Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
This beer pours a chenut brown with a slight reddish hue with a tight one finger head,awesome aromas going one very nutty with huge molasses and vanilla tones.This brew exudes complexities even more as it warms,very doughy with molasses and with an underlying nuttiness finishing with a nice herbal/spiciness that rounds it out nicely.A big complex gem here with alot going on flavor wise,glad I got a chance to try it.
10-30-2005 01:59:30 | More by oberon
3.88/5 rDev -5.8%
Great looking bottle. Poured a murky brown color and fairly flat. Thin whisps of head lay on top. Some light peaked around the edges of the beer.
Nose is mostly malty with some caramel.
Flavor is very simple and very subtle. Malts are predominate, but I got hints of vanilla and caramel. Little bit smokey--but kind of like toasted nuts.
Medium body with a slick feel to it. Very light carbonation.
Alcohol is masterly hidden. And this beer is dangerous because it is way to smooth to drink for such a high ABV.
10-27-2005 01:26:00 | More by MuddyFeet
3.88/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
10-26-2005 01:42:15 | More by Bighuge
4.83/5 rDev +17.2%
Ah doppelsickle, as my wife calls it from the doppelsticke on the bottle, what a wonderful beer.
Appearance: Lovely dark copper color, with a light, white head comes from the tall, slender 333ml bottle. A beautiful thing to look at. Very inviting caramel color that seems to say, inside this glass lay pure malty goodness.
Smell: More inviting malt characteristics. Rich caramel, roasted malt, and toasted nut aroma combined with some German hop notes. Just a bigger invitation.
Taste: Big, thick roasted malt, caramel, and nutty flavors finished by crisp hops and a very clean, pure finish. Almost chewy at first the malt is so thick, yet the hops clean it nearly complete from the palate. Very crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Slightly crewy, then crisp and clean. Very enjoyable.
Drinkability: Wonderful, I would love to have this with a thick filet, some ribs, roasted chicken, braised lamb. Fantastic pair with meat.
So glad this is now in my market.
10-21-2005 15:33:08 | More by Loki
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
11.2 ounce flip-top bottle. This beer pours out a reddish brown color with a small head. Nut and fruit aroma with some toasted malt. Caramel flavor with apples. Hoppy finish. Start out very sweet and finishes moderately bitter. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. No sign of the 8.5%. Great drinkability. I thought the sticke alt was good, but the Dopplesticke blows it away. Too bad it's so expensive.
10-20-2005 01:30:13 | More by beveragecaptain
4.68/5 rDev +13.6%
Fliptop 11.2 oz bottle; bottled 4/18. Very unique bottle & labeling (note the picture).
Aroma is dominantly malt..thick, sweet caramel malts are reflected in the taste as well. Flavor seems like it could be much more aggressive, but I'm glad that it's not. The sweet dark fruits, raisin, molasses, and caramel blend together so perfectly...it's like candy...Simply delicious.
Thick, yet creamy and insanely smooth mouthfeel. One of the most smooth beers I've ever had, if not the smoothest. Completely velvet mouthfeel, no off flavors, and it absolutely begs you to drink it. 8.5% abv must be a joke..it's hidden behind the malty sweetness that ensues with every sip. A fantastic Alt.
This stuff is for real...buy two bottles if you find it. I made the mistake of only taking home one. Purchased @ Cellars Wine & Spirits in Minnetonka, MN.
10-19-2005 01:57:36 | More by hero27
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
Dark rusty brown in color with an attractive beige head that persists for a bit before settling into a delicate ring. A few scattered spots of thin lace.
Aroma is sweet caramel malts, honey, spice, vanilla, strong florals, molasses, nuts, and dry wood and leather. Similar to an English barleywine in the nose.
Flavor starts with chewy caramel and molasses, sweet floral highlights, fresh soft pretzles, and spicey floral hops. There are undertones of dried fruit and citrus, along with nuances of clover honey and orange blossems. It has a mellow toasty nuttyness throughout. Like liquid trail mix!
Body is almost big, yet slick and almost juicey feeling. Soft carbonation adds to the silky smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable, the 8.5% is well integrated into the brew. Awesome bottle too, definately worth $3.50 a pop.
10-14-2005 00:31:40 | More by AlexJ
4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
Hazy, brownish amber in hue with golden highlights, especially when backlit. The color of the liquid is very appealing. Off-white head, at the apex the foam was almost two-fingers in height, head retention was admirable, the bubbles slowly faded to a thin cap. After a little while longer it became soapy. The subsequent lacing was spotty and not widespread. Overall, this beer looks good but there is nothing magical about it.
The nose is a bit of a letdown. My first sniff was great, I couldnt believe this was an Alt Bier (I dont believe it is one, BTW, and if this is an Alt, wow, my definition has been greatly expanded). Cherries, phenolic alcohol notes, flowers, molasses, earth, a bit of leather, and some dried nuttiness. However, the potency is low and the aromas dont really bond-together well. I had a couple ounce sample at a Huber Haus beer tasting a few months back. I took no notes (Im not some RBer!) but I remember the nose really popped that night. With this sample, not so much now; maybe I had a fresher sample then? The bouquet is inviting but it is not jaw-dropping good like I remember it.
The palate is tasty but, again, it is bit of a letdown. Damn, I wish I could read the bottling date! Err. I remember a better beer. Memories can be flawed. I really want to try this one again. Anyway, the palate offers sweet maltiness, chocolate covered cherries, clovey/peppery alcohol notes, wildflowers in spots, molasses and caramel. At the back is a good amount of earth, a bit of leather, and some dried nuttiness. Juicy at the finish, rich in malt the alcohol is soothing. This redefines Alt for me I call this a German Barleywine. I also say, screw the style because it tastes damn good. This is a great beer.
Medium/medium-full in body, low but natural carbonation, the mouthfeel is a little slick for me but it does fit this beer reasonably well.
Awesome drinkability because I want to sip this beer so slow so I can savor every ounce. This is a beer to pair with gourmet cheese. I found the palate to be simply complex, at no point am I awed or overwhelmed but I am delighted every second. Excellent. I purchased my bottle in Fort Collins, CO (I believe). I want more.
10-13-2005 13:16:14 | More by bditty187
4.18/5 rDev +1.5%
This is a very neat looking bottle. Beer was poured into a twenty ounce wide mouth wine gobblet.
Appearance: Hell the bottle was so neat looking I almost was expecting crap. The beer pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head that lingers for the duration of the beer. Nice lacing plays on the side of the glass.
Smell: This is a very malty carmel smell about this beer.
Taste: Very sweet malts are present. Has a very nutty bread taste with just the right kiss of hops to prevent a syrup experience.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This beer is dangerously drinkable. I could suck these down all night long. I wish I had bought more.
10-06-2005 13:23:17 | More by nlmartin
4.63/5 rDev +12.4%
an amazing looking beer, from the great bottle to the pour, a dark amber, almost brown color with a thick, creamy head of light tan foam, which stayed with the beer and left much lace on the glass.
smell was nice, some caramel and malt.
this beer has a wonderful taste, full malt and sweet bread at the front of the mouth, some raisin in the middle, and a sharp, quick hop in the back, which was gone, but surprising left a somewhat nutty aftertaste (or bready).
a creamy beer, glides over the tongue and across the mouth, feels quite nice, and before i knew it, the beer was gone.
as the sticke comment says, this beer is a bit stronger in all categories that i would expect from an altbier, and that's a good thing. one hell of a beer, i would drink it anytime, if given the chance.
10-05-2005 03:54:27 | More by NClifestyle
4.58/5 rDev +11.2%
Even better than the normal "secret." This is the double dog dare. It is darker, prettier, and with a more healthy head. The aromas are darker, with molasses and dark sugar riding around with the usual Belgian. The same yeasty swirls are in there as well. The flavor is darker with a heavier mouthfeel. Candy sugar and dark malts run the show here. A great sipping brew. Yet again, this would be deadly as a tap version here in the states. But, please bring it anyway. Bottled 0418 and purchased from Dilly Deli in Cincinatti.
09-22-2005 03:45:02 | More by Dithyramb
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
brown, but not opaque, with ruby around the edges. tan head. sweet malty aromas dominate. dark fruitiness underneath that, with some interesting root beer notes. he taste is very sweet and malty. roasted dark chocolate and caramel with hints of coffee. dark fruit flavors including raisin and fig. the root beer from the smell comes back in a subtle way in the taste, adding a unique complexity to this beer. there are also some candied slightly belgian flavors. a little herbal bitterness is noticable, but no real hop flavor. the alcohol is detectable towards the back of the mouth with a slight warming effect. medium bodied, but coating in the mouth with delicate carbonation. decent drinkability, certainly enjoyable, but a little too sweet for more than one.
08-28-2005 02:22:28 | More by kmo1030
2.23/5 rDev -45.9%
cool fliptop with purple and silver labels.. bottling date is so faded or poorly printed that its unreadable.
clear red beer with some orange-to-yellow highlights. no head, virtual webby coating on the surface with more density around the edges. aroma is puzzlingly bizarre.. glue, bandaids, and cereal left in the sink overnight. sour malts. weird. excessively malty taste that evokes maple syrup with a hard bitterness.. waxy. pretty hot for 8+% as well. aftertaste leaves a puckering tart bitterness.. taking uerige sticke, a decent beer, and making it way too big for gluttonous american pigs. not sure this experiment is a successful one. had the chance to taste this at a b united event and liked it more then. i have one more bottle and will re-review in a few.. right about now, this is not one of my favorite beers. won't revisit unless this was a fluke.
08-18-2005 14:23:29 | More by goodbyeohio
4.08/5 rDev -1%
From one of the great Uerige swing-top bottles with a bottling date of 04 18. Pours a beautiful dark cherry laced brown with two fingers of a beige head settling to a nicely retained cap that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Big sweet aroma--brown sugar, molasses, dark berries--with a solid dose of floral hops in there as well. Taste starts out with a caramal maltiness, some fruit flavors like plum, cherry, and raisin coming through briefly, before a fairly big assault of grassy hops hit---leaving a slightly lingering bitterness which mixes with the alcohol taste as the beer warms. Mouthfeel on this one is somewhat creamy, and dispite the big sweetness, isn't at all syrupy. This is an interesting and complex beer--kind of the barley wine of alts, but in the end it's a little much for me and I'd prefer one of Uerige's other versions.
08-17-2005 19:53:32 | More by cubedbee
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
08-15-2005 12:19:21 | More by Citadel82
4.6/5 rDev +11.7%
Comes in the spiffy looking small swing-top bottles. Opens with a loud pop then pours out a deep dark red with a good sized off white head. Some clumps of lace and a tight cap of foam is maintained. Pretty big sweet dark ripe fruity notes up front with a bit of toasty malt. There is a definite hoppiness going on as well that adds interestingly to the overall aroma. The flavor starts with the same big burst of sticky sweet fruits. A good bit of toasty malts are there as is earthy hops notes. There are some Alt characteristics going on but they are definitely not the focus. Very barleywine like in its overall flavor. A good amount of bitter fruit rounds this out. Pretty thick and sticky this coats with flavor. Damn drinkable as well. A 750 would have been nice. An interesting beer that has some Doppelbock and some Barley wine things going on. Highly recommended.
08-12-2005 19:52:16 | More by meathookjones
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Recommended to me by some random Aussie (or maybe from New Zealand?) woman @ Merchant's in Dearborn.
Poured from an awesome German swingtop bottle a deep brown with red and amber overtones. Has a decent fluffy head that left a slight crown all throughout. Nose was deep and dank, very malty and strong. Wafts of baked goods, reminded me of pie somehow. Taste initially was of dark fruit, raisins and figs... but was taken over by a sticky malt profile with a slight bitterness that had no chance of taking over the attention.
Very strong and complex, definatly a sipper, paired well with my steak, leek and potato bridies.
08-08-2005 20:29:38 | More by Gaisgeil
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
Bottled on 11 04
Release of the swingtop resulted in a resounding deep pop
Poured into my Ayinger Weizen glass since I didnt have a stange
Here is one heck of a glorious bottle. Its art in glass.
Appearance dark amber body with ever-present rising carbonation; 2.5-inch thick, creamy-topped, off-white head sets back but it always guarded the beer; lace is commendable
Smell wow; doughy sweetness and prune interwine; bit of molasses, spice and candy; subtle hop
Taste earth, dark fruit and light candy with a subtle hop tinge; seems to have mellowed nicely with a few months under its belt; barely any alcohol present; aftertaste is a balance of dark fruit and hop early with an added bitterness reminiscent of Hallertauer winning late
Mouthfeel low carbonation is used to the max to create a rich and lush feel; resoundingly dry at close
Drinkability the dry close has me immediately diving for more but it does detract somewhat from the overall experience; the smell/taste/feel package comes together nicely
Yes! Now this is an incredible brew. Two thumbs up to Uerige!
08-07-2005 22:13:19 | More by Wonka
4.7/5 rDev +14.1%
classy flip top 11.2 ounce bottle (Bottled on 4-18, noted on the upper label), pours reddish coppery amber, soft and creamy off white head, leaves some scattered, fine stringy lacing. Spicy, alcohol, astringent nose. Clean, strong, flavorful brew, nutty, malty,rum soaked, crisp and tasty. simply one of the best brews out there, seek it out and enjoy this delicacy. World class sipper/night capper, would be great with some nuts cheese, dried fruits, you get the idea...
08-06-2005 00:15:05 | More by Billolick
4.53/5 rDev +10%
The pop of the swingtop reveals the aromas of this crimson amber beauty even before I pour it. I can tell just from the insanely complex aroma that this is going to be quite interesting. The nose is malty and sweet, and there's so much to pick up here. Belgian candy sugar, almonds, licorice, citric tangerine notes and buttery toffee. Wow.
The taste follows suit in complexity, and is one of those rare beers that has the unique characteristic of having an entirely different taste from the beginning of a sip to the end. Starts a tad sweet, with nutty hazlenut flavors and spices that get you thinking of warming holiday brews. A mild yet crisp hop bitterness leads you towards the end, where you'll find yourself hit with a bit of carbonation and a massive wallop of malty goodness. Cripes! I didn't expect this to be this good. And the mouthfeel...so smooth and velvety. Perfection on that. Slightly warming from the alcohol, but it's hidden well. Definitely somewhat of a cross between a big, malty German Alt and an American Barleywine. Im'a go buy a few more bottles of this goodness, thank'ya very much.
08-02-2005 02:42:08 | More by IrishRedRock
4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
(Served in a small strange)
A- This beer pours a warm leather brown clear body with a creamy light tan head. Gentle carbonation rises to the top of the glass.
S- The smell of caramel malt and toasted malt with the hint of dark dried fruit.
T- This beer has a warm brown malty taste. Notes of faint chocolate and caramel with a slight sweetness. A gentle hop bitterness finishes this taste.
M- medium mouthfeel with a faint alcohol warmth in the finish. No astringency.
D- This is a good solid altbier. It has the great malty flavors and a nice hop bitterness with the alcohol warmth to balance. Very nice brew.
08-01-2005 01:06:15 | More by rhoadsrage
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
Extremely cool Uerige bottle.
Pours a deep coppery caramel into a stange. Topped with a nice-sized head of sticky white froth. Quite attractive.
Smell is a heady mix of very thick, candied-fruit malts and a nice punch of strong, bitter hops. Caramel and tropical fruits come through nicely.
The flavor is huge without being too much. It's definitely thick with a candy-ish malt, but not cloyingly so, and there's a distinct fruitiness that reminds me almost of a peach flavor that pulls through. The hops, however, remain present at all times, lending a nice sharp bitterness to the taste.
The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and creamy, it really feels great in there. Drinkability is fantastic for a brew of its ABV (8.5%).
Overall: Really glad I picked this one up at New Beer Distributors in NYC. As other reviewers have noted, it is slightly reminiscent of a barleywine masquerading as an alt, but with a much lighter, less severe flavor and texture. Moreover, the typical alt characteristics hold it together quite nicely. Try this one if you can.
07-29-2005 03:05:01 | More by whartontallboy
3.8/5 rDev -7.8%
I'll treat this as a *dubbelbockalt* -- it has the sweet brown pecan pie spice aromas reminiscent of Celebrator ot Traquair House Ale. Creamy textured and loaded with sweet malt flavor, the alcohol pulls away from the roasted bitterness leaving a cough-syrup effect that could become a chore to drink. Sticky, tarry bitterness on the finish.
07-27-2005 21:52:23 | More by putnam
3.95/5 rDev -4.1%
Huge, creamy, light brown colored head faded slowly leaving scattered strings of lace. Dark copper, almost mahogany colored beer has a transparent candy hue to it. Sweet caramel malt, candied flowers, and a whif of pineapple in the aroma. Strong sweet malt up front feels fairly thick. Plums and vinuous notes in the middle mix with caramel and alcohol. A mild bitterness joins the party at the end supressing the sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is soft and full, but not to the point of thick. My first "Imperial Altbier", there are plenty of interesting flavors and aromas, but I'm a bit put off by the strangely sweet caramel flavor that reminds of Samichlaus.
07-26-2005 01:23:12 | More by HappyHourHero
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
The beer poured into the glass crystal clear just beyond amber with a low off-white and persistent head which laced the glass.
The aroma was floral and fruity with a strong flowery presence coupled with a slight alcohol phenolic spice and some nice caramel maltiness.
The flavor was malty with quite a charge of caramel and a marriage of assertive bittering to keep that malt in check. The hops were slightly earthy and definitely spicy with a slight bite. The hops came mainly in bittering, but some flavor shined through. Also present was a nice fruity character with restrained raisin charater overshadowed by the hops.
The finish was dry, darn near bone dry with lasting bittering on the palate and a spicy hop flavor that lasted into the aftertaste. The body was medium full and well done. It's an alt on steriods and a well crafted one at that!
11.2 ounce flip top bottle, thanks MABZ! Bottled on 04.18
07-22-2005 00:06:44 | More by GCBrewingCo
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.