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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Reviews: 414
Hads: 609
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 78
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 clickpush
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

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

Amber/mahogany. White head with good carbonation doesn't last too long and leave some lace behind.

Toffee, fig, caramel malt, mollasses, and some dark fruit aromas, and floral hop. As well as some alcohol.

Wow..a blast of hops on this one. The ending is pure dry hop bitterness. Nice flowery hops in the mid palate as well as the caramel malt. This is one complex brew with a finish to match. At least 50 seconds if not more. Fig and toffee also. But the floral hops dominate throughout. Damn good malty, hoppy balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is off slightly and hurts the drinkability somewhat.

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Photo of jwc215
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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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.

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

Poured from an 11.2 oz bell-shaped, swing-cap bottle with bottled date 0604. Not sure if that means June 04 or April 06. Poured dark brown with a small, off-white head. Very clear and slight red tint.

Caramel and fruit aroma.

Sweet start, with caramel, raisin, and nut. Slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Nicely balanced. High alcohol content is nicely masked.

Medium bodied and well carbonated.

Excellent for sipping. I plan to store the second bottle that I bought for a while to see how it changes.

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Photo of DrJay
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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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.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pour was a dark amber/red with a two finger head that slowly dissapated to a thin head on top of the beer that held on throughout the drink.

The smell was quite a complex mix of fruit and nuts with just a slight hint of hops.

The drink started with a heavy fruit taste followed by a nutty middle and a hoppy end that finished clean and crisp. Little or no aftertaste.

This is one of the best beers I've ever tried. I will buy more of these just to keep them for special occasions. If you want a good example of the style this is one to look for.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 0604. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity with raisens and caramel that is also a bit doughey. Taste is thick, creamy and complex that is very yeasty and bready with a bit of nuttiness. Overall, this is a brew that is definately worth trying! Recommended.

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

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear deep reddish brown color with a ¼” head of tight off white bubbles. There aren’t many bubbles rising to maintain the head, so it falls to just a layer across the top of the beer pretty quickly.

Aroma: The aroma has some defined hops that definitely seem well aged, though it still has a pronounced floral presence. There is some noticeable roast in here as well as an alcoholic spicy thing going on. When you get deeper into the aroma, there is a noticeable sweet caramel thing going on that gives balance to the obviously assertive hop character. As the beer warms a bit, there is a caramel apple aromatic setting in that is really pleasant.

Taste: This beer is a whole lot more fruity than I suspected from the aroma. I get a floral note to add to the fruit in the beginning, but it stays pretty fruity for the majority of the profile. There is quite a bit of bittering noticeable at the end of the finish, but the gravity and the fruit distract you from this pretty much the entire time. The finish is pretty balanced believe it or not, and it only has a slight edge toward the bittering. For the most part the dark malts keep the hops in check. As the beer warms a bit, the alcohol becomes more noticeable, so the beer unfortunately takes on a more medicinal edge.

Opinion: This is a pretty darn good beer. It will take me a bit to get used to such a bold version of the Duesseldorfer Altbier. I really enjoy it, but it is really in a different class from its traditional cousins. This beer is better aged to enhance the drinkability, but there is so much alcohol here, it makes the whole experience a lot different. This is not necessarily a beer for someone who likes Alts like myself, but more for someone that would like a German Barley Wine…if there was such a thing. The hops are such a big player that it really doesn’t fit in any other category. It is good and I would definitely drink it again…but it is BIG for the style that I am used to.

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

Appearance: Red/brown body, big tan head, lots of carbonation visible on the sides of the glass. Head fades slow, rocky and creamy.

Smell: Lightly malty, brown sugar and a little grass. Interesting.

Taste: Creamy sweet and strong flavors, grassy, malty, a little maple and molasses. A strong, uniquely flavored beer. Flavored much like a dopplebock, enjoyable.

Drinkablity: A fine sipper, I have heard Uerige beers are best fresh, and I believe it.

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Photo of murrayswine
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is mother's milk to me!

brought to me courtesy of brentk56...THANK YOU!

poured a beautiful deep amber/rust color into my HB stick.

The smell is rich with raisins, molasses, and sweeter malt.

The taste is all molasses, toffee, raisins, plum, and a little red apple.

mouthfeel is super creamy and smooth.

Fantastic beer. just absolutely awesome.

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Photo of scooter231
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The highest regarded sample of the style and I can see why.
This guy almost reminds of a Belgian strong dark ale... but maltier; like, meaty malty goodness.
Some rum cake flavors going on... some raisin, some cherry, some prune and plum... the flavor manages to linger for juuuust long enough without it becoming an unwelcome guest. This reminds me of cookies I've had that were loaded with booze and you really didn't notice the booze till you found you had a hard time standing up and walking around.
Good, solid, tasty German craft. Some might have a hard time having more than one bottle but would probably seek to get it again at some point. As for myself, I could easily see sitting down with a few of these.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cool bottle with a flip top. Nice pop as I opened this. I poured it into a tulip and it formed a tannish head that fell to a solid covering with some island effect and coat lacing.

Has some altbier qualities in that it has a light and spritzy aroma. On the "lively" edge of a dopplebock without the deep fruitiness. Taste comes across a bit different though. Fig newtons come to mind, syrupy and ultra thick mouthfeel goes to battle with an agressive carbonation. Dark fruits, sugar, alcohol splash. Drying and crisping hop bite comes through about halfway through and finishes wet and syrupy. Similar to the "sticke" with more of a lean to fruits and alcohol, but essentially a clone with an addition.

Notes: One that I'll seek out in bulk. This is the fourth of four and i'm depressed that its gone for now.

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Photo of stephendr
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

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Photo of geexploitation
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours the color of dark rust with dirt and ruby highlights, appetizingly enough. Some carbonation and a relatively small but persistent head. Aromas are of very sweet molasses, spices, and sugared figs; very doppelbock like. No hops are apparent on the nose. On the tongue, the first sensation is one of sweetness, followed by pinpricks of carbonation. The sweetness fades then to metals, then into a long, dry, slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, with medium carbonation. The weight of this beer seems to thin out toward the finish. Overall, a wonderful beer, very smooth, with completely hidden alcohol. Weighty enough to be substantial, smooth enough to be enjoyed often.

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Photo of trep
3.27/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Interesting looking swing-top bottle. Garnet body with a white head, leaves abundant lacing.

Sweet malt aroma with a little nuttiness and carmel is abundant.

Lots of roasted malt and a nice carmelized malt finish. Very very sweet, almost too sweet for me. Nuttiness and a nice bitter hop bite towards the middle.

Medium body with little carbonation. Not very easy drinking.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only other version of this brew I've tasted has been Victory 10 anniversary so here it goes...appears a slight clouded amber dark copper with a light cream colored head leaves fine even lacing down my glass. Aroma contains complex tart raisin/citrus, anise fruity alcohol presence as well. Taste...alcohol is evident a little hot indeed nice spicy herbal content toasted nut caramel complex fruity notes alcoholic plum raisin mix very good stuff. Mouthfeel is medium bodied slight syrupy texture higher carbonation does tickle the throat light burn on the palate. Drinkability one to savor quite a rare offering that I have only seen on a few occasions, quality but not something I would crave over and over again.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Uerige DoppelSticke (Düsseldorf-Altstadt) is best served at cool, cellar temperatures (40-50°F) and enjoyed from a traditional short, straight-sided glass called a Stangen (pole) or Reagenzglas (test tube). Uerige DoppelSticke pours up sublime with ample carbonation that creates a full-lacy, thick cream colored head that sits atop a bright, deep-copperish body. The head dissapates surprisingly slow leaving lots of Düssel lace in its wake. The hugely malty & decidely grainy/nutty aroma has some distinct fruitiness/esters (e.g. Bosc pear, peach pit, freshly cut pineapple) with a touch of spiciness and some notable herbal/grassy character from the abundantly use of traditional 'Noble' German hops. The taste starts off slightly sweet & solidly malty then gives way to some marked bitterness which eventually carries into a rich, slightly oily/nutty, lightly alcoholic & decidely bittersweet finish. This big & chewy, medium-full bodied indeginous specialty beer of Düsseldorfer-Altstadt (Old Town) is undoubtedly a very special treat for Americans! Uerige DoppelSticke is being brewed annually specifically for the US market only! A suggested traditional pairing includes a roasted leg of pork, potato dumplings, coleslaw and buttered spent yeast bread rolls with onions, radishes & red fruit jelly with vanilla sauce on the side. Here's to "Grumpy" Wilhelm Cürten and his doubly "Secret" Düsselbier!

PROST! Beertracker

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Lots of carbonation. Light beige head is towering over the beer, need to let it chill out a bit before pouring the rest of the beer. Color is much like a fine filtered marzen.

S: Leathery aroma with ripe strawberries, fresh dough, orange peel and dried apricot. Superb.

T: Awesome. Lets start from the top. Hint of backstrap maltiness begins then gets sucker punched by a tidal wave of bitterness. The bitterness does NOT subside...It actually accelerates while you think its going to drop off. Hop character becomes present as the bitterness platueus.. Hops blend in with the sweet malty backbone which consists of dried figs, brown sugar and a wood finish.

M: Full bodied and fairly creamy.

D: Very dry and quite enjoyable. IPA vs Doppelbock.

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Photo of Ego
3.32/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

stange bottle found @ oak tree buy rite, edison nj

wierd bottle, rare style, the only other time I have had the style is the Victory 10th year Alt...
siszzling white head starts out at 2 fingers, rapidly settles down, lacing is a bit spotty, very dark brown with ruby hightlights, light does pass through but it slows it down... the head actually dissapears completely.. not a great looking brew.

licorice ? sambuca? you can smell the alcohol under the malt, some star anise, this almost smells more like a spicy soup than beer.. really hard to put my finger on everything here, some toasted malt tones.. there is alot going on but for some reason it doesn't thrill me.

taste etc...
thick and very coating on the mouth, the carbonation is non existent almost in the mouth aside from a little prickly sensation on the back of the tongue.. this almost drinks like a barleywine with some toasted malts. you can taste a touch of the alcohol as well. mouthfeel is medium. drinkability? this one is good to split with friends after dinner.. might go nice with some chocolate.

not bad, not great. not much to this one imo...

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tawny in color with a fantastic head/would-be lace along the side of my glass. The carbonation was light and undisturbing. Aromas of roasted nuts, slightly sweet goodness and with a backdrop of almost hollistic German hops. Smooth on the palate, almost coating. The hops are in no way overpowering as it is the malt that speaks the volumes here. Again, the fruit notes come through on the tongue. Not for the faint of heart, this one may be borderline on "knife and fork" in its chewiness, and that is ok by me. A nice balance of the malt, underlying sweetness, and the hops. A fine, fine brew, to be sure.

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Photo of kirok1999
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loved the bottle so I decided to try it.

Appearance- Dark bronze with a substantial head that quickly fades. Almost no lacing on the glass.

Smell- Sweet and spicy, perhaps cinnamon, caramel, allspice, nutty maltiness.

Taste- Not as sweet as the smell. Spicy notes cling in the aftertaste. Almost a Belgian yeasty sweetness, slight caramel and nuts,

Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy, bready and hearty.

Drinkability- Very nice brew. Not my favorite style, but if you like altbiers this is a great one.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting bottle. Can't decide if I like it or not but it's different, you gotta like that.

Pours a cloudy caramel-brown with a slight reddish hue. Head is tan and is nice and foamy. It retains for a few minutes before thinning significantly.

Aroma reminds a little of a barley wine, with some funky malt sweetness recalling overripe figs, saltwater taffy, dark corn syrup and just a hint of smoke. If this tastes as delicious as it smells...

It does! A bitter element mingles with the smells described above (especially the caramel), so the hops are doing their thing, but they're still outclassed by the musty malt sweetness and bready heartiness. Shades of maple, raisin and anise elbow into the flavor profile, while the alcohol provides a nice mellow warming with each sip.

Everything feels earthy, with a velvety creaminess in the mouth, not at all flat but certainly extremely smooth.

This is one of the most interesting and enjoyable German beers I've had yet. Reminds more of a French or Belgian concoction than a German, but I never doubted the country's ability to make great beer...maybe I doubted their ability to make 'different' beer (considering their incredibly strict brewing laws). I stand reminded of this country's awesome brewing capabilities.

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