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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
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
646
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
13.87%
 
 
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83
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47
For Trade:
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Reviews: 422 | Ratings: 646
Photo of Ego
3.32/5  rDev -19.2%
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 -19%
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 philipquarles
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
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 -17.3%
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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Photo of brewcat
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poors a mahogany brown. Big malty aroma. Roasted, Carmel, toffee, sticky sweetness almost like maple syrup or creme brulee. mouthfeel is rich almost a bit too sweet/cloying. Overall good. Trying to get into the German styles after assaulting my pallet with IPA's and Stouts for years...a good start.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Two times the sticke. Pours a darker amber color with good clarity. A good creamy head but with larger bubbles and it quickly dissipates to the side. Not much with lacing as well. (Unique bottle as well).

The smell is sweet with brown sugar and limited malt smell. Some caramel touches and phenol esters in the background. Some fruity aromas as well, with fig and tropical fruits.

The taste has more of a malt taste then the sweeter sugary then the nose would indicate. The malt has a more bready and toasted malt backing. Spiciness as well with cinnamon and lighter peppery taste. Some phenolic taste and a sugary glow to it. Also there is a subtle nuttiness at the end as well.

The body is mid to full body. Limited carbonation. Overall this should have more of a drier flavor, but still easy to drink. Sticke it to you.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Always comes in that oddball, yet so awesome looking bottle The color is a amber maple syrup with some trubby haze. Pretty crappt foam and head. The aroma is stale bread with some alcohol. The tomgue is hit with more stale bread, biscuits and hints of bananas. Ohh yeah, and alcohol. The alcohol is not overpowering, but more than wanted for an alt. But Uerige is the only brewery I've tried any altbier from, so I'm still open to try more beers of this style.

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Photo of Sammy
3.46/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of Drew966
3.46/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a deep amber tinged ruby with a frothy beige head that stays well put. Leaves some interesting lacing patterns. Smells incredible. The mix of toasted and roasted malts, dried fruits, fresh fruits, toffee, caramel, bread, nuts, honey and earthy hops is just about perfect. Kind of a let-down in the flavor compared to the nose. Malt is not as chewy and rich as I would have been led to believe. Has a nice toastiness and dryness, though. An odd, astringent bitterness starts soon after the sip and just lingers on and on. Also has a flat yeastiness to it. Not my cup of tea. Mouthfeel is rather light considering the abv but there remains a little stickiness and some lively bubbles. Drinkability is OK. It's not a drain pour, but I couldn't see myself buying this again. I much prefer their Classic over this one. Maybe I'm just not big on doppelsticke.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, brown and mahogany color with a thinnish spray of ecru foam that leaves a small ring of lace on the glass.
Aroma is all caramel with a faint herbal hop note. One dimensional.
Flavor is simple and heavy carmelized malt. Little bit of nuttiness is imparted but found this one to be sort of dull.
Mouthfeel was solid but lacked any really balance to the sweetness. I understand the style but this was a malted milkshake to me.
Drinkability is above average but overall this one was a large disappointment to me. Maybe the beer simply does not travel well.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served into my Mad Elf tulip glass from an 11,2 oz brown bottle with a long slender neck flip top.

Very mirky,cider-like color with a reddish hue with a sudsy ring of foam a slight swirl gives it a thin creamy coating. Extra tiny bubbles stringing of the sides of the glass.

Intense malted aromas heavy carmell with a burnt edge. The booziness makes the senses tingle. Earthy with a freshly mowed grassiness.

Heavy malted tastes,lot of very sweet burnt carmell,toffee,very good balance with strong tea-like bitterness. Astrigent with an earthy/mineral feel and very boozy.

Full/thick mouthfeel,syrupy. Complex tastes more drinkable than i would have thought from first impression. Still a sipper,on the filling side. One of these is enough for me.

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Photo of RunawayJim
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint glass. Beer poured a brown color with a thick tan head that quickly diminished. Smells of sweet chocolate and caramel along with some spices and fruit.

The taste was similar, sweet with a slight bitterness. Chocolate and caramel dominate with a fruit and spice aftertaste. There is a slightly noticeable alcohol burn to it.

The beer is very smooth. It looked more carbonated than it felt. It felt like silk (if beer can feel like silk). It caught me way off guard.

I wasn't overly impressed with it, though I would try it again, but perhaps one with less alcohol. The alcohol burn and taste really detracted from the overall experience for me.

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Photo of magictacosinus
3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Before I review this, I must admit that I totally screwed up my enjoyability for this - I purchased this so long ago, I cannot for the life of me even remember the month. There's no bottling date or best by date on this, so double lose. Nevertheless, this has an 8.5% ABV, it is bottle conditioned, and should still provide me plenty of malty goodness this late in the game. Poured into a stange glass from the coolest looking 12oz bottle there probably is. My first authentic altbier that's from Dusseldorf.

Thanks to the bottle conditioning, this pours a rather thick, cloudy mofo of a beer - dark amber, almost bronze, with a thick, creamy off-white head that is about three fingers high. It's hard to tell when holding it against the light (lots and lots of sediment and yeasty cloudiness), but the carbonation is definitely at full force here as these kinds of beers tend to be. Doesn't look too viscous, but the lacing is massive on this one. Doesn't leave any substantial stickiness, so here's hoping I can have this on tap, fresh (preferably at the brewpub).

The aroma is a malty intensity with, at this point, barely any hoppy characteristic, and with the extra ABV, shows signs commonly seen in a barleywine. Caramel, honey, raisins, dates, figs, and plums are common flavors right at the front, while clove, black pepper, and a bit of rosemary follow afterwards. The sherry notes are super obvious at this point, and while it's nothing to necessarily complain about, I always like to get a better frame of reference on how a beer like this is fresh. It's a honeyed, malty good one here, but definitely oxidized and a bit dulled. Still nice to see how's it's held up, however.

Gosh, this is a sweet one - big notes of caramel and honey immediately hit the palate, alongside the raisins and dates, but luckily it's not as oxidized as I suspected it to be. Not that I mind - the sherry (or Madeira) sweetened phenols are still full at the finish, but there's a fuller focus on the malt profile at hand. Other than the dried, sweetened fruits, there's some butterscotch, clove, hibiscus, and green tea notes at the finish. Quite herbal and earthy in the aftertaste, which makes this more on the medicinal side than preferable. Creamy, yeasty, and well carbonated. The ABV is extraordinarily well hidden thanks to the sugars, but it becomes more noticeable as it warms up. Tastes a lot like a homebrew, which usually can be a good sign in my book, and yet in this case, lacks a refined quality that I expected a little bit more given the brewery's standards.

Definitely as malty as I expected, and without a doubt a far purer altbier - a polar opposite in so many respects from the rival kölsch recipe across the Rhine. Nevertheless, I doubt we get these as fresh as I'd like in the US. The oxidized notes are obvious, and the malts are far more on the sweetened, honeyed side more than I personally enjoy it to be. Here's hoping fresher German altbiers will come into the US - for now, I will sip on this let it lay me down like the boozy malty elixir that it has become.

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Photo of biegaman
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Swingtop bottle brewed April 2006 and sampled the same month but one year later.
Poured with good bubbly, off-white head, that seemed to boil up and then simmer down. Some considerable clarity. Nice auburn and purple highlighting with the darker shades over top the beer. Aroma of esters and roting fruit with a soft malty underscore. Some suggestion of alcohol. The aftertaste lingers with strong malty notes. The flavour note as strong as it should be with the malts faded, the esters weak. The taste showcased alot of exotic fruit notes (like coconut) but oddly left your mouth feeling quite dry. This was alright, but I'm sure alot was lost with age. I'd love to be able to try this fresh (we didn't intend to age it) because I'm sure it's much better than what my first impression was... will re-review!

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Photo of keithmurray
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - murky brown color which yielded nearly no head whatsoever

smell - cocoa, malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, little bit of booze

taste - wheat/pumpernickel bread, dark fruits, toasted, almost burnt malt flavor to this

mouthfeel - this one is kind of hard to measure, full bodied, low carbonation, bitter aftertaste, boozy finish

drinkability - at ~$7 for a 500ML bottle, combined with the fact that this is a sipper, I gave this one a grade of 3 on drinkability. Very different beverage when compared to the Pinkus Altbier, which is the only other entrant of this style that I have tried. Good beer.

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Photo of akorsak
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a 33 cL swing-top bottle of Uerige Doppelsticke. I am drinking the beer from a Widmer Bros. weizen glass. The ale is cold.

Appearance: The ale has a deep hazy brown color. There is a great deal of sediment and cloudiness in the glass. There is a bit of head but not a great deal.

Smell: The ale has a musty malt flavor that reminds me of some homebrews my brother used to make. There is not much of a hop presence to balance that out though.

Taste: The flavor kicks in where the nose leaves off. The malt sweetness immediately jumps off of the tongue and provides a pleasing base. After the initial burst, I was hoping for a gradual tone-down in the malt, but the intensity continued, leaving a long sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: The malts are pleasing, but a bit more on the hop side, please.

Drinkability: Again, the maltiness is a bit much, providing too strong of a sweetness at times.

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Photo of Gmann
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown color with a small but dense brown head that dissipated into a light cap. The aroma is of toasted caramel malt, fig, raisins/dates, and a bit of spice. Similar to an old ale. The taste is grainy, lightly roasted, molasses, red wine, an odd lemony twang, and rust. Not what I expected from the aroma. The feel is well bodied with moderate carbonation, finishes slightly sticky with a stale hop bitterness. A malty beverage for sure but it seems past its prime, though I'm not sure that it is. Has both good and bad characteristics, its ok, not sure I would seek out again.

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Photo of sjccmd
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Toasty herbal aroma. Dark fruits, figs, and plums. Very herbaceous. A bit grassy and spicy. Pumpernickel bread. Somewhat minty. Graham cracker and marshmallows interestingly enough. Rich and satisfying.

Pours very dark brown with amber highlights. small light tan head with decent retention. Not much lacing. Low carbonation.

Very rich and pretty sweet. Molasses and toasted bread. Burnt sugar and prunes. Caraway seeds as well. Toffee and milk chocolate. Low hop bitterness but some herbal hop flavor.

Full body and low carbonation. Mouthfilling. Big and sweet. Not what I expect from most German breweries.

Just too much sweetness to be satisfying. Aroma is killer, but a bit of a chore to get through.

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Photo of DubbelTrubbel
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 5- 2014. Poured into a nonic.

A- Thick off-white head, about one finger, tight bubbles. Murky red and brown appearance.

S-Heavy molasses and prunes. Dark chocolate-covered cherries

T- Malty, pleasantly bitter. Lots of roast flavors- but I expected more based on the variety of aromas. To me, not overly sweet.

M- Needs more carbonation. Smooth feel, but maybe a little flat. The hop bitterness lingers for a long time on the back of the tongue.

O- Great aromas and appearance, but a little disappointing in the mouth. Stick with the regular alt- I had a much better experience with that one.

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy, slightly translucent chocolate brown color with a small, lacy tan head.

S- Roasted malt, molasses, dark fruits - dates & figs.

T- Roasted sweet malt, molasses, dates & figs, toffee, grassy hops. Some bitterness on the finish.

M, D- This dark and weighty brew, with hints of alcohol, slows the drinking pace. The CO2 keeps it from dragging.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

11oz Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - Thanks!

Appearance - Cloudy brown colour with a very small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 1-2 minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, leather, anise

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, anise, and raisins. There is also some herbal notes and a nuttiness and a smokiness. It ends with a malty sweet herbal/earthy aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting beer.. kind of tastes like a dubbel/barley wine but with some gruit like flavours mixed in. Not something I'd drink a whole lot of, but points for originality.

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Photo of TWHartman
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- very dark amber, thin white head fades to to a very thin rim. Small flakes floating in the bottom.

S- caramel, raisins, bread, with a very prominent alcohol finish

T- Caramel and raisin, like it smells, but cut with a high bitterness. The Alt background of high bitterness is apparent and also necessary in this beer, helps keep it drinkable and smooth. Slight alcohol heat in finish.

M- carbonation is not very diffused in the beer, it finishes smooth, the alcohol thins it out a bit too

O- very full flavor, glad it only comes in 11 oz bottle

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Photo of clvand0
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color with a small head that has poor rentention and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of caramel sweetness. The flavor is much less interesting than the aroma, but that's not saying much. I really don't enjoy the flavor very much. Lots of caramel. Body is moderate, the drinkability is ok.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served at cellar temperature from 330ml flip-top bottle into pilsner flute-type glass.

L) Deep reddish-chestnut colour, almost opaque. Thick fluffy 2cm off-white head.

S) Like a typical Alt, nothing huge, but hints of fruity malt for sure and definite alcohol.

T) First is a fair bit of burnt malt bitterness, then a brief and mild alcohol burn. Fruity jam malt is there in the background, but the overall impression is bitterness, with a bit of a nutty aftertaste.

F) Very easy to drink, very mild carbonation. A lot of bitterness in the aftertaste.

O) Surprisingly bitter, not sure I am a big fan of this one, but I am glad to have tried it. Very easy to drink taking into consideration the ABV.

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