Über Alt | Rush River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
rushriverbeer.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by mdwalsh on 05-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
24
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really nice to have a big strong malty brew like this one this time of year, and these guys have done an excellent job with it. Strong and German in nature, with great clarity in a deep copper to Amber colored brew, tall white lace head rests on top. Not at all sweet in the nose, more nutty and warmly toasted than toffee or brown sugar aromas, but both are there. Robust flavor, like a big richer octoberfest type grain base, that Munich type malt with some bigger crystal too. Remind me of the harvest, the is grainier than its peers, a cool snapshot of the fall, pole and even squash comes to mind, nice nuance here. Not much going on with the light bready yeast, but it does dry this out down to a surprising level, especially for the style. Overall Avery seasonally appropriate and delicious beer from these guys, who are very underrated in my experience with their beers. Fresh and well done, with a bit of a booze warmth to the finish and pretty much goes straight to the head. Fun and different, traditional but innovative too.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kguard
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep amber with a minimal head. The aroma leads with caramel and peat, as well as toffee, banana, date, vanilla, baking spice, and pear. The flavor starts with rich but not sweet vanilla and caramel flavors, fading to a toasty flavor that reminds me of waffles and maple syrup. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. Overall I was very impressed by this beer. The flavor evolves nicely over the sip and as it warms. There is so much going on, yet the beer manages to maintain a hearty relaxing quality. I can only say to brewers more Alts please.

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Photo of batterybound
3.37/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bottle into a nonic, this is one of my favorite domestic alts (though I still haven't had the NG or Metropolitan alts, and admittedly, this one is pretty high abv); I look forward to it every year. pours a fairly clear reddish copper topped by a foamy 2 finger khaki head that subsides in a minute leaving decent lacing. big malty fruity nutty nose, sweetish herbal hops, and hint of caramel on the edge. Follows the nose, with great layers of flavor, the caramel malts are there but stays on the edge, a fruity (apple, plum, raisin), nutty core with some herbal hoppiness keeping things lively. Moderate body, medium carbonation, a little lively, and kind of dry at the end.

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Photo of LambicLion
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish brown in color, with a finer of white head that dissipated, this is a pretty beer.

Smells of sugar and cola. Tastes like caramel and sugar, with a bit of that cold taste at the end. Moderate carbonation and a clean finish.

Not legendary, but I would have this anytime it's offered.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: slightly hazy amber with a 1” rocky foam collar
S: Rich malt aromas, some fresh bread
T: A malt driven beer featuring caramelly malt, light chocolate or brown sugar notes, traces of little anise or some other spice and a hint of clove or fruitcake. Slight fruit flavors.
F: Medium light body, medium to medium low carbonation.
O: A good alt.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of themorninglark
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of steveh
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of cervezango
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of andrewsbeers
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of KTMinnesota
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Beerlover
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PappyVans
4/5  rDev -1%

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Über Alt from Rush River Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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