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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 55
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

smakawhat, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of Wasatch
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.

Wasatch, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of ppoitras
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.

ppoitras, Jan 07, 2006
Photo of John_M
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

John_M, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of biegaman
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!

biegaman, May 07, 2007
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.9%

KAF, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

beerthulhu, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of HopHead84
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

HopHead84, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

liamt07, Dec 23, 2011
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.

JohnGalt1, Feb 04, 2008
Photo of Bighuge
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice clear chestnut/mahogany tone. THin light beige head leaves moderate amounts of lace. Thin beads of carbonation surface at a slow to moderate pace.

Aroma: Deep, caramel and thick malts. Vanilla and nuts.

Flavor: Malts are caramel based.Some toffee is tasted. Nuts, nuggat and dates check in on the buds as well. Ethanol accompanies ever sip.

Mouthfeel: This one has got that borderline cotton-candy-melt-in-your-mouth kind of feel to it. Alcohol is definitely noticeable. Body is about light-medium and the carbonation quite low, but fitting.

Drinkability: To me, the alcohol presence seems a little out of context in this style of beer. It's an interesting concept, a dopple-alt, and applaudable. But I'll take their regular old Sticke any day of the week over this.

Bighuge, Oct 26, 2005
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

rolltide8425, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of DrJay
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mostly clear chestnut with a modest, yet solid, head of fine tan bubbles. Lacing is short-lived and coats the glass. Caramel dominates the aroma, but there are fruit and yeast notes that really round it out. Smells delicious! Mild bitterness with a hint of hop flavour to provide a bit of balance to the malt. Sweet to start, caramel and fruit (apple and raisin) follow quickly along with breadiness, then bitterness and alcohol warmth carry into the finish. Refined texture with a full body and well integrated, fine carbonation, though the low carbonation levels leave it feeling just a bit dull. This left a really good impression. It's reminiscent of some old ales, particularly those of higher abv. I'd definitely have this again.

DrJay, Sep 23, 2006
Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle shared by Dan at BFD Friday
Dark rich light fruit and toffee, nice cap to a great evening.

johnnnniee, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Derek
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep Amber-bronze with a light tan head, good retention, light lacing.

S: Initial dark fruit aroma screams Belgian Dubbel, but there's some underlying earthy hops and hints of nut bread.

T: Plenty of dark fruitiness in the flavour as well: caramelized raisins, figs & plums; Christmas cake (candied fruit, nuts, light spicing & booze and more cake-like than bready); cocoa; light earthyness, balanced bitterness. Amazing.

M: Well attenuated, moderately full body has an off-dry finish. Very well crafted.

D: WAY too drinkable for its weight, but it's not an Alt you would session.

It's a little outside the style guidelines... and I love it.

Thanks Bobsy!

Derek, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours a dark amber color with lighter amber highlights and a one-finger off-white head that sticks around for a while. The head eventually dissipates into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of robust caramel malts with good amounts of medium to dark fruit aromas, figs and plums mostly.

Tastes similar to how it smells. I was surprised by how fruity this beer was. That's not to say it's overly fruity, just more so than I was expecting given the style. Caramel malt flavors with a characteristic altbier bite serve as a sturdy backbone. Ending is solidly bitter.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It has a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have a few more.

Overall this was an interesting take on an altbier, though I understand it was a bit beefed up for the American market. Regardless, it's well worth a shot.

glid02, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Gusler
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draught @ Papago
This was a special 2-keg extravaganza at Papago, and what a sight and treat it was, but you can read the story on the Papago website. The beer fresh from the tap is a dark beauty with a modest creamy light tan head that lingers long, leaving a fine coating of lace upon the glass. Nose is rich in bread dough, sweet and mouth watering this nose, hints of caramel and even a whiff of hops, apples and a bit of alcohol finish it off, start is sweet and thick with malt, the top is middling in its feel. Finish is delectable with its spicy hop bite, the acidity light and the sweet malt dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, what a treat it was, had several glasses. Personally, I think it could be called a “Barley Wine”, and I must say it is the best beer I have tasted in quite some time.

Gusler, Jul 01, 2005
Photo of flagmantho
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330mL swing-top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, cloudy, deep brown body that looks old and stubborn. Head is a thin layer of creamy foam that has surprising retention considering its slim build. Quite good.

Smell: rich, dank aroma of musty dark fruits. Cherries, plums, a little pear even; one of the best smelling beers I've had in recent memory.

Taste: a flavor to rival the aroma. Rich Levantine fruits with a chalky back flavor and just enough bitterness to bring the mammoth malt into some semblance of balance. This is a freakin' fantastic beer.

Mouthfeel: rich and silky. Carbonation, and thus creaminess, are both rather low, but in this huge-bodied malt bomb, they are not really needed. I like it.

Drinkability: dangerously drinkable at 8.5% ABV. The alcohol says sip but the flavor says keep it coming. Plain delicious.

flagmantho, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of Bitterbill
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%

11.2 ounce swing top bottle.

It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues with a 1 finger head of tannish foam.

Big caramel malt in the nose, very sweet smelling, kind of a maple syrup sweetness.

Sweet, for sure in the taste, it also brings a close to bitter dark chocolate flavour that's very nice; cuts the sweetness. I'm getting some raisin like flavour and hints of other dark fruits.

I'd call this full bodied as it's very thick and luxurious to my palate. Lightish carbonation.

Wow, this is a grand brew, very enjoyable and satisfying.

Bitterbill, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Always comes in that oddball, yet so awesome looking bottle The color is a amber maple syrup with some trubby haze. Pretty crappt foam and head. The aroma is stale bread with some alcohol. The tomgue is hit with more stale bread, biscuits and hints of bananas. Ohh yeah, and alcohol. The alcohol is not overpowering, but more than wanted for an alt. But Uerige is the only brewery I've tried any altbier from, so I'm still open to try more beers of this style.

scruffwhor, Sep 29, 2006
Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a stange. Had a brownish-red color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Smelled of rich malts, toffee and hops.

T: Taste consisted of a strong malt presence, toffee and bitter hops in the finish. This flavor can be a little grating - at least to me - but I appreciate its complexity.

M: Well-carbonated with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: If you like altbiers this is one for you. This isn't necessarily one I'd return to.

avalon07, May 04, 2009
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Chunky sediment in a dark ice tea body. Fine, light khaki head pours a half finger high with nice retention and ok lace.

S - Great nose; smooth and well balanced. Raisin, black cherry, caramel, and a really a nice touch of smoke.

T - Wow, restrained and modest but with outstanding complexity and quality. Black cherry, rich toasted malt, milk chocolate, cream soda, plum jelly, soft oaky booze, and just a hint of hardwood smoke.

M - Creamy, smooth, and full bodied. Caramel and a light acidity on the backend.

O - Superbly drinkable with world class balance.

vfgccp, May 27, 2013
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.