Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 410
Hads: 590
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 63
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

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Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/9/05- Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA.

Presentation- .33 liter bottle, so I guess around 11.2 ounces or so, which would make sense. Poured into my St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance- Ruby red, tinges of brown colored pour. Smaller 1/2 inch head and slight lacing in different places.

Smell- At first it was very sweet malt scents with some brown sugar and maybe cardomom and cinnimon. When it really warmed it took on the characteristic of a cognac or brandy.

Taste- Very sweet and somewhat thick. Kind of a maple sugary flavor to go with a nice subtle taste of cinnimon and maybe clove? Slight hop bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel- Thick, lightly creamy and nicely carbonated.

Drinkability- Another winner for tonight! Very tasty and worth picking up for a try. (787 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, fine bubbled tan to pale brown colored head. The beer is brilliantly clear, yet quite dark and amber hued. Wow, the aroma is concentrated and malty with notes of molasses and dark, sweet cake-like notes. There is a hint of cocoa powder, and even something resembling cinnamon. The taste is quite sweet and malty up front, yet it has a spicy hoppiness to it as well. The finish is dry in a sort of cocoa powder way, but some of the malty, toffee-like sweetness lingers on the palate and tongue even after swallowing this beer. This beer is quite rich and concentrated, definitely of bock strength. This almost reminds me of rich, dark German cake or sweetbread that has been lightly spiced. This beer has that characteristic fresh Alt hoppiness that no Bock would have; herbal with even a hint of citrus fruit. This is quite nice and flavorful. (864 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear dark copper with some orange highlights. Nice 2" head. Some mild lacing develops.

Smell: caramel, malt sweetness, and some honey.

Taste: huge malt backbone, big caramels, honey sweetness, a drop of molasses, and a slight hint of chocolate towards the finish. Mild bitternes and alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy from start to finish. Medium-heavy in body. The aftertaste is relatively short even though the malt sticks to the tongue.

Drinkability: superb and easy drinking. This was a wonderful find, and is better than the sticke version. Buy this if you find it. (619 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 Billolick
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

classy flip top 11.2 ounce bottle (Bottled on 4-18, noted on the upper label), pours reddish coppery amber, soft and creamy off white head, leaves some scattered, fine stringy lacing. Spicy, alcohol, astringent nose. Clean, strong, flavorful brew, nutty, malty,rum soaked, crisp and tasty. simply one of the best brews out there, seek it out and enjoy this delicacy. World class sipper/night capper, would be great with some nuts cheese, dried fruits, you get the idea... (471 characters)

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. (842 characters)

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

Poured into pint glass.
Started with a smell of earth and cocoa, then moved to coffee and caramel with roasted malt. head was small yet durable..laced until the end
Taste was strong. Coffee and caramel dominated with background of grapes (like in grape juice) and roasted malt or even toast.
Thicker than I thought. Perhaps a bit syrupy or oily. (348 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a stange substitute glass, a collins. What a cool looking bottle! Nice pop on open. Review #666!!! Woohoo Metal!!!

A caramel like tiny bubbled foaming head, sits on a dark brown walnut body. Nice cap and some chestnut body hues. Head forms nicely off the pour.

Bouquet is a lot like a cross between a doppelbock and a Belgian strong dark ale. Raisin fruit, some fizz, some big sticky smelling malt and toffee.

Intersting taste. Caramel toffee malt at first with great doppelbock style thickness, gives way to a black dry mild licorice. Interesting what feels like on the swallow a lingering hop bitter faintly citrus but hidden by a big malt dominance.

Overall great. A very unique tasting beer and very distinct. Needs a good food pairing! Never had anything like it and I enjoy it. (816 characters)

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. (989 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chestnut with a head that fades pretty quickly. Some lacing. The smell has lots of dry malt up front. some fresh grain, wasa crackers, and powderey chocolate. The taste is similar, but with lots more chocolate- very big, dry, and smooth. A nicely integrated malt bomb with the alcohol well hidden and quite creamy as well. Delicious. (346 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.14/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a cloudy brown almost cocoa color with a thin beige head that fades qickly without leaving any lacing. Week aroma that is malty with some hops. A little watered down for my taste. ABV well hidden with a nice balance of maltiness and hops s well as a slight nutty caramel presence. (309 characters)

Photo of weeare138
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a dense dark mahogany with a small light tan head that quickly fades into a mild cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of freshly baked raisin bread, cocoa, caramel, herbal hops, and ripe dark plums.
Taste is of the aromas with caramel, cream, mild roast, and doughy bread.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, syrupy, chewy, slick, and warming. (372 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1/20/2010

Received in a trade with Bobbydigi and consumed in my Moonlight pint glass. The beer is crimson brown with a fluffy half inch beige head.

Malt dominates in the aroma, effecting a distinct quality of baked pumpernickel bread. Dark fruits, caramel, fruit cake, toffee, and alcohol can be perceived. A distinct toasted nut character is present. The hop presence can be described as earthy, but it doesn't come close to countervailing the rich malt.

The malt is robust and unabashed in the flavor. I'm reminded of a baked dark bread, dark toffee, toasted macadamia nuts, plums, and prunes. Hop flavor, beyond earthiness, is hidden beneath malt dominance, but an unexpected moderate level of bitterness is imparted. I taste all 8.5% of the alcohol, but that's not a bad thing. The finish is moderately bitter with a dash of pine and lingering baked bread, dark toffee, and alcohol.

For all the rich malt, the beer is pretty dry. The mouthfeel is full, smooth, and sticky, with a lower moderate level of carbonation. (1,025 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 biegaman
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Swingtop bottle brewed April 2006 and sampled the same month but one year later.
Poured with good bubbly, off-white head, that seemed to boil up and then simmer down. Some considerable clarity. Nice auburn and purple highlighting with the darker shades over top the beer. Aroma of esters and roting fruit with a soft malty underscore. Some suggestion of alcohol. The aftertaste lingers with strong malty notes. The flavour note as strong as it should be with the malts faded, the esters weak. The taste showcased alot of exotic fruit notes (like coconut) but oddly left your mouth feeling quite dry. This was alright, but I'm sure alot was lost with age. I'd love to be able to try this fresh (we didn't intend to age it) because I'm sure it's much better than what my first impression was... will re-review! (810 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a small strange)

A- This beer pours a warm leather brown clear body with a creamy light tan head. Gentle carbonation rises to the top of the glass.

S- The smell of caramel malt and toasted malt with the hint of dark dried fruit.

T- This beer has a warm brown malty taste. Notes of faint chocolate and caramel with a slight sweetness. A gentle hop bitterness finishes this taste.

M- medium mouthfeel with a faint alcohol warmth in the finish. No astringency.

D- This is a good solid altbier. It has the great malty flavors and a nice hop bitterness with the alcohol warmth to balance. Very nice brew. (629 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 akorsak
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a 33 cL swing-top bottle of Uerige Doppelsticke. I am drinking the beer from a Widmer Bros. weizen glass. The ale is cold.

Appearance: The ale has a deep hazy brown color. There is a great deal of sediment and cloudiness in the glass. There is a bit of head but not a great deal.

Smell: The ale has a musty malt flavor that reminds me of some homebrews my brother used to make. There is not much of a hop presence to balance that out though.

Taste: The flavor kicks in where the nose leaves off. The malt sweetness immediately jumps off of the tongue and provides a pleasing base. After the initial burst, I was hoping for a gradual tone-down in the malt, but the intensity continued, leaving a long sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: The malts are pleasing, but a bit more on the hop side, please.

Drinkability: Again, the maltiness is a bit much, providing too strong of a sweetness at times. (907 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Swing Top

Nice loud pop upon opening.

Poured into a tulip a nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, very nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, tones of figs, raisins, plums, toffee, and caramel. The taste is malty, some sweetness, dark fruits, toffee/caramel. Medium body, very nicely done brew. The alcohol is hidden very well, smooth, very easy going down. Very drinkable, this is a unique brew, probaly the first for me with this taste, I've had Altbiers before, but this one is in a class all it's own, highly recommended. (597 characters)

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

330 ML bottle poured into a pint glass. 4/2012 bottling date

Pours a dark reddish brown color with a moderate white head. smell is very malty and bready... think a dopplebock. taste is also doppelbock-esque. slightly sweet and malty. some herbs thrown in as well. enjoyable. barleywine/dopplebock mix. feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. pretty easy to drink.

overall nothing special to me, but if youre a fan of dopplebocks this is a beer you will definitely enjoy. (479 characters)

Photo of liamt07
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 11.2oz swing-top bottle. Bottled 01-11, split in a tulip with Steve.

Poured a deep violet, no real head is produced other than a film which faded about halfway through the glass. Little to no retention and some modest legs. Nose is heavy on the malt, sugary dark fruits, some brown sugar and dark bread. Although resembling a sweet fruity doppel(sticke), this had some qualities akin to what reminded me of a similar English Barleywine (call me crazy!). Taste has more dark fruits, figs and dates. Still lightly sugary, bready and malty as heck. Rich dark toffee and caramel, with a ton of herbal and spicy hop notes in the finish (producing the same dryness and bitterness as the others). No real alcohol on the palate, with a full and dense body. Sweet with a very low carbonation, that's a shade or two off of being flat. A big sipper for the winter, I can imagine this being immaculate on draught or cask. (940 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very cool looking 11.2oz bottle picked up at the Coop late last week for about $4.50.. poured into my small weizen glass.

Long Lasting creamy looking lite tan head atop a deep chesnut brew... bottle condtioned and despite my best intentions, a slight yeast haze made it into the glass.

Aroma is thick caramel and dark fruits.. rememinds me of a well aged English barleywine... definate alcohol thrown into the mix.. some spicy/earthy hop note become more evident as it warms.

Wow.. alot of things going on in this one... dark/brown malts are prevelant with thick caramel all balanced by a bracing bitterness provided by the hops and a minerally overtone... some hop flavor meld well with a low yeasty fruitiness and some fig hints... very complex and gains more as it approaches room temperature.

Really fairly thick backbone to balance the high ABV.. again reminds me of a BW brewed by a German... This may be the first time I've had this one, I always seem to pass over it when I see it in the cooler... I know I've had at least 1-2 other Uerige beers over the years, but I think I would remember this fantastic brew. (1,123 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA. Unreadable bottled on date on bottle neck.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light tan head over a somewhat murky dark amber/light brown brew. Head fades rather quickly, with spotty delicate lacing. Aroma is sweet grains and fruit. Taste is slight vinous, with dark fruits, yet malt still evident throughout, and a light alcoholic close and warming. Flows tremendously easy over the tongue, and drinkability is also excellent, especially for something with a higher abv. Won't be sorry here. (572 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 12/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Dark, dark red amber. Nice light tan head and lots of lacing. Malt, roast malt and fruit aroma. Excellent presentation, both the head and aroma are very nice. Medium to heavy bodied, strong malt, toasted malts and dark fruits up front. Middle and finish with a tannic, bitter malt flavor. I like the complexity of the flavor, but the finish is a bit too astringent for me. Well made, but not quite to my taste. (471 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark ruby red color.

S: Dark caramel and alcohol on nose with some sweet sticky pine aroma and flavor. Hopping is sticky, pine bitterness reminisce of Chinook.

T: Really good hopping, big doughy bread palate with just a touch of chocolate. Big roasted character, earthy hopping with dark caramel malt,dried cherries and some woody hints. There is also some burnt brown sugar, molasses and coffee hints as well. Overall a good hearty beer that drinks like a cross between a bock and barleywine (labeled as an alt).

M: Hearty chewy palate with some dark rum raisin hints in the finish.calm carbonation.

D: Drinks much bigger and bitter then others by style and really stands out. (694 characters)

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.