Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of coasterfreak75
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pour was a dark amber/red with a two finger head that slowly dissapated to a thin head on top of the beer that held on throughout the drink.

The smell was quite a complex mix of fruit and nuts with just a slight hint of hops.

The drink started with a heavy fruit taste followed by a nutty middle and a hoppy end that finished clean and crisp. Little or no aftertaste.

This is one of the best beers I've ever tried. I will buy more of these just to keep them for special occasions. If you want a good example of the style this is one to look for.

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Photo of Risser09
4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2oz swing top, slender bottle poured into a white wine glass · bottled 10.06, whatever that means · fridge temp

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown with red highlights. The head make sits way to an inch tall, light tan in color. The head surface looks like pancake batter as it gets heated in a pan. Not much lacing.

Smell: Rum, raisins, brown sugar, slight alcohol, creme brulee. Loaded with an arsenal of aromatics. Maybe some licorice in there as well.

Taste: Oh, wow. This is spectacular. Excellent brown sugar sweetness is followed by a cherry nib flavor. It is so dense with flavor that it carries that umami (deliciousness) factor. Next there is a hop flavor that really dries out in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Sweet, sticky, medium bodied, bitter and finishes dry. This is mouthfeel perfection. The alcohol is there, but isn't overt.

Drinkability: Again, this beer defines umami. It is so delicious because it covers so many flavor components, and covers them all very well. It is complex, fruity, sweet, bitter and GERMAN. This is the best German beer I have ever had, and it rivals many of the overall beers I have ever had. As close to perfection as it gets.

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Photo of ggroller
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
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.


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Photo of runningjoke
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is like the fruitcake at Christmas that you actually want to eat. This is, by far, the best beer of this style I have ever tasted.
Nice and dark the head quickly disappears after pouring. The smell is mouthwatering and is a good representation of the taste to come. Malty and sweet with just a touch of bitterness, this coats the mouth and fills the stomach. A must-have for dark german beer lovers.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 2nd June 2011

Received in a trade with Erzengel, cheers mate!

Served into a Frankenheim Alt stange.

A- Dark mahogany body with excellent clarity. Tan toffee 3 finger head that has excellent retention and lacing.

S- Peppery slight floral aroma up front with a rum/raisin/ vanilla fruit cake sweetness.

T- It has the strong floral citrus hop notes thats classic to the regular Uerige alt, but it has a much greater malt backbone in the form of a rich dark fruit cake sweetness. Malt is dominant in the finish although not overpowering that it results in a sticky finish. Hops still manage to surface with some bitterness in the aftertaste.Smooth, alcohol well hidden.

M- Low to medium carbonation, medium body.

D- A superb alt. Reminds me of Adnams broadside. Lots of hop and malt presence that balance well but still manage to hold their own indivdual characteristics in both palate and nose. A beer to warm the soul.

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Photo of drmeto
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

-pours a clear dark brown with ruby tinges and a big,foamy,sand-coloured head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-particle floaties visible
-huge spicyness,grassy,coffee,caramel,toffee,dark chocolate,syrup,nettle,rye bread
-high,lingering bitterniss for the style
-finishes dry
-medium carbonation
-medium to full body
A Beast.The overpresent Alcohol is the only flaw in this

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Photo of Starkbier
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A stunning new beer from one of the worlds best hausbraueries. Displays all the wonderful aromas and flavors of the classic and Sticke Altbiers from Uerige. What surprised me most was the ability to preserve the house character of Uerige but balance all those flavors in a totally poundable 8.5% beer. This beer does not drink like a bock bier at all, much less a Doppelbock. Its clearly a product of top fermentation followed by cold conditioning.

Can an 8.5% beer be a session beer? This one sure seemed that way as each time I finished the 0,2 litre glass I was pulled back for another one. Thats what world class beers do and its not often one finds a beer this strong this drinkable. Well done!

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Photo of HomeBrewJunkie
4.82/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must admit that I purchased this beer based off of the appearance of the bottle, lame I know. I can read about 2 or 3 words on the front label. I guess this doesn’t have any effect on how this beer will taste. I guess curiosity got the best of me so I hope that I am not disappointed, not that I think I will be.

Gorgeous dark ruby red in color, with a tall off white head that stands for awhile. Good lacing on the side of my glass as well. Appears clear, with little visible carbonation bubbles. I must say that out of the bottle this adult beverage sparks my curiosity as much as the bottle itself.

Smells nice and malty, with hints of dark fruits, cherries, and figs come to mind. Hop aroma is present but not too strong, on the herbal, earthy side. Slight alcohol aroma in the nose. I was in the mood for a fairly sweet malty brew, and by the smell I think I choose the right one.

One word comes to mind upon taking my initial few sips, delicious. Not disappointed in the least in the taste department. I do not like an overly sweet brew and this one was perfect. The fruit malt combination was perfect. The herbal/earthy hops lend a generous hand but not drawing much attention at all. Some alcohol bite and warmth. Finishes nice as well.

As expected, mouthfeel is great as well. A great full bodied beer that is not too “heavy”. Carbonation works well with the other elements of the brew. I know it sounds schizophrenic of me, but this beer talks to me. It causes the words “drink me” to be uttered from my own mouth. MAKE IT STOP!

I am sure I do not need to go into overall drinkability after reading the above comments on this great Alt. I think it was a great easy drink. I would love to pick up a case or two or three of this wonderful nectar.

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Photo of wmtxbb
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: dark cloudy amber with thick lacing on top.

Smell: Assertive malt character: nuts, toffee, brown sugar. Also some light fruit esters.

Taste: Smooth and complex malt character up front. Nice and thick, flavor comes in layers of toffee, chocolate, amber malts.

Drinkability: One of the best beers I've ever had; easy to drink and complex.

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Photo of Loki
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of ColForbin
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uerige DoppelSticke is packaged in a distinctive 33cl swingtop bottle. It pours a deep ruby-brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy, with lots of sour raisins, and a little bit of caramel. Maybe some slight citrus flavors as well. Taste is roasted malt, more raisins, with a semi-dry finish - hops are evident in this beer, but there is a ton of malt as well. Amazingly balanced. Almost a coffee like aftertaste. Medium to full body. So drinkable; I wish this beer were more available. My previous exposure to this style was Long Trail Double Bag. While I love that beer still, this one blows it away. I'll have to try the Uerige Altbier next.

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Photo of acevenom
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a stange glass. Pours dark copper with a near finger-length off-white head. The beer is mostly opaque, but there is some light visible along the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates, leaving a thin cap of lace atop the beer. The beer smells of dark roasted malt, toffee, plum, and raisin. It's a very rich and inviting aroma. Like their standard alt, the beer has more hop notes than you would expect just from the nose. There's a strong bready malt backbone with some toffee sweetness, plum, and raisin. There's some earthy and woody hop notes in this beer that come through rather well to balance everything out and provides some satisfying back end bitterness. I can't taste the 8.5% ABV because it is masked very well. The body is full with moderate carbonation. The beer goes down smoothly and has a dry finish. This is pleasantly drinkable for such a big beer. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of Offa
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is excellent, complex, full-flavoured, yet highly drinkable, a rather rare stronger take on altbiers, a style I love.

Deep red brown, it has a medium tan head slowly shrinking.

Aroma is rich caramelly barley & sweet brown bread with raisins, some fruitiness, hints of wet wood and licorice.

Taste is frruity, raisiny & lightly spicey with brown bread, rich while wheat bread, light sweetnes and a nutty maple hint. It has a lot of character, great complexity and balance, and everything is well integrated. Feel is firm and somewhat lively. It is exceedingly drinkable.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at Christmas and it massively exceeded my expectations. Wonderfully balanced, quirky beer with a complex mix of flavours - caramel, raisins, prunes, lots of malt - not overly sweet. Shares some characteristics with Doppelbocks, but the alcohol is much better disguised. Really hope to track this down again.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yes. I went 4.75 across the board. This is seriously phenomenal. It's like a crushable dark fruit BDSA. I guess the compulsive drinkability is the German influence? This is really something else. If there were more German-made brews like this, Germany would be held in the same regard as the Belgians in the beer world.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle 8,5% ABV.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Bottled in: February 2012.

Appearance: Well, if I was rating the bottle, I would just have to award full marks - I absolutely love this shape!
Getting back to the contents of the bottle, the beer seems to be quite thick and oily during the pour. The colour appears to be a dark brown, but is transformed into an ultra deep red when back light. A rough pour yields a large, creamy, off-white head that displays good retention and leaves beautiful patterns of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Oh man, now this smells absolutely delicious! I am fast realizing that a well brewed altbier can easily stand up to most of the bigger and more popular styles of beer out there. The initial nose is malty and sweet with notes of caramelized brown sugar, toffee, a hint of chocolate, toasted brown bread, dates, stewed plums and a hint of preserved figs. After a few seconds the characteristic earthy hop notes begin to emerge and balance the sweetness. In addition to the earthiness, the hops also display a distinct dried orange peel note.

Taste: I am not sure how, but the flavour is even better than the nose suggested. There is just a perfect balance of malt and hops that results in a wonderfully complex, but still very drinkable beer. Notes include: Sweet caramel, toffee, a touch of chocolate, brown sugar, date, figs, plums, a hint of raisin, a very earthy quality - almost like dry leaves, old wood (not oak) and dried orange peel. The finish is moderately bitter and lightly dry.

Mouthfeel: It makes such a big difference to the overall impression of a beer when the mouthfeel is perfectly matched to the flavour profile and that is certainly the case here. This mouthfeel is absolutely flawless - full bodied and lightly sticky, with a medium level of super smooth carbonation.

Overall: Uerige Doppelsticke is a fantastic altbier, it is easy to see why it is rated at the top of the style! I will certainly be getting many more bottles of this in the future.

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Photo of saintwarrick
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of bobsy
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This double surprise alt pours far darker than its sticke brother, and presents us with a rich mahogany body with strong ruby highlights. A tan head drops to a film and leaves fingers of lace on the side of the glass. A blind smell test would peg this one as a dubbel, and it has a lot of similarities with that style, although it does have a marked absence of spice. A deep, rich fruitiness pervades and mingles with alcohol notes, before brown bread and nuts assert themselves to remind you that this is still an alt.

The flavour is intense and souped up. I'm getting dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar off the bat, and the sweetness mixes with the alcohol to make this feel every bit of its 8.5%. It reminds me of the Christmas pudding I made last year that we soaked in brandy and lit at the table. There's more complexity to it than just fruit, though, and some interesting grape, leather and cider notes elevate things to the next level. Any lingering sweetness is alleviated by a balancing bitterness that leaves the finish long and dry. All of this intensity is ably matched by a chewy body that gives the flavour an extra punch.

This beer is an eye-opener, and I'd say it is to alts what a weizenbock is to a hefe. Everything is intense, rich and powerful. Not a beer to be messed with, but one I'd love to have a case of. Seriously good stuff!

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Photo of kegerator
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very very nice indeed. much better the the sticke.
pours a deep brown with copper tones. A nice 2 inche head develops thats frothy with some slight fizz, it sticks around and leaves great lacing.
aroma of chocolate, brown sugars, and caramel with very slight hints of hop aromas in the background.
taste is carmel like with a fruitiness I can't quite place. Its sweet but not overly at all. Its sticky in the mouth and has a slight carbonation to it that makes it dance in the mouth. A very fine brew indeed

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is very dark, with a foamy tan head that lasts with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smells of dark malt and dark fruit. Very enticing aroma.

Tastes of sweet dark malt, dark fruits, and coffee, with a sour twist. Very nice malt taste.

Body is medium and mild carbonation gives this a lively mouthfeel.

This is a delectable dark altbier, one that really makes the German style shine.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Surprise find at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, in Rochester, NY. 2009 vintage, looks like it was released for Uerige's 150 year anniversary. Really excited to try this. Poured into my Rooster Fish snifter.

Pours hard with crackling carbonation, and small amounts of sediment. A inch light fizzy head forms. Random streaks of lacing form on the glass on the way down. Fairly cloudy.

Smells like toasted malt, slight bit of oxidation, must, and grass.

Tastes incredible. Rich, toasty bread, caramel, toffee, grass, slight bitterness, honey, slight dusty must like flavors. The hop flavors 5 years later are basically kaput, with some pleasant light grassiness remaining.

Full mouthfeel, low carbonation. Goes down pretty easily.

This might be the oldest beer I've ever consumed. It was amazing- the strong altbier had turned into a rich barley-wine like ale, almost like a very dry old ale. Some oxidation was present, but it didn't really detract. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Very distinctive looking 11.2 fluid ounce embossed flip top bottle. The tall metallic silver and purple label that covers the metal swing top mechanism states that this is 8.5% Alc/Vol. and that it was Bottled on 06.04, with a Code of 05 06.

Appearance: The design of the bottle itself is worthy of a mention first. From the unique shape, the embossed words and pictures all over the body including what may also be Braille words at the base too. The long proboscis-like neck with its swing top closure with the washer sealed white cap complete with a red imprinted Uerige logo, right down to the shield design of the front label. This looks great before I even open it!! But when I do I am not disappointed. An intensive feisty massive fight between the heavy liquid body and the rising dissolved gases perform the Battle of Evermore. They both go their own way, the liquid settles down to a clear auburn chestnut with a polished cherrywood clarity whilst the lightly tanned creamy head expands upwards to form a solid 1” deep throat in my Stone OId Guardian glass. This looks fantastic when first poured and it doesn’t disappoint after it gets chance to settle down.

Nose: As soon as I flipped the cap on this one the air was filled with cherry and aromas of warm caramel with a lovely fruity background. Wild berries, molasses, dubbin, linseed oil, ready rub cherry pipe tobacco, malts, aged oak wood, heated copper, school satchels, freshly polished brown brogues, waxed hunting jackets and a one other obscure smell that was hard to dissociate……this rocks. I’m not sure if it is the aged character of this brew but there is something very special about the nose. Mmmmm……a nasal treat.

Taste: The nose seemed to define the contributing factors in a High Definition elemental manner, but the flavors seem to mix these together to produce a range of compounds. The molasses and malts dominate but behind this toffee and caramel support, deeper down and the berries and fruits add complexity. Has a feel of a high quality Barleywine but the rounded nature take sit a step further. The ending is rewarding and adds a lingering finish which has a lovely soft malt nature and a balanced bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Certainly doesn’t hit like an 8.5% Alt, and at times I thought that the Mouthfeel felt a little lower than it should - but the flavors certainly lend a massive strength to the torso, like a lightweight high strength carbon fiber bicycle frame, the skeleton of this brew does not take up much room, but you’d never break it.

Drinkability: Dangerously quaffable, I wish I had picked up two of these now, as I first intended. Damn this is so finely balanced, fully flavorful and silky on the tongue it just entices the imbiber to keep the glass firmly in hand and the elbow well exercised. Effortless, just incredibly easy to pound, in a good way.

Overall: Finally I get my hands on a bottle of this famous Altbier, this bottle cost me $4.03 at HiTimes in Costa Mesa, but damn it was worth every cent. Quality in a bottle. Recommended and Highly Impressive. Lovely stuff!!!

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Photo of stevoj
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First sampled in Philly, I had hoped to drink this in its native environment at the Uerige keller in Düsseldorf. Maybe on my next trip. Just as glorious as expected, dark and caramelly, slightly sweet with a hint at the alcohol.. This one is a treat all the way around. "old beer" my ass, this is just as relevant today. Try one if you have the chance, this is what altbier is all about.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Color is dark brown with lots of red hues. The medium beige head is very compact - I bet I could put a quarter dollar on it, and it wouldn't sink. Dissipation is very slow and leaves rich, rich lacings.

S: Loaded with dark dried fruits; raisins and plums, but also with some cherry-kernels. Bitterness. Light citric and sour notes. Lots of malt and some bitterhops in the back. Very bready and full maltyness. Some apples.

T: Syrupy sweet, bready malt. Sour and bitterness from like cherry-kernels. Lots of dark dried fruits - tart. Some bitter hops. Red apples and pears. Some oak. Lots of floral hoppy notes. Soy-sauce.

M: Very full body, almost like molasses. Low carbonation and a long full sweet aftertaste.

O: This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of Billolick
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
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...

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