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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 51
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005)
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Reviews by TinusTime:
Photo of TinusTime
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

Pours a deep chestnut brown with lighter highlights around the edge. Large off white head lingers and teasingly makes me wait to take my first sip. Nose is huge of molasses, caramel, sweet bread. Almost worried this is going to be too sweet.

Taste is interesting. Sweet up front like a dopplebock, but then enough hoppiness to keep it from becoming too sweet. You can pick out the Uerige Sticke character out of the back ground, but it does not scream at you. The sweetness is a bit more than I thought it would be, but it was still well balanced.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth going down. Very easy to drink even at 8 percent. Drinkability Hell Yeah!! I would love to have another one of these.

Big Ups to BiermanVA for bringing me back a bottle from Boston when he attended the American Beer Fest. Even bigger props to him for managing not to drink it before it got to me.

TinusTime, Jul 15, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

This beer pours a chenut brown with a slight reddish hue with a tight one finger head,awesome aromas going one very nutty with huge molasses and vanilla tones.This brew exudes complexities even more as it warms,very doughy with molasses and with an underlying nuttiness finishing with a nice herbal/spiciness that rounds it out nicely.A big complex gem here with alot going on flavor wise,glad I got a chance to try it.

oberon, Oct 30, 2005
Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev -2.9%

SuomiHobbit, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -2.9%

bishopdc0, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of ralovecraft
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%

Wow. Right from the start, even the bottle is classy. When releasing the lid, I'm met with a crisp and satisfying psfth. It pours a dark caramel brown with a light and lacy head. The aroma is the best part of the beer, hands down. Smell after you pour, before you sip, during your sip, after your sip. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, all sewn together with a boozy thread that ties the whole scent together. Wow.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malts at the front of the tongue, great flavor throughout and even a nice lingering bitterness. Not dry and not cloyingly sweet. Right in between. Even with the high ABV, the alcohol stays in the background, lending complexity, but not overwhelming the beautiful sweetness.

Really impressed with this beer. I'll be buying another to store in the beer cellar. Bet this will mellow nicely if rested for a few years.

ralovecraft, Dec 19, 2009
Photo of merlin48
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%

Swing-top bottle pours a hazy, dark chestnut brown body with a small beige head that leaves some sticky, island chain lace.

Aroma is toffee and caramel, with a hint of chocolate and some spicy hops.

Medium body with a creamy carbonation.

Very tasty. A deep maltiness is evidenced by waves of toffee and caramel and a hint of chocolate. Some nuttiness and dark fruits add complexity. Spicy hops and a hint of dark roasty malts add a balancing bitterness.

Tasty and enjoyable. Topnotch for the style.

merlin48, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of Billolick
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%

classy flip top 11.2 ounce bottle (Bottled on 4-18, noted on the upper label), pours reddish coppery amber, soft and creamy off white head, leaves some scattered, fine stringy lacing. Spicy, alcohol, astringent nose. Clean, strong, flavorful brew, nutty, malty,rum soaked, crisp and tasty. simply one of the best brews out there, seek it out and enjoy this delicacy. World class sipper/night capper, would be great with some nuts cheese, dried fruits, you get the idea...

Billolick, Aug 06, 2005
Photo of henryclay_
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

The beer a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a ton of caramel malt with some chocolate and earthy hops mixed in. The flavor is similar. I get caramel malt, earth and dirty hops, chocolate malt and smoke. The alcohol is fairly noticeable and the bitterness from the hops is low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

Mora2000, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%

Served into my Mad Elf tulip glass from an 11,2 oz brown bottle with a long slender neck flip top.

Very mirky,cider-like color with a reddish hue with a sudsy ring of foam a slight swirl gives it a thin creamy coating. Extra tiny bubbles stringing of the sides of the glass.

Intense malted aromas heavy carmell with a burnt edge. The booziness makes the senses tingle. Earthy with a freshly mowed grassiness.

Heavy malted tastes,lot of very sweet burnt carmell,toffee,very good balance with strong tea-like bitterness. Astrigent with an earthy/mineral feel and very boozy.

Full/thick mouthfeel,syrupy. Complex tastes more drinkable than i would have thought from first impression. Still a sipper,on the filling side. One of these is enough for me.

jcdiflorio, Oct 08, 2007
Photo of Tabni
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

Bottled on 06/03 which means this is 8 years old. Dark mahogany color, creamy head. Sweet smell of malts, supposedly this is an Altbier but it smells like a Dopplebock. Taste is great and exceptional, fruits maybe raisins. Nice caramel malts and a great sweet brew. Outstanding.

Tabni, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2.9%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of alexkeil
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured from 12oz fliptop bottle to perfect pint glass. Poured a hazy, slightly reddish brown with a small tan head. It isn't the prettiest looking beer, but everything else about it makes up for this.

The aroma is intense: big malt aroma with ripe banana, backed up by spicy hops.

The flavor starts with that big maltiness, ripe fruits: banana, raisin, some toffee. There is a spiciness from the hops and warming alcohol. The alcohol and lively carbonation provides a needed drier finish to what could be a sweet beer.

Like I said the carbonation is lively, which balances the malt well and works perfectly with the alcohol. The malt provides this silky feel that stays interesting toward the back of the tongue.

Overall an expertly crafted beer that traveled to the States well. I wish the bottle, which will be perfect for future use in homebrewing, was larger because one pint might not be enough.

alexkeil, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of far333
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%

Served in a pilsner glass. Murky ruddy caramel colored with a dark beige bubbly head that rises up a half inch and settles down quickly.

Aroma of dark malt and plum, some cocoa.

Flavors of roasty malt, plum and cocoa, molasses, caramel, banana and a hint of espresso. Some charred bark in the finish, along with some hop bitterness. Very balanced, very enjoyable.

Full mouthfeel, moderate and even carbonation, a bit powdery and tanic. Very drinkable, real tasty beer.

far333, Feb 10, 2008
Photo of mj001jk
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

I absolutely love the regular Uerige Sticke Alt and when I saw this Doppelsticke I didn't think twice about picking a bottle up.

It pours a very dark brown with a thick, silky and creamy head. The aromas are fresh, green hops, almost like pine needles and buffered by smooth caramel mocha and hazelnut malts. There is a hint of a steely minerality on the nose as well which adds complexity in a good way.

The mineral aspect comes through in the mouthfeel as well, with a crisp dryness and soothing dark malts coating my taste buds. It is fresh and complex with a bite of bitterness on the midpalate, which gives way to a long and smooth dark chocolate, dried figs and hazelnut finish. There is some warmth from the alcohol but for this beer it is entirely appropriate.

All in all a very well-balanced beer with complex and refined notes and lots of drinkability. I am again highly impressed with another great beer from Uerige.

mj001jk, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%

The only other version of this brew I've tasted has been Victory 10 anniversary so here it goes...appears a slight clouded amber dark copper with a light cream colored head leaves fine even lacing down my glass. Aroma contains complex tart raisin/citrus, anise fruity alcohol presence as well. Taste...alcohol is evident a little hot indeed nice spicy herbal content toasted nut caramel complex fruity notes alcoholic plum raisin mix very good stuff. Mouthfeel is medium bodied slight syrupy texture higher carbonation does tickle the throat light burn on the palate. Drinkability one to savor quite a rare offering that I have only seen on a few occasions, quality but not something I would crave over and over again.

WVbeergeek, Jul 12, 2006
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -9%

jtladner, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

Had on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours a dark amber color with lighter amber highlights and a one-finger off-white head that sticks around for a while. The head eventually dissipates into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of robust caramel malts with good amounts of medium to dark fruit aromas, figs and plums mostly.

Tastes similar to how it smells. I was surprised by how fruity this beer was. That's not to say it's overly fruity, just more so than I was expecting given the style. Caramel malt flavors with a characteristic altbier bite serve as a sturdy backbone. Ending is solidly bitter.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It has a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have a few more.

Overall this was an interesting take on an altbier, though I understand it was a bit beefed up for the American market. Regardless, it's well worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of dc55110
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a dark auburn/brown, topping off with a nice finger and half of head. As the foam dissipates a good amount of sticky lacing is left behind.
The nose is a nice blend of sweet malt, dried fruit, toffee.
The taste is very similar to the nose, sweet dark malts, raisin & prune. There is also enough hoppy bitterness to balance out the sweetness wonderfully.
Very pleasing to drink, the malty sweetness doesn't leave your mouth coated, just enough carbonation to keep the tongue happy.

This is a beautiful Alt. This is a huge beer, that hides its size wonderfully. It balance between the dark and sweet malt flavors and the hoppy undertones marry perfectly. This is a wonderful sipper, that I would buy again without hesitation.

dc55110, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%

(Served in a small strange)

A- This beer pours a warm leather brown clear body with a creamy light tan head. Gentle carbonation rises to the top of the glass.

S- The smell of caramel malt and toasted malt with the hint of dark dried fruit.

T- This beer has a warm brown malty taste. Notes of faint chocolate and caramel with a slight sweetness. A gentle hop bitterness finishes this taste.

M- medium mouthfeel with a faint alcohol warmth in the finish. No astringency.

D- This is a good solid altbier. It has the great malty flavors and a nice hop bitterness with the alcohol warmth to balance. Very nice brew.

rhoadsrage, Aug 01, 2005
Photo of RichardMNixon
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured from the sweet bottle into a cervois glass.

A: Very dark amber body with a good amount of sediment. Lots of tan head that clings to the walls and maintains a steady quarter-inch tall after fading.

S: Lots of yeast at first, giving way to raisins and bread as the head fades and the beer warms, then finally some caramel and alcohol.

T: Sticky rum and raisin fruit cake. A little more sour than I was expecting as well. Very little alcohol here, I can smell it easier than I can taste it.

M: For a beer this sticky-sweet, it doesn't at all feel it (that's a good thing!). Drinks very clean off the palate.

RichardMNixon, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of wmtxbb
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: dark cloudy amber with thick lacing on top.

Smell: Assertive malt character: nuts, toffee, brown sugar. Also some light fruit esters.

Taste: Smooth and complex malt character up front. Nice and thick, flavor comes in layers of toffee, chocolate, amber malts.

Drinkability: One of the best beers I've ever had; easy to drink and complex.

wmtxbb, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of watermelonman
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

This poured to a deep and dark brown and red color with a small head that lasted well. It's leaving some moderate lace.

The smell is strong, with tons of malt, caramel, some nuts, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is very good. It starts with dark toffee and malt, then adds caramel and some dark fruit. Alcohol and some degree of bitterness take over the finish. The mouthfeel is solid and the drinkability is good.

watermelonman, Nov 02, 2006
Photo of clevelandhops
5/5  rDev +21.4%

clevelandhops, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

From the bottle into the closest glass I had to a stange.

Well, the appearance threw me for a loop with all the sediment, so I had to check the bottle for dates. I see a botted in 12/11 which I assume means this is from November of 2012 and thus almost a year and a half old. Ah well, I'm still going for it. Besides the sediment, there's a quarter-finger of fizzy, cream white head. The beer's got a muddy brown color and looks a bit murky with a slow trickly of carbonation. I'm not too impressed.

Now, are doppelstickes barleywines? I seem to remember reading a suggestion of that sort somewhere. I can smell the similarities here; this smells like a barleywine. I get a spiciness with the strong, bready malt aroma. There's something almost vinous there, or maybe that's just dark raisins. Maybe it's port. It's hard for me to pin down but again, it's similar to many barleywines I've had recently.

I'll finally take a sip, still slightly nervous about the sheer amount of floaties. Well, I'm not dead. I get again, a huge raisin taste, something that again suggests a port to me. There's a highly sweet malt flavor giving off some caramel and toffee notes and contributing to a thick, creamy body. However, the beer finishes very dry, with a slight hint of alcohol much like I'd expect from a wine. Actually, the hop is quite bitter too, making me realize there are more hops in here than I'd have assumed.

My rating will be skewed as a result of the appearance, which really didn't appeal to me, but I otherwise found this beer to be good and presenting a lot of different aromas and flavors. I'd like to try this more often and perhaps much fresher to determine whether my rating reserves an adjustment. Still, I'm a fan.

ONovoMexicano, Mar 11, 2014
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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.