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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 58
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

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Photo of Patrick999
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never had a doppelsticke before. I choose a weizen glass, as I don't have a stange.

Funky bottle yields a very dark amber, with impressive creamy tan head that retains extremely well. I'm impressed.

Aroma is a little alcoholic at first, but you dig deeper and find raisin/cinnamon bread, maybe even a little char. Has that liquid bread aroma you love in a good German beer.

Very nice taste. Sweet in a raisin-type way, but not overbearingly so. To my palate, it's about as sweet as an 8.5% beer could be without being overbearing. Good balance of flowery hop and alcohol to ward off some of the sweetness in the finish. Largely, the taste is of a slightly smoky cinnamon-raisin bread.

Feel is not as sticky as you'd think given the sweetness. Appropriate level of carbonation.

While it is kinda alcoholic, I have to say it goes down pretty easily. This is a nice beer, I like it.

Photo of kirok1999
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loved the bottle so I decided to try it.

Appearance- Dark bronze with a substantial head that quickly fades. Almost no lacing on the glass.

Smell- Sweet and spicy, perhaps cinnamon, caramel, allspice, nutty maltiness.

Taste- Not as sweet as the smell. Spicy notes cling in the aftertaste. Almost a Belgian yeasty sweetness, slight caramel and nuts,

Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy, bready and hearty.

Drinkability- Very nice brew. Not my favorite style, but if you like altbiers this is a great one.

Photo of Daktyls
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a stange from the neat flip top bottle. Pours a brown color with a minimal head that recedes quickly into a patch of tiny bubble in the middle, a fair amount of carbonation can be seen clinging to the inside wall of the glass.

S: Smells very much of dark fruits, plums, dates, figs, some maltiness is present with some caramel sweetness and some alcohol notes.

T: Sweet notes of caramel malts, and light notes of dark fruits, not a whole lot else that I am picking up on.

M: Creamy, low amount of carbonation which works well with the flavors going on. Smooth on the tongue, lingers for a fair period of time on the tongue.

O: OVerall, very good, I would definitely get this again, it is very enjoyable and the higher ABV doesn't overwhelm the flavors at all. Would definitely buy this again.

Photo of coldmeat23
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

Excellent looking dark ruby color that almost appears to be black. Four finger tan head with abit of retention that fades down to a nice thin foam with excellent lacing.

Nice dark malty smell. Hints of dark fruits. A touch of hops.

Caramel maltiness, front and center. Toasted wheat mingles with dark cherries, figs and over-ripe grapes. Very slight hop spiciness on the back-end.

Feels quite nice in the mouth. Could be thicker and heavier (for me) but it's definitely not too thin. Mmmm.

Even with the extra bit of alcohol content, this is very drinkable. A very tasty brew here. If you ever see it, try it. It's worth it.

Photo of CHADMC3
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uerige pours a deep copper to walnut brown with an abundant frothy cream head, and little to no lacing.

Aroma consists of a lot of sweet caramel malt w/ roasted grain or bread notes.

Again, sweet caramel on the palate, but more hops presence than I expected on the back of the mouth. Also, some dark fruit and yeasty bread character as well.

This beer is on the thicker side, a bit hearty with relatively mild carbonation.

Great after dinner beer, good character, but not one I could have multiple of in one sitting.

Photo of bum732
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brownish red, decent head that dissipates quickly leaving lacing that coats the entire surface of the glass. Smells of huge bready malt, a nice prune aroma, subtle vanilla and brown sugar, . Tastes of strong dark fruit up front, followed a very bold sweet bready malt backbone. Finishes with a pronounced hop bitterness leaving the mouth fairly sweet. Alcohol is very pronounced as it trickles down my throat. Just enough carbonation to cut through the richness.

Very different than the American altbiers i'm familiar with. Lots going on here, definitely a sipper. I love the aroma of bread and dark fruit, the taste was great as well. My only mark is the alcohol is very pronounced, bringing the drinkability down.

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Recommended to me by some random Aussie (or maybe from New Zealand?) woman @ Merchant's in Dearborn.

Poured from an awesome German swingtop bottle a deep brown with red and amber overtones. Has a decent fluffy head that left a slight crown all throughout. Nose was deep and dank, very malty and strong. Wafts of baked goods, reminded me of pie somehow. Taste initially was of dark fruit, raisins and figs... but was taken over by a sticky malt profile with a slight bitterness that had no chance of taking over the attention.

Very strong and complex, definatly a sipper, paired well with my steak, leek and potato bridies.


Photo of PatYoda
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy chestnut with a two finger white head that soon dissipates to a ring around the glass, then dissolves altogether. Smell is pretty identical to a doppelbock, besides a latex like smell which isn't real appealing. Maple sweetness and bready malt sweetness combine with a coffee smell and a nuttiness to create a very sweet, yet earthy aroma. A little detectable alcohol is there.

Taste is pretty similar to the smell. It's very difficult to distinguish this from a doppelbock. There are hardly any ale-like characteristics at all actually, as I don't detect any fruit, and the finish is very clean and lager-like. A nice nuttiness lingers on in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty crisp but loses carbonation toward the end of the glass and becomes too watery, which hinders the drinkability a bit. Overall this is a very solid offering.

Photo of cptierney
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a lovely swingtop bottle into a .2l Brunswiek Altbier glass.

An overall deep brown pour, not much else to say. A more seventies shag carpet brown, or fozzie bear, than a dark chocolate color . Light escapes the beer but not without some difficulty. The head is almost non existent and forms a small crowning ring of white bubbles.

Wow, this nose is epic. A slap of malts to the face, like being assaulted with a loaf of bread. The smell is almost like a hefty loaf of wheat sourdough with some slight hints of sweet caramel and toffee.

The friend I shared this beer with said it drank a bit like an old world ale and I agree. This is a thick brewski, with a highly viscous gulp matched by only the slightest hint of carbonation. Quite pleasant.

Dark fruits are immediately evident as I take my first sip. The bready malts come forward as well with each sip having a nice toasted flavor that reminds me of wheat toast. There is some sweetness but I would attribute it more to the dark fruits more than any type of caramel, toffee or candi sugar. A nice bittering, or rather suggestion of bittering, keeps the lid on the malt overload and make for a complex and well-rounded beer.

I would be hard pressed to finish a whole bottle of this beer and I imagine it is presented in small pours fairly regularly. That said, it was a truly enjoyable sipper and I was happy to try this lovely example of the altbier style.

Photo of pkalix
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i wish there were a BROS score because sometimes there is a large discrepancy between the BA score and "THE BROS" score.... i dont know- this strikes me as the EKU28 or the SAMICLAUS did when i was just a younger man, with lots of fruity, brandy-like tastes and, apparently, a whole lot of alcohol. it's just not my idea of a good time, although i appreciate the fact that someone is brewing this stuff. it definitely is a sipper, as opposed to a 'hungry' brew, and i think back to a THOMAS HARDY i had back then also. that's it!! it's similar to a THOMAS HARDY. gawd, that stuff was a gagger then, and it's a still a gagger now. even if i do feel i have refined my taste buds a bit. i appreciate the taste, but it just isnt someting i'd buy a lot of . . . .

Photo of jayhass
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big slight tan head that seems to stick around and leaves lace all over the glass. Dark brown with amber hue.
Smell- Dark fruit, raisin and bread come through with a spiciness from the noble hops.
Taste- Caramel malt with raisin and fig notes and a bready malt that comes through just before the bittering hops lay a spiciness on the back of the tongue. Warming alcohol heat that does not come through in taste except for maybe a little sweetness.

Photo of augustgarage
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Uerige stange. Bottled on "05/07" (May, 2007?).

Liquid is a dark oxidized falu red with less head than a cola. Being unfiltered, the appearance is not dissimilar to bog water (though it is uniform rather than chunky).

Potent bready malt aromatics with a note of dried fruit (unsulphered apricot, fig, raisin) and pink peppercorn.

Nice dry bitterness on the palate pursued closely by honey-dipped black bread crust. Well rounded slightly nutty finish, though fairly rustic overall. Alcohol lends some extra potency of flavor compared to the regular Sticke.

Body is quite flat (perhaps my sample), though the warmth from the alcohol is pleasant. Fairly light-bodied, but slightly sticky rather than smooth.

Some similarities to an eisenbock or a strong ale, but lighter than either variety. A little underwhelming, but a decent beer when you're in the mood for something a little different.

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mother Earth strange. Poured a massively dark amber with a one finger light tan head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, sweet alcohol, and honey. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. It was very well balanced despite having quite a bit going on. The aroma was not very strong but was still quite good after you worked to find it. I would have never guessed that the alcohol was this high on this one as the sweetness aspect of this brew hides it quite well. A definite must try if you have not done so already.

Photo of bkonk10
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of GapingMcNulty
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Derek!! Weird and cool little bottle! 09 09

Appearance. Pours a deep, burnt caramel-red with half a finger of off-white head. Looks a little ominous.

Smell. Sweet and sour apples, burnt caramel, nutty, molasses, milk chocolate, even a nice slight floral quality. Crazy. Like a fancy doppelbock!

Taste. Caramel, floral hops, plump dark raisins and prunes. Some bitterness. Maybe a drop of ice-wine...??

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, lower, smooth carbonation.

Overall. Very interesting stuff here. Can't say I've had anything like it before. (Edit: Just checked, haven't had anything of this style before) Not sure if it's my thing or not, but I'd try it again to see.

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of nocheinsbitte
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially bought this bier because of the cool bottle...and I'm a doppelsticke fan.
A: pours a dark amber color, mild carbonation, no sediment noted. A small, 1-inch head is formed that dies down after a few minutes. Nice looking bier.
S: A soft sweet smell. A little chocolate mixed with something else I cannot name. No real coffee smell or hint.
T: A nice, sweet (not too much), almost chocolate milk taste with no after taste. With the higher alocohol content (8.2), you don't get the hard liquor taste that you do with others like this. Pretty easy to drink, which can be dangerous.
M: Nothing bad about this bier.
D: Overall, this is a bier I would recommend to my friends. It packs a punch, but tastes good, is easy going down, and a pleasure to enjoy. Plus the bottle is cool.

Enjoy one, Prosit!

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If style points for a cool bottle were available, I'd award some here. This was my first experience wiht this sub-style, so I don't have any frame of reference, but it was certainly interesting. Dark caramel pour, slightly turbid. Malt flavor of toffee and caramel, followed closely by a slightly tangy note that was not quite sour. Finished with bittering without characteristics of any particular hops varietal.

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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