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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BA SCORE
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537 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 49
Gots: 21 | 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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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 22:23:25 | More by jlindros
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Mora2000

Texas

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

The beer a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a ton of caramel malt with some chocolate and earthy hops mixed in. The flavor is similar. I get caramel malt, earth and dirty hops, chocolate malt and smoke. The alcohol is fairly noticeable and the bitterness from the hops is low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 05:03:39 | More by Mora2000
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 20:29:47 | More by Rifugium
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

is a dopplesticke a style of beer? some sort of smoked dopple bock or something? this is my first encounter with one, thanks to the legendary claystation. this oddity pours a deep amber to brown color, with visible carbonation and a homebrewed root beer looking head, nice and thick and just off white. the nose is sweet and smoky, not quite on the rauchbier level, but definitely pronounced. there are a mix of dark roasted as well as sweeter caramel grains, and some yeast that's about strong enough to break it all down. the flavor of this beer is huge, about as much intensity as can be packed into a single (very interestingly shaped) bottle. long graham crackery sweetness all the way through, some pleasant oak smoke up front, and noticeable relaxing alcohol content that seems appropriate with all this malt density. claystation described it as meaty, like downright bacon. I was less inclined to say meat, and more maybe just smoke. I guess I can see some beef jerky going on here, but its not pervasive. long sweet finish. the feel is as full bodied as they come, and the carbonation is decent, but hardly lightens the texture up at all. this is a bomb, a bottle to be shared, and one of the more unique german beers ive encountered. not sure ill rush to find one again, but I enjoyed the experience and thought process involved here.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 19:42:24 | More by StonedTrippin
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2006 03:22:08 | More by jwc215
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2005 03:35:22 | More by Gueuzedude
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.4%

12-01-2011 15:37:52 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 23:17:00 | More by Halcyondays
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 19:38:35 | More by BlackHaddock
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2006 22:38:21 | More by Gavage
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kojevergas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I got this 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle at Lukas Liquor in Colorado. I love the design of it; it's a swingtop with a really narrow neck. Certainly a uniquely shaped bottle. Reviewed as a doppelsticke (not to be confused with an altbier). "Bottled on 10/17/12." That's one of the hardest bottled-on dates I've ever tried to read, and it's curious that they don't use the European dating format. Maybe they label export bottles differently?

Served cold into a Spaten stangenglas in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I'll be at Uerige in a couple days so I'm excited to review this before going.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Three fingers in width. Pale khaki colour. Nice soft complexion and even consistency. Fluffy and frothy, to style. Retention is excellent for the high ABV - about 10 minutes. Leaves lacing on the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Dark brown amber colour. Nontransparent, nontranslucent. No floating yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Looks good and malty for sticke. I'm excited to try it.

AROMA: Quite malty, with plenty of German amber malts and brown malts. I get caramel, as well as ample sticky fruitiness. Cream. Toffee. Mulled applesauce. Figs. Mushy raisins. The sticky fruity notes play well with the intense malts. Fruited bread.

I don't find any overt hop character or yeast notes. No alcohol presence is notable.

It's a pleasing aroma of moderate strength. Certainly on the sweeter end, but appealing.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet, but very thick and heavy on the palate without being syrupy. It's got definite weight and heft, and has a powerful filling presence on the palate. Aptly carbonated. Sticky.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

TASTE: Caramalt, hints of plum, heavy fig, sticky mushy raisins and raisinbread, dark amber malts, and caramel. Kisses of toffee and even some Christmasy spice. It's quite bready - though I suppose that's a product of both its taste and its filling texture. Molasses.

Average depth and duration of flavour. High intensity of flavour for a sticke.

Balanced? Hmm. Not quite. The sweetness is a bit much, and the fig dominance a bit too obvious. There's little in terms of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. It's a complex, layered beer, sure, but a bit more subtlety would be welcome. Not the most intricate or nuanced beer. I do like it, and it's great to see a rich German ale out there.

Develops as it comes to temperature. The heavy malty element of this beer reminds me of a doppelbock.

OVERALL: It's a very filling rich heavy beer, which limits its drinkability. But I do enjoy it and I'll have no trouble finishing it. Still, it's nice to see a brewery include a swintop on a higher alcohol beer; I wish most American imperial stouts had swingtops. It's far from the best sticke or altbier I've had, but it's well worth trying once, and has a flavour profile that is certainly rare, if not unique. I couldn't pound this by the stange at Uerige, but I think there's a reason they don't serve it there. This would be a nice treat during the wintertime.

Low B-

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 01:33:03 | More by kojevergas
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GClarkage

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2005 16:54:26 | More by GClarkage
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2008 18:00:25 | More by corby112
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 23:22:52 | More by weeare138
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 00:54:27 | More by akorsak
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Billolick

New York

4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2005 00:15:05 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 01:06:15 | More by rhoadsrage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy medium brown in color with significant amounts of sediment floating in suspension. The beer has a half finger tall creamy light beige head that reduces to a patch of thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted malts, toffee, and dark fruit (raisin) sweetness. Slight hints of alcohol as it warms up.

T: Very similar in taste to the smell, quite sweet upfront with light bitterness in the finish. There are lots of dark fruit (raisin) sweetness.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some light hints of alcohol warming. Really coats the inside of your mouth and tongue.

O: This beer is well balanced between the malt sweetness and the bitterness but the mouthfeel and the higher ABV make this a beer that you could have only a single in a session. This is a sipping beer and is not sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 21:01:09 | More by dbrauneis
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2006 23:28:11 | More by jdhilt
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 17:04:14 | More by Georgiabeer
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-03-2013 01:02:53 | More by DrunkinYogi
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DoubleJ

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 05:18:51 | More by DoubleJ
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Wasatch

Utah

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 23:36:22 | More by Wasatch
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2006 20:45:09 | More by ppoitras
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2007 13:02:37 | More by biegaman
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.