Uerige Altbier | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige AltbierUerige Altbier
BA SCORE
3.97/5
311 Ratings
Uerige AltbierUerige Altbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany
uerige.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Uerige Alt ist das an Bitterstoffen reichste Bier Deutschlands. Trotzdem (oder gerade darum) ist dieses legendäre Düsseldorfer Altbier so vollmundig, aromatisch und bekömmlich.

Gebraut wird unsere obergärige Spezialität seit 1862 aus Gerstenmalz, Caramelmalz, Röstmalz, Doldenhopfen, Wasser – und mit unserer ganz besonderen Uerige-Hefe.

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.

Added by Longstaff on 10-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,000
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
311
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown, with a nice beige head forming up. From the look of it, it will be a malty, compact, dense drink.
Smells of roasted malts, dark spices and green and dry grass.
Roasted malts, somewhat sweet with a dark fruitiness background (low raisin, dry figs). Hint of apricot also, and some low citrus (a mild lemon zest that you usually get in a lager also). Yeasts are hard at work, earthy, spicy, woody. A floral note, but a bigger herbal note, with pine, sage, dry cones. Hops are big and clear, and create a hugely intense dry bitterness, enhanced by the roast, really rough. The bitterness and an alcoholic warmth linger for a very long time in the aftertaste, but not in a bad way.
A little fizz, but the beer is mostly creamy, dense and robust.
A great intensity of aromas, beautiful balance between malts, yeasts and hops creating a strong, very "German" bitterness that few beers achieve.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/2013. Best before 6/2014.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and biscuit aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a surprising hoppy flavor that I wasn't expecting based on the smell.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes, no individual scores for the categories

L dark but very clear

A some yeast, some roasted malts,

T fruity, roasted malts, malt bitterness

F medium light body, fine bubbles

O Do not quite get why this is supposedly better than other Altbier. In my opinion this is middle of the road

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Fantastic tall and compact beige head fills the glass. After a while the liquid appears as the head starts to dissipate. The color is lovely glowing brown. Nice lacings.

S: Roasted malt, kind of dry. Suttle hoppiness brings fruity notes; ripe oranges and pears as well as dark dried fruits. Sweet.

T: Toasty malt, roasted and bready. Yeast and quite spicy. Rich fruit; follows the smell. Sweet, but also dry. The bitter hops are strong but very well balanced. An metallic back-bone (like in every Altbier I've ever had).

M: Aftertaste is rather long and bitter (cherry kernel-like). Body is so smooth and medium full, while the strong carbonation is very modest and un-aggresive.

O: This is a very well crafted and balanced Altbier - probably the best I've ever had.

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Uerige Altbier from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 311 ratings
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