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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 411
Hads: 591
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 65
Gots: 35 | 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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Reviews: 411 | Hads: 591
Photo of Samp01
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Flip top bottle. Pours a thick dark mahogany brown with no head. Aroma of caramel malt, some dark dried fruit esters, brown sugar, yeast and bready notes fill the senses. Taste same as aroma with some sweet liquorices flavor, alcohol and mild bitter notes. Palate is a full body, sweet thick sticky mouth feel, mild carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, very yeasty and bread, with some dark fruit, brown sugar, ending with a dry boozy lingering sweet bitter liquorices flavor. Overall a good strong flavorful brew. (520 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

Poured a hazy, dark mahogany brown with a nice puff of off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and dark dried fruit, with some musk, and a hint of earthy hops. Rich and flavorful, with tastes of sweet caramel malts, raisins and Fig Newtons, fresh hops, earthy, with a slight sensation of apple peel. Finishes nice and dry. Medium mouthfeel, and quite a pleasant drink. (419 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours the expected dark hazy brown color with excellent head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a lot of brown sugar and chocolate, but with some odd hoppy bitterness and almost a soapy componenet. The hoppy bitterness extends onto the palate - much more so then I recall when I had this beer on cask or in bottle. There is still some brown sugar and chocolate, but it's really dominated in the finish with the hoppy bitterness. It's just a bit off putting from what I normally expect in a German dopplebock. Mouthfeel is still pretty full, with a smooth, long finish. However, the alcohol is a bit more noticeable then I would like, and the bitterness, at least in this particular style of beer, is a bit obtrusive.

Interesting. I really liked this beer on cask and in bottle, but on draft, the hoppy bitterness was a bit more then I would have liked. Still a good solid beer, but not quite what I was expecting. (953 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a stange. Had a brownish-red color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Smelled of rich malts, toffee and hops.

T: Taste consisted of a strong malt presence, toffee and bitter hops in the finish. This flavor can be a little grating - at least to me - but I appreciate its complexity.

M: Well-carbonated with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: If you like altbiers this is one for you. This isn't necessarily one I'd return to. (529 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2011

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. (569 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a murky brown with some yeasties. Small, short lasting head. Nice opaque colour.

S: Malt city, very dopplebock like, but with a mild ale fruit character - raisins, candied plums.

T: Very sweet malt - one of the clearest Blackstrap molasses flavours I've ever found in a beer, with heavy raisins, Pedro Ximenez sherry - sweet stuff. Good flavour, but I'm looking for some hops to balance it out, but they don't come out until the very end of the aftertaste.

M: Full-bodied, easy to drink for the amount of sugar in this. There is a drying mineral character on the back end which kept it from being cloying.

D: Certainly one of the maltiest beers I've ever had, any fan of dopplebocks or English barleywine should try this, it's kind of a hybrid, tending more towards the dopplebock side. (817 characters)

Photo of sabrills70
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2oz very long neck swing top bottle. The bottled on date is hard to read but it looks like it says 04-06. Pours a cloudy medium dark brown with a 1 finger head, OK longevity and OK lace. Big malt aromas mixed with caramel & sherry. Big malt flavors too, again mixed with caramel, sherry and a yeasty chocolate flavor. Higher than expected hop bitterness that lingers for a while. Alcohol is present and this is a definate sipping beer. (438 characters)

Photo of fartingdog
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark hazy amber, thin head.

S- Caramel, malty, dark fruit, faint wood.

T- Somewhat oakey? Astringent, fruity, faint caramel, vanilla.

M- Good body, crisp carbonation. Slightly astringent aftertaste.

D- A good dark alt, tho I don't recall the astringency in previous samplings. We'll have to compare these notes next time. (328 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This caught my eye because the unique bottle they have. This beer pours out as a deep brown color with a minimal head on it. The smell of the beer has some rich malts on the nose, there's also a light roasted smell to the beer. The taste has a nice sweet flavor, with a malty dry aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little thick which is kind of nice. Overall I found this beer to be interesting, I'd like to try this one again sometime. (432 characters)

Photo of mlazzaro
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- khaki colored head over a brown-reddish hazy beer. good carbonation, also nice presentation with the fancy label and custom flip-top bottle.

s- smells dark, of caramel and clean smelling yeast. notes of cherries. unique.

t- tastes really interesting. full and powerful flavor. dark malts, dark candi sugar, high alcohol. It's funny this beer is compared by style to the Long Trail Double-Bag; totally different beers.

m+d- Strong, warming ABV. surprisingly drinkable. I honestly didn't like it at first I think because it wasn't what I was expecting. But it is balanced, complex, full of ingredients, unique and interesting. (630 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams signature glass. Bottleneck label says "bottled on" but nothing's printed underneath.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before retreating to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a light sheet of surface foam. Randomly sized specs of lacing.

S- Lightly toasted malt and, I kid you not, bleu cheese. I've smelled many beers in my time - some spoiled, most not - but I've never had a beer that smelled like straight up bleu cheese! I don't like bleu cheese but, as with other flavors that I don't enjoy in food but enjoy in beer (rye being the only one that comes to mind), this works for me.

T- More toasty, caramel-like malt that's also doughy. Some wet cardboard but it's excusable since the 8.5% abv is barely detected. Such an odd flavor that's as rich as it is tame somehow.

M- Mediumish body that's smooth and has average carbonation.

O- Very unique and quite drinkable for such a strong beer. I'm not in a hurry to have another but respect it for what it is. (1,044 characters)

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at Wilbur's in Fort Collins. Definitely one of the coolest bottles I've ever seen. Date code of 05/06.

A: Very cool bottle. Very cool. A little dark for the altbier style, nice brown though, off white head, about an inch thick reduces to a film and not much more. Nice red accents towards the light.

S: smells somewhat belgian, very yeasty, smells of dark fruits, alcohol, raisins, really smells like raisins.

T: really really tastes like raisins, that's really about all i can pick out of this. maybe some cinnamon and brown sugar, kind of bitter, almost coffee like, very lightly roasted coffee. kind of a burnt taste. this is rather odd. i don't know about the alt style placement. but very good. very complex.

M: dry, it reminds me of eating a mouthful of cinnamon. boozey burn, goes down all the way.

D: this is odd, i don't know about this beer, i want to drink more of it to get a better idea, but don't know how much i could. this is a different beer. i like it, but i don't know what exactly to think of it. definitely an interesting beer though. (1,082 characters)

Photo of scoobybrew
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - deep amber color which is slightly hazy, probably from the bottle conditioning, small head with dissipates, but is retained well enough in a lacing

S - roasted malt character with strong hints of sherry-like oxidation, faint hop scents

T - strong malt character up front which turns very hoppy quickly and finishes dry, oxidation is very noticeable, but it doesn't ruin the character at all

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a very interesting beer. I don't think it quite fits the 'altbier' style where BJCP-like styles are concerned, but it's a very tasty strong ale version of an altbier. Oxidation clouds what this beer originally tasted like when it was fresh - which was probably really fantastic - but it doesn't spoil the experience at all. (772 characters)

Photo of DigitalHype
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05.03

I poured this into a mug. Creamy 1/4" head that lingers for quite awhile. Moderate lacing. It has a nice clear, brown/reddish color.

I'm new to Alts. If this is what they are all about, I'm in! This beer has a dark character. But, doesn't go too far. Smokey cedarwood, mellow fruits, and vanilla. Slighty sticky with mild carbonation. Maybe just a bit on the bitter side. But still very drinkable. (417 characters)

Photo of Beejay
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown color, hazy. No really head to speak of, but a few larger bubbles from a fairly aggressive pour.

S: Sweet, malty, gooey syrup. Some dark malt aromas as well. A very malty sweet smell. Bready and slightly fruity. There is a touch of booze in the aroma as well.

T: Mellow. Very mellow. The roasted grains come through with a earthy bitterness from the hops. This does not taste at all like it smells. The finish starts sweet, but dry roasted grain flavors quickly take over.

M: Fairly syrupy, with low carbonation.

D: Tasty, and interesting. Not my favorite thing in the world, but I would drink it again. (626 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only other version of this brew I've tasted has been Victory 10 anniversary so here it goes...appears a slight clouded amber dark copper with a light cream colored head leaves fine even lacing down my glass. Aroma contains complex tart raisin/citrus, anise fruity alcohol presence as well. Taste...alcohol is evident a little hot indeed nice spicy herbal content toasted nut caramel complex fruity notes alcoholic plum raisin mix very good stuff. Mouthfeel is medium bodied slight syrupy texture higher carbonation does tickle the throat light burn on the palate. Drinkability one to savor quite a rare offering that I have only seen on a few occasions, quality but not something I would crave over and over again. (718 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 0604. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity with raisens and caramel that is also a bit doughey. Taste is thick, creamy and complex that is very yeasty and bready with a bit of nuttiness. Overall, this is a brew that is definately worth trying! Recommended. (314 characters)

Photo of putnam
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I'll treat this as a *dubbelbockalt* -- it has the sweet brown pecan pie spice aromas reminiscent of Celebrator ot Traquair House Ale. Creamy textured and loaded with sweet malt flavor, the alcohol pulls away from the roasted bitterness leaving a cough-syrup effect that could become a chore to drink. Sticky, tarry bitterness on the finish. (341 characters)

Photo of Soneast
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on-tap at the Malt House in Madison.

Served in a stange. Pours a dark brown color with a 1-inch light brown colored cap, that forms a dense creamy layer on top of the beer, eventually receding to a bubbly ring.

A pretty intense aroma, made up primarily of malt character, such as burnt caramel and some cocoa, but there are also some pretty strong dark fruit aromas as well, with a nice earthy finish.

Wow, the flavor packs quite a punch. Slightly burnt caramel and nutty almost date-like flavors as well as a pretty strong (for a German beer) noble hop presence leaving a spicy, bitter finish, all the while accompanied by a strong alcohol presence.

Full bodied, with ample carbonation. This has to be the stronger altbier I've tried, and I thought NG's Alt was out of character. That said, the alcohol presence was quite in your face, I imagine this is one beer that would definitely benefit from aging. If I ever find any bottles of it, taht is what I intend to do. (979 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three-fingered pillowy, cream head that goes slowly and leaves a good lace. Nearly clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light hops. Starts with the hops and malts nearly balanced - some sweetness. Finish has some hops. Good Alt. Expensive - $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma. (339 characters)

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with a decent, frothy light-brown head, good lacing. Aroma is fruity, roasted malts, caramel, and a hint of wood. Flavor is sweet, fruity, licorice, roasted malts, a hint of alcohol, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, flat, bitter, and slightly alcoholic. Very complex beer, more of a barleywine than an alt, lots of flavors, well balanced, warms well, and probably ages well. (437 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color with a light finger of head that falls to a very light coat over the brew. The nose is intense. I get notes of intense almond, roasted nut, light bread and very light raisin. The flavor is less intense than the nose. More hop comes through in the flavor. Its not bitter, but flavorful and light on the finish. There is a healthy toasted nut flavor, but its not as intense as the nose at all. The feel is thick, with a light carbonation. The alcohol plays no part in the nose or the flavor. Not a bad brew at all. I have another bottle that will get consumed pretty soon. An okay brew. (610 characters)

Photo of Tetano
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown, same color as the bottle. Even with an aggressive pour has a thin creamed mocha colored head. Lacing is short lived on the side of the glass. The color is telling me to come take a taste!

S- I smell dried fruit and a hint of sweetness. A kind of bread like smell is detected. Smell is not off putting in the least, would say that it is inviting and smells good.

T - Tastes just as it smells. I taste dried fruit not unlike prunes. The beer is quite sweet adding to its taste for me as I like sweet brews. The malt is in complete control here, which I like. There is a slight tartness to the finish.

M- The mouth feel is surprisingly thin with little to no residue. It leaves the palette quite quickly. This is a beer to be savored before you swallow unlike some that have fantastic after tastes.

D- This is definitely a one beer for the evening brew. This is not a sessions beer. Though I do like the thinness to allow for seconds, its just too sweet. I could do more of these if I was eating something salty to balance out the sweet of the malt. (1,065 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a dark brown color beer with a huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and dry raisins is enjoyable but definitely not what I was expecting. Taste is comprised of sweet malt with some nice notes of chocolates and dry fruits with a somewhat dry finish. Well done overall but definitely not what I was expecting for and Alt but again it is style that I don’t really know too well. (451 characters)

Photo of Errto
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Altbier is one of my favorite styles, and this is the top-rated Altbier as well as my first example of the Doppelsticke variety, so hopes are high.

Pours a deep brown, one finger head that lasts. A little sediment at the bottom that I wasn't expecting (oops).

In smell and taste it has the warmth and alcohol tang of a barley wine - or a Doppelbock, come to think of it.. but it still has that bready malt goodness that I love in altbiers, though perhaps less "biscuity" than others I've had.

As I sip a bit more I start to notice a licorice aroma and flavor, interesting, nice.

Hops are present but just barely.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, though obviously not to RIS level. Just a touch oily on the tongue.

Overall, I'm glad I finally got to try this one. I'd still love to find Uerige's regular Sticke and regular Altbier, but I've never seen them in stores. (867 characters)

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.