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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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549 Ratings
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 52
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of Bitterbill
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%

11.2 ounce swing top bottle.

It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues with a 1 finger head of tannish foam.

Big caramel malt in the nose, very sweet smelling, kind of a maple syrup sweetness.

Sweet, for sure in the taste, it also brings a close to bitter dark chocolate flavour that's very nice; cuts the sweetness. I'm getting some raisin like flavour and hints of other dark fruits.

I'd call this full bodied as it's very thick and luxurious to my palate. Lightish carbonation.

Wow, this is a grand brew, very enjoyable and satisfying.

Bitterbill, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Metalmonk
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting bottle. Can't decide if I like it or not but it's different, you gotta like that.

Pours a cloudy caramel-brown with a slight reddish hue. Head is tan and is nice and foamy. It retains for a few minutes before thinning significantly.

Aroma reminds a little of a barley wine, with some funky malt sweetness recalling overripe figs, saltwater taffy, dark corn syrup and just a hint of smoke. If this tastes as delicious as it smells...

It does! A bitter element mingles with the smells described above (especially the caramel), so the hops are doing their thing, but they're still outclassed by the musty malt sweetness and bready heartiness. Shades of maple, raisin and anise elbow into the flavor profile, while the alcohol provides a nice mellow warming with each sip.

Everything feels earthy, with a velvety creaminess in the mouth, not at all flat but certainly extremely smooth.

This is one of the most interesting and enjoyable German beers I've had yet. Reminds more of a French or Belgian concoction than a German, but I never doubted the country's ability to make great beer...maybe I doubted their ability to make 'different' beer (considering their incredibly strict brewing laws). I stand reminded of this country's awesome brewing capabilities.

Metalmonk, Jun 19, 2006
Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great bottle & I loved the strong swoosh sound I got when the bottle opened. Poured caramel with a 3 fingers deep sand colored head. Very good lacing & head retention

Smell: Huge maltiness & frutiness, with some raisin notes

Taste: Toasty malt, alcohol, toffee, fruitcake. Finishes dry & fruitty

MF: Rich & chewy, good carbonation level

Drinkable, but too heavy to have more than 2 a session. Nice beer for a cold night. Wish i could've had some of this over in Deustchland, where I'm sure it surely cheaper & most likely better

russpowell, Mar 21, 2006
Photo of Bung
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz Bottle on code, not sure. I think this has a little time on it. Very murky old ale like pour. Reminds me of North Coast old stock. Slightly darker than liquid caramel looking. Not much head, just a thin white ring, but there are bubbles in there.

A- Very malty. Some caramel, brown sugar, molasses, pumpernickel bread. Actually quite bready.

T- Again a lot of bready malts. Pumpernickel and rye. Some caramel and brown sugar that quickly goes into a roasty note. Somewhat Heath bar-esque.

Mid bodied and not quite as sticky as it appears it is going to be. Just a faint warming. Goes down very smooth nearly creamy.

I thought that even though a bit "big" for the style that this was excellent. Recco.

Bung, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of Proteus93
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark brown with ruby highlights. Nice, big foaming head... about a three-finger that retained beautifully.

S: Toasted grains, a warm alcohol spiciness, some dark fruit esters and a mild caramel.

T: Rich and deep, deep toasted malts, some mild dark fruits buried within. Alcohol, and a hoppy bitterness that really comes through about mid-way and continues to linger with the finish. A bit intense.

M: Just a little more than a medium body, low carbonation, quite smooth and a little slick. Leaves just a touch behind to savour in the mouth on the finish. Quite a warming on the way down.

D: A rather intense brew, and one to sip. The 8.5% comes out through the flavour, but suitably so. I'd take these one or two at a time, but it's intriguing enough to certainly do again.

Proteus93, Feb 22, 2008
Photo of BlackHaddock
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tall thin brown flip-top bottle, poured twice into a Frankenheim Alt glass. First pour the beer was clear, second murky.

Deep, dark reddy brown body with a lovelly velvet/silky feeling tan coloured head.

The smell was of lighty burnt malts, with some harsh chocolate blocks added to take away the charcoal thoughts my nose began to get. The aroma sweetened as the beer warmed.

The malts fill your mouth with bitterness from the burnt aspect mentioned in the smell. The alcohol then burns into the tongue and the chocolate turns into a more bitter mouthfeel than it hinted in the aromas. This adds to the impression of the beer being really bitter, which it is at first, but as your mouth dries a warming richness arrives bringing a sweeter aftertaste.

I liked it a great deal and am very pleased to have at last tasted one of these beers.

BlackHaddock, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of ritzkiss
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, 2010 bottling. Pours a dark brown with a finger of khaki head.

Nose is sweet and bready, hints of toffee and cocoa, light fruitiness. Initial notes are sweet and light: cherry, molasses, toffee, bread. Followed by a bit of cocoa, earth, nuttiness and toast. Finish is nice and dry, almost roasty, plenty of bite. A hint of booze as well. Slightly thinner body, complex flavor, silky mouthfeel. This is a top notch beer - wish I had gotten a few more. It's a style I don't normally gravitate to but this is a damn fine beer.

ritzkiss, May 02, 2011
Photo of PatrickJR
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into stange.

A - Dark brown but transparent with garnet highlights. Small bubbled, 2 fingered, off white head emerges with excellent retention. Great lacing as well.

S - Sweet dark bread with hints of nuts, chocolate, and currants/figs/plums something in that vein. It's tough to pinpoint how these aromas work together but there is a uniqueness to Uerige Doppelsticke that I've never experienced thus far.

T - Huge taste of dark bread with a slight sweetness and possibly some sourdough characteristics. The chocolate-esque flavor pulls through a bit mid palate atop the dark bread and lends a very earthy component. Sweetness turns to a modest sourness late palate when fruit flavors become obvious, most noticably prune juice. There's a quick flash of bitterness followed by a slight to moderate alcohol presence.

M - Medium to full bodied with an unmatched silkiness. Carbonation is on the low end and this beer slips down very easily. Absolutely perfect mouthfeel, incredibly smooth and round.

D - The mouthfeel alone makes this beer easy enough to finish in a few gulps. Luckily Uerige Doppelsticke possess an extremely different and unique character as well. Nothing short of greatness; I only wish I had more of it to drink.

PatrickJR, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of roadhouse
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a stange type glass.

Appears a hazy medium brown, but more red when light is shone behind it. Two finger light tan head sinks to a centimeter thick skim and leaves a bit of lacing.

Aroma is very malty like a doppelbock with notes of caramel, raisins, and a touch of chocolate.

Taste starts out sweet and caramelly then it starts to taste like more like dark fruit and a bit of bitter chocolate. Finishes up with some warming alcohol and a bit of herbal hops.

Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth drinking almost like a lager.

This is the first Alt I have ever tried, though it's more like a doppelbock. I think I am gonna have to try and seek out more in this style, as it is quite good.

roadhouse, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of ommegangpbr
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The highest regarded sample of the style and I can see why.
This guy almost reminds of a Belgian strong dark ale... but maltier; like, meaty malty goodness.
Some rum cake flavors going on... some raisin, some cherry, some prune and plum... the flavor manages to linger for juuuust long enough without it becoming an unwelcome guest. This reminds me of cookies I've had that were loaded with booze and you really didn't notice the booze till you found you had a hard time standing up and walking around.
Good, solid, tasty German craft. Some might have a hard time having more than one bottle but would probably seek to get it again at some point. As for myself, I could easily see sitting down with a few of these.

ommegangpbr, Aug 30, 2006
Photo of woemad
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool looking 11.2oz swingtop bottle purchased at Daanen's in Hayden, ID, for $4.50. Bottled on "04.18."

Poured a dark red-brown color, with a tight, off-white head that took a few minutes to drop and remained a foam collar throughout it's tenure in a Lang Creek pintglass. Spotty lace.

The smell was a mixture of sweet caramel, raisins and apples. More complex than I expected.

The taste was roastier than I expected. The sweet caramel flavor was at the fore, swiftly joined by the more bitter, fruity aspects noted in the nose. There's a slight boozy flavor in the middle of things. The hops are most conspicuous at the fairly dry swallow. A very tasty altbier.

Mouthfeel was about right for the style, with just the right level of carbonation. Thoroughly medium bodied.

Very tasty beer, and one that goes down fairly easy considering the alcohol content. My only experience of Dusseldorf was passing through on a train (and doing a double-take while passing the whorehouse near the train station). This beer makes me want to pack up and move there.

woemad, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of SMortiL987
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Semi-opaque brown with red highlites. Nice tanish white head which persists.

S - Caramel, dark fruits, malt, sweetness, and alcohol on the back end. Complex with several layers on the nose.

T - Brown sugar sweetness is very apparent. Dark fruits, dates specifically. A touch of roastiness / smokiness in the middle. The end is semi-balanced by some spicy hop bitterness which lingers, but still very much leans on the sweet end. Basic, but complex at the same time.

M - Thick mouth feel with light-medium carbonation. Not astringent, leaves a nice coating in the mouth. Alcohol is apparent, but down played due to the residual sweetness that lingers.

O - A very nice beer! If you are a malt bomb fanatic, this is a nice beer to sip on. Complex, but straightforward. Keep in mind this beer is an "imperial" Alt beer. Very well executed and very enjoyable.

SMortiL987, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of francisweizen
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusy cola brown with an off-white, bone-like head that fizzles out quickly. Smells of many malts, toffee, caramel, sweet fruits, nuts, berries, sugar coated cinnamon dusted twigs, and more. Taste is sweet and malty up front, spicy and fruity in the middle, and boozy and drying in the finish to sum it up nicely. Mouthfeel is thick and sweet, drinkability is good, but the sweetness really cuts into me these days. Still a beautiful example of the style. An awesome double alt!

francisweizen, Mar 16, 2006
Photo of thekevlarkid
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Out of a nifty, swing-top bottle this "sticke" beer (a more punchy version of an Altbier), was a very dark, nearly opaque, mahogany/copper color. The head was one finger of fine beige bubbles that retained themselves well as a collar and left streaks of lacing. The aroma was a blend of very fruity esters, raisins, caramel malt, dark fruit, yeast and a little alcohol. The flavors were excellent, very similar to a Belgian Dark Ale, rich and sweet. I tasted lots of caramel malt and toffee first, then dark fruit sweetness especially of golden raisins and figs, followed by alcohol heat, yeast and wheat with a semi-bitter, hoppy finish. Though it started sweet the elements at the end really balanced it out beautifully. The mouthfeel was silky, the carbonation delicate but not at all flat and the body medium/full. This beer really felt luxurious and the 8.5% was well blended into the complex flavors. I have no problem saying it; I think this is the best Altbier I have ever had and definitely one of if not THE best in the world.

thekevlarkid, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of woosterbill
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

33cl swingtop, bottled 05/03, poured into a Duvel tulip. I just bought this one a couple weeks ago without realizing its age - score!

A: Opens with a resounding pop, and pours a dark chocolate colored body under a half-inch of frothy tan head. Pretty strong carbonation for such an old beer in a swingtop. Nice.

S: Rich, sweet, deep maltiness: molasses, caramel, raisins, and some pleasant sherry oxidation. Smells appropriately old, and entirely pleasant. Terrific.

T: Follows the nose precisely: tons of molasses, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and dessert wine. A hint of alcohol warmth creeps in on the long, bittersweet finish, but is fairly unobtrusive. Delicious.

M: Lovely soft carbonation, but not quite as hefty as I'd like - the alcohol would likely be tamer if it were a bit less watery.

O: Great beer, plain and simple. I'll probably have to pick up a fresher bottle for comparative purposes, but since the age hasn't completely tamed a fairly reasonable 8.5% ABV, I'm a bit worried about the heat factor that would come across in a more recent batch. Regardless, this is a must-try brew.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of AlexJ
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark rusty brown in color with an attractive beige head that persists for a bit before settling into a delicate ring. A few scattered spots of thin lace.

Aroma is sweet caramel malts, honey, spice, vanilla, strong florals, molasses, nuts, and dry wood and leather. Similar to an English barleywine in the nose.

Flavor starts with chewy caramel and molasses, sweet floral highlights, fresh soft pretzles, and spicey floral hops. There are undertones of dried fruit and citrus, along with nuances of clover honey and orange blossems. It has a mellow toasty nuttyness throughout. Like liquid trail mix!

Body is almost big, yet slick and almost juicey feeling. Soft carbonation adds to the silky smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable, the 8.5% is well integrated into the brew. Awesome bottle too, definately worth $3.50 a pop.

AlexJ, Oct 14, 2005
Photo of Hachiman
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a fine session beer. I would take this over any Pilsner in the world!

It pours a dark, cloudy brown with an off-white head. As you drink, it laces beautifully in a clean glass.

It smells of hops and alcohol.

The flavors are well blended through the aging process. It's strongest flavor is an herbal bitter note at the end. From the beginning a sip brings you bready, yeasty, raisony notes, none dominant.

The mouthfeel is outstanding, substantial and even sticky.

Hachiman, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of Goldfish19
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

~ Purchased this bottle from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. This beer pours a dark brown with almost no head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, caramel, malt sweetness, and some spices. The taste is very similar to its smell. At 8.5% ABV, this went down surprisingly very smooth.

All in all, this is a beer that is rich, bold, flavorful, and tastes great- what more could you ask for? ~

Goldfish19, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - dark maple syrup brown. A big rocky head standing above the rim of the glass. Plenty of haze and particulates floating in the brew.

S - A big waft of sappy malt and molasses. Honey and dry minerals. Brown sugar and some bitterness to it.

T - huge dry malt tastes with brown sugar sweetness. Chewy spiced molasses bread and bitter grains. Some mineral water twang and hop notes. A nutty backdrop.

M - chewy and full bodied with a great dry mouthfeel.

O - rich and full of flavor, this beer has a great balance and tons of character. Not too sweet and not to dry.

BeerForMuscle, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Daniellobo
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Complex and long brew, full of stimulating nuances.

Presentation: 33 cl custom brown swing top bottle. Small seal label in purple, silver, and red. Quite the iconic and good looking bottle. Notes briefly in German the history and ingredients. Neck label offers a bottling date (10.06?), and shows 8,5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Deep brown with ruby brown edges. Nice 1" frothy head, medium to low retention with a nice surface memory and nice splashes of lacing.

S - Malty nose, sweet and a bit sour musty sense permeating the nostrils.

T - Complex taste, full of subtleties and rather long. A malty sourness, with sweet touches, faint hoppy dash, complex fruity notes, a hint of mustiness... Soft notes of caramel with notes of raisins, old apples, insinuation of port. Nice subdued hoppy undercurrent providing a caramel coated citric peel in the distance.

M - Medium body, soft carbonation retaining still a nice tingle in the finish, and a rather smooth feel accentuated by the complex flavor and sour note in the finish.

O - Complex and long, quite a delicacy.

Notes: Hmm, high bracket for the style? I have not had many Altbiers but all I've had before this was forgettable. This is on an entirely different league. Nice complex treat!

Daniellobo, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Tabni
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 FtownThrowDown
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark ruby brown in color with no head forming on the pour. Another beer in 'Clean out the designated beer fridge '08.' Smell is very toffee like with a shit ton of caramel malts. Taste is even more of the toffee and caramel malts. Make no mistake this is a dark, smooth beer. Very well done. This is something that I could drink a whole bunch of. Very nice.

FtownThrowDown, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of jneiswender
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at Ebenezer's Pub. Served in a pint class.

A-tan sponge head, black murky body

S-sweet chocolate, pastry, honey

T-alcohol, sweet grain, floral hops are there but muted, and honey

M-medium

D-a malt monster. This one is for true grainiacs. A little too sweet for drinking by itself but would make an excellent food or dessert beer.

jneiswender, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of GreenWBush
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice bottle presentation. Keeping emptied bottles seems futile but maybe i'll find a use for a 11.2 oz. flip-top someday.

Dirty brown plum ruby, slow rising streams of carbonation. Smallish head but great retention and cling.

The nose of this beer catches me off guard with hops. I was warned I would like this beer if I like "over-sweet" beers. The classic hallertau woodiness mingles with a leathery candied malt aroma. Extremely complex aroma and taste.

Sweet, malty, but has a strong hop-bite. Walnuts. Raisins. Slightly metallic.

So smooth for being so big and complex. Classic German flavors to the extreme, something unseen to these beer eyes.

GreenWBush, Oct 31, 2005
Photo of JayQue
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a stubby, long neck bottle with a stopper into a LaChouffe flute. Not like any altbier I ever had. More like a Dopplebock, but I'm not getting hung up on style with something that tastes this good. Pours a murky brown color with purplish highlights. Head retention and lacing are not much but the head is very bubbly ad vigorous up front. Overall carbonation is good.

Smell is malty and sweet with some dark fruit. Very pleasant. Taste is very good. Nice and sweet without being annoying or cloying. Rich malty /fruity taste without any heavy alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Very smooth.

This is an outstanding slow sipping beer. Not so strong as to make you comatose. A welcome addition to any cold weather beer drinking.

JayQue, Jan 12, 2013
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.