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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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534 Ratings
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 48
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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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 Westsidethreat:
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Westsidethreat

California

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Lots of carbonation. Light beige head is towering over the beer, need to let it chill out a bit before pouring the rest of the beer. Color is much like a fine filtered marzen.

S: Leathery aroma with ripe strawberries, fresh dough, orange peel and dried apricot. Superb.

T: Awesome. Lets start from the top. Hint of backstrap maltiness begins then gets sucker punched by a tidal wave of bitterness. The bitterness does NOT subside...It actually accelerates while you think its going to drop off. Hop character becomes present as the bitterness platueus.. Hops blend in with the sweet malty backbone which consists of dried figs, brown sugar and a wood finish.

M: Full bodied and fairly creamy.

D: Very dry and quite enjoyable. IPA vs Doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 03:06:03 | More by Westsidethreat
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TBRich

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-03-2014 15:10:45 | More by TBRich
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DoubleJ

California

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've been lucky enough to visit the Uerige brewhouse in Düsseldorf (freshest altbier you can get), however their stronger doppelsticke was unavailable at the time. I've come across the brand again stateside, and this time lucky enough to have a 330 ml swingtop bottle ready to consume. Here's to my 29th birthday! On to the beer:

Very dark brown colored and topped with a short head which provides decent head retention. I got too aggressive with the pour and accidently poured the dregs into my glass, so I'm left with an eyesore of chunks towards the bottom. It smells like fun. It has an overall sweet aroma with raisins, brown sugar, grapes, sap, and figs.

What a flavor as well! It's a beefy and completely different animal from the standard house altbier. Full flavored and full bodied with a wet kiss of alcohol, strong fig and raisin notes, and bittersweet aftertaste.

This will put some warmth on my body. This is one beer that every beer geek needs to try on their journey.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 05:18:51 | More by DoubleJ
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-29-2014 07:16:55 | More by djrn2
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dcolatriano

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-19-2014 12:36:36 | More by dcolatriano
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-13-2014 23:44:35 | More by jtladner
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-12-2014 22:38:17 | More by BigFatOgre
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-07-2014 05:11:36 | More by Maillard
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scratch69

Missouri

3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a thistle glass.

Appearance- Cloudy dark brown color with a half a fingers worth of head. Light amount of runny lacing. It has a small amount of chalk like yeast residue in the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Malty sweet smell with caramel, raisin, and fig aromas.

Taste- Very sweet with a strong flavor of figs and raisins. There are also hints of caramel and toffee.

Mouthfeel- Thick and sticky feeling. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- I didn't care for this beer. The aromas and flavors were good but it was a bit too sweet for me. I also didn't care for the excessively thick and sticky mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 00:50:52 | More by scratch69
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drinkAK

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-30-2014 21:10:13 | More by drinkAK
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt
Head average (3 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing excellent, covering the inside with mostly small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with marked sweet malt presence with a burst of hop bitterness which quickly fades back into the malt backbone; no alcohol, no diacetyl. Ends slightly bitter.
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation.

Definitely sticke – a malt-heavy altbier that I could drink all day. Its appearance is outstanding, saying “Trink” while its flavor makes you want to drain the glass (or bottle or tap). A lovely malt bomb!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 11:28:34 | More by Ozzylizard
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Kerne

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-20-2014 23:55:41 | More by Kerne
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-19-2014 03:52:29 | More by Smarty_Pints
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

05-16-2014 22:56:40 | More by nmann08
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kojevergas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I got this 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle at Lukas Liquor in Colorado. I love the design of it; it's a swingtop with a really narrow neck. Certainly a uniquely shaped bottle. Reviewed as a doppelsticke (not to be confused with an altbier). "Bottled on 10/17/12." That's one of the hardest bottled-on dates I've ever tried to read, and it's curious that they don't use the European dating format. Maybe they label export bottles differently?

Served cold into a Spaten stangenglas in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I'll be at Uerige in a couple days so I'm excited to review this before going.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Three fingers in width. Pale khaki colour. Nice soft complexion and even consistency. Fluffy and frothy, to style. Retention is excellent for the high ABV - about 10 minutes. Leaves lacing on the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Dark brown amber colour. Nontransparent, nontranslucent. No floating yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Looks good and malty for sticke. I'm excited to try it.

AROMA: Quite malty, with plenty of German amber malts and brown malts. I get caramel, as well as ample sticky fruitiness. Cream. Toffee. Mulled applesauce. Figs. Mushy raisins. The sticky fruity notes play well with the intense malts. Fruited bread.

I don't find any overt hop character or yeast notes. No alcohol presence is notable.

It's a pleasing aroma of moderate strength. Certainly on the sweeter end, but appealing.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet, but very thick and heavy on the palate without being syrupy. It's got definite weight and heft, and has a powerful filling presence on the palate. Aptly carbonated. Sticky.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

TASTE: Caramalt, hints of plum, heavy fig, sticky mushy raisins and raisinbread, dark amber malts, and caramel. Kisses of toffee and even some Christmasy spice. It's quite bready - though I suppose that's a product of both its taste and its filling texture. Molasses.

Average depth and duration of flavour. High intensity of flavour for a sticke.

Balanced? Hmm. Not quite. The sweetness is a bit much, and the fig dominance a bit too obvious. There's little in terms of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. It's a complex, layered beer, sure, but a bit more subtlety would be welcome. Not the most intricate or nuanced beer. I do like it, and it's great to see a rich German ale out there.

Develops as it comes to temperature. The heavy malty element of this beer reminds me of a doppelbock.

OVERALL: It's a very filling rich heavy beer, which limits its drinkability. But I do enjoy it and I'll have no trouble finishing it. Still, it's nice to see a brewery include a swintop on a higher alcohol beer; I wish most American imperial stouts had swingtops. It's far from the best sticke or altbier I've had, but it's well worth trying once, and has a flavour profile that is certainly rare, if not unique. I couldn't pound this by the stange at Uerige, but I think there's a reason they don't serve it there. This would be a nice treat during the wintertime.

Low B-

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 01:33:03 | More by kojevergas
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-10-2014 16:13:51 | More by henryclay_
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ac22rush

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-10-2014 04:33:59 | More by ac22rush
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agentorangebitter

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-04-2014 17:55:48 | More by agentorangebitter
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carlitosbronson1

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

04-20-2014 17:42:02 | More by carlitosbronson1
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-19-2014 14:59:12 | More by Wobbly
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-13-2014 17:55:19 | More by Gregwa
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Durge

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew shows a dark and hazy mahogany color with a decent but delicate light tan head and a sure cascading lace. The aroma offers deep caramel maple malt with a subtle grassy edge. Maybe a little chocolate licorice to boot. Nice. The flavor climaxes with an intense sweet licorice malt and more grassy hops. There's a bit of rhubarb tartness and deep root beer flavor. It is a little sweeter than I normally like but it's tolerable as you enjoy the combined flavors. It finishes a bit harsh at the back of the palate with a modest carbonation and a smooth feel from this medium bodied brew. I would say that there's a cloying quality here that interferes with the enjoyment but they get kudos for big flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2014 05:23:24 | More by Durge
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-23-2014 14:08:07 | More by afsdan
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Surprise find at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, in Rochester, NY. 2009 vintage, looks like it was released for Uerige's 150 year anniversary. Really excited to try this. Poured into my Rooster Fish snifter.

Pours hard with crackling carbonation, and small amounts of sediment. A inch light fizzy head forms. Random streaks of lacing form on the glass on the way down. Fairly cloudy.

Smells like toasted malt, slight bit of oxidation, must, and grass.

Tastes incredible. Rich, toasty bread, caramel, toffee, grass, slight bitterness, honey, slight dusty must like flavors. The hop flavors 5 years later are basically kaput, with some pleasant light grassiness remaining.

Full mouthfeel, low carbonation. Goes down pretty easily.

This might be the oldest beer I've ever consumed. It was amazing- the strong altbier had turned into a rich barley-wine like ale, almost like a very dry old ale. Some oxidation was present, but it didn't really detract. One of the best beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 03:36:15 | More by GreesyFizeek
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spoony

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (with a cool stopper-type closure and a date code that says 04/13) into a pokal.

A-A gentle pour produces about a finger of light-khaki-colored head. Retention is decent as a cap hangs around for a while and leaves spots of lacing. The beer is muddy and the color of swamp water. It is nearly opaque, but I cannot see much carbonation in there.

S-The aroma is huge on the malts with sweet, dried fruit like raisins and prunes, and sugary flavors like toffee, caramel, and molasses. It is very sweet and the alcohol gives just a bit of burn in the nostrils. This is a big beer.

T-The taste follows the smell with malt flavors like caramel, brown sugar, prunes, and cocoa. The fruit component is still here, but is toned down a bit. There is a bit of spice on the finish and a warm alcohol. I do not detect much in the way of hops. The beer reminds me of a quadruple or BSDA.

M-The beer is robust on the palate and very smooth with creamy carbonation. The amount of carbonation here is below average.

O-My limited experience with other altbiers was nothing like this. Whereas those other beers were mellow and lighter in body, this beer is hugely complex and substantial...a real sipper. I kept thinking I was drinking a quad or a hopped-up dubbel because the malt profile was so huge and similar in flavor. I'm not sure how true to style this beer is, but I really enjoyed it and would definitely drink more.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 03:11:06 | More by spoony
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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.