Über Alt - Rush River Brewing Company
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3.86/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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Date: March, Week 3 notched on label, no year, probably 2013
Glass: Ayinger willi glass
Pours a 1cm tall mass of beige-colored foam, made up of small to medium-sized bubbles, somewhat dense-looking. Retention is average, about one minute in length, fading to a thin ring around the body of the beer. Lacing is present, though rather minimal, a few small dots and lines cling haphazardly to the sides of the glass. The body is a deep golden orange, bordering on brown, with light bringing out brighter golden orange hues and slight yellow highlights. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, modest in activity and number.
Aroma of sweet, light caramel malt with strong toasted bread undercurrents and a moderate herbal, German hop presence.
Flavor is heavily influenced towards toasted bread, nuts, and woodsy hops, much less caramel/cocoa/dark malt than Uerige's doppelsticke, more reminiscent of a strong bock than a doppelbock, if we're thinking of lager terms. Front of palate experiences toasted, lighter-colored breads with modest graininess and balanced caramelized malt sugar sweetness, hints of dried brown figs, and a slightly herbal German hop touch. Mid-palate is of deep, rich toasted bread and balanced caramelized malt sugar sweetness, dried brown figs, light graininess, toasted nuts, and modest European hop herbal flavors and bitterness. Back of palate features rich caramel malt sweetness, lightly toasted nuts, and herbal Germanic hops with less emphasis on toasted bread and grains, though these are present as well. Aftertaste is of toasted bread, caramel malt sweetness, lightly toasted nuts, and mild European hop bitterness with an herbal edge.
Beer is medium bodied, with medium to medium-low levels of carbonation, bordering on the line of fizzy, but never crossing it. The result is a lightly effervescent, then foamy and smooth mouthfeel. Ethanol is not detectable at all in this 8.5% ABV brew. Closes semi-dry, with medium level stickiness clinging to the palate.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2013 05:18:18 | More by falloutsnow
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Another single scored on a recent trip to Minnesota.
A - Pours a hazy copper colour with an amber hue, thumb of head with some retention and no real lacing.
S - Scent is dominated by sweet caramel and burnt sugar, hints of plums and dried fruit, with some noticeable booze on the finish.
T - The yeast adds a fruitiness that boasts dark fruit, raisin notes, hints of cloves and peppery spice. The burnt sugar and caramel flavours linger on the palette alongside pumpernickel rye bread and a touch of ABV heat. This one has a flavour profile reminiscent of a Belgian Dark Ale, but more mellow.
M - Medium bodied, smooth, dry on the finish with a touch of ABV heat.
O - A tasty Altbier which definitely leans more on the fruity side of the style. ABV is well hidden and the flavour profile is robust. A worthy acquisition and I will definitely source out another bottle next time for trades.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 17:56:37 | More by andrenaline
Über Alt from Rush River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.