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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 52
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
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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 CHADMC3
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uerige pours a deep copper to walnut brown with an abundant frothy cream head, and little to no lacing.

Aroma consists of a lot of sweet caramel malt w/ roasted grain or bread notes.

Again, sweet caramel on the palate, but more hops presence than I expected on the back of the mouth. Also, some dark fruit and yeasty bread character as well.

This beer is on the thicker side, a bit hearty with relatively mild carbonation.

Great after dinner beer, good character, but not one I could have multiple of in one sitting.

CHADMC3, Apr 18, 2008
Photo of jayhass
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big slight tan head that seems to stick around and leaves lace all over the glass. Dark brown with amber hue.
Smell- Dark fruit, raisin and bread come through with a spiciness from the noble hops.
Taste- Caramel malt with raisin and fig notes and a bready malt that comes through just before the bittering hops lay a spiciness on the back of the tongue. Warming alcohol heat that does not come through in taste except for maybe a little sweetness.

jayhass, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev -3.1%

SuomiHobbit, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -3.1%

bishopdc0, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -3.1%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Uerige stange. Bottled on "05/07" (May, 2007?).

Liquid is a dark oxidized falu red with less head than a cola. Being unfiltered, the appearance is not dissimilar to bog water (though it is uniform rather than chunky).

Potent bready malt aromatics with a note of dried fruit (unsulphered apricot, fig, raisin) and pink peppercorn.

Nice dry bitterness on the palate pursued closely by honey-dipped black bread crust. Well rounded slightly nutty finish, though fairly rustic overall. Alcohol lends some extra potency of flavor compared to the regular Sticke.

Body is quite flat (perhaps my sample), though the warmth from the alcohol is pleasant. Fairly light-bodied, but slightly sticky rather than smooth.

Some similarities to an eisenbock or a strong ale, but lighter than either variety. A little underwhelming, but a decent beer when you're in the mood for something a little different.

augustgarage, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mother Earth strange. Poured a massively dark amber with a one finger light tan head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, sweet alcohol, and honey. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. It was very well balanced despite having quite a bit going on. The aroma was not very strong but was still quite good after you worked to find it. I would have never guessed that the alcohol was this high on this one as the sweetness aspect of this brew hides it quite well. A definite must try if you have not done so already.

thagr81us, May 04, 2011
Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brownish red, decent head that dissipates quickly leaving lacing that coats the entire surface of the glass. Smells of huge bready malt, a nice prune aroma, subtle vanilla and brown sugar, . Tastes of strong dark fruit up front, followed a very bold sweet bready malt backbone. Finishes with a pronounced hop bitterness leaving the mouth fairly sweet. Alcohol is very pronounced as it trickles down my throat. Just enough carbonation to cut through the richness.

Very different than the American altbiers i'm familiar with. Lots going on here, definitely a sipper. I love the aroma of bread and dark fruit, the taste was great as well. My only mark is the alcohol is very pronounced, bringing the drinkability down.

bum732, Mar 13, 2009
Photo of bkonk10
4/5  rDev -3.1%

bkonk10, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of GapingMcNulty
4/5  rDev -3.1%

GapingMcNulty, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Derek!! Weird and cool little bottle! 09 09

Appearance. Pours a deep, burnt caramel-red with half a finger of off-white head. Looks a little ominous.

Smell. Sweet and sour apples, burnt caramel, nutty, molasses, milk chocolate, even a nice slight floral quality. Crazy. Like a fancy doppelbock!

Taste. Caramel, floral hops, plump dark raisins and prunes. Some bitterness. Maybe a drop of ice-wine...??

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, lower, smooth carbonation.

Overall. Very interesting stuff here. Can't say I've had anything like it before. (Edit: Just checked, haven't had anything of this style before) Not sure if it's my thing or not, but I'd try it again to see.

Rutager, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -3.1%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DavidHume, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of nocheinsbitte
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially bought this bier because of the cool bottle...and I'm a doppelsticke fan.
A: pours a dark amber color, mild carbonation, no sediment noted. A small, 1-inch head is formed that dies down after a few minutes. Nice looking bier.
S: A soft sweet smell. A little chocolate mixed with something else I cannot name. No real coffee smell or hint.
T: A nice, sweet (not too much), almost chocolate milk taste with no after taste. With the higher alocohol content (8.2), you don't get the hard liquor taste that you do with others like this. Pretty easy to drink, which can be dangerous.
M: Nothing bad about this bier.
D: Overall, this is a bier I would recommend to my friends. It packs a punch, but tastes good, is easy going down, and a pleasure to enjoy. Plus the bottle is cool.

Enjoy one, Prosit!

nocheinsbitte, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If style points for a cool bottle were available, I'd award some here. This was my first experience wiht this sub-style, so I don't have any frame of reference, but it was certainly interesting. Dark caramel pour, slightly turbid. Malt flavor of toffee and caramel, followed closely by a slightly tangy note that was not quite sour. Finished with bittering without characteristics of any particular hops varietal.

Brent, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev -3.1%

civicm87, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of fropones
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark amber brown with half a finger of beige head.

S - The smell is of caramel and roasted malt. Some dark fruits and bittersweet chocolate. A nice earthiness. Should be delicious.

T - More dark chocolate flavor with some caramel malt. Some hop bitterness in the end. Some nice flavors of figs here too. Still very earthy.

M - Pretty thick, sort of reminds me of a doppelbock.

D - Alcohol fairly well hidden. Will have to try the regular and single sticke versions next.

fropones, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -3.1%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Drknight, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Gaisgeil
4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.


Gaisgeil, Aug 08, 2005
Photo of dsm45
4/5  rDev -3.1%

dsm45, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Rojada1988, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this flip-top bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark brown hue with mild blonde highlights. Medium tan head that quickly dissipates in to a wispy lace leaving no trail down the glass..

S: Strong sweet malty syrup and molasses aroma with a floral hop background.

T: Very rich ale which has a very sweet caramel backbone. Very smooth and a chocolate bitter alcoholic finish.

M: Very strong and boozy. Heavy body – almost oil-like. Medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Altbier – a little on the sweet side – but lots of complex flavors and aromas. Nice sipping beer at 8.5% abv.

ckollias, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of ac22rush
4/5  rDev -3.1%

ac22rush, May 10, 2014
Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.