Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Ranked #15
Ranked #13,088
3.96 | pDev: 13.13%
May 14, 2023
Oct 01, 2002
Very Good
Notes: Uerige Alt is the most bittered beer in Germany. In spite of this (or just for that reason), this legendary Altbier from Düsseldorf is so full-bodied, aromatic and wholesome.

Our top-fermented specialty has been brewed since 1862 from barley malt, caramel malt, roasted malt, hops, water - and with our very special Uerige yeast.

Our Uerige Alt is regularly chosen among the ten best beers in Germany. It has an alcohol content of 4.7% and a minimum fresh date of eight weeks.

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.
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Rated by LeeryLeprechaun from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Uerige in Düsseldorf
May 14, 2023
Rated: 2 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by Eman17 from Illinois

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
An excellent brown ale. Light bodied, richly flavored, super clean on the palate. An absolute delight to drink.

Pours a somewhat muddy chestnut color with a thin but dense and persistent head.

Nose is muted, mildly malty and vaguely fruity.

Taste is wonderfully balanced and smooth. Clean, light, grain essence. Just enough herbal hop bitterness to finish clean. A bit of rich nuttiness showing up on the aftertaste. Really wonderful.
Jan 26, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had this on draft 1/3/22 @ the Hopleaf.

Mostly opaque brown/orange appearance.

Nice khaki head; strong, frothy lace.

Oak, cream & mild pine notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Oak, cream & mild pine flavors.

Bold but balanced. I'd have another!
Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 30, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Beecham from California

Aug 23, 2022
Rated: 4.94 by Gipsy_Danger from Colorado

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
had the great privilege to enjoy this beer at the brewery’s pub in duesseldorf, it’s really quite hard to rate this beer objectively, as i enjoyed the experience of being at the pub here so much and the whole process of getting the beer and having your beer mat marked that the beer was almost an afterthought, it was quite a tasty little beer though, could have gladly sat there hours drinking glass after glass of the stuff
Jun 03, 2022
Rated: 4 by morrowd3 from Vermont

May 17, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Mar 09, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml swing top bottle into a pint glass. Appears to have been bottled sometime in June 2021.

Looks fantastic in the glass. Clear reddish amber body. Generous off white head persists in good form throughout, leaving a sheet of lacing.

Aroma is muted. Malty with a little something extra.

On tasting, there is a delightful dry spicy bitterness to this one. Seems well supported by the malt base. Found myself quickly reaching for the next mouthful.

Mouth between medium and full, finish dry spice, possibly pumpernickel?

Overall, very good beer indeed. Wouldn't say no to another. And then another.
Dec 04, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by altrio

Oct 15, 2021
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei “Altbier”
€2,40/,25L vom fass at the brewery on 28.09.21

Notes: Clear deep copper. Full head of densely foamy khaki colored foam. Excellent head retention and lacing. Fresh and bright aroma with floral and herbal hops over bready malt. The flavor follows with additional notes of dark caramel, burnt sugar, and spicy hops. Firmly bitter with a very dry, lingering, earthy and spicy finish.
Sep 28, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by syguy from Massachusetts

Sep 27, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by infuturity from Massachusetts

Sep 26, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Sep 07, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Jun 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the GBBF 2008. Dark brown colour, low head. Nice aroma of caramel and butterscotch. "Dusty" flavour, malty with a noticeable hoppy finish. Okay.
May 12, 2021
Rated: 3.14 by stephenlee93 from England

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 3.8 by cauchysequence from Maryland

Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Handsome dark red amber with fine-grained foam in the Maredsous goblet. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Slight musty aroma with roast grain in the nose. Malty without any real sweetness. The intriguing flavors are woody, nutty, grainy. The bitter finish makes me think of one of the murkier fresh hop brews.

The flavor grows on you after some sipping. The review by cjgiant citing "tea-like, earthy bitterness" is right on. The long-necked, swing-capped ,narrow bottle is bizarre but lovely. For once the word "unique" is literally true. Purchased at a West Coast beer store.
Oct 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Slight toffee with noble hop nose, slight esters on pouring. Light but substantial bitterness on tongue, first sip seems like too much, but then it rounds out and is very pleasant. Bitter finish.
Aug 04, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.31 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by Budlum from Maryland

Jun 19, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by shigg85 from Japan

Apr 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice bottle smoke on the opening poured into glass nice head good smell and the taste is amazing very enjoyable and refreshing probably buy it again.
Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Clear chestnut colour, long lived head, good lace. Sweet caramel malts on the nose. Thin-bodied, metallic, quite bitter. Grain, bread and malt to taste, some nuttiness. Interesting range of flavours, just a touch of sweetness.
Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by robotic_being from Florida

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by igl from Russian Federation

Sep 15, 2019
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger finely pored tan head that receded to a very thin collar; no lacing;

S: sweet malt, molasses;

T: toast up front, then a tea-like earthiness through the mildly bitter very dry finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: I love how dry this beer finishes;
Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by BubbleBobble from New York

Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by Macamah from England

Mar 24, 2019
Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 375 ratings