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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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572 Ratings
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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 58
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of Erdinger2003
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz traditional long neck bottle with a purple lable and swing top.

It pours an ok head that falls into almost no head. Color is ruby and brown.

Smell is heavy with burnt sugar, it also has fig and dark tangy fruit smells.

Taste is malty with a big burnt sugar taste and ends with sweet bitter hoppiness. It's fruity undertones have been aged, so they are not as prominent.

Mouthfeel is excellent and smooth

Definetly another beer I would find fresh to appreciate more of what it has to offer, but this isn' t bad at all.

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

Rusy cola brown with an off-white, bone-like head that fizzles out quickly. Smells of many malts, toffee, caramel, sweet fruits, nuts, berries, sugar coated cinnamon dusted twigs, and more. Taste is sweet and malty up front, spicy and fruity in the middle, and boozy and drying in the finish to sum it up nicely. Mouthfeel is thick and sweet, drinkability is good, but the sweetness really cuts into me these days. Still a beautiful example of the style. An awesome double alt!

Photo of nickss
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First off... the appearance of the bottle gets two thumbs up from me. Completely unique shape to the bottle with a sharp, crest-looking label. Additionally, it is a swingtop, which is awesome in a bottle of this size. Very cool looking.
The appearance of the beer itself is equally nice. Pours a cloudy, ruddy brown with a generous 1" creamy head.... nice.

The aroma is a wonderful blend of sharp hops with a thick malty backbone. Very rich, while maintaining a hop profile. A touch of bready yeastiness makes itself apparent, as well as a touch of spice... almost cinnamon, but not quite.

First taste.... pondering... not quite sure what to think of it yet.... second taste.... a rich maltiness pours over my tastebuds, along with many flavours that are difficult to describe. A touch of sweetness comes through, but certainly nothing strong enough to put me off. No, instead I find it a welcome companion to the malt. As the beer warms, it becomes deliciously thick and spicy... sweet and rich.... a wonderfully complex brew... if this is representative of the style, I am a huge fan.

Perfectly thick.... carbonated, but not too much...perfect.

Dangerously drinkable for this level of abv.... additionally the taste is subtle enough to be an easy drinker.... I went through the bottle much quicker than I normally do... I could get myself into alot of trouble with this one.... very well done.

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Besides this bottle being one of the coolest bottles on the BA block, this also coincides with Victory's 10th Anniversary Doppelsticke.

Pours into a tulip glass with a dark hazy mahagony hue topped off with a settled ring of khaki spotty layer.

Aroma is a bold blend of caramel and toffee with a butterscotch and vanilla ic cream scent. Quite a rich candy like aroma reminiscent of buttered waffles with hot syrup or a pastry note.

First swigs: Thick maple syrup and sugary malt. Toasted toffee and peanut brittle. Almond nuttiness with a thick sugary tongue coating. Lingering walnut and dry finish.

Rather full bodied with residual sugars evident creating a dextrinous chewy body. 8.5% ABV awl-kee-hawl is palpable but slightly. A touch of chalkiness in the feel.

Last swigs: Almond peanut brittle crunch. In comparrison to Victory, more sweetness imparted by the sugars with less walnut focus.

Beer is good. Happy Desseldorf beering. Put me on a plane to Germany now! Quite excellent, really.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a brown cherry color with a thin, uneven film of head.

Smells extremely lively with a mixture of ripe sour fruits and a nice compliment of paste and bread dough.

The flavor begins with a dark malt base of raisins, molasses and black liquorish with a dry hop that seems to rise up and nip at my palate. There’s a nice plumb and caramel sweetness that lingers on for a bit and then finishes an oaky dry with a nice appearance of coffee.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a light tingly carbonation that vanishes before the swallow.

There’s a whole lot going on with this beer. It’s dry, sweet and clean and very easy to drink.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

330 ml (11.2 ounce) flip ceramic-top bottle, as pictured (very nice!), from Wilbur's in Fort Collins, for $4.49. At just over 40 cents per ounce, this is the most I've ever paid for a German beer. My expectations are therefore very high.

Vigorous pour into my standard pint glass produces a two-inch off-white head. In a few minutes it settles to a firm ring, leaving sticky lacing. Body is half-opaque light mahogany or dark amber. Light shines through looking very red. Fascinating color.

Smell of rich sweet biscuity malt, caramel, a bit of funky horse-blanket and just a slight hint pine/citrus hops. Really complex and intriguing.

Here's goes the first sip, about 40 cents worth. Pepper, soy sauce and clove sprinkled on malt, burned rye toast, and a round buttery feel. The spice dominates the mid-taste, and a long light bitterness follows up. Very warming. The alcohol is mostly hidden, but it just taps the back of your throat.

Mouthfeel is full and round, with a soft carbonation that spreads the feeling all around. Really rich. The spiceyness pervades on the alcohol. Excellent.

This is a treat, but at 40 cents an ounce, it's has limited drinkability. Great now and then, but 8.5% makes it a one and done brew.

Photo of Drew966
3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice dark amber from a 33cl brown swingtop bottle. Mild hop aroma, not much else. The malt character is fairly strong, the hops are present too. Has a fairly thick mouthfeel, with some definite alcohol burn in the finish. I don't think I've had an alt before. This beer is fairly drinkable, especially considering its alcohol content. Definitely worth a try, but it is on the pricey side.

Photo of Sammy
3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally tracked down at Premiere Gourmet recent shipment. Not as enjoyable as the others i have had from this brewery. The alcohol was burning me a bit in the nose, in the taste. Smooth mouthfeel, nice appearance in the glass but sourish which some like. Yes there is chocolate malt, which gave bitterness.

Photo of jdhilt
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three-fingered pillowy, cream head that goes slowly and leaves a good lace. Nearly clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light hops. Starts with the hops and malts nearly balanced - some sweetness. Finish has some hops. Good Alt. Expensive - $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

Photo of Padron4KM
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml swingtop bottle. bottled on date stamped on the lable, but it is illegible.
Pours cloudy brown, with a thick sticky head.
Rich, sweet aroma. lots of caramel, some dark fruit, and alcohol.
Flavor is sticky sweet, with some roastiness and green leafy hops in the middle. A little too sweet for my taste. steep $4.50 price tag makes it one I probably wouldn’t visit again.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.
Started with a smell of earth and cocoa, then moved to coffee and caramel with roasted malt. head was small yet durable..laced until the end
Taste was strong. Coffee and caramel dominated with background of grapes (like in grape juice) and roasted malt or even toast.
Thicker than I thought. Perhaps a bit syrupy or oily.

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.

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.

Photo of ppoitras
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of dansteino
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of riversider76
4.12/5  rDev 0%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of stof0048
4.12/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Dicahomebrewing
4.12/5  rDev 0%
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!

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
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!

Photo of lackenhauser
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
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!

Photo of PatYoda
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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.

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.