Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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Reviews by marcpal:
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
11.2oz fantastic flip top bottle poured into small goblet.
Bottle Graphics: 9/10. Cool as hell.
A: Mahogany and crimson hued body with thinnest of an off white head. Fairly thick viscocity look with bubbles that were stable right in the middle of the glass.
S: Sweet raisins and honey. The sweetness is provocative, like an even maltier doppelbock. I catch some hops here that I don't find in the taste.
T: Alcohol, powerful alcohol laden with dried fruits. You feel every sip and it is heavy handed in all aspects but the hop and bitterness. The sweetness from the aroma carries the beer and if anything, too sweet without partnering spice or earthiness.
M: Thick and lustrous motor oil. The creaminess matched with the burn of the booze meld beautifully together. Had a bunch of sugary foods and snacks before this that I thought would be difficult to fight through but this bad boy came in and took over the mouth.
D: Different than virtually any altbier I've tried before, packs much more wallop. Pervasively warming, you have to know what you are getting into if you are jumping into these. You feel every drop, and it was a pleasure.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2009 00:49:09 | More by marcpal
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4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's been a long time in coming to finally get around to my first Uerige altbier. Didn't realize at the time I purchased this that this one is the doppel version. That's okay, but I'll have to make sure I sample the other one too. Still rated #2 in category with a beer with less than 50 samples out scoring it (there should be a higher minimim, IMHO).
Looks like bottled on date of 01.11
Poured into my Pilsner Urquell glass (closest to a stange that I have in my beer glassware).
Heavier malt character with a touch of oxidation on this one. Slightly sweet with a some caramel. Hops quite subdued. Apparent alcohol.
Even with an aggressive pour it is hard to get a head of 1/4 inch, however, it did decide to hang around for a bit. and showed some lacing. Quite cloudy, really with a brownish color overall.
Less aged noted on taste, but it is still there. Nice complex drink. Very smooth blending of complex malt, alcohol and soft but apparent hopping. Some lingering on the finish but it does fade. The middle of the drink is the highlight. Oxidation most noted up front then the malt complexity kicks in with a tough of sweetness, caramel, heavier toast and a stream of hop flavors produce a very enjoyable mix.
Lighter body for bigger beer, with a smooth carbonation and overall smooth feel.
Nice beer. I wish I had a younger sample. The stales distracts on the intake. Yet can still imagine what a fresh version would be. Will seek out a younger one in time.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 18:02:16 | More by garymuchow
4.16/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Uerige doppelsticke on tap served in snifter
Dark mahogany brown with a one finger foam cap that quickly settles into a ring around the edge.
Aroma of fig, deep rich malt
Full mouthfeel, smooth, fig and tobacco , malt , gentle carbonation , can taste the alcohol
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 01:58:06 | More by WunderLlama
3.56/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Before I review this, I must admit that I totally screwed up my enjoyability for this - I purchased this so long ago, I cannot for the life of me even remember the month. There's no bottling date or best by date on this, so double lose. Nevertheless, this has an 8.5% ABV, it is bottle conditioned, and should still provide me plenty of malty goodness this late in the game. Poured into a stange glass from the coolest looking 12oz bottle there probably is. My first authentic altbier that's from Dusseldorf.
Thanks to the bottle conditioning, this pours a rather thick, cloudy mofo of a beer - dark amber, almost bronze, with a thick, creamy off-white head that is about three fingers high. It's hard to tell when holding it against the light (lots and lots of sediment and yeasty cloudiness), but the carbonation is definitely at full force here as these kinds of beers tend to be. Doesn't look too viscous, but the lacing is massive on this one. Doesn't leave any substantial stickiness, so here's hoping I can have this on tap, fresh (preferably at the brewpub).
The aroma is a malty intensity with, at this point, barely any hoppy characteristic, and with the extra ABV, shows signs commonly seen in a barleywine. Caramel, honey, raisins, dates, figs, and plums are common flavors right at the front, while clove, black pepper, and a bit of rosemary follow afterwards. The sherry notes are super obvious at this point, and while it's nothing to necessarily complain about, I always like to get a better frame of reference on how a beer like this is fresh. It's a honeyed, malty good one here, but definitely oxidized and a bit dulled. Still nice to see how's it's held up, however.
Gosh, this is a sweet one - big notes of caramel and honey immediately hit the palate, alongside the raisins and dates, but luckily it's not as oxidized as I suspected it to be. Not that I mind - the sherry (or Madeira) sweetened phenols are still full at the finish, but there's a fuller focus on the malt profile at hand. Other than the dried, sweetened fruits, there's some butterscotch, clove, hibiscus, and green tea notes at the finish. Quite herbal and earthy in the aftertaste, which makes this more on the medicinal side than preferable. Creamy, yeasty, and well carbonated. The ABV is extraordinarily well hidden thanks to the sugars, but it becomes more noticeable as it warms up. Tastes a lot like a homebrew, which usually can be a good sign in my book, and yet in this case, lacks a refined quality that I expected a little bit more given the brewery's standards.
Definitely as malty as I expected, and without a doubt a far purer altbier - a polar opposite in so many respects from the rival kölsch recipe across the Rhine. Nevertheless, I doubt we get these as fresh as I'd like in the US. The oxidized notes are obvious, and the malts are far more on the sweetened, honeyed side more than I personally enjoy it to be. Here's hoping fresher German altbiers will come into the US - for now, I will sip on this let it lay me down like the boozy malty elixir that it has become.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2013 04:38:05 | More by magictacosinus
3.74/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The beer pours a dull coppery brown with chunks of yeast and no head. Definitely looking both German and malty. The nose is definitely sweet with bit of fruity yeast and alcohol on the back end. The taste delivers the goods as expected with fruit and malt upfront reminiscent of figs and plums and a lingering burn from the alcohol clouding the palate and sloughing off some taste buds when it finally dissipates. It's medium bodied, yeasty, under-carbonated, slightly boozy, and quite malty. This is a tasty brew, malty and boozy, thanks for sharing doc.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 00:45:10 | More by ThePorterSorter
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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