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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 58
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

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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.

Photo of marcpal
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz fantastic flip top bottle poured into small goblet.
Bottle Graphics: 9/10. Cool as hell.

A: Mahogany and crimson hued body with thinnest of an off white head. Fairly thick viscocity look with bubbles that were stable right in the middle of the glass.

S: Sweet raisins and honey. The sweetness is provocative, like an even maltier doppelbock. I catch some hops here that I don't find in the taste.

T: Alcohol, powerful alcohol laden with dried fruits. You feel every sip and it is heavy handed in all aspects but the hop and bitterness. The sweetness from the aroma carries the beer and if anything, too sweet without partnering spice or earthiness.

M: Thick and lustrous motor oil. The creaminess matched with the burn of the booze meld beautifully together. Had a bunch of sugary foods and snacks before this that I thought would be difficult to fight through but this bad boy came in and took over the mouth.

D: Different than virtually any altbier I've tried before, packs much more wallop. Pervasively warming, you have to know what you are getting into if you are jumping into these. You feel every drop, and it was a pleasure.

Photo of phisig137
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light mahogany color, with a one finger head and good retention. Nice lacing on the sides. Gorgeous shaped bottle, one of the coolest I've ever seen.

Aroma is sweet and bready, with notes of rum and caramel. Ripe figs are also present. On the palate, this is malty and slightly tangy. Sweetness up forn gives way to a bit of acidity from the rostmalz, and balance nicely together. Full bodied smoothly carbonated, this ia a pleaser to the toungue. Drinkability is good.

All in all, a great beer. Drinks like a alt, tastes more like a dopplebock. Well rounded, well made, and much enjoyed.

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

Nice bottle presentation. Keeping emptied bottles seems futile but maybe i'll find a use for a 11.2 oz. flip-top someday.

Dirty brown plum ruby, slow rising streams of carbonation. Smallish head but great retention and cling.

The nose of this beer catches me off guard with hops. I was warned I would like this beer if I like "over-sweet" beers. The classic hallertau woodiness mingles with a leathery candied malt aroma. Extremely complex aroma and taste.

Sweet, malty, but has a strong hop-bite. Walnuts. Raisins. Slightly metallic.

So smooth for being so big and complex. Classic German flavors to the extreme, something unseen to these beer eyes.

Photo of Hopswagger
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Murky strong brewed tea tea appearance with floating sediment. A fast vanishing dollop of opaque head.

S: Brownie mix, almost rotting bananas, sugar malt, rum raisins, plums, Mexican pound cake, hints of medicinal aroma, earthy musty wood notes and spicy yeast. Booze is astringent but faint with a more dominate presence once swirled.

T/M: Has a nice aged palate with sugary but smooth malt. Loads of dark fruits and dinginess. Creamy body that fizzes over the tongue to create a great mouthfeel. Finishes with a similarity to homemade plum wine.

O: Great balance of flavors that are smooth and palate pleasing. The aged presence really shines here. This is a beer I will be gravity g more of soon. Cheers!

Photo of santoslhalper
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a clear, dark copper with a wonderfully creamy beige head that has amazing retention, and leaves gorgeous lacing. Hardly any carbonation.

Smell: The smell is a duller version of the Uerige Alt Classic. It has the spiciness and sweet maltiness, but not as strong or complex.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Incredibly creamy and smooth, no flavors overpowering the other. Balanced and full of flavor, but not as complex as I had hoped. A little more complexity would boost this to killer tasting. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy.

Drinkability and Overall: A unique Altbier for sure, it's lacking something special to really throw it over the edge. You'd think the 8.5% would give it a nice kick, but it didn't. I still thoroughly enjoyed every last sip of it, and reccommend it to anyone, unless they can find the Uerige Altbier Classic.

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

Heard stories about the dark forest with this one on 6/14/2005. 11.2-fl. oz. swing top with thin neck bottle poured in a shaker glass.

Huge froth at start, almost jumping in its intensity, must have been close to 1 ½ inches and both tight and flocculent at the same time with tons of stick. Kind of a light haze floating around aimlessly within a mahogany brown hue, and no discernible action present. Malty creakiness and tootsie rolls on nose, along with a whitewash of vanilla bean and malted chocolate. Caramel and sticky gummy bears of the root beer variety on the mouth, along with some clingy malt and wet macadam, but of the variety that evokes childhood memories playing tag in the summer and the sun never going down.

Stellar, just stellar.

Photo of scratch69
3.17/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a thistle glass.

Appearance- Cloudy dark brown color with a half a fingers worth of head. Light amount of runny lacing. It has a small amount of chalk like yeast residue in the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Malty sweet smell with caramel, raisin, and fig aromas.

Taste- Very sweet with a strong flavor of figs and raisins. There are also hints of caramel and toffee.

Mouthfeel- Thick and sticky feeling. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- I didn't care for this beer. The aromas and flavors were good but it was a bit too sweet for me. I also didn't care for the excessively thick and sticky mouthfeel.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

330 ml (11.2 ounce) flip ceramic-top bottle, as pictured (very nice!), from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, for $4.49. At just over 40 cents per ounce, this is the most I've ever paid for a German beer. My expectations are therefore very high.

Vigorous pour into my standard pint glass produces a two-inch off-white head. In a few minutes it settles to a firm ring, leaving sticky lacing. Body is half-opaque light mahogany or dark amber. Light shines through looking very red. Fascinating color.

Smell of rich sweet biscuity malt, caramel, a bit of funky horse-blanket and just a slight hint pine/citrus hops. Really complex and intriguing.

Here's goes the first sip, about 40 cents worth. Pepper, soy sauce and clove sprinkled on malt, burned rye toast, and a round buttery feel. The spice dominates the mid-taste, and a long light bitterness follows up. Very warming. The alcohol is mostly hidden, but it just taps the back of your throat.

Mouthfeel is full and round, with a soft carbonation that spreads the feeling all around. Really rich. The spiceyness pervades on the alcohol. Excellent.

This is a treat, but at 40 cents an ounce, it's has limited drinkability. Great now and then, but 8.5% makes it a one and done brew.

Photo of lpayette
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle with a very very long neck and a flip-top. cool bottle.

Appearance- Pours a very nice maple color with a small head. It looks very good in a slender glass.

Smell- The nose is strong and appealing. Very malty, very sweet. Not quite caramel. The alcohol is quite strong with hints of fruit.

Taste- Fairly big. Mellowed-out alcohol. Caramel and amber malts. A subtle balance of hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Incredibly smooth with a fairly long aftertaste.

Drinkability- Definitely a beer worth seeking out. Haven't had many dopplesticks yet, but this seems to be style-definiing in my opinion.

Photo of Citadel82
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml. Ceramic Stoppered Bottle. Purchased at Spirits Unlimited in Red Bank.

Not sure I'd call this an Alt beer but it is delicious and full of character.

Pours deep dark chocolate brown with an abundant white head.
Adequate carbonation and ruby highlights.

Aroma is sweet malt and faint floral hops.

Taste - If the "Sticke" is about hops the Doppel Sticke is more about malt. Dark fruit and candy sugar, caramel and toffee. Some coffee like notes and a faint hop presence.

Mouthfeel is full bodied. Coats the tongue and palate with a lingering sweet creamy coating that eventually dries to a faint floral hoppiness.

I hope they keep brewing this stuff it is awesome.

Photo of shbobdb
2.76/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It tastes like Victory Ten Years Alt, or rather, Victory Ten Years Alt tastes like this beer.

That isn't a compliment. Terrible, just terrible,

Have you ever done a partial boil while making a homebrew and drank some? Yeah, this tastes like a concentrated wort has mistakenly been fermented. There are strong notes of concord grapes, sticky slick malts, and waaaay too much caramel.

It smells like the terrible, aborted mess that it is.

While I was drinking this beer, I was debating adding water to it. I figure maybe a 1:1 mix with water would make a mighty fine brew. Oh, wait, it does.

A poster child for the Bigger is Not Better movement.

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second beer in my altbier tour.

A little amber left, but mainly brown. Nice head, which goes into a lace that doesn't go away.

Hops only at first on the nose. Boosy aroma which later comes into play.

I actually enjoyed the classic's taste better, but this one is great as well. Some tastes like the other, but the aforementioned boozy/chocalate tastes as well. What it really reminds me of is a good quad like St. B 12 or Westy 12. Yes, really.

Mouthfeel at first was perfect and then became less so. So we'll go with a 4.5.

Overall, I still prefer the 4.5% alt but this one is excellent as well. I guess this could be a different style. Less of a session due to alcohol level.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled 06-04, so it's got some age on it. Gotta get this for the bottle alone, even better when a cool bottle contains great beer. Pours brown or a very, very dark orange with a substantial white head into my stange. Aroma is dark fruits, lots of figs and prunes, mildly sweet like cocoa and the taste follows that, very dark in taste with prunes and bitter chocolate, reminds be of a dark Belgian brew, noticeable alcohol burn which adds to the taste, sort of like a barley wine in that respect with a deep bitter aftertaste.

Wow, a very complex brew, very unique as it hits on quite a few styles. A must try for any beer lover.

Photo of keithmurray
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.8/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-murky brown body with slight yeast sediment and weak beige head. Slight orange hues through light.

S-Deep raw maltiness in the nose. Slight hints of cocoa and vanilla with the slightest hop aroma deep in the background.

T-Sharp acidic chocolate taste right up front followed by a thick maltiness. The finish is bitter and dry with a chalky aftertaste. Under attenuation seems to have added an unwanted sweetness and unbalanced finish. The bittering hops seem out of place.

M-Rough around the edges with a gritty mouthfeel.

D-Not what I was expecting from this beer. Tough to drink and enjoy. The balance is just not their and nothing seems to blend well. A bit disappointing.

Photo of dragonWhale
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'd been meaning to try this for a while, and with the supplies running low, finally pulled the trigger on this lil bugger.
Love the packaging. The dark red pours majestically, a towing head rising, settling eventually with excellent sticke to the glass.
Very malty, delicious caramel aroma with some date-like action and a bit of the booze. Definitely a lot maltier than the Sticke, the bitterness is there but quickly becomes obscured in a fog of sweet malt.
Finishes sweet with a little ethanol heat on the back of the tongue. An interesting beer, the imperial altness is not quite my thing on this hot eve, but I can see its vision in the fall..a glorious glass tempting me.

Photo of Stunner97
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark brown chocolate colored beer, thin to a moderate white head, little to no foam with a very low carbonation,

Smell- rich sugar, molasses, honey roasted nuts, almonds, hops, and sweet maltiness

Taste- Sweet sugary malts, with still a very strong hop presence kicking in almost like a west coast American beer, great tasting malts, very nice blend of hops and great malts, pronounced bitter finish lingers long

Mouthfeel- thick very full bodied heavy beer,

Drink- A very good beer, very strong yet hidden well considering, not by any means anything but sipping beer but very good intriguing beer of the style, very complex and enjoyable

Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SoCaliC8
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of csmiley
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a medium brown color with a little clarity. The lighters hint of red shows in the light. Looks thick at first glance. Head is only able to get to half inch before settling to a thin cap. Retention and lacing both look good.

S - Very malty. Seem to be getting several aromas from this beer. Bread (toasty and crusty), burnt caramel, and raisin are all heated ever so slightly by the alcohol. Pretty impressive overall.

T - Starts out with some toasted bread and some sugary caramel flavors. Alcohol is warm and works well with the malty goodness. Dark fruit is present but pretty mild. I'm getting raisin and maybe some plum as well. At this point the unexpected happens. Alcohol flavor goes crazy and is just a kick in the teeth toward the end. Just enough though.

M - Medium bodied with a light carbonation level. Finish is mostly sweet with some alcohol that lingers. Very creamy.

D - Drinkability is good. Alcohol is a bit much overall and that does hinder this category a tad. The big malty flavors really work well with the finished product. At times, the alcohol also seems to fade a little and let this beer shine. I can see having another one of these in a session but that would be about it. Glad I got the chance to try this one out.

Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of teromous
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.

Photo of BobZ
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of Erdinger2003
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz traditional long neck bottle with a purple lable and swing top.

It pours an ok head that falls into almost no head. Color is ruby and brown.

Smell is heavy with burnt sugar, it also has fig and dark tangy fruit smells.

Taste is malty with a big burnt sugar taste and ends with sweet bitter hoppiness. It's fruity undertones have been aged, so they are not as prominent.

Mouthfeel is excellent and smooth

Definetly another beer I would find fresh to appreciate more of what it has to offer, but this isn' t bad at all.

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.