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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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549 Ratings
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 52
Gots: 25 | 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 PatYoda
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy chestnut with a two finger white head that soon dissipates to a ring around the glass, then dissolves altogether. Smell is pretty identical to a doppelbock, besides a latex like smell which isn't real appealing. Maple sweetness and bready malt sweetness combine with a coffee smell and a nuttiness to create a very sweet, yet earthy aroma. A little detectable alcohol is there.

Taste is pretty similar to the smell. It's very difficult to distinguish this from a doppelbock. There are hardly any ale-like characteristics at all actually, as I don't detect any fruit, and the finish is very clean and lager-like. A nice nuttiness lingers on in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty crisp but loses carbonation toward the end of the glass and becomes too watery, which hinders the drinkability a bit. Overall this is a very solid offering.

PatYoda, Nov 21, 2005
Photo of ElGordo
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a nice-looking skinny long-necked bottle with a swing-top. Poured into my stange, the body is a dark caramel color topped by a good three inches of creamy, sticky, off-white head that leaves some pretty lacing. Aroma is heavy on tangy yeast, with spicy hops, sweet caramel malt, raisin, and dark sugar accented by a significant alcohol presence. Palate is dominated by roasted caramel malt, accompanied by notes of raisins, nuts, brown sugar, and the slightest tinge of hops. Finish is slightly sweet with some warming alcohol. Body is full and just a bit sticky, just about perfect for a robust altbier. Man, this is pretty damn good.

ElGordo, Nov 18, 2005
Photo of ggroller
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is so freakin' cool. I can't stop looking at it.

Popped the top and didn't shoot my eye out. Oh wait, maybe cuz the stopper is attached. Those Germans think of everything.

Dark walnut liquid with a super thick, dense, creamy head that will not dissipate. Sip after sip it retains it's consistency.

The aroma of this beer reminds me of a bakery. Sweet caramel, figs, almonds, toffee.

Malty, sweet raisins, caramel, and brown sugar with just enough bitterness to keep it in check. Huge mouthfeel. Thick, chewey.

Outstanding!

ggroller, Nov 16, 2005
Photo of jaluria
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium-brown color that is about slightly opaque. The head is white colored that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Aromas of figs, dates, and malt seem to come out. The taste is very much malt and sugar dominated with a fruity presence that intensifies as the beer warms. The figs and dates seem to blend together very well. It took me some time to identify these flavors because the malt is so dominant both in the taste and the aftertaste. A few sips leads to a warming alcohol sensation. An interesting beer since I haven't had this style before.

jaluria, Nov 11, 2005
Photo of GreenWBush
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice bottle presentation. Keeping emptied bottles seems futile but maybe i'll find a use for a 11.2 oz. flip-top someday.

Dirty brown plum ruby, slow rising streams of carbonation. Smallish head but great retention and cling.

The nose of this beer catches me off guard with hops. I was warned I would like this beer if I like "over-sweet" beers. The classic hallertau woodiness mingles with a leathery candied malt aroma. Extremely complex aroma and taste.

Sweet, malty, but has a strong hop-bite. Walnuts. Raisins. Slightly metallic.

So smooth for being so big and complex. Classic German flavors to the extreme, something unseen to these beer eyes.

GreenWBush, Oct 31, 2005
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Oct 30, 2005
Photo of MuddyFeet
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MuddyFeet, Oct 27, 2005
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 Loki
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Loki, Oct 21, 2005
Photo of beveragecaptain
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

beveragecaptain, Oct 20, 2005
Photo of hero27
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

hero27, Oct 19, 2005
Photo of AlexJ
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

AlexJ, Oct 14, 2005
Photo of bditty187
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 couldn’t believe this was an Alt Bier (I don’t 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 don’t really bond-together well. I had a couple ounce sample at a Huber Haus beer tasting a few months back. I took no notes (I’m 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.

bditty187, Oct 13, 2005
Photo of nlmartin
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

nlmartin, Oct 06, 2005
Photo of NClifestyle
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

cheers...

NClifestyle, Oct 05, 2005
Photo of Dithyramb
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Dithyramb, Sep 22, 2005
Photo of kmo1030
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

kmo1030, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of goodbyeohio
2.23/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

goodbyeohio, Aug 18, 2005
Photo of cubedbee
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

cubedbee, Aug 17, 2005
Photo of Citadel82
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Citadel82, Aug 15, 2005
Photo of meathookjones
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

meathookjones, Aug 12, 2005
Photo of Gaisgeil
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Slàinte!

Gaisgeil, Aug 08, 2005
Photo of Wonka
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

0.33L
Bottled on 11 04

Release of the swingtop resulted in a resounding deep pop
Poured into my Ayinger Weizen glass since I didn’t 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!

Wonka, Aug 07, 2005
Photo of Billolick
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

Billolick, Aug 06, 2005
Photo of IrishRedRock
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

IrishRedRock, Aug 02, 2005
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.