Ureich Premium Lager
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
German Helles
ABV:
4%
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Avg:
2.84 | pDev: 28.52%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
8
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 8
Photo of woodychandler
2.23/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is kind of an oddball for The CANQuest (tm) in that I am now unsure of its origin! It was among the backlog that kind of surfaced during my redding up during my homebound recovery this Summer. I would have sworn that it came courtesy of @tone77 but he has not reviewed it, leaving it in question. Hmm.

From the CAN: "Seit [Since] 1969"; "Luxurious"; "Premium Qualitat [Quality - Undersigned] Hugo Bloch".

I Crack!ed open the vent on this latest 500-ml CAN & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed mightily to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with surprisingly modest retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity & while I was CANtemplating its looking like liquid sunshine in the glass, The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon showed up for a taste. Nose had a mild astringency that made me think of witch hazel. Hmm. NOT an auspicious start for a suspicious CAN! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not far beyond it, either. The taste was slightly metallic with a light grainy breadiness from the malt, but almost nothing from the hops. Finish had a slightly grassy bitterness, suggestive of Noble hops, but it was hard to discern CANpletely. This was not a very well-made beer, IMHO. YMMV.

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Photo of Dentist666
2.83/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

0.5l can.
4.8% ABV, 10.7% Plato.
Look - not absolutely clear golden, thin white head, low retention, some laces.
Smell - sweet, corn, paper, malts.
Taste - rather sweet, malty, some bitterness in the finish.
Light body, medium carbonation.
Dull and not impressive beer.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
1.15/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #38 (Mar 2010):

A green bottle full of German Purity Law liquid. OK ...

Decent lacing, decent clarity ... decent appearance, being yellowish and all. Typical green-bottled lager aroma, cooked veggies (sweet corn) and some cabbage-like hops. Crisp, lightish body, astringent hops and malt to start off ... nothing over the top, but a bit thick on the palate to know that the taste buds are getting dragged that way. Weak lemony hop is killed by the astringency. Very hard to put down. Lots of dried grassy flavors in the end ... not so palatable.

Giving the German Purity Law a bad rap since 1516 ... really, come on! Considering what Germany has to offer, this is clearly one of the poorer examples being sent to the US.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.8/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ureich Premium Beer has a thick, white head and a slightly cloudy golden-yellow appearance, with moderate carbonation. The aroma is faint, but barley can be picked up. Taste is mostly barley, but some hop spice is present, to balance the flavor. Mouth-feel is medium, and Ureich finishes refreshing and less dry than American-style lagers. Although the beer is somewhat unusual in taste and body, I did enjoy it and appreciated drinking something a little different.

RJT

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Photo of Brabander
3.78/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap in a hotel in Germany. Drank it in the original glass, which is very nice shaped like a curved cowhorn.

This is also a typical German Rheinheitsgebot beer. A good pilsener with very low cabonation and a nice mouthfeel. The hop was pretty noticable.

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Photo of stcules
2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light straw yellow color, greenish edges. White and compact foam, decent. Almost no visible carbonation, just a thin central line.
Quite light smell, malty based, light.
Almost no hop here.
Abit of hop in the taste, with the malt. Nothing to talk about.
Quite drinkable, but no personality. Not bad, too.
Quite thin body, as the aftertaste.

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Ureich Premium Lager from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 8 ratings