Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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3.48/5 rDev -15.5%
Finally tracked down at Premiere Gourmet recent shipment. Not as enjoyable as the others i have had from this brewery. The alcohol was burning me a bit in the nose, in the taste. Smooth mouthfeel, nice appearance in the glass but sourish which some like. Yes there is chocolate malt, which gave bitterness.
02-12-2006 02:42:25 | More by Sammy
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
03-05-2011 03:04:16 | More by Thorpe429
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
07-18-2010 20:36:37 | More by metter98
4.47/5 rDev +8.5%
Yeast-flecked rust orange with an infusion of brick red and bronze. The malted milk colored cap is firm without being dense and displays uncountable numbers of variously sized pits on its upper surface. Deflation looks like it'll take a while, so any comments on lace will have to wait (note: piecemeal at best).
The nose smells like the color brown. It's earthy, dark fruity and mildly cocoa-like. Hops are at least as prominent as malt and are mildly musky and moderately earthy. Although the aroma could be more forthcoming, it's obvious that this beer is going to be something special on the palate. Of course, having tasted the lighter altbiers from Uerige Obergarige Hausbrauerei, the flavor didn't stand a chance of blindsiding me with its brilliance.
As expected... delicious, delicious, delicious. There are those who might scoff at bulking up what is meant to be a fairly delicate, complex style; especially since it was done expressly for the purpose of selling the beer in the American market. Nonsense, I say. The existence of this beer takes nothing away from the magic that is Uerige Sticke and Uerige Altbier (Classic).
Doppelsticke tastes like a cross between a big brown ale, a weizenbock and a Belgian strong dark ale; borrowing the best and the most complex elements of each of those styles. A sweet fruitiness is the brightest of the beer's myriad facets and puts me in mind of fresh figs more than dates more than brown, mushy apples more than plums. The flavor isn't quite 'dark' enough to inspire comparisons with raisins or black currants.
This is one of those beers whose flavor profile (like the entire Uerige line) cannot possibly be figured out with one bottle. It requires a journey of several bottles at the very least, preferably an unending supply. I don't care if I ever figure it out enough to describe it adequately (highly doubtful), I just want the opportunity to drink it by the caseload. I have to agree with the brewery that this stuff is 'the yummy droplet'.
The ABV is barely noticed and the mouthfeel is exquisite. The beer is full and expansive in the mouth without the slightest trace of heaviness. It's the perfect complement to the remainder of the beer's attributes, as is the perfect amount of fine carbonation. I can't imagine a better mouthfeel for a big alt than the one that has been provided.
Uerige Doppelsticke doesn't look quite as spectacular as the other Uerige beers because its darker color is more dull than their jewel-like majesty. In all other ways, however, it meets or surpasses their excellence. Has there ever been a more complex, more deliciously drinkable trio of similarly styled beers from any one brewery? Not as far as I'm concerned. The yummy droplet indeed.
04-24-2006 15:50:48 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance: Pours a very cloudy dark mahogany with a modest head that pancakes quickly but leaves some nice shards of lace
Smell: Malty caramel with raisins; a touch musty
Taste: Opens like it smells, with a building malty caramel presence that is joined by the raisin fruit; reminds me of those Sunshine Golden Raisin Biscuits I had as a kid with raisin spread between two thin glazed cookies; alcohol appears by mid-palate; after the swallow, there is a woody chocolate bitterness that offsets the sweet flavors to a moderate extent
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with modest carbonation; alcohol warms the gullet on the way down
Drinkability: This has been aging in my cellar for over two years and while it is a little rough on the finish from the oxidization, it is still quite a nice brew
03-15-2008 03:12:33 | More by brentk56
3.85/5 rDev -6.6%
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 dont really know too well.
07-11-2007 19:57:19 | More by Phyl21ca
3.75/5 rDev -9%
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.
06-08-2011 03:06:03 | More by Knapp85
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
This beer pours a chenut brown with a slight reddish hue with a tight one finger head,awesome aromas going one very nutty with huge molasses and vanilla tones.This brew exudes complexities even more as it warms,very doughy with molasses and with an underlying nuttiness finishing with a nice herbal/spiciness that rounds it out nicely.A big complex gem here with alot going on flavor wise,glad I got a chance to try it.
10-30-2005 01:59:30 | More by oberon
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
Bottle into a .25L tumbler. It's a dark burgundy-brown in the glass, initially clear but hazier toward the end of the bottle. A finger of bone-colored head tops the dark amber body, slowly receding to a disc.
Scents of dried fruit and caramelized malt are prominent; dates and raisins, iron and prunes, dark caramel candy and a touch of spice. It's remarkably complex without overwhelming sweetness or yeast character.
Up-front flavors of dates, raisins, toast, brown sugar and spice. There's a faint mineal twang, peppery spice, a bit of alcohol. Complex but nicely balanced, malty but not especially sweet. The mouthfeel is rich, almost syrupy and the finish is peppery and dry. This is awesome stuff.
04-17-2010 01:07:40 | More by largadeer
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
Beautiful bottle with a freshness date - 2 months old at tasting. Rich, malty, fruity, hoppy, and bitter... this is an enticing ale!
It pours a clear auburn-chestnut body beneath a frothy head of off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves walls of solid lace about the glass.
The nose is fruity and hoppy over a caramelish malt.
It's medium-full bodied and creamy in the mouth with a delicate, moderate carbonation.
The flavor starts with a splash of yeasty fruitiness (dark fruit skins, apples) that's quickly overshadowed by its deep, sweetish and bready notes of caramel malt. A bold bitterness cuts through the middle, bringing with it some grassy and leafy hops. It finishes long and bitter with a lingering sticky malt that's soaked in leafy and earthy hops.
07-03-2005 14:15:00 | More by NeroFiddled
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
11-11-2007 03:20:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.78/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
07-12-2006 18:38:47 | More by WVbeergeek
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
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
03-21-2006 06:09:57 | More by russpowell
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
Dusky color, a rich, deep auburn, with a sturdy, creamy head.
Aroma is malty sweet X 10...big, bombastic, yeasty, creamy, yum...vegetal, herbal, ...I said "yum", right?
Taste: mightily complex, a big conglomoration, thick, slick, utterly resplendent with the malt and the grist and the...wort...aw, jeez, I'm a nitwit, I've run out of ways to describe what makes it good, I just know it is...so, at least I admit to that, eh?
Sweetness, bright fruit, tasty as all get out, definitive deliciousness...this is an altbier, this "doppelsticke"?...huh! Richest malt, tastiest taste, not what I'd think of for an alt, but this was not a brew I went into with any preconceptions or notions that it would stick to a style.
Full body, long, fruity/malty finish...caramel flavor speaks loudest...
Damned good stuff. Drink it when you see it!
12-01-2005 08:05:41 | More by feloniousmonk
4.08/5 rDev -1%
I don't think I've ever had an Imperial Alt before so I'm not sure what expect. Served on draft at a local beer bar. Beer is dark brown, tight brown head. I cannot tell the level of carbonation because the beer is too dark / thick. There is some reddish brown notes to the color at the corners of the glass. Lacing HIGH! Looks like a good beer. Darker than most alts but it is imperial so to speak.
Aroma is STRONG! First, I can smell the alcohol, which is unfortunate. But I can also smell the malt, lots of malt, and some roast. The more I smell it the more I'm expecting a malt bomb.
This beer really surprised me, which is odd because I didn't really have expectations. First, its dry but smooth. The first thing I taste is the malt, this really is a malt bomb, but it doesn't stop there. The mid-palate there are these odd spices, I can't really identify them, but they are definitely there. Its a difficult combination of flavors but it keeps me drinking. The spice is followed by a short and really bright round flavor that if it lasted any longer would be unpleasant but it is cut short by the back of the mouth dryness. The dryness causes this beer to finish completely. Mouthfeel is great, drinkability is moderate to high, not sure I could drink very many of these.
11-27-2009 20:00:41 | More by drabmuh
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.