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:
#10,139
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
86
Liked:
67
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
14.1%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of NilocRellim
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

12oz bottle with date notches indicating week 4 of March. It is now May 19th.

A. An Orange-tinted light maroon brew with hardly any head to speak of despite a vigorous pour into my pint glass. It is within spitting distance of a Vienna Malt color. It has the appearance of being heavy-bodied by the way it swirls around.
S. Can't smell any hops at all in this thing. Instead what I smell is plums, figs, sweet toffee and nutella spread on toast. Man there must be a lot of malt in this thing.
T. Yup, there's a lot of malt in there. And as I suspected, a complete absence of hop flavor whatsoever. This would probably be a great beer to "convert" a non-beer drinker who has problems with beer because of issues with appreciating bitter flavors. Toffee and nut flavors dominate with stone fruits dancing around in the background. No harshness at all from the ABV, which earns high marks from me. It tastes just like a high gravity beer without hops ought to taste, IMHO.
M. Very nice. The carbonation is pleasantly tingly without being distracting, despite a puzzling lack of foam or head in the glass. Despite looking rather weighty when swirled around in the glass, it actually is only medium bodied on the tongue. Huh, weird, but not necessarily a bad thing. Also absent is the typical alcohol burn I get from something this high-octane. How the hell did they hide all that ABV?

Overall, I strongly recommend giving this one a try at least once. Well, maybe not if you are an IPA person, but if you dig Scotch Ales, look this one up and give it a shot.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of Czequershuus
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
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 tourdot
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From: France44 dot com
Date: March, Week 3 notched on label, no year, probably 2013
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Pours a 1cm tall mass of beige-colored foam, made up of small to medium-sized bubbles, somewhat dense-looking. Retention is average, about one minute in length, fading to a thin ring around the body of the beer. Lacing is present, though rather minimal, a few small dots and lines cling haphazardly to the sides of the glass. The body is a deep golden orange, bordering on brown, with light bringing out brighter golden orange hues and slight yellow highlights. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, modest in activity and number.

Aroma of sweet, light caramel malt with strong toasted bread undercurrents and a moderate herbal, German hop presence.

Flavor is heavily influenced towards toasted bread, nuts, and woodsy hops, much less caramel/cocoa/dark malt than Uerige's doppelsticke, more reminiscent of a strong bock than a doppelbock, if we're thinking of lager terms. Front of palate experiences toasted, lighter-colored breads with modest graininess and balanced caramelized malt sugar sweetness, hints of dried brown figs, and a slightly herbal German hop touch. Mid-palate is of deep, rich toasted bread and balanced caramelized malt sugar sweetness, dried brown figs, light graininess, toasted nuts, and modest European hop herbal flavors and bitterness. Back of palate features rich caramel malt sweetness, lightly toasted nuts, and herbal Germanic hops with less emphasis on toasted bread and grains, though these are present as well. Aftertaste is of toasted bread, caramel malt sweetness, lightly toasted nuts, and mild European hop bitterness with an herbal edge.

Beer is medium bodied, with medium to medium-low levels of carbonation, bordering on the line of fizzy, but never crossing it. The result is a lightly effervescent, then foamy and smooth mouthfeel. Ethanol is not detectable at all in this 8.5% ABV brew. Closes semi-dry, with medium level stickiness clinging to the palate.

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Photo of TooGood
1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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 npendres
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of PappyVans
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steveh
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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