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Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany
uerige.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
645
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
13.87%
 
 
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83
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48
For Trade:
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Photo of cjgator3
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 0604. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity with raisens and caramel that is also a bit doughey. Taste is thick, creamy and complex that is very yeasty and bready with a bit of nuttiness. Overall, this is a brew that is definately worth trying! Recommended.

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Photo of putnam
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I'll treat this as a *dubbelbockalt* -- it has the sweet brown pecan pie spice aromas reminiscent of Celebrator ot Traquair House Ale. Creamy textured and loaded with sweet malt flavor, the alcohol pulls away from the roasted bitterness leaving a cough-syrup effect that could become a chore to drink. Sticky, tarry bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of Soneast
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on-tap at the Malt House in Madison.

Served in a stange. Pours a dark brown color with a 1-inch light brown colored cap, that forms a dense creamy layer on top of the beer, eventually receding to a bubbly ring.

A pretty intense aroma, made up primarily of malt character, such as burnt caramel and some cocoa, but there are also some pretty strong dark fruit aromas as well, with a nice earthy finish.

Wow, the flavor packs quite a punch. Slightly burnt caramel and nutty almost date-like flavors as well as a pretty strong (for a German beer) noble hop presence leaving a spicy, bitter finish, all the while accompanied by a strong alcohol presence.

Full bodied, with ample carbonation. This has to be the stronger altbier I've tried, and I thought NG's Alt was out of character. That said, the alcohol presence was quite in your face, I imagine this is one beer that would definitely benefit from aging. If I ever find any bottles of it, taht is what I intend to do.

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Photo of Beejay
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown color, hazy. No really head to speak of, but a few larger bubbles from a fairly aggressive pour.

S: Sweet, malty, gooey syrup. Some dark malt aromas as well. A very malty sweet smell. Bready and slightly fruity. There is a touch of booze in the aroma as well.

T: Mellow. Very mellow. The roasted grains come through with a earthy bitterness from the hops. This does not taste at all like it smells. The finish starts sweet, but dry roasted grain flavors quickly take over.

M: Fairly syrupy, with low carbonation.

D: Tasty, and interesting. Not my favorite thing in the world, but I would drink it again.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Wilbur's in Fort Collins. Definitely one of the coolest bottles I've ever seen. Date code of 05/06.

A: Very cool bottle. Very cool. A little dark for the altbier style, nice brown though, off white head, about an inch thick reduces to a film and not much more. Nice red accents towards the light.

S: smells somewhat belgian, very yeasty, smells of dark fruits, alcohol, raisins, really smells like raisins.

T: really really tastes like raisins, that's really about all i can pick out of this. maybe some cinnamon and brown sugar, kind of bitter, almost coffee like, very lightly roasted coffee. kind of a burnt taste. this is rather odd. i don't know about the alt style placement. but very good. very complex.

M: dry, it reminds me of eating a mouthful of cinnamon. boozey burn, goes down all the way.

D: this is odd, i don't know about this beer, i want to drink more of it to get a better idea, but don't know how much i could. this is a different beer. i like it, but i don't know what exactly to think of it. definitely an interesting beer though.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - deep amber color which is slightly hazy, probably from the bottle conditioning, small head with dissipates, but is retained well enough in a lacing

S - roasted malt character with strong hints of sherry-like oxidation, faint hop scents

T - strong malt character up front which turns very hoppy quickly and finishes dry, oxidation is very noticeable, but it doesn't ruin the character at all

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a very interesting beer. I don't think it quite fits the 'altbier' style where BJCP-like styles are concerned, but it's a very tasty strong ale version of an altbier. Oxidation clouds what this beer originally tasted like when it was fresh - which was probably really fantastic - but it doesn't spoil the experience at all.

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Photo of DigitalHype
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05.03

I poured this into a mug. Creamy 1/4" head that lingers for quite awhile. Moderate lacing. It has a nice clear, brown/reddish color.

I'm new to Alts. If this is what they are all about, I'm in! This beer has a dark character. But, doesn't go too far. Smokey cedarwood, mellow fruits, and vanilla. Slighty sticky with mild carbonation. Maybe just a bit on the bitter side. But still very drinkable.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams signature glass. Bottleneck label says "bottled on" but nothing's printed underneath.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before retreating to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a light sheet of surface foam. Randomly sized specs of lacing.

S- Lightly toasted malt and, I kid you not, bleu cheese. I've smelled many beers in my time - some spoiled, most not - but I've never had a beer that smelled like straight up bleu cheese! I don't like bleu cheese but, as with other flavors that I don't enjoy in food but enjoy in beer (rye being the only one that comes to mind), this works for me.

T- More toasty, caramel-like malt that's also doughy. Some wet cardboard but it's excusable since the 8.5% abv is barely detected. Such an odd flavor that's as rich as it is tame somehow.

M- Mediumish body that's smooth and has average carbonation.

O- Very unique and quite drinkable for such a strong beer. I'm not in a hurry to have another but respect it for what it is.

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Photo of fartingdog
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark hazy amber, thin head.

S- Caramel, malty, dark fruit, faint wood.

T- Somewhat oakey? Astringent, fruity, faint caramel, vanilla.

M- Good body, crisp carbonation. Slightly astringent aftertaste.

D- A good dark alt, tho I don't recall the astringency in previous samplings. We'll have to compare these notes next time.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This caught my eye because the unique bottle they have. This beer pours out as a deep brown color with a minimal head on it. The smell of the beer has some rich malts on the nose, there's also a light roasted smell to the beer. The taste has a nice sweet flavor, with a malty dry aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little thick which is kind of nice. Overall I found this beer to be interesting, I'd like to try this one again sometime.

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Photo of mlazzaro
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- khaki colored head over a brown-reddish hazy beer. good carbonation, also nice presentation with the fancy label and custom flip-top bottle.

s- smells dark, of caramel and clean smelling yeast. notes of cherries. unique.

t- tastes really interesting. full and powerful flavor. dark malts, dark candi sugar, high alcohol. It's funny this beer is compared by style to the Long Trail Double-Bag; totally different beers.

m+d- Strong, warming ABV. surprisingly drinkable. I honestly didn't like it at first I think because it wasn't what I was expecting. But it is balanced, complex, full of ingredients, unique and interesting.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2011

The beer pours a dull coppery brown with chunks of yeast and no head. Definitely looking both German and malty. The nose is definitely sweet with bit of fruity yeast and alcohol on the back end. The taste delivers the goods as expected with fruit and malt upfront reminiscent of figs and plums and a lingering burn from the alcohol clouding the palate and sloughing off some taste buds when it finally dissipates. It's medium bodied, yeasty, under-carbonated, slightly boozy, and quite malty. This is a tasty brew, malty and boozy, thanks for sharing doc.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a murky brown with some yeasties. Small, short lasting head. Nice opaque colour.

S: Malt city, very dopplebock like, but with a mild ale fruit character - raisins, candied plums.

T: Very sweet malt - one of the clearest Blackstrap molasses flavours I've ever found in a beer, with heavy raisins, Pedro Ximenez sherry - sweet stuff. Good flavour, but I'm looking for some hops to balance it out, but they don't come out until the very end of the aftertaste.

M: Full-bodied, easy to drink for the amount of sugar in this. There is a drying mineral character on the back end which kept it from being cloying.

D: Certainly one of the maltiest beers I've ever had, any fan of dopplebocks or English barleywine should try this, it's kind of a hybrid, tending more towards the dopplebock side.

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Photo of sabrills70
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2oz very long neck swing top bottle. The bottled on date is hard to read but it looks like it says 04-06. Pours a cloudy medium dark brown with a 1 finger head, OK longevity and OK lace. Big malt aromas mixed with caramel & sherry. Big malt flavors too, again mixed with caramel, sherry and a yeasty chocolate flavor. Higher than expected hop bitterness that lingers for a while. Alcohol is present and this is a definate sipping beer.

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Photo of Samp01
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Flip top bottle. Pours a thick dark mahogany brown with no head. Aroma of caramel malt, some dark dried fruit esters, brown sugar, yeast and bready notes fill the senses. Taste same as aroma with some sweet liquorices flavor, alcohol and mild bitter notes. Palate is a full body, sweet thick sticky mouth feel, mild carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, very yeasty and bread, with some dark fruit, brown sugar, ending with a dry boozy lingering sweet bitter liquorices flavor. Overall a good strong flavorful brew.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

Poured a hazy, dark mahogany brown with a nice puff of off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and dark dried fruit, with some musk, and a hint of earthy hops. Rich and flavorful, with tastes of sweet caramel malts, raisins and Fig Newtons, fresh hops, earthy, with a slight sensation of apple peel. Finishes nice and dry. Medium mouthfeel, and quite a pleasant drink.

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Photo of John_M
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours the expected dark hazy brown color with excellent head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a lot of brown sugar and chocolate, but with some odd hoppy bitterness and almost a soapy componenet. The hoppy bitterness extends onto the palate - much more so then I recall when I had this beer on cask or in bottle. There is still some brown sugar and chocolate, but it's really dominated in the finish with the hoppy bitterness. It's just a bit off putting from what I normally expect in a German dopplebock. Mouthfeel is still pretty full, with a smooth, long finish. However, the alcohol is a bit more noticeable then I would like, and the bitterness, at least in this particular style of beer, is a bit obtrusive.

Interesting. I really liked this beer on cask and in bottle, but on draft, the hoppy bitterness was a bit more then I would have liked. Still a good solid beer, but not quite what I was expecting.

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Photo of avalon07
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a stange. Had a brownish-red color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Smelled of rich malts, toffee and hops.

T: Taste consisted of a strong malt presence, toffee and bitter hops in the finish. This flavor can be a little grating - at least to me - but I appreciate its complexity.

M: Well-carbonated with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: If you like altbiers this is one for you. This isn't necessarily one I'd return to.

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Photo of Gryphon69
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle into a oversized wine glass. bottled 4-12-13

A- A hazy brownish orange. Little head that clears to a slight ring.

S- Bready with some malts.Dark fruits like raisin, prunes, fig, some light sweetness.

T- Starts with some malts, dark fruit in the middle, finish is with some light bitterness and burnt apricots.

M- Medium feel with a nice smooth body. light fizzy carbonation over the tongue

O- Nifty beer, better flavor than the smell. Not my normal style but I did enjoy it. I probably wont purchase again, more because I would rather have a good Stout.

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Photo of phisig137
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light mahogany color, with a one finger head and good retention. Nice lacing on the sides. Gorgeous shaped bottle, one of the coolest I've ever seen.

Aroma is sweet and bready, with notes of rum and caramel. Ripe figs are also present. On the palate, this is malty and slightly tangy. Sweetness up forn gives way to a bit of acidity from the rostmalz, and balance nicely together. Full bodied smoothly carbonated, this ia a pleaser to the toungue. Drinkability is good.

All in all, a great beer. Drinks like a alt, tastes more like a dopplebock. Well rounded, well made, and much enjoyed.

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Photo of dragonWhale
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'd been meaning to try this for a while, and with the supplies running low, finally pulled the trigger on this lil bugger.
Love the packaging. The dark red pours majestically, a towing head rising, settling eventually with excellent sticke to the glass.
Very malty, delicious caramel aroma with some date-like action and a bit of the booze. Definitely a lot maltier than the Sticke, the bitterness is there but quickly becomes obscured in a fog of sweet malt.
Finishes sweet with a little ethanol heat on the back of the tongue. An interesting beer, the imperial altness is not quite my thing on this hot eve, but I can see its vision in the fall..a glorious glass tempting me.

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Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330mL swingtop bottle to stange. Bottled on 10.06, code 11.05. $7.50 for the experience.

A: Audible upon uncapping. The body is a dark mahogany brown with slightly transparent auburn edges. Two and a half fingers of very light brown foamy head is produced and has excellent staying power. Above average lacing.

S: Big toasted malt aromas and faded hops. Caramel, dark brown sugar and toffee dominate. Resin, light leather and must.

T: Dark fruits of prune with underlying plum. Rich, deep malt sweetness can almost bury the alcohol.

M: Very soft carbonation plays up thick chewy character. Tongue coating and mildly cloying, but extending the life of the flavor.

O: Good but not great. I'll probably chose to spend my money elsewhere in the future.

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Photo of clvand0
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color with a small head that has poor rentention and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of caramel sweetness. The flavor is much less interesting than the aroma, but that's not saying much. I really don't enjoy the flavor very much. Lots of caramel. Body is moderate, the drinkability is ok.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served at cellar temperature from 330ml flip-top bottle into pilsner flute-type glass.

L) Deep reddish-chestnut colour, almost opaque. Thick fluffy 2cm off-white head.

S) Like a typical Alt, nothing huge, but hints of fruity malt for sure and definite alcohol.

T) First is a fair bit of burnt malt bitterness, then a brief and mild alcohol burn. Fruity jam malt is there in the background, but the overall impression is bitterness, with a bit of a nutty aftertaste.

F) Very easy to drink, very mild carbonation. A lot of bitterness in the aftertaste.

O) Surprisingly bitter, not sure I am a big fan of this one, but I am glad to have tried it. Very easy to drink taking into consideration the ABV.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

11oz Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - Thanks!

Appearance - Cloudy brown colour with a very small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 1-2 minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, leather, anise

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, anise, and raisins. There is also some herbal notes and a nuttiness and a smokiness. It ends with a malty sweet herbal/earthy aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting beer.. kind of tastes like a dubbel/barley wine but with some gruit like flavours mixed in. Not something I'd drink a whole lot of, but points for originality.

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