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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

517 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 517
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%


Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Seit 2005 braut der Uerige ein spezielles Starkbier für den amerikanischen Markt. Unser DoppelSticke hat erstaunliche 8,5 % Alkohol, schmeckt aber dennoch unverkennbar: dat is dat leckere Dröppke!

Nach dem gigantischen herbalen Hopfenaroma, das den Gaumen zu Anfang überrascht, folgt eine Mitte voller geschmacklicher Sensationen: karamelisierter Zucker, Malz, Kräuter; satte Anklänge an dunkle Schokolade und Rum, um danach sanft und schimmernd auszuklingen.

Das von uns auch bei diesem Bier mit acht Wochen angegebene Mindestfrischedatum gilt bei echten aficionados als unverbindlichlicher Vorschlag: sie schwören darauf, ihr DoppelSticke erst einmal ein Jahr im Keller zu lagern.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005)
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FLAbeergutinMASS

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I really liked this beer. Apparently it is something of an oddity or rare beer style. At four dollars a bottle for what seems to be an 11-ounce pour. A hearty beer, deep corduroy brown, with a wispy head and decent lacing. Nose was fantastic, green apples, smoky bacon, and ripe peaches. Very nice. Equal parts in the taste department, with a nice malt finish support by faint hop bitterness.

A slight bit pricey for the dollar to ounce serving, but well worth it and one I’ll be visiting again.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2007 02:34:32 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.