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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 55
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
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 mmmbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome 330 mL swingtop bottle with a really long neck... bottled-on date looks like 04.18 maybe - it's really faded. Brewed especially for the American market as per the Uerige website. Served lightly chilled. It pours an unfiltered chestnut/brown with a half-inch of khaki head that leaves nice trails of lacing throughout. Smells of caramel and vinous malts, green hops/hop oils, sweetness, and maybe some metal - kinda like a dopplebock. It has a big maltiness up front and a big hop background with a thick body that drinks like a meal. Other flavors are burnt malts, raisins, hop oils, leafy hops, alcohol, and a good all-around bitterness from the hops and burnt malts. Overall very nice - a beer that I would come back to - reminds me of a dopplebock with ale yeast. Now to try others in the Uerige lineup.

mmmbeer, Jan 24, 2006
Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second beer in my altbier tour.

A little amber left, but mainly brown. Nice head, which goes into a lace that doesn't go away.

Hops only at first on the nose. Boosy aroma which later comes into play.

I actually enjoyed the classic's taste better, but this one is great as well. Some tastes like the other, but the aforementioned boozy/chocalate tastes as well. What it really reminds me of is a good quad like St. B 12 or Westy 12. Yes, really.

Mouthfeel at first was perfect and then became less so. So we'll go with a 4.5.

Overall, I still prefer the 4.5% alt but this one is excellent as well. I guess this could be a different style. Less of a session due to alcohol level.

GeoffFromSJ, Jan 09, 2006
Photo of ppoitras
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA. Unreadable bottled on date on bottle neck.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light tan head over a somewhat murky dark amber/light brown brew. Head fades rather quickly, with spotty delicate lacing. Aroma is sweet grains and fruit. Taste is slight vinous, with dark fruits, yet malt still evident throughout, and a light alcoholic close and warming. Flows tremendously easy over the tongue, and drinkability is also excellent, especially for something with a higher abv. Won't be sorry here.

ppoitras, Jan 07, 2006
Photo of dansteino
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very Good. Deep, dark copper color. Nice head. Good lacing.

Aroma: Magical. Rich caramel. Decadent fruit. Like a barleywine but with the nice fruity nose that accompanies an alt.

Flavor: Very good. Rich Caramel. Fruity with a little taste of prunes..

Mouthfeel: Rich. Chewy. Like candy.

Drinkability: How can a beer this strong be so drinkable?

Lovely.

dansteino, Jan 04, 2006
Photo of riversider76
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a redish hue. Nice head and lots of lace. Smell is sweet, malty and very inviting. Moutfeel is medium with a hint of carbanation. Taste is sweet and rich. You can really taste the alchol in the finish. This is a excellent beer.

riversider76, Dec 25, 2005
Photo of Sephiroth
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bottled on date has faded beyond my perception. Color is a nice amber-brown with 3/4 of an inch of head. Smells fruity and malty. Hint of oxidation.

Tastes malty. Very slight oxidation may have contributed some sherry notes, but these flavors don't seem to be off in any way. Big mouthfeel. I will deduct from drinkability because of oxidation, even if it is slight.

Sephiroth, Dec 13, 2005
Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/9/05- Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA.

Presentation- .33 liter bottle, so I guess around 11.2 ounces or so, which would make sense. Poured into my St. Bernardus chalice.

Appearance- Ruby red, tinges of brown colored pour. Smaller 1/2 inch head and slight lacing in different places.

Smell- At first it was very sweet malt scents with some brown sugar and maybe cardomom and cinnimon. When it really warmed it took on the characteristic of a cognac or brandy.

Taste- Very sweet and somewhat thick. Kind of a maple sugary flavor to go with a nice subtle taste of cinnimon and maybe clove? Slight hop bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel- Thick, lightly creamy and nicely carbonated.

Drinkability- Another winner for tonight! Very tasty and worth picking up for a try.

GClarkage, Dec 10, 2005
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, fine bubbled tan to pale brown colored head. The beer is brilliantly clear, yet quite dark and amber hued. Wow, the aroma is concentrated and malty with notes of molasses and dark, sweet cake-like notes. There is a hint of cocoa powder, and even something resembling cinnamon. The taste is quite sweet and malty up front, yet it has a spicy hoppiness to it as well. The finish is dry in a sort of cocoa powder way, but some of the malty, toffee-like sweetness lingers on the palate and tongue even after swallowing this beer. This beer is quite rich and concentrated, definitely of bock strength. This almost reminds me of rich, dark German cake or sweetbread that has been lightly spiced. This beer has that characteristic fresh Alt hoppiness that no Bock would have; herbal with even a hint of citrus fruit. This is quite nice and flavorful.

Gueuzedude, Dec 07, 2005
Photo of stof0048
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Drinking out of a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours with a faint head that quickly fades into almost nothing. Not a great deal of lacing is left on the glass either. The beer itself is a beautiful amber color.

S: Dark candies and sugars, caramel, toffee, plums, all very sweet to the nose.

T: A decent complexity - buttery caramels and toffee up front that transforms into a bit of a hoppy bitterness on the finish at the back of the palate.

M: Very little carbonation, beer is rather thick, almost syruppy (though I'm exaggerating a bit here...), smooth the whole way. Simply glides over the tongue.

D: Don't think I could drink more than one bottle of this stuff - very rich. Despite that, it is still a very nice beer worth having from time to time. Quite enjoyable.

stof0048, Dec 06, 2005
Photo of Dicahomebrewing
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great bottle shape and size.

Drinking out of my Caracole Goblet.
Taste of caramel and alcohol, it is like an old ale.

A dark red in color, with a great nose. Very rich so its hard to have a bunch of these.

Good head, but it fades quickly, leaving a nice small ring around the top of the beer.

I enjoyed this beer and I am sure I will purchase this one again. Also i would like to try the other ones they Brew!

Dicahomebrewing, Dec 04, 2005
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dusky color, a rich, deep auburn, with a sturdy, creamy head.

Aroma is malty sweet X 10...big, bombastic, yeasty, creamy, yum...vegetal, herbal, ...I said "yum", right?

Taste: mightily complex, a big conglomoration, thick, slick, utterly resplendent with the malt and the grist and the...wort...aw, jeez, I'm a nitwit, I've run out of ways to describe what makes it good, I just know it is...so, at least I admit to that, eh?

Sweetness, bright fruit, tasty as all get out, definitive deliciousness...this is an altbier, this "doppelsticke"?...huh! Richest malt, tastiest taste, not what I'd think of for an alt, but this was not a brew I went into with any preconceptions or notions that it would stick to a style.

Full body, long, fruity/malty finish...caramel flavor speaks loudest...

Damned good stuff. Drink it when you see it!

feloniousmonk, Dec 01, 2005
Photo of lackenhauser
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat hazy reddish color. Quickly receeding head. Low aroma-sweet malt-somewhat toffeeish. Malt flavor dominates. Great caramel sweetness backed by a nuttiness that cant be beat. Very soft and velvety tasting-could that be the water? No hop bitterness to be found here. Great mouthfeel. Overall a killer beer. I could see drinking this all night, even at 8.5%. I wish I had bought more. Just great!

lackenhauser, Nov 23, 2005
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
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.