Über Alt | Rush River Brewing Company

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Ãœber AltÃœber Alt

Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by mdwalsh on 05-12-2010

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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of steveh
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of mdwalsh
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange brown, no head, but typical of this bar. Looks like the head would be white.

S: A mild yeasty malt with no hops.

T: Again yeasty, but in a bready malty sort of way. There's an almost Belgian funk taste to it. There's a nice cinnamon-caramel taste as well.

M: A little flat but smooth and alright, just needs a touch of carbonation.

D: A little funky.

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Photo of larbush
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of djeucalyptus
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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 Ilafan
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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 smogfood
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of cervezango
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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 PatrickKlopfenstein
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of optimator705
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of rocklibster
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of drstalker
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Disease
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Jakers90
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of themorninglark
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Chokobo
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ebenicr
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of soccerfancooch
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SweJon
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of djschnabel
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dav2080
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Zbrown2307
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of xmorgan
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of stpaulsipper07
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Über Alt from Rush River Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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