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Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany
uerige.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,230
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
663
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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92
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 663 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of kkipple
3.03/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I mostly bought this for the supercool German hand grenade style bottle with the long neck and swing top. Sexy. The bottle, incidentally, reads "bottled on 06 04", which, being German, likely means April of 06, but who can say for sure?

Pours a hazy, red-orange. The head is fast fading and off white. Few bubbles in the glass and some fine particulate suspended in the ale.

As it warms, the glass surrenders notes of sweet malts, candy sugar, raisins and alcohol. Very sugary. The smell gets more intense over time, eventually becoming a sugary mess that is a bit sickly. Not my thing, really.

Taste is interesting… a Doppelbockish malt upfront; lots of raisins and higher fusel alcohols – sort of like a watered down Samichlaus, very alcoholic, the 8.5% seems more like 10%… not terribly complex and sort of watery, with a big boozy malt presence and little else… minor harsh citrus hop bitterness, but it’s all very vague.

Mouthfeel is thin. A fine, sharp carbonation gives this a bit of a kick. Aftertaste is dark malts and alcohol with some sugary caramel sweetness and a bittersweet, citrus rind flavor. Finishes dry.

I didn't like this at first, but it eventually grew a bit on me. Was it to style? Likely. Did I enjoy it? Only marginally. Uerige Doppelsticke is just too sweet for my general consumption, but it's interesting and would probably be a lot better if I wasn’t drinking it on a sweaty 85 degree night in South Carolina. Try it and form your own opinion. At the least you’ll come away with a swell swing top bottle.

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Photo of JDV
3.06/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle shared courtesy of JohnathanL. Thanks!
Pours a light muddy brown color with light head. Smell is thin and caramel like malt mostly. Taste is toasty, creamy caramel, with a tart edge to it, in the way an Oktoberfest might be. Somewhat thin, but smooth. Very drinkable but didn't stand out too much. Still enjoyable.

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Photo of corby112
3.14/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a cloudy brown almost cocoa color with a thin beige head that fades qickly without leaving any lacing. Week aroma that is malty with some hops. A little watered down for my taste. ABV well hidden with a nice balance of maltiness and hops s well as a slight nutty caramel presence.

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Photo of scratch69
3.17/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a thistle glass.

Appearance- Cloudy dark brown color with a half a fingers worth of head. Light amount of runny lacing. It has a small amount of chalk like yeast residue in the bottom of the glass.

Smell- Malty sweet smell with caramel, raisin, and fig aromas.

Taste- Very sweet with a strong flavor of figs and raisins. There are also hints of caramel and toffee.

Mouthfeel- Thick and sticky feeling. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- I didn't care for this beer. The aromas and flavors were good but it was a bit too sweet for me. I also didn't care for the excessively thick and sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of bret27
3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle

A: Dark brown, clear, minimal tan head

S: Earthy, dust, sweet malt, wood, bready

T: Strong etoh presence, dirt, little wood, cardboard

M: Thin, but not too thin. Burns.

D: Too strong of etoh

Overall: Feels much stronger than ABV. More bite than I prefer. Utopias probably drinks better.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.22/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It pours murky brown with virtually no head whatsoever. The aroma is super malty and fairly boozy, while the taste is insanely sweet in a cloying way. Very chewable. Not a big fan I have to admit.

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Photo of mscudder
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Padron4KM
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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Photo of nikbullet
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of jjm2503
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of jbertsch
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hard to review this beer. It smells fantastic; all the rich malty notes from quality dark european beers like toffee, raisin, molasses, etc. The taste follows the aroma but it's just too sweet for me to drink the whole bottle. Mouthfeel is full, a little syrupy. Sweetness lingers after the swallow. So although I couldnt finish the bottle because the sweetness was a bit cloying, I can tell its well made, and is what it is, really. I can others enjoying it if you have a sweet tooth. I imagine it would go well with game meat.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.26/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

brown, copper.
Smells boozy, like an old ladys perfume and some raisins
Taste like fugde (very sweet butter) with some ogange zest and a quite nice bitter finish.

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Photo of trep
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Interesting looking swing-top bottle. Garnet body with a white head, leaves abundant lacing.

Sweet malt aroma with a little nuttiness and carmel is abundant.

Lots of roasted malt and a nice carmelized malt finish. Very very sweet, almost too sweet for me. Nuttiness and a nice bitter hop bite towards the middle.

Medium body with little carbonation. Not very easy drinking.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark chestnut, amber hints, very dark
S: Sweet malt, mildew, wet bread, if "heavy" had a smell this would be it
T: This "altbier" just tastes old, very malty, hints of dark fruit, kind of tastes like an old wet rag
F: It is smooth, its very heavy and has a much higher gravity than other "Altbiers" I've had before
O: I was looking forward to this beer but the aroma and taste are extremely over powering. Its got a cool bottle and I can appreciate the effort but for me it wasn't good

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Photo of kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I got this 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle at Lukas Liquor in Colorado. I love the design of it; it's a swingtop with a really narrow neck. Certainly a uniquely shaped bottle. Reviewed as a doppelsticke (not to be confused with an altbier). "Bottled on 10/17/12." That's one of the hardest bottled-on dates I've ever tried to read, and it's curious that they don't use the European dating format. Maybe they label export bottles differently?

Served cold into a Spaten stangenglas in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I'll be at Uerige in a couple days so I'm excited to review this before going.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Three fingers in width. Pale khaki colour. Nice soft complexion and even consistency. Fluffy and frothy, to style. Retention is excellent for the high ABV - about 10 minutes. Leaves lacing on the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Dark brown amber colour. Nontransparent, nontranslucent. No floating yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Looks good and malty for sticke. I'm excited to try it.

AROMA: Quite malty, with plenty of German amber malts and brown malts. I get caramel, as well as ample sticky fruitiness. Cream. Toffee. Mulled applesauce. Figs. Mushy raisins. The sticky fruity notes play well with the intense malts. Fruited bread.

I don't find any overt hop character or yeast notes. No alcohol presence is notable.

It's a pleasing aroma of moderate strength. Certainly on the sweeter end, but appealing.

TEXTURE: Smooth and wet, but very thick and heavy on the palate without being syrupy. It's got definite weight and heft, and has a powerful filling presence on the palate. Aptly carbonated. Sticky.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

TASTE: Caramalt, hints of plum, heavy fig, sticky mushy raisins and raisinbread, dark amber malts, and caramel. Kisses of toffee and even some Christmasy spice. It's quite bready - though I suppose that's a product of both its taste and its filling texture. Molasses.

Average depth and duration of flavour. High intensity of flavour for a sticke.

Balanced? Hmm. Not quite. The sweetness is a bit much, and the fig dominance a bit too obvious. There's little in terms of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. It's a complex, layered beer, sure, but a bit more subtlety would be welcome. Not the most intricate or nuanced beer. I do like it, and it's great to see a rich German ale out there.

Develops as it comes to temperature. The heavy malty element of this beer reminds me of a doppelbock.

OVERALL: It's a very filling rich heavy beer, which limits its drinkability. But I do enjoy it and I'll have no trouble finishing it. Still, it's nice to see a brewery include a swintop on a higher alcohol beer; I wish most American imperial stouts had swingtops. It's far from the best sticke or altbier I've had, but it's well worth trying once, and has a flavour profile that is certainly rare, if not unique. I couldn't pound this by the stange at Uerige, but I think there's a reason they don't serve it there. This would be a nice treat during the wintertime.

Low B-

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Photo of boudreaux
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown w/ ruby-red hues around the edge of the glass; head pours a mocha/cream 1 inch head that dissipates quickly, leaving a frothy lacing on the surface that remains

S: Sour first, no doubt from the aging process; sweet notes of raisin; malty, but no roasted notes; definite boozy smell

T: sour and musty up front; gives way to a sweet, dried fruit flavor (raisins, prunes); hints of malt, becomes a roasted malt flavor as the beer warms; alcohol definitely here throughout

M: sticky, makes my lips stick together; a touch of metallic and astringent feel; definite warming notes on the back of the throat from the alcohol; body is medium; almost no carbonation present

O: not my favorite; don't really like the flavor of aged brews, old ales, etc... As this was an aged version of an Altbier (Doppelsticke), it didn't quite do it for me; however, considering the style of beer it is, it was very well done, and remained true to its characteristics

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Photo of Ego
3.32/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

stange bottle found @ oak tree buy rite, edison nj

eyes...
wierd bottle, rare style, the only other time I have had the style is the Victory 10th year Alt...
siszzling white head starts out at 2 fingers, rapidly settles down, lacing is a bit spotty, very dark brown with ruby hightlights, light does pass through but it slows it down... the head actually dissapears completely.. not a great looking brew.

nose...
licorice ? sambuca? you can smell the alcohol under the malt, some star anise, this almost smells more like a spicy soup than beer.. really hard to put my finger on everything here, some toasted malt tones.. there is alot going on but for some reason it doesn't thrill me.

taste etc...
thick and very coating on the mouth, the carbonation is non existent almost in the mouth aside from a little prickly sensation on the back of the tongue.. this almost drinks like a barleywine with some toasted malts. you can taste a touch of the alcohol as well. mouthfeel is medium. drinkability? this one is good to split with friends after dinner.. might go nice with some chocolate.

verdict?
not bad, not great. not much to this one imo...

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Quick notes from Tigris Beverage/g.housen Tasting earlier today. Classic tall swing-top.

Pours a pale tawny color with almost no head at all. Nose is spicy and intriguing. Spicy with lots of dark caramel, molasses and black pepper. Reminds me of a marinade (minus the vinegar aspect) for beef. Palate is a bit wanky and sharp from the alcohol and does not deliver what the nose promises. Moved on from this one quickly.

I don't think I'm a big fan of Uerige beers as this is my second mediocre reaction to them.

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Photo of Heeenrik
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bluehende
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fisherbray
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of philipquarles
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark amber/brown with a smallish tan head. Smells strongly of caramel malts and brown sugar, along with a fair bit of alcohol. Tastes of caramel, raisin, and toffee; overall, pretty molasses-like. Spice and alcohol warmth finish it out. Thick, quasi-syrupy body. This isn't even reminiscent of the classic alt. A bit too "big" for its own good.

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Photo of n0315
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy brown with a small head that stays for a bit.

Smell is of mault and fruits. Strong sharp smell but not overpowering.

Taste is bitter, probably overly bitter and sharp. Too strong to really get any kind of taste out of it on first sip. Its a very sharp strong, not a dull strong. Second taste is not so bad, I think as this beer warms it will get better, but I just poured it and am doing this review as I drink. Taste dulls out as it warms, a MUCH better brew. I may have had the fridge too cold.

Mouth feel is good. thick, but no too thick.

A few would be OK, but more than 2 of these and I would be out. Good to enjoy one or two during a nice setting.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 663 ratings
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