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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 50
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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kenito799

New York

4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10 oz pour at Memphis Tap Room, Fishington, Philly.

Rick blackish-brown brew, opaque, tan head, spotty lacing.

Aroma is full of raisins, malt, deep dark fruit, very winey and complex. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is outstanding, surprising for an alt in its rich fruitiness. Recalls a great Belgian quad in the multilayered malty and fruity complexity. Wonderful to savor and sad when its gone--hence wonderfully drinakble. Must try this again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2009 03:06:19 | More by kenito799
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stephendr

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown hue with a tint of red – nice tan head, small bubbles – nose caramel , red fruit ( cherries and raspberries ) and subtle oats – caramel , cereal , cane sugar, yeast, and honey taste – raw grainy palate - aftertaste brown sugar , cereal , honey , and salty

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2006 00:29:13 | More by stephendr
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keithmurray

New York

3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - murky brown color which yielded nearly no head whatsoever

smell - cocoa, malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, little bit of booze

taste - wheat/pumpernickel bread, dark fruits, toasted, almost burnt malt flavor to this

mouthfeel - this one is kind of hard to measure, full bodied, low carbonation, bitter aftertaste, boozy finish

drinkability - at ~$7 for a 500ML bottle, combined with the fact that this is a sipper, I gave this one a grade of 3 on drinkability. Very different beverage when compared to the Pinkus Altbier, which is the only other entrant of this style that I have tried. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 23:34:01 | More by keithmurray
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scooter231

New York

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darkish beer, almost a motor oil light. Some head, some lacing. Relatively clear. Smells raisiny and sweet, with some red wine vinegar thrown in for a sour punch. But sweet overpowers. Taste is also raisiny, though less sweet. More maltyness going on in the taste, more syrupy stuff, and other dark fruits. Also a bit of a grainy thing near the end. Coffee comes through quite prominently too.

Mouthfeel is smooth, quite smooth. Medium-bodied. And smooth. Overall a nicely flavored brew. The smell is a bit misleading, but I like that the taste isn't as sweet as the nose would have you believe. It's a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Fruity coffee, but not really fruity... just smooth.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2006 05:36:13 | More by scooter231
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Dirty25

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-16-2014 18:11:43 | More by Dirty25
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

huge grape aroma along with grapenuts and caramel.
appearance is very dark brown with debris from the bottle and a off white slightly tan head leaving nice lacing'
taste is big on the dark fruits like figs and plums along with dark caramel and a touch of ash and big munich flavor.
mouth feel is syrupy and thick/slick and finishes semi sweet
great beer to have on a fall night would not want to drink this daily but its very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 00:05:54 | More by MRsojourner
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drewbage

California

4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a nice fresh bottle from Red Carpet Liquor in Glendale, CA

Man, isn't it nice that these guys have become more ambitious.

Aroma is fresh, fruity, caramel malt with biscuity tones to it, but not like a pale ale. This beer smells like caramel coated raisins and just won't quit.

Flavor matches the aroma in the intensity of the malt profile. Hops are definately present to match the malt, but not enough that they act as the primary character of the beer.

Warming and rich is how this beer leaves you and more importantly it leaves you wanting more!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 06:57:56 | More by drewbage
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Padron4KM

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml swingtop bottle. bottled on date stamped on the lable, but it is illegible.
Pours cloudy brown, with a thick sticky head.
Rich, sweet aroma. lots of caramel, some dark fruit, and alcohol.
Flavor is sticky sweet, with some roastiness and green leafy hops in the middle. A little too sweet for my taste. steep $4.50 price tag makes it one I probably wouldn’t visit again.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2006 07:43:37 | More by Padron4KM
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Avagadro

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: reddish brown and quite dark. the beige head has a grainy texture.

S: aroma is mild, with notes of molasses and raisins.

T: raisins dominated, with caramel and molasses in the background.

M: full body with lite carbonation.

D: a different take on the doppelbock. worth looking into if doppels are your thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 02:53:59 | More by Avagadro
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boudreaux

Alabama

3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown w/ ruby-red hues around the edge of the glass; head pours a mocha/cream 1 inch head that dissipates quickly, leaving a frothy lacing on the surface that remains

S: Sour first, no doubt from the aging process; sweet notes of raisin; malty, but no roasted notes; definite boozy smell

T: sour and musty up front; gives way to a sweet, dried fruit flavor (raisins, prunes); hints of malt, becomes a roasted malt flavor as the beer warms; alcohol definitely here throughout

M: sticky, makes my lips stick together; a touch of metallic and astringent feel; definite warming notes on the back of the throat from the alcohol; body is medium; almost no carbonation present

O: not my favorite; don't really like the flavor of aged brews, old ales, etc... As this was an aged version of an Altbier (Doppelsticke), it didn't quite do it for me; however, considering the style of beer it is, it was very well done, and remained true to its characteristics

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 19:41:59 | More by boudreaux
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bunnyhustle

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wish for "serving type" there was an option for "cool-ass bottle." This bottle was very unique. Pours a clear dark, dark amber with creamy 1 finger head. Retention and lacing were minimal though. Smell was strong of caramel and raisin, with a bit of alcohol. Taste was complex, but this was a malt bomb if you ask me. When it was cooler I did notice a slight bitterness, but as it waremed it was all caramel malt with some sweetness, some dark fruit, and some toasted grain. Mouuthfeel was fine, medium-ish or so, reminded me a little of a Dopplebock. Overall a good beer, definitely a slow sipper. The alcohol is somewhat noticable in this beer which lends it to slow sippin.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 00:27:41 | More by bunnyhustle
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KI9A

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy brown, little head.

S: Sweet, figs, malts, smoky

T: Raisins, too much as a matter of fact. Some bitterness, sweet. Almost too complex, each taste spins my buds a round. No balance.

M: oily coating, little carbonation.

D: Tough to finish the whole bottle. I much prefer the Alt. Doesn't do it for me at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 02:17:40 | More by KI9A
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HeyItsChili

China

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

A - Poured from a bottle into a narrow stein (closest I had to the recommended container). Pours a sort of cloudy, ruddy, brownish brick color with a faint white head.

S - Really rich aroma. Dark fruits, raisins, figs, sweet brown sugary malt, faint hops citrus.

T - Akin to the aroma.

M - Medium bodied, a little chewy, well carbonated. Have this beer bathed and brought to my chamber.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 00:06:41 | More by HeyItsChili
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

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

Pour: 330ml [beautiful] bottle to pint glass. A nice fluffy two finger tan head surfaces over a dark amber/copper beer. Head retains well and leaves sticky, spider web lacings down the glass to great lacings floating atop the beer. No bubbles visible inside the body.

Nose: As soon as you pop the stopper on this one the yeast aroma fills the room. Very yeasty, black pepper, a light malt presence.

Mouth: Malty up front with a bit of a chili pepper flavor. Real thick and yeasty with a very pleasant, long lasting bitter finish. Bitter enough that it tingles up to my ears. Chewy, creamy mouthfeel. Hops hit really hard with a slight grapefruit flavor. As it warms this beer gets fruitier and more enjoyable. Some banana flavor pops through and some chocolate and licorice. It's like a dark, hopped up hefe-weizen. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2006 22:56:47 | More by clickpush
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DaveFL1976

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle looks a bit like a giraffe.

It's at least a few years old and capped with a swing-top bottle cap. I don't quite understand the concept behind it. If I were a brewer, I'd want to provide the consumer with the option of swing-top capping a big beer, either in alcohol or ounces, to preserve the flavor. What we have here is a bottle that's relatively small in ounces, and not that big in alcohol, either. Is it all for show?

I popped the cap and got a little bit of carbonation release. Nothing terribly exciting. It poured a turbid brown with very little head. Again, nothing terribly exciting.

Fortunately it makes headway in the smell and taste departments. A bit of sweetness and caramel on both fronts, and a nice, smooth drinkability to go along.

Is it the best dopplebock I've ever had? no.
But that's OK. I just found out it's an altbier.

So an ale it is. This could have passed for a lager, what with the smooth finish. A nice balance of fruits, spices and sweetness. I just wish there were a bit more carbonation to go around.

I'll try it again, but maybe I'll look for a fresher example next time. Cool bottle, though!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 02:24:23 | More by DaveFL1976
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-14-2013 00:14:10 | More by LostHighway
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yen157

New Jersey

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

Creamy tan head on a russet body and fine carbonation. Sweetish nutty nose with beautiful hop notes. Moderate sweetness, flavors of nuts, dried dates, and light raisin toast. Bitterness is firm, but not overwhelming. Slick and quaffable it’s hard to believe this is 8.5%.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2005 01:40:07 | More by yen157
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt
Head average (3 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing excellent, covering the inside with mostly small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with marked sweet malt presence with a burst of hop bitterness which quickly fades back into the malt backbone; no alcohol, no diacetyl. Ends slightly bitter.
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation.

Definitely sticke – a malt-heavy altbier that I could drink all day. Its appearance is outstanding, saying “Trink” while its flavor makes you want to drain the glass (or bottle or tap). A lovely malt bomb!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 11:28:34 | More by Ozzylizard
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with the swing top cork, poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Thick, dark brown, with a very nice ½” tan head, lacing is excellent and sticky.

Smell: Roasted malt aromas dominate with some coffee and chocolate notes, sweet overall with a fair amount of depth.

Taste: Follows the aroma, chocolaty mocha with a nice balance between overall sweetness of the chocolate flavor and the coffee like bitterness of the roasted malt. Sweet mocha flavor with some alcoholic warmth.

Mouthfeel: Creamy consistency on the palate, very smooth.

Overall: Great example of the style but also a little pricey, one I would try again.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 21:04:25 | More by BobZ
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teromous

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: It's a dark brown color, similar to chocolate. The head is a thin creamy off-white cap with nice lacing. It's important to note that the bottle for this beer is awesome. I'm not including the appearance of the bottle in the rating, but if I were it would be 5/5.

S: It smells of sweet caramel and dates.

T: It has a very strong taste, with similar flavors to match its smell. Additionally, it has a slight roasted flavor and a touch of oak...very little but there is a slight earthiness to it.

M: The mouthfeel is really great. It punches every corner of the mouth and leaves it with a very pleasant feeling after drinking.

O: Overall it's a good beer. I would drink it again in a heartbeat, and would also recommend it to others. I can't give it 4.5 or 5.0 simply because it wasn't up to that standard, but it is a solid 4.0 which is a really good score in my book.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 21:44:17 | More by teromous
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gkunkle

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-15-2011 07:36:54 | More by gkunkle
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sacfly

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 15:47:41 | More by sacfly
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jaluria

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium-brown color that is about slightly opaque. The head is white colored that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Aromas of figs, dates, and malt seem to come out. The taste is very much malt and sugar dominated with a fruity presence that intensifies as the beer warms. The figs and dates seem to blend together very well. It took me some time to identify these flavors because the malt is so dominant both in the taste and the aftertaste. A few sips leads to a warming alcohol sensation. An interesting beer since I haven't had this style before.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2005 15:51:07 | More by jaluria
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

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

I really liked this beer. Apparently it is something of an oddity or rare beer style. At four dollars a bottle for what seems to be an 11-ounce pour. A hearty beer, deep corduroy brown, with a wispy head and decent lacing. Nose was fantastic, green apples, smoky bacon, and ripe peaches. Very nice. Equal parts in the taste department, with a nice malt finish support by faint hop bitterness.

A slight bit pricey for the dollar to ounce serving, but well worth it and one I’ll be visiting again.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2007 02:34:32 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-02-2012 22:58:41 | More by YobroitsJoe
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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