Über Alt | Rush River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
85 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Ãœber AltÃœber Alt
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of ph0t0n
1/5  rDev -75.2%

Photo of TooGood
1.5/5  rDev -62.9%

Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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

Photo of Ilafan
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of themorninglark
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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 bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Jakers90
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of herman77
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of steveh
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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 XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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 npendres
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chaz
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one arrived at the table in a Libbey pint sans head, but with a light tan ring of lace around the top of the glass -- good retention in that respect as it was rather sticky. Orange-amber in color (copper-like) and fairly clear, but there's some chill haze.

Nose is fruity but otherwise rather neutral and malt-focused. There's something here, a specific fruit note that I can't quite put my finger on. Light citrus notes here but they don't seem to emanate from the hops. There's also some yeast in the nose, along with a lighter medicinal note -- not an "off" note per se.

Soft biscuit-y malt note from the outset, paired with a lighter, almost citric hop bite, semi-sweet. Mild lingering bitterness throughout provides a good counterpoint to the semi-sweet, fruity malt character. The fruit notes here are a little more indistinct, but I can get strawberry and honeydew melon, and also very light notes of caramel and toffee. Alcohol is slightly more pronounced, both in the aromatic portion and across the palate, than in a typical 4~5.5% Altbier. Likewise, body is medium-full and definitely strikes me as fuller than that a standard Alt, but only by half.

Overall it's a nice beer, eminently drinkable, and just a bit "off" for the standard style. A sipper at 8.5%, and dangerously-drinkable one at that (as it didn't strike me as being that big as I was drinking the other day, nor did I discern the level of alcohol upon its first release a year or so back for which I cannot find my notes).

"Uber Alt" is a weighty rendition which brings to mind others (Doppel Sticke, New Glarus Alt...) which are a tough act to follow, but here, the whole is better than the sum of its parts. Worth a try, and is probably worth picking up bottles to lay-down for a spell. Pairs very well with lighter entrees.

 1,813 characters

Photo of Durge
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Forest Inn, this brew is a dark orange amber color with a light oatmeal colored, modest head and minor lacing. The aroma brings somewhat nondescript wheat and vague salty malt. The flavor, however, comes on with a licorice herbal hop layered over toffee malt. Decided and satisfying for sure. It has tiny bubble carbonation, sprite in feel with a medium-light body. Pretty drinkable though not a classic session beer. Once you dive in for a taste, it doesn't disappoint, so I recommend you try it and see for yourself. A good backyard quencher when you're not planning on more than a couple...or so.

 619 characters

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of soccerfancooch
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of cervezango
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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 t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Über Alt from Rush River Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe