Über Alt | Rush River Brewing Company

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85 Ratings
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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

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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 tempest
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Princetons in Maple Grove, MN. Mmmm. Reminds me a bit of a doppelbock for the big fruity tang. A little roasted barley follow it up, but there's a distinct, creamy yeast character that ties the toasty malt to the dry cherry/currant fruit. The finish is dry and crisp and the body isn't too thick. You can take this as a sipper, or treat it as a regular beer. Worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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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4/5  rDev -1%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an enormous shot glass.

Pale Princeton orange liquid capped by a fat finger of ivory. Decent retention, pasty lacing, faint legs.

Toasty German malt notes with hints of pepper, fruit, and kettle caramelization.

Brown bread, walnuts, and apricot stones lead out the flavor profile. Low bitterness throughout. Unique nearly-herbal, medium-dry woody finish with hints of dark fruit.

Creamy, medium-light bodied, not astringent.

A very nice example of the style - one of the better domestic versions around.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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

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

Photo of BrewerB
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Madison, WI on a recent trip to the Great Lakes area.

Pours a brilliantly clear amber with lighter orange highlights around the liquid's edge. Foam stand, initially 2-3 fingers tall, receded down to a rocky half-finger thichkness while tracing an attractive pattern on the glass.

Rich, malty aromas nod their way with caramel, and sweet toasty bread. Plum and grape-like fruitiness reminiscent of munich malts. Presence of alcohol is noted.

Malty-sweet with a strong caramel and toasted bread quality. Bitterness is moderate to moderately high. The medium, dry finish leaves the malt character on the palette.

Medium-light bodied, moderately carbonated. Smooth.

Overall this is a richly malty, well-balanced brew. I'd like to see more noble hop presence but age could be a factor as this beer was purchased 3 months ago (and lacks freshness dating).

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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 feloniousmonk
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rush River Uber Alt Altbier. …I'm wondering why they translate "bier" into "beer", but leave the "alt" the same on that label? They don't want to say "old beer?"
8.5% ABV.
Dark amber hue, slim, soon gone head.

Aroma: caramel malt and light spice, sweet and slightly fruity. Chocolate covered raisins and carob. Mmm.

Taste: there's that tasty malt again, there's that mmm, mmm caramel and nougat. A little sweet, a little dry. Toasty. Medium bodied. Long, sweet, dry, toasty finish. Boom, boom, boom, it's hitting on all cylinders, just as the alcohol peeks in a tad.

Drinks down delightfully. Dry, and flavorful, and tasty, tasty, tasty. Another nice one from Rush River….pretty good "old beer."

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