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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 58
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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Germany

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 metter98
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy brown in color and poured with just a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There is a strong aroma of dark roasted malts and toffee in the nose along with notes of alcohol, caramel and raisins.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and rather sweet. There's a mild amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate, coats your mouth and is very smooth. There is a bit of warming sensations from the alcohol.
D: I would definitely have another one of these because it has a good balance between sweetness and bitterness, but it's a sipping beer and there's no way I could have more than one in a single sitting.

Photo of superdedooperboy
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

That wonderfully unique, oh-so-attractive Uerige swing-top bottle shows a Bottled On date of "05.08" on the neck label along with an alcohol content of 8.5% by volume; ingredients listed are the same basic ones as those of their standard fare: Wasser, Gerstenmalz, Caramelmalz, Röstmalz, Doldenhopfen, and Uerige-Hefe.

Poured into a snifter glass, the Doppelsticke shows a moderately clear deep brown hue with solid ruby highlights when viewed against the light. A thick, creamy beige head falls away to a long-lasting bubbly cap that leaves some long trails of lace on the glass. Shows some legs when swirled.

Oh, what a delightful nose. My absolute favorite aroma is in full force here: figs! Other delectable dark dried fruits show themselves - prunes, raisins - with some sweet molasses and maple, and just a hint of alcohol.

Thick, though not syrupy; very full-bodied and a bit slick, with a low level of carbonation. Quite sweet, with syrupy caramel/molasses notes and dark dried fruits: plums, raisins, figs, and cherries. Maltiness is sweet rather than biscuity or toasty like that of standard Altbier, and there is virtually no hop flavor, though the hops and a slight noticeable booziness bring very dry, slightly bitter, surprisingly clean finish, with a bit of toastiness lingering.

Up to the finish, it's difficult to believe that this could come from an Alt base; it seems much more like a delicious barleywine than a strong derivative of Altbier. Absolutely delicious; it's quite understandable why this beer is brewed for the American market, as it doesn't fit in with the vast majority of German beer styles, with only Eisbock or strong Bocks such as Samichlaus even coming close in terms of palatal characteristics. Being a good American Bierliebhaber, I could definitely use another. Soon.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz swing-top bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, spices and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very malty and sweet with flavors of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and some spice. The alcohol burn is pretty significant but not overly strong. There’s decent and complimentary hops presence that provides some balance. I’ve had this one sitting for a while (somewhere between 6-10 months I think) and it seems like it has taken on an English Barley Wine flavor to it. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily possibly a little to easy for a beer at this ABV level, not too filling, good representation of style, nice strong kick, this beer is certainly unique as it has a lot more sweetness and packs a little bit more punch than most Altbiers. I could see myself drinking a few and it’s an excellent beer overall, but it’s not one that you would want to pound down for a whole evening.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours yields a deep molasses-colored brew with a good off-white head with good retention. Lacing sticks to the sides of the glass in a spotty fashion. The nose is incredibly rich with dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar, and some caramel. It's nearly a cross between a doppelbock and an eisbock. Really insanely enjoyable. The flavor doesn't back down, presenting a really nice fruity presence along with a touch of booze in the background. Mouthfeel is quite nice, but fails a bit in the finish. Good medium body presents itself well, but there's a bit too much bitterness in the finish, wiping away the beautiful flavor. Really quite drinkable. A solid hit on the best of Germany list.

Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Ebenezers.

Pours a creamy head with lacing, murky molasses brown color not too dark.

Nose has dark toasty malts, some light grassy earthy hops, sweet molasses and candy syrup, nutty, dark fruits.

Taste has sweet malts, molasses, mapleish, nutty malts, darker chewy malts, bit creamy, dark fruits, spices like nutmeg, fig, sweet syrups, toffee, caramel, some bitter grassy earthy noble hops, strong ale malty flavors, hints of booze, nice long grassy hop finish with a semi bitter finish and sweet nutty flavors.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, a nice dark German ale with some nice malts, hops, hint of booze, nice fruits and tasty overall beer.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's yesterday.

Deep brown with reddish highlights, thin, off-white head with good retention and lacing. Leafy and lemony hops dominate the nose, with bright citrus contrasting the malt depth that's excellent. Wildflower honey, burnt caramel, dark wheat bread. Excellent. On the palate, it opens with a great combination and contrast of lemony, earthy bitterness and honey and caramel. I've never had this beer this fresh. Dark German wheat bread, with a mild spiciness, almost rye-like, that's probably a combination of the hops, the malt and the alcohol. Fruity, with plums and raisins. Excellent stuff. Medium in body with mild carbonation and a long lasting finish with bitterness and honey sweetness. Great stuff, I must confess that I couldn't drink too much of it, but that was probably a result of the environment in which i drank it.

Photo of Rippeddisc
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought in PDX and flown back to Hawaii. Yay

A - dark dark amber/brown. thin head. about 1 finger then settles out

S - w/o putting my nose to it i got baked apple smell...raisins. bit of warm alcohol. cinnamon.

T/M - sweet and biscuity up front. not sweet at all as expected from nose. and surprisingly hop bitterness behind. where did that come from? woah. (ok so apparently i didnt do my research before trying this...basically a double ipa (yes not an ipa...alt)...but german style. now it makes sense). mouthfeel is full and encompassing. not missing weight there. reminds me of a winter warmer actually

O - very very pleasant. smooth. well balanced. more hoppy than i would have thought but def a brew to give a shot. yay germany

Photo of ybnorml
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clean deep copper colored beer. Has a nice foamy beige head. The aroma is nicely sweet. With hints of caramel candy, some dried fruit and in the background alcohol and maybe just a touch of licorice.The caramel sweetness hits first in the taste. Followed by a quick rush of alcohol. Then some dried fruit and a bit of coffee bitterness with a dry finish.

Photo of jwc215
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottled in June, 2004.
Poured into stange.

Pours reddish/brown with a thick, cream-colored head that slowly descends to half its size after a little while. A fine layer that leaves rings of lacing down the side remains throughout. The head's impressive considering how long this bottle has been sitting in the cold fridge.

The smell is of sweet caramel, raisin bread and a touch of alcohol.

The taste begins with sweet caramel and some breadiness upfront. As the drink progresses, yeast enters into it more. As the drink progresses further, bitter fruity hops also emerge more fully and almost catches up to the malt, though the malt clearly remains in the lead to near the end. A fruity hop taste finishes it off. It's like a tour of tastes. A trace of alcohol lingers in the background throughout, but never interferes.

It's full-bodied with a rich, creamy feel.

This is an enjoyably complex, tasty "sipping" beer.

Photo of sacfly
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 04.1. Code 11 01 11.2 oz. flip top.

Pours a beautiful dark red/brown. Medium to light carbonation. Small, tight bubbles. Smell is sweet and clean. Candied plums come to mind. Rich, syrup like mouth feel. Caramel candied plums. Definite doppel on steroids taste. Wow. Great taste and texture, but much too rich to drink more than one or two. Would drink every night after dinner however. Would make a great after dinner desert drink.

Photo of DoubleJ
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.

Photo of bluHatter
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep sanguine brown with a huge (3-4 finger) thick stout-like head. Great lacing. The bottle is really nice, too. The pop top instantly fills the immediate area with a rich woody aroma as soon as it's opened.

S: Tart, booze, smoked oak, dry cherry wood. The nose has a dry texture to it unlike anything I've had before.

T: Oak, rye, maple, and a boozy bitterness that quickly dissipates nicely.

M: Real dry, with nice thick texture. This is expertly crafted stuff. Well balanced despite its strength. Hardly any burn, rarely a tingle.

O: Amazing all around. This is a must-try.

Photo of jongullotti
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Paid $5.99 for a swingtop bottle.

Dark brown with a tint of red. Thin, quickly disappearing head, not very carbonated.

Aroma of slightly sweet dried fruit and a little nutty and toasty. Mild alcohol smell. Not overpowering considering 8.5%abv.

Tastes like it smells. I noticed the silky smoothness first. Immediate smoothness carries all the way through the finish. Tastes of mild sweet malt, molasses, dried fruit, and walnut.

Flavors disappeared quickly except for some remaining nuttiness but smooth drinkability made me want another sip asap. Beautifully balanced texture. This is possibly the easiest drinking double bock I've had.

Photo of morimech
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a half inch head that stuck around for awhile. Thick, spotty lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is deep, complex, and rich. Dark fruit such as figs and dates primarily with an underlying caramel sweetness. Flavor is rich and sweet. Not as fruity in flavor as was the aroma. More of a carmel sweetness complimented by a dark bread flavor. A touch of dark fruit near the finish. Some hop bitterness helps balance the sweetness. Finally a touch of alcohol warmth at the end. A big body that I have not experienced in an Altbier before. Chewey texture. This beer feels like a meal in itself. Am I in Dusseldorf? Has the old world taste that just does not get duplicated here in the states.

Photo of billyshears
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into stange.
A: Dark cola color, 1 finger foam. Really not much of a looker though I certainly dig the bottle.
S: Love the roasted and caramel malt smell. A bit of alcohol.
T: Big malts mixed with some darker fruits (figs). Hops are prevalent and follow the flavor profile through nicely. Alcohol a bit noticeable but not a problem (for me).
M: Well carbonated. Solid, smooth mouthfeel.
Good stuff. A bit more challenging than something like Double Bag but much more rewarding.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance; clear, deep reddish brown with noticable sediment. Off white to light brown head, poor retention(my glass was a little wet prior to the pour so that could have a lot to do with it) but a remaining ring of foam leaves some patchy lacing. More than acceptable for a higher alcohol beer.

smell; definite malty sweetness, almost syrupy with some roasted character. Almost completely malty with some hints of wet herbal hops. Candied plumb skins with brown sugar comes to mind.

taste; almost sweet malts upfront, turning to a very dominating burnt malt bitterness. Could also be described as having an acrid sourness with hints of raisin and dark chocolate. The bitterness retains on the palate long after consumption. Only the faintest lemon rind hops are perceived but only when knowing previously of the flavors of the lower alcohol offerings. Alcohol is noticed but not overbearing.

mouthfeel; rather slick and easy but with a bit of alcohol burn, still quite masked and smooth. Finishes very dry to moderately puckering.

overall; this is a tasty treat to be sipped and cherished. Not much of a session drink but beyond worthy to the distinguished palate. The burnt malt is somewhat to excessively strong and seems to take away from other more discrete flavor profiles. Wonderful but I'd prefer the lower alcohol offerings from this brewery, as far as taste and balance is concerned.

Photo of Bung
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of ritzkiss
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of DogFood11
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cool bottle with a flip top. Nice pop as I opened this. I poured it into a tulip and it formed a tannish head that fell to a solid covering with some island effect and coat lacing.

Has some altbier qualities in that it has a light and spritzy aroma. On the "lively" edge of a dopplebock without the deep fruitiness. Taste comes across a bit different though. Fig newtons come to mind, syrupy and ultra thick mouthfeel goes to battle with an agressive carbonation. Dark fruits, sugar, alcohol splash. Drying and crisping hop bite comes through about halfway through and finishes wet and syrupy. Similar to the "sticke" with more of a lean to fruits and alcohol, but essentially a clone with an addition.

Notes: One that I'll seek out in bulk. This is the fourth of four and i'm depressed that its gone for now.

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a cloudy brown color. The carbonation is interesting to watch if you give it a swirl; lots of tiny bubbles momentarily hover in the glass. The head has larger than normal bubbles, and it has a medium lacing.

Smell – Sweet rum, dark bread, hops, raisins, smoke, toffee, and malt.

Taste – Tastes very much like it smells, with a light alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel – Smooth and velvety, very little carbonation, and a light boozy bite.

Drinkability – This is a good beer. and goes down easy.

Photo of SMortiL987
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of AlexJ
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of Hachiman
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.