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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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414 Reviews
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Reviews: 414
Hads: 609
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 79
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Altbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

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Reviews: 414 | Hads: 609
Photo of WunderLlama
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Uerige doppelsticke on tap served in snifter

Dark mahogany brown with a one finger foam cap that quickly settles into a ring around the edge.

Aroma of fig, deep rich malt

Full mouthfeel, smooth, fig and tobacco , malt , gentle carbonation , can taste the alcohol

Good beer

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Photo of magictacosinus
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Before I review this, I must admit that I totally screwed up my enjoyability for this - I purchased this so long ago, I cannot for the life of me even remember the month. There's no bottling date or best by date on this, so double lose. Nevertheless, this has an 8.5% ABV, it is bottle conditioned, and should still provide me plenty of malty goodness this late in the game. Poured into a stange glass from the coolest looking 12oz bottle there probably is. My first authentic altbier that's from Dusseldorf.

Thanks to the bottle conditioning, this pours a rather thick, cloudy mofo of a beer - dark amber, almost bronze, with a thick, creamy off-white head that is about three fingers high. It's hard to tell when holding it against the light (lots and lots of sediment and yeasty cloudiness), but the carbonation is definitely at full force here as these kinds of beers tend to be. Doesn't look too viscous, but the lacing is massive on this one. Doesn't leave any substantial stickiness, so here's hoping I can have this on tap, fresh (preferably at the brewpub).

The aroma is a malty intensity with, at this point, barely any hoppy characteristic, and with the extra ABV, shows signs commonly seen in a barleywine. Caramel, honey, raisins, dates, figs, and plums are common flavors right at the front, while clove, black pepper, and a bit of rosemary follow afterwards. The sherry notes are super obvious at this point, and while it's nothing to necessarily complain about, I always like to get a better frame of reference on how a beer like this is fresh. It's a honeyed, malty good one here, but definitely oxidized and a bit dulled. Still nice to see how's it's held up, however.

Gosh, this is a sweet one - big notes of caramel and honey immediately hit the palate, alongside the raisins and dates, but luckily it's not as oxidized as I suspected it to be. Not that I mind - the sherry (or Madeira) sweetened phenols are still full at the finish, but there's a fuller focus on the malt profile at hand. Other than the dried, sweetened fruits, there's some butterscotch, clove, hibiscus, and green tea notes at the finish. Quite herbal and earthy in the aftertaste, which makes this more on the medicinal side than preferable. Creamy, yeasty, and well carbonated. The ABV is extraordinarily well hidden thanks to the sugars, but it becomes more noticeable as it warms up. Tastes a lot like a homebrew, which usually can be a good sign in my book, and yet in this case, lacks a refined quality that I expected a little bit more given the brewery's standards.

Definitely as malty as I expected, and without a doubt a far purer altbier - a polar opposite in so many respects from the rival kölsch recipe across the Rhine. Nevertheless, I doubt we get these as fresh as I'd like in the US. The oxidized notes are obvious, and the malts are far more on the sweetened, honeyed side more than I personally enjoy it to be. Here's hoping fresher German altbiers will come into the US - for now, I will sip on this let it lay me down like the boozy malty elixir that it has become.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2011

The beer pours a dull coppery brown with chunks of yeast and no head. Definitely looking both German and malty. The nose is definitely sweet with bit of fruity yeast and alcohol on the back end. The taste delivers the goods as expected with fruit and malt upfront reminiscent of figs and plums and a lingering burn from the alcohol clouding the palate and sloughing off some taste buds when it finally dissipates. It's medium bodied, yeasty, under-carbonated, slightly boozy, and quite malty. This is a tasty brew, malty and boozy, thanks for sharing doc.

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Photo of MRsojourner
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of Gryphon69
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle into a oversized wine glass. bottled 4-12-13

A- A hazy brownish orange. Little head that clears to a slight ring.

S- Bready with some malts.Dark fruits like raisin, prunes, fig, some light sweetness.

T- Starts with some malts, dark fruit in the middle, finish is with some light bitterness and burnt apricots.

M- Medium feel with a nice smooth body. light fizzy carbonation over the tongue

O- Nifty beer, better flavor than the smell. Not my normal style but I did enjoy it. I probably wont purchase again, more because I would rather have a good Stout.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Color is dark brown with lots of red hues. The medium beige head is very compact - I bet I could put a quarter dollar on it, and it wouldn't sink. Dissipation is very slow and leaves rich, rich lacings.

S: Loaded with dark dried fruits; raisins and plums, but also with some cherry-kernels. Bitterness. Light citric and sour notes. Lots of malt and some bitterhops in the back. Very bready and full maltyness. Some apples.

T: Syrupy sweet, bready malt. Sour and bitterness from like cherry-kernels. Lots of dark dried fruits - tart. Some bitter hops. Red apples and pears. Some oak. Lots of floral hoppy notes. Soy-sauce.

M: Very full body, almost like molasses. Low carbonation and a long full sweet aftertaste.

O: This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of jayhass
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big slight tan head that seems to stick around and leaves lace all over the glass. Dark brown with amber hue.
Smell- Dark fruit, raisin and bread come through with a spiciness from the noble hops.
Taste- Caramel malt with raisin and fig notes and a bready malt that comes through just before the bittering hops lay a spiciness on the back of the tongue. Warming alcohol heat that does not come through in taste except for maybe a little sweetness.

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

A: Poured into a stange from the neat flip top bottle. Pours a brown color with a minimal head that recedes quickly into a patch of tiny bubble in the middle, a fair amount of carbonation can be seen clinging to the inside wall of the glass.

S: Smells very much of dark fruits, plums, dates, figs, some maltiness is present with some caramel sweetness and some alcohol notes.

T: Sweet notes of caramel malts, and light notes of dark fruits, not a whole lot else that I am picking up on.

M: Creamy, low amount of carbonation which works well with the flavors going on. Smooth on the tongue, lingers for a fair period of time on the tongue.

O: OVerall, very good, I would definitely get this again, it is very enjoyable and the higher ABV doesn't overwhelm the flavors at all. Would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of dowen17
2.77/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks like chocolate milk. Very dark hazy brown. Lacing is there but not extremely prominent. Some sediment floating around.

Smells of plums, raisin, and wine with a pungent alcohol smell.

The taste is almost exactly like the smell. Very deep raisin/bread taste. Theres a hint of smokiness as well. The alcohol is there but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is very sticky, slightly carbonated. The taste lingers LONG after you've swallowed.

This beer is a bit hard for me to drink. But, I can't say it's really my style of beer. I can appreciate it for what it is, though. I'd like to try some other beers of this style.

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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!

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Photo of TWHartman
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- very dark amber, thin white head fades to to a very thin rim. Small flakes floating in the bottom.

S- caramel, raisins, bread, with a very prominent alcohol finish

T- Caramel and raisin, like it smells, but cut with a high bitterness. The Alt background of high bitterness is apparent and also necessary in this beer, helps keep it drinkable and smooth. Slight alcohol heat in finish.

M- carbonation is not very diffused in the beer, it finishes smooth, the alcohol thins it out a bit too

O- very full flavor, glad it only comes in 11 oz bottle

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Photo of Samp01
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Flip top bottle. Pours a thick dark mahogany brown with no head. Aroma of caramel malt, some dark dried fruit esters, brown sugar, yeast and bready notes fill the senses. Taste same as aroma with some sweet liquorices flavor, alcohol and mild bitter notes. Palate is a full body, sweet thick sticky mouth feel, mild carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, very yeasty and bread, with some dark fruit, brown sugar, ending with a dry boozy lingering sweet bitter liquorices flavor. Overall a good strong flavorful brew.

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Photo of Dope
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky sort of dark brown. Tall fizzy and fluffy light brown head (almost tan). Head fades at a medium pace, leaving absolutely no lacing behind. Decent retention.

S: Very malty. Grainy bread. Some raisin, especially when swirled. A touch toasty too.

T: Again, malty and sweet. Heavy, thick toasted bread with raisins. A touch of cherry. A little bit of booze bite on the back end. Touch of herbal and spice notes, especially between sips. Cannot overstate the bread and raisins flavor. It tastes like someone blended up raisin bread and served it to me. It's about as thick too.

M: Surprisingly heavy. Thick and smooth. Low carb. Nice.

O: Interesting brew. Very thick, very heavy. It feels like some 15% monster. I cannot overstate how heavy it is for an 8.5% brew, by far the heaviest for the ABV. Nice strength and balance of flavors. A malty, sweet sipper for sure. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

11oz Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - Thanks!

Appearance - Cloudy brown colour with a very small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 1-2 minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, leather, anise

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, anise, and raisins. There is also some herbal notes and a nuttiness and a smokiness. It ends with a malty sweet herbal/earthy aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting beer.. kind of tastes like a dubbel/barley wine but with some gruit like flavours mixed in. Not something I'd drink a whole lot of, but points for originality.

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Photo of FLima
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stylish bottle as others Ueriges. Brown amber color. Poured less than two fingers of off-white head but immediately left laces.
Bold aroma of toasted malts, piney and herbal hops and caramel.
Very malty but also hoppy. Taste of liquor of toasted malts (if such thing exists), or even rum, wood, prunes, lots of herbs and some spicy notes, earth and minerals. Dry and with a long, long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Full body towards hard liquor with low carbonation and tiny bubbles.
Full of character, at first kick as a mule with its intense flavors. From the Uerige’s versions I believe the Sticke is the most balanced, also flavorful but still with high drinkability to drink. This version is best at winter or for a slow degustation.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a cloudy brown color. The carbonation is interesting to watch if you give it a swirl; lots of tiny bubbles momentarily hover in the glass. The head has larger than normal bubbles, and it has a medium lacing.

Smell – Sweet rum, dark bread, hops, raisins, smoke, toffee, and malt.

Taste – Tastes very much like it smells, with a light alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel – Smooth and velvety, very little carbonation, and a light boozy bite.

Drinkability – This is a good beer. and goes down easy.

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Photo of acevenom
4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a stange glass. Pours dark copper with a near finger-length off-white head. The beer is mostly opaque, but there is some light visible along the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates, leaving a thin cap of lace atop the beer. The beer smells of dark roasted malt, toffee, plum, and raisin. It's a very rich and inviting aroma. Like their standard alt, the beer has more hop notes than you would expect just from the nose. There's a strong bready malt backbone with some toffee sweetness, plum, and raisin. There's some earthy and woody hop notes in this beer that come through rather well to balance everything out and provides some satisfying back end bitterness. I can't taste the 8.5% ABV because it is masked very well. The body is full with moderate carbonation. The beer goes down smoothly and has a dry finish. This is pleasantly drinkable for such a big beer. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with a lasting tan head. Nice lacing.

Nose is rich, sweet fruity-caramel malt...just smells thick and hearty. Burnt fruitcake is the description I am trying to think of.

Taste is like a raisin rolled in brown sugar, drizzled with dark rum and thrown in a pan on high heat with no oil or butter. Quite decadent and the alcohol feels bigger than 8.5%, surprising considering how rich the beer is. Mouthfeel is great and silky, I would definitely buy this again, even with the fairly steep pricetag.

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Photo of JayQue
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a stubby, long neck bottle with a stopper into a LaChouffe flute. Not like any altbier I ever had. More like a Dopplebock, but I'm not getting hung up on style with something that tastes this good. Pours a murky brown color with purplish highlights. Head retention and lacing are not much but the head is very bubbly ad vigorous up front. Overall carbonation is good.

Smell is malty and sweet with some dark fruit. Very pleasant. Taste is very good. Nice and sweet without being annoying or cloying. Rich malty /fruity taste without any heavy alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Very smooth.

This is an outstanding slow sipping beer. Not so strong as to make you comatose. A welcome addition to any cold weather beer drinking.

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

This beer is incredible. Not quite "perfect", but it has some spectacular dynamic qualities. Highly recommended.

Pouring it rather vigorously out of the bottle into a 0.5L Euro pint, it doesn't produce much head, but it'll maintain a cap and throw up some foam when swirled. It's quite opaque, brown with subtle reddish-purple highlights.

Extremely vibrant roasted (dark crystal) malt and roasted prune aromas hit you immediately. Quite intense. Melanoidin-rich, dense dark bread. I thought I was getting some warm, toasted walnut and definitely some medium-bold hop aromas as well. Kind of blurry altogether though until it warms up a good bit.

First taste impressions are toasted prunes and a gin-like herbal flavor (alcohol, i'm guessing). Predominantly roasty/burnt dark fruit finish. Quite a "full" flavor overall - roasted malt and mellow, slightly perfumy alcohol which carries strong through the finish and that dry prune undercurrent. Surely some assertive hops throughout. Moreish, in total.

Amazing how dry it seems despite the intense, semi-sweet taste. It really drops off, leaving the zippy tingle of roasted dark caramel malt on the roof of your mouth. Starts off med-full bodied (so smooth) while, woven so well into the background, warmth from the alcohol gradually wells up from the gut, building and smoothing ya out.

Wow. This was difficult to score because I've never had quite an ale like this. I paced myself but, by the end, I wish I'd had a much bigger mug of this. Oh boy!

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Photo of TheBigLebrewski
2.81/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Flip-topped into a pint glass. Thick, low translucence, a touch of maroon where the light fights the brown, and a thin cream head that dissipated quickly but left some lacing. Noted that the cloudiness was apparent even in the thin ribbon of beer as it was poured.

I found the smell pointedly unappetizing. There was certainly the backbone of a german malted beer, but something lightly astringent, and certainly metallic came through.

The taste was characterized mostly by an overwhelming sweetness. I should admit I am less privy to the style than I am to the American styles; I understand the style does warrant recognizable sweetness. Since this isn't one of the flavor attributes I usually hope for, I didn't love this one, but precision of the flavor was surprising considering the beer's appearance and viscosity.

Mouthfeel was enjoyable; and energetic and active beer.

Overall, one of the neater bottles I've held, and I was happy to go for a few more experience points in a lesser known style, but I didn't love it. This, certainly, could purely be personal preference.

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Photo of RichardMNixon
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the sweet bottle into a cervois glass.

A: Very dark amber body with a good amount of sediment. Lots of tan head that clings to the walls and maintains a steady quarter-inch tall after fading.

S: Lots of yeast at first, giving way to raisins and bread as the head fades and the beer warms, then finally some caramel and alcohol.

T: Sticky rum and raisin fruit cake. A little more sour than I was expecting as well. Very little alcohol here, I can smell it easier than I can taste it.

M: For a beer this sticky-sweet, it doesn't at all feel it (that's a good thing!). Drinks very clean off the palate.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.