop presence, nutty notes come through though. After a bit I pick up a hint of yeast as the aroma starts turning to what a glass of cold milk smells like.

T - Almost spot-on, the flavor of this alt is fantastic! Biscuity pils and Vienna malts have some nice complexity while smooth noble hops add a good flavor balance of light floral earthiness.

M - Crisp, clean, and medium-bodied, this Alt finishes out lightly bitter and slightly dry with a mild carbonation tickle. Slight alcohol warmth accompanies but doesn't seem to be anywhere near 9%.

O - Uber Alt is a ramped-up version of the German classic that absolutely nails the style while remaining dangerously drinkable. Definitely one of Rush River's best brews, I can see why they call it "yum-yum juice!"

BeerFMAndy, Jun 19, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark caramel, almost umber hue, hazy and glowing with hanging particulate. a dense one-finger head quickly fades but leaves nice wispy lacing.

subdued but clean aroma of caramel, biscuits, bread, and rye crackers. some apple fruitiness with hints of blackberry and honey.

taste is deliciously rich malt with honey, maple syrup, and fruit sweetness. bready, biscuits, and a touch of hops mixed with a bit of apple and black currant.

mouth is great. full, rich, smooth. sweet and full without being slick or hot. a slightly dry finish works perfectly with the ample but smooth and fine carbonation.

all in all, one of the more impressive alts I've had in a long while. smooth, solid flavors, clean. all in all, this one hits on all cylinders. not one I'd want a ton of, but as a single, it's exceptional.

djeucalyptus, Jul 08, 2011
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A: Hazy orange brown, no head, but typical of this bar. Looks like the head would be white.

S: A mild yeasty malt with no hops.

T: Again yeasty, but in a bready malty sort of way. There's an almost Belgian funk taste to it. There's a nice cinnamon-caramel taste as well.

M: A little flat but smooth and alright, just needs a touch of carbonation.

D: A little funky.

mdwalsh, May 12, 2010
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Über Alt from Rush River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.