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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 60
Gots: 31 | 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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Ratings: 576 | Reviews: 407
Photo of RunawayJim
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass. Beer poured a brown color with a thick tan head that quickly diminished. Smells of sweet chocolate and caramel along with some spices and fruit.

The taste was similar, sweet with a slight bitterness. Chocolate and caramel dominate with a fruit and spice aftertaste. There is a slightly noticeable alcohol burn to it.

The beer is very smooth. It looked more carbonated than it felt. It felt like silk (if beer can feel like silk). It caught me way off guard.

I wasn't overly impressed with it, though I would try it again, but perhaps one with less alcohol. The alcohol burn and taste really detracted from the overall experience for me.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz swing-top bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, spices and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very malty and sweet with flavors of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and some spice. The alcohol burn is pretty significant but not overly strong. There’s decent and complimentary hops presence that provides some balance. I’ve had this one sitting for a while (somewhere between 6-10 months I think) and it seems like it has taken on an English Barley Wine flavor to it. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily possibly a little to easy for a beer at this ABV level, not too filling, good representation of style, nice strong kick, this beer is certainly unique as it has a lot more sweetness and packs a little bit more punch than most Altbiers. I could see myself drinking a few and it’s an excellent beer overall, but it’s not one that you would want to pound down for a whole evening.

Photo of homebrewhawk
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz brown swing top bottle poured into a shaker pint. Hazy dark copper, appeared to be bottle conditioned. Two fingers of fine white bubbled head.
Lots of malt in the aroma, some noble hops, and a little alcohol.
Deep malty flavor, plenty of sweetness. Caramel/molasses.
Nice dose of hop bitterness to balance it out. Medium to full bodied.
A really unique beer, very drinkable.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chestnut with a head that fades pretty quickly. Some lacing. The smell has lots of dry malt up front. some fresh grain, wasa crackers, and powderey chocolate. The taste is similar, but with lots more chocolate- very big, dry, and smooth. A nicely integrated malt bomb with the alcohol well hidden and quite creamy as well. Delicious.

Photo of Lupin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled May 2007. I'm saving up growlers for my first homebrew this winter or spring and I've never had this one before. I was missing out.

Holding this one up to the light in my Gaffel stange, just the tiniest bit of amber can be seen through the darkness. Head comes up about 3/4" of an inch shy from the top of the glass, with a nice mix of bubble sizes and decent retention.

Sweet caramel and malts abound in the aroma and give the whole thing a charming presence. How inviting.

This one has that fine chalky maltiness of a good doppelbock with a a bit more bitterness. Fruity and a little bit of toffee here and there, and properly sweet up front. Very tart, probably the roasted malts. Finish is well rounded with some charming hop bitterness. Swish it over the whole of your tongue a few times to get the whole flavor.. It really works quite well and no two sips go down quite the same way. For me, this is always the sign of a good beer.

Be forewarned, the roasted malt taste will linger on your tongue for a while with this one.

This is only my second altbier and, while the first was unremarkable, this one has definitely piqued my interest in the style. Keep 'em coming.

Photo of jcdiflorio
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served into my Mad Elf tulip glass from an 11,2 oz brown bottle with a long slender neck flip top.

Very mirky,cider-like color with a reddish hue with a sudsy ring of foam a slight swirl gives it a thin creamy coating. Extra tiny bubbles stringing of the sides of the glass.

Intense malted aromas heavy carmell with a burnt edge. The booziness makes the senses tingle. Earthy with a freshly mowed grassiness.

Heavy malted tastes,lot of very sweet burnt carmell,toffee,very good balance with strong tea-like bitterness. Astrigent with an earthy/mineral feel and very boozy.

Full/thick mouthfeel,syrupy. Complex tastes more drinkable than i would have thought from first impression. Still a sipper,on the filling side. One of these is enough for me.

Photo of fartingdog
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark hazy amber, thin head.

S- Caramel, malty, dark fruit, faint wood.

T- Somewhat oakey? Astringent, fruity, faint caramel, vanilla.

M- Good body, crisp carbonation. Slightly astringent aftertaste.

D- A good dark alt, tho I don't recall the astringency in previous samplings. We'll have to compare these notes next time.

Photo of pittvkyle7
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- very nice. I poured into a lambic glass but hey, big tan head. deep brown, slightly red in the light.
S- yummy. very sweet, honey, dark fruits, brown sugar.
T-carmalized, slightly burnt, dark fruits, honey, brown sugar.
M-ok, the sweetness could become cloying, medium body. I could always go for less carbonation so...
D- one was good

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

Uerige- Doppelsticke

Appearance- Slighty hazy deep red with a thick tan head.
Smell- Strong dried fruits. Plum, raisin, and cherry.
Taste- Big fruit flavors. Raisin, fig, prune, and cherry with a light licorice touch. Thick and malty throughout. A slight Marmite flavor in the end?!
Mouthfeel- Sweet and slighty cloying. Reminded me of a fresh brewed Barleywine.

Overall- $3.99 for a bottle and worth it. I highly suggest aging this. My bottle was bottled on 05.07 and it was sweet and fruity (4 months in). Give it time to ripen.

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

distinctive 11.2 oz swingtop brown bottle

freshness dated - At 3 months old, I don't think I've had one of these that wasn't a year old before. We'll see how it is when fresher.

Pours a nice clear dark brown color. The head is slow arriving, but eventually reaches nearly an inch in height of startlingly white color, fading quickly to an uneven cap. Spotty lacing over a good portion of the glass.

Nose is nice and rich. Plenty of caramel and dark fruit. Smells warming and sweet and complex. Probably poured a bit too cold, an assumption that is confirmed up as the aroma becomes even more rich as it warms.

While the nose is a bit better fresh, this particular bottle falls barely short of the others I've had in taste. This is due solely to the prevalent alcohol which if the past is any indication will mostly disappear over time. Still, this is a damn fine tasting beverage. Plenty of caramel and toffee here, and some spiciness that I don't think is just the alcohol making its presence known. Bittering hops I hadn't noticed at all before show up in the drying finish.

Pretty light though there is a lot packed into the body. Carbonation is on the light side of medium but still a bit higher than I remember from aged bottles. Drinkability is pretty high, though this falls short of the near lethal drinkability of previous experiences.

Photo of bigbelcher
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice beer, brown in color. Has that distinctive german aroma and malt flavor that is unique to German beers. Stronger than the Sticke alt but the hop level was adjusted so it is not sweet, like you get in a dopplebock versus a bock. Pretty fresh beer and it had just arrived in the state and was new on the shelf at Papago Brewing along with the sticke alt.

Photo of kkipple
3.03/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I mostly bought this for the supercool German hand grenade style bottle with the long neck and swing top. Sexy. The bottle, incidentally, reads "bottled on 06 04", which, being German, likely means April of 06, but who can say for sure?

Pours a hazy, red-orange. The head is fast fading and off white. Few bubbles in the glass and some fine particulate suspended in the ale.

As it warms, the glass surrenders notes of sweet malts, candy sugar, raisins and alcohol. Very sugary. The smell gets more intense over time, eventually becoming a sugary mess that is a bit sickly. Not my thing, really.

Taste is interesting… a Doppelbockish malt upfront; lots of raisins and higher fusel alcohols – sort of like a watered down Samichlaus, very alcoholic, the 8.5% seems more like 10%… not terribly complex and sort of watery, with a big boozy malt presence and little else… minor harsh citrus hop bitterness, but it’s all very vague.

Mouthfeel is thin. A fine, sharp carbonation gives this a bit of a kick. Aftertaste is dark malts and alcohol with some sugary caramel sweetness and a bittersweet, citrus rind flavor. Finishes dry.

I didn't like this at first, but it eventually grew a bit on me. Was it to style? Likely. Did I enjoy it? Only marginally. Uerige Doppelsticke is just too sweet for my general consumption, but it's interesting and would probably be a lot better if I wasn’t drinking it on a sweaty 85 degree night in South Carolina. Try it and form your own opinion. At the least you’ll come away with a swell swing top bottle.

Photo of wedge
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 06.04 / Code: 05.06

Not sure if this was bottled in June of '04 or April 6 of '05 or '06...it probably doesn't make much difference, this being the "barleywine" of German beers.

Beautiful dark copper color with an awesomely thick, rocky tan head. Lace cakes on the glass as the head slowly drops. Wonderfully complex malty aromas: molasses, cherries, berries, tobacco, oak, toasted caramel...excellent smelling stuff. The flavor follows the direction of the aroma, a balance of malts and fruit finishing with a charred alcoholic note. More of a spicy, herbal feel to it as the hops start to come through. Medium bodied, slick, and a bit drying. A slight warming sting is starting to develop in my throat.

This really is sort of like a German barleywine...really not like anything I've ever had. On a side note, I find it interesting they brew this just for the American market.

Photo of IPAcraig
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the beers I recieved from jdoolin in a trade. This will be my first Altbier. Poured into my De Garre snifter. Enjoying this one after seeing the 5th installment of Harry Potter.

A - Pours a murky deep brown, with a minimal head, that lasted fairly well by the stream of bubbles that kept rising from this one.

S - This beer has a very strong malty smell. Very fruity smell, with figs and plums.

T - Mice malt sweetness envelopes the tounge right away, but not overly sweet. This beer has a hot finish with a big alcohol presence (that is actually quite nice) followed by a surpising amount of hop presence. A lingering fruitness is present as well. An outstanding tasting beer.

M - A nice amout of carbonation, perhaps just right for this particular beer. At first it seems a very creamy beer, however the slightly prickly carbonation comes alive in the end.

D - What a great beer. If I can find this one again I will definitely pick it up. As I mentioned this was my first Alt; my first percetption reminded me of a Doppelbock fermented with ale yeast with a bit more of a hop presence (a damn nice combination, in my opinion).

Thanks jdoolin for adding this one to the trade, it was most welcomed!

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a dark brown color beer with a huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and dry raisins is enjoyable but definitely not what I was expecting. Taste is comprised of sweet malt with some nice notes of chocolates and dry fruits with a somewhat dry finish. Well done overall but definitely not what I was expecting for and Alt but again it is style that I don’t really know too well.

Photo of klewis
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/2004

A: Pours a dark brown with a tan bubbly head. The head sustains at 1/2" and leaves thick, heavy lacing.

S: Sweet, malty smell with strong aromas of caramel and molasses.

T: A sweet malty character imparts caramel flavors with a prominent roasted nut taste. Balanced nicely with a dry, vegetal hop flavor. The alcohol is quite noticeable and gives off quite a bit of heat.

M: Full-bodied, thick, and syrupy, the beer coats and sticks all over the mouth. Light carbonation.

D: The intensity of the flavor makes this one a sipper, and I think that 11.2 oz is going to be about all of this that I could drink in one sitting. Still, this one is damn good and one to look for.

Photo of Lexx
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to biegaman and/or Viggo for this one!
This pours a dark, slightly cloudy honey color. Small, creme head with very minor lacing.
The scent was very much pineapple, malt, rotting fruit, coconut and a little bit of bourbon.
It had a lovely bitterness to it, with some big coconut in the finish. It was quite dry, almost sucking any moisture that was in your mouth to begin with right out. We questioned how fresh this was, so it would be nice to taste one that was a bit fresher.

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

Poured from a small long neck swing top to a cut crystal mug. The liquid is a dark bronze with good carbonation. the head is one full finger tan and fades quickly to a nice lace.

The smell is strong and sweet, medium toasted caramel and a fermented fruit note.

The taste is sweet almost sugary like sugared fruit, the hops are there and nice they add good balance to a well done big brew. This brew is one big malt bomb, like a mouth full of stollen.

The mouthfeel is very good nice body and great carbonation.

The drinkaility is good. This would be a killer on tap. Prosit MK

Photo of biegaman
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
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!

Photo of techdiver
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tough reading bottle, looks like bottled on 06.04 code 05.06.

Pours a deep amber copper with a solid creamy head that dissipates slowly leaving a substantial cap and nice lacing.

Balanced malt and hops greet the nose.

Initial taste shows an unexpected degree of sweet malt with the hops. Somewhat like a hoppy Belgian.

Mouthfeel is heavier than the Sticke with a bit less carbonation.

Again a very drinkable brew, ABV putting it up there with many Belgians.

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

Cool looking 11.2oz swingtop bottle purchased at Daanen's in Hayden, ID, for $4.50. Bottled on "04.18."

Poured a dark red-brown color, with a tight, off-white head that took a few minutes to drop and remained a foam collar throughout it's tenure in a Lang Creek pintglass. Spotty lace.

The smell was a mixture of sweet caramel, raisins and apples. More complex than I expected.

The taste was roastier than I expected. The sweet caramel flavor was at the fore, swiftly joined by the more bitter, fruity aspects noted in the nose. There's a slight boozy flavor in the middle of things. The hops are most conspicuous at the fairly dry swallow. A very tasty altbier.

Mouthfeel was about right for the style, with just the right level of carbonation. Thoroughly medium bodied.

Very tasty beer, and one that goes down fairly easy considering the alcohol content. My only experience of Dusseldorf was passing through on a train (and doing a double-take while passing the whorehouse near the train station). This beer makes me want to pack up and move there.

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

comes in a nifty long-neck flip top

a tall rocky head presides over a reddish copper clear beer. the aroma emanating from this nice head is a robust bock-like malt with musty, floral noble hops. there's even a touch of wet hay. the malt nose is breadier than a typical bock, but otherwise not dissimilar. more diacetyl

ooh that's tasty. it's the nosferatu of germany. robust, but plenty hoppy (big bitterness for a german beer). sweet and lightly fruity. it's clean, as an alt should be

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 MrHurmateeowish
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Small pop-top brown bottle from Florian's in Auburn. Copper-red slightly murky translucent body with about a half an inch of off-white head that leavea fairly good lacing. Nuttiness dominates the aroma with just a hint of black licorice or root beer quality to it. Nut, caramel malt, roastiness all play big parts in the flavor with hints of black licorice, fruit, and smoke with a clean finish. Some alcohol warming present, although alcohol flavor is almost non-existent (impressively). A nice and surprising creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable for the abv and body, but I'd still approach this as a bit of a sipper. Actually impressed with this one. An impressive altbier and a damn good lager.

Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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