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Uerige Doppelsticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 60
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
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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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Ratings: 577 | Reviews: 407
Photo of avalon07
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a stange. Had a brownish-red color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Smelled of rich malts, toffee and hops.

T: Taste consisted of a strong malt presence, toffee and bitter hops in the finish. This flavor can be a little grating - at least to me - but I appreciate its complexity.

M: Well-carbonated with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: If you like altbiers this is one for you. This isn't necessarily one I'd return to.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of camalized malt, toffee, with hints of herbal hops. The taste has the malty tones of the aroma with the addition of a firm bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a velvety texture and nicely low carbonation. Overall, this is a fine beer that makes me wish there were more doppelsticke altbiers out there.

Photo of kenito799
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10 oz pour at Memphis Tap Room, Fishington, Philly.

Rick blackish-brown brew, opaque, tan head, spotty lacing.

Aroma is full of raisins, malt, deep dark fruit, very winey and complex. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is outstanding, surprising for an alt in its rich fruitiness. Recalls a great Belgian quad in the multilayered malty and fruity complexity. Wonderful to savor and sad when its gone--hence wonderfully drinakble. Must try this again.

Photo of Bcaulin
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on cask at the Ginger Man. Served in 12 oz. snifter. Was extremely excited to see this on cask after hearing about how different it is than on tap.

Deep brown in color and quite cloudy in appearance. Head settled somewhat quickly, but some did retain and the lacing was noticeable.

The first thing you notice with this one is the malt. Just smells like thick and tasty malt. Loads of caramel. Little bit of dark fruit in the back, but very hidden.

Not surprisingly, the taste is very malty and excellent. Sweet, but not too much so. The dark fruit flavors are there, and a very nice balance to the big malt flavor. The alcohol is not hidden particularly well considering it is only around 8%. Doesn't work against the beer but it is definitely noticeable the whole time.

Nice and slightly viscous on the tongue. Very pleasant overall and an excellent beer.

Photo of csmiley
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a medium brown color with a little clarity. The lighters hint of red shows in the light. Looks thick at first glance. Head is only able to get to half inch before settling to a thin cap. Retention and lacing both look good.

S - Very malty. Seem to be getting several aromas from this beer. Bread (toasty and crusty), burnt caramel, and raisin are all heated ever so slightly by the alcohol. Pretty impressive overall.

T - Starts out with some toasted bread and some sugary caramel flavors. Alcohol is warm and works well with the malty goodness. Dark fruit is present but pretty mild. I'm getting raisin and maybe some plum as well. At this point the unexpected happens. Alcohol flavor goes crazy and is just a kick in the teeth toward the end. Just enough though.

M - Medium bodied with a light carbonation level. Finish is mostly sweet with some alcohol that lingers. Very creamy.

D - Drinkability is good. Alcohol is a bit much overall and that does hinder this category a tad. The big malty flavors really work well with the finished product. At times, the alcohol also seems to fade a little and let this beer shine. I can see having another one of these in a session but that would be about it. Glad I got the chance to try this one out.

Photo of beerorRIP
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

flip-top bottle with bottling date poured to a clear pint glass: an aggressive pour yields a creamy, off-white two finger head, which reduces to a thin layer of foam. the body is a nice chestnut / ruby color with sediment floating around. some small bubbles lazily head for the surface. lace hangs around too.

very nice smell. no hops, but super bready. maltiness abound with some sweet candi sugar smells. if i didn't know better i'd think it was a doppelbock.

wow this is a good tasting one. sweet malt, a touch of vanilla, biscuity - bready flavors, a tiny raisin-ish flavor, even a bitter chocolate nuance. and then in comes some nice hop bitterness and a slight burn of alcohol. one of a kind.

the carbonation isn't bad for a medium-full bodied beer. enough gas in the beer to keep it from getting too syrupy and keep you coming back.

for the abv range it's not the best, and the taste is heavy enough that i'd probably not want too many in a row. but i could drink this on a more regular basis if it weren't so expensive.

Photo of Biggness
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours brown with a 2 fingered light tan head and nice lacing. The smell is of nice toasted malts. The flavor is ver deep, some hints of caramel and chocolate, tons of malt... very smooth. The mouthfeel is very nice and smooth with a nice carbonation level. A highly drinkable brew... minus the price.

Photo of SilentSabre
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been searching for this for ages. I know it's available here in GA, but I have never seen it anywhere, and so, I bought one at Peace Street Market on my recent visit to Raleigh, NC for $3,65.
It poured up a very cloudy dark reddish brown colour with a sandy coloured foamy cap. Smell is quite nice with notes of sweet cereals (about a dozen breakfast cereals come to mind), a bit of caramel, some fruity aromas that I can't quite pin down, and perhaps a little bit of brown sugar. These sweet profiles in the smell are represented in the flavour, as well, along with a surprising earthy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is about where it should be for the style, especially considering the abv. Carbonation, while certainly present, is modest and pleasant. This is a well crafted Alt and seems to be wonderfully balanced. I'm very glad I finally got to try this one!

Photo of John_M
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours the expected dark hazy brown color with excellent head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a lot of brown sugar and chocolate, but with some odd hoppy bitterness and almost a soapy componenet. The hoppy bitterness extends onto the palate - much more so then I recall when I had this beer on cask or in bottle. There is still some brown sugar and chocolate, but it's really dominated in the finish with the hoppy bitterness. It's just a bit off putting from what I normally expect in a German dopplebock. Mouthfeel is still pretty full, with a smooth, long finish. However, the alcohol is a bit more noticeable then I would like, and the bitterness, at least in this particular style of beer, is a bit obtrusive.

Interesting. I really liked this beer on cask and in bottle, but on draft, the hoppy bitterness was a bit more then I would have liked. Still a good solid beer, but not quite what I was expecting.

Photo of dasenebler
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, rich chestnut color. Almost translucent. Decent head and retention. Unique aroma of maple syrup, yeast, and sweet caramel.

Richly flavored. Tons of brown sugar malt sweetness, and a good dose of bitterness and roast. Dark toffee and caramel dominate however, with touches of saltiness and soy sauce. Tanginess from the yeast. Really smooth, with a nice medium-heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot-on, pretty behind the scenes. The 8.5% abv is very well-hidden.

Overall impression is that this is an awesome beer, tons of flavor and character. One of the great German ales.

Photo of jdubjacket
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Green's along Buford Highway. Bottled 05.03. VERY cool bottle. Nice design work. Poured into my Stone barleywine goblet.

Pours a murky brown with a decent-sized head. Some sediment in the glass.

Smell is dark fruits and bready. Taste starts slightly subdued and evolves into dark fruits, raisins, plums and prunes, and finishes malty, bready and slightly bitter. Very tasty and complex. Wasn't expecting this at all.

This is by far the best Alt I have had. Very glad I picked it up.

Photo of ltjska04
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a very unique bottle, this beer is about the color of a glass of Coke. As I got down to the bottom of the glass small protein particles were noticeable. It smells malty and bready and the same goes for the taste, with a bit of raisin. It's different from any altbier I've had; it tastes more like a doppelbock. Overall it's an easy drinking beer with a hint of alcohol. It's good but I don't know if I'd go out searching for it again, I'd reach for a quality doppelbock instead.

Photo of bum732
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled 06-04, so it's got some age on it. Gotta get this for the bottle alone, even better when a cool bottle contains great beer. Pours brown or a very, very dark orange with a substantial white head into my stange. Aroma is dark fruits, lots of figs and prunes, mildly sweet like cocoa and the taste follows that, very dark in taste with prunes and bitter chocolate, reminds be of a dark Belgian brew, noticeable alcohol burn which adds to the taste, sort of like a barley wine in that respect with a deep bitter aftertaste.

Wow, a very complex brew, very unique as it hits on quite a few styles. A must try for any beer lover.

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my second time having this beer, and I enjoyed it as much as the first. The beer pours a dark brown with a tan head that settles to a couple of millimeters thick. It has very good carbonation and very nice lacing. The smell is unlike anything I have had before. Malty and bready at first, with hints of bittersweet fruit on the backbone. The flavor of this beer is very nice. It starts with a sweet malt profile, but that tapers off to a dry, fruity hop finish that stays on the palate. Although it has a higher ABV, this beer is medium bodied and is very elegant as it hits the tongue. Uerige Doppelsticke is a very good brew, and would make a great after-dinner beer. I couldn't even begin to try to pair this with any specific cuisine.

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a tan head with some fair lacing. Another dandy bottle for the collection!

Smells of sweet dark fruit, some spice, almost a brandy/cordial appeal.

Brown/pumpernickel or raisin bread, lots of sweet dried fruit, caramelized sugars, malt, and surprise, some bitterness. Nice complex layers here.

Full bodied and slick in the mouth -- alcohol comes into play here and actually helps clear the palate.

This bottle was part of a funky beer run for me -- and this lived up to my expectations. A real treat -- a sipper for sure because of density of flavors, body, and boozy kick. But it was a one and done type of beer -- no way I could have 2 in a row -- I'm not that gluttonous. Get this in the cooler weather and curl up and enjoy. Very very good.

Photo of Stunner97
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark brown chocolate colored beer, thin to a moderate white head, little to no foam with a very low carbonation,

Smell- rich sugar, molasses, honey roasted nuts, almonds, hops, and sweet maltiness

Taste- Sweet sugary malts, with still a very strong hop presence kicking in almost like a west coast American beer, great tasting malts, very nice blend of hops and great malts, pronounced bitter finish lingers long

Mouthfeel- thick very full bodied heavy beer,

Drink- A very good beer, very strong yet hidden well considering, not by any means anything but sipping beer but very good intriguing beer of the style, very complex and enjoyable

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Out of a nifty, swing-top bottle this "sticke" beer (a more punchy version of an Altbier), was a very dark, nearly opaque, mahogany/copper color. The head was one finger of fine beige bubbles that retained themselves well as a collar and left streaks of lacing. The aroma was a blend of very fruity esters, raisins, caramel malt, dark fruit, yeast and a little alcohol. The flavors were excellent, very similar to a Belgian Dark Ale, rich and sweet. I tasted lots of caramel malt and toffee first, then dark fruit sweetness especially of golden raisins and figs, followed by alcohol heat, yeast and wheat with a semi-bitter, hoppy finish. Though it started sweet the elements at the end really balanced it out beautifully. The mouthfeel was silky, the carbonation delicate but not at all flat and the body medium/full. This beer really felt luxurious and the 8.5% was well blended into the complex flavors. I have no problem saying it; I think this is the best Altbier I have ever had and definitely one of if not THE best in the world.

Photo of DigitalHype
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05.03

I poured this into a mug. Creamy 1/4" head that lingers for quite awhile. Moderate lacing. It has a nice clear, brown/reddish color.

I'm new to Alts. If this is what they are all about, I'm in! This beer has a dark character. But, doesn't go too far. Smokey cedarwood, mellow fruits, and vanilla. Slighty sticky with mild carbonation. Maybe just a bit on the bitter side. But still very drinkable.

Photo of hellbilly
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 04/18... not sure what that means. rich hazy amber/brown color with a small khaki head that leaves light spotty lacing. smells like raisins and skunky hops mixed with sweet malt, molasses, wood and grass. it tastes like regular ovaltine... chocolate, vanilla, raisins and sweet grains. a nice dry bitter grassiness offsets the sweet (but not cloying) palate. aftertaste is of grassy and skunky hops. medium to full body with soft carbonation and a slick smooth texture. 7/4/8/4/16/3.9

on tap at papago... ruby tinted brown shade of black with a huge puffy off white head. additional aromas of fresh cherries and maple syrup added to the prior review. lots of spice and a hint of alcohol creep in on the palate as it warms. any sugar previously tasted from the bottle is no issue and really nowhere. roasty bitterness and fresh hoppy dryness really clean it up nicely. full rich body with a luscious creamy mouth feel...8/4.5/8/4.5/17/4.25

Photo of GilGarp
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Goofy looking long-necked bottle with rubber stopper. Opens with a soft 'hiss' and pours into a collins glass. Even with a straight pour into the center of the glass, almost no head surfaces leaving just a thin layer of the white stuff. The beer is a cloudy dark brown and not particularly nice looking.

Aroma is sweet and fruity with some spice. It reminds me of apples and clove with some apricot and banana.

Flavor is surprising after taking several long sniffs. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma would suggest. Despite starting sweet, it has a nice hoppy bitterness that comes on strong from middle to end. Like a fruity dark IPA?

Mouthfeel is good with low carbonation and nice balance. Good high-IBU finish.

Drinkability is alright given the strength but I would never buy a six-pack, if such a thing exists.

It's always hard to review a beer when you have no experience with the style. This being my first altbier, I would say it was pretty good and I look forward to finding some other examples.

Photo of talkinghatrack
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Neat bottle. I'm going to hold onto this for homebrew and hope it doesn't explode on me.

Assuming my memory holds up, this tastes and smells mighty close to Arrogant Bastard Ale to my untrained tastebuds and nostrils. A short review with equivalent ratings to my ABA review. Pricey but tasty.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into stange.

A - Dark brown but transparent with garnet highlights. Small bubbled, 2 fingered, off white head emerges with excellent retention. Great lacing as well.

S - Sweet dark bread with hints of nuts, chocolate, and currants/figs/plums something in that vein. It's tough to pinpoint how these aromas work together but there is a uniqueness to Uerige Doppelsticke that I've never experienced thus far.

T - Huge taste of dark bread with a slight sweetness and possibly some sourdough characteristics. The chocolate-esque flavor pulls through a bit mid palate atop the dark bread and lends a very earthy component. Sweetness turns to a modest sourness late palate when fruit flavors become obvious, most noticably prune juice. There's a quick flash of bitterness followed by a slight to moderate alcohol presence.

M - Medium to full bodied with an unmatched silkiness. Carbonation is on the low end and this beer slips down very easily. Absolutely perfect mouthfeel, incredibly smooth and round.

D - The mouthfeel alone makes this beer easy enough to finish in a few gulps. Luckily Uerige Doppelsticke possess an extremely different and unique character as well. Nothing short of greatness; I only wish I had more of it to drink.

Photo of marcpal
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz fantastic flip top bottle poured into small goblet.
Bottle Graphics: 9/10. Cool as hell.

A: Mahogany and crimson hued body with thinnest of an off white head. Fairly thick viscocity look with bubbles that were stable right in the middle of the glass.

S: Sweet raisins and honey. The sweetness is provocative, like an even maltier doppelbock. I catch some hops here that I don't find in the taste.

T: Alcohol, powerful alcohol laden with dried fruits. You feel every sip and it is heavy handed in all aspects but the hop and bitterness. The sweetness from the aroma carries the beer and if anything, too sweet without partnering spice or earthiness.

M: Thick and lustrous motor oil. The creaminess matched with the burn of the booze meld beautifully together. Had a bunch of sugary foods and snacks before this that I thought would be difficult to fight through but this bad boy came in and took over the mouth.

D: Different than virtually any altbier I've tried before, packs much more wallop. Pervasively warming, you have to know what you are getting into if you are jumping into these. You feel every drop, and it was a pleasure.

Photo of colts9016
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A dark copper orange color with a thick three finger head. The head it an off white color, that is foamy and bubbly. The head has some retention to it. The clarity of the beer is fairly cloudy. There is a lot of carbonation bubbles in the beer which is barely visible. There is a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: A noticeable strong malt complex with a sweetness kinda like caramel. There is also a good hops with a floral esters and a peppery/spicy alcohol. There are hints of caramel and floral perfume.

Taste: A good strong rich malt characters with a subtle sweetness. There is a rich hop character as well. There is a some fruity esters, peppery, citrus, and a floral perfume.

Overall: A powerfully strong and rich beer well made. There is no roasted character in the beer but there a good level of bitterness. The malt surrounds the noble hops in turn providing a very clean and easy drinking beer. The mouth feel is astringent but clean and spicy/warm full bodied. You can taste the alcohol in the beer. The finish is a bit nutty and lingers on the palate allowing the drinker to reflect on the style of the beer. I love the bottle and don't want to throw it away.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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