Über Alt | Rush River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77.9%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 86 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#10,118
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
86
Liked:
67
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
14.1%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 24
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Chucker17
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Photo of kguard
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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 Evilyak
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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 Tballz420
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark copper into brown colored, a bit of fish food swimming in a pretty hazy brew, small tan head doesnt last too long but contributes to a fair amount of lacing. Scent is thick and syrupy caramel malts, with a bit of alcohol detected. Nice thick sryupy brew, lots of caramel malt, some fruit notes, just a dash of bitter hop, sipicy alcohol. Medium bodied. Pretty nice brew overall.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark caramel, almost umber hue, hazy and glowing with hanging particulate. a dense one-finger head quickly fades but leaves nice wispy lacing.

subdued but clean aroma of caramel, biscuits, bread, and rye crackers. some apple fruitiness with hints of blackberry and honey.

taste is deliciously rich malt with honey, maple syrup, and fruit sweetness. bready, biscuits, and a touch of hops mixed with a bit of apple and black currant.

mouth is great. full, rich, smooth. sweet and full without being slick or hot. a slightly dry finish works perfectly with the ample but smooth and fine carbonation.

all in all, one of the more impressive alts I've had in a long while. smooth, solid flavors, clean. all in all, this one hits on all cylinders. not one I'd want a ton of, but as a single, it's exceptional.

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Photo of Jabaum
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of larryi86
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thank you hockeyd for this
12 oz bottle poured into a Rodenbach glass

A- A clear light brown with a very small that disappears quickly

S- Very malty, caramel malts, bread, touch of dark fruit.

T- Caramel malts, honey, floral notes, toffee, light bitterness in the finish, surprisingly complex, took me a two sips to really enjoy everything that is going on.

M- Smooth, medium body, dry finish.

O- A really nice beer and I am very happy that I got to try it, easy to drink 8.5% ABV is very well hidden.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
8.5% ABV, Mar Wk4 notched on the label.

A - Gorgeous light copper in color, it's made even sexier by perfect clarity. Low off-white head but little retention. Nice lace.

S - The mild aroma is very reminiscent of the classic German Altbier with a restrained profile. Low biscuity malts and almost no noble hop presence, nutty notes come through though. After a bit I pick up a hint of yeast as the aroma starts turning to what a glass of cold milk smells like.

T - Almost spot-on, the flavor of this alt is fantastic! Biscuity pils and Vienna malts have some nice complexity while smooth noble hops add a good flavor balance of light floral earthiness.

M - Crisp, clean, and medium-bodied, this Alt finishes out lightly bitter and slightly dry with a mild carbonation tickle. Slight alcohol warmth accompanies but doesn't seem to be anywhere near 9%.

O - Uber Alt is a ramped-up version of the German classic that absolutely nails the style while remaining dangerously drinkable. Definitely one of Rush River's best brews, I can see why they call it "yum-yum juice!"

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Photo of jera1350
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Burnt orange in color with a thin head of tiny bubbles with good retention.

Big sweet malty nose with a touch of hops. Caramel and milk chocolate bar notes.

Rich and sweet malt up front with a fair backing of hops. Reminds me of Scottish malt with caramel, milk chocolate, toffee, scotch and banana notes. Nice hop presence. Really quite sweet and complex. Love it.

Smooth and soft all around. Dry finishing.

Really digging this brew. Not sure how well it fits the style, but I'm enjoying it too much to care. Loads of depth, sweetness and character. Time to get me a sixer of this!

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy amber color the head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of toast, toffee, light caramel, nuts, and a hint of floral hops. There is a lot going on in this aroma, and it is literally making me salivate. The taste is very malty with a lot of caramel, buttered toast, nuts, light toffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a really good beer. It reminds me of Victory Brewing's Ten Years Alt which I was very fond of. I can easily see Uber Alt becoming a regular of mine.

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Über Alt from Rush River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77.9% out of 100 with 86 ratings
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