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 MuenchenerKindl
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a small long neck swing top to a cut crystal mug. The liquid is a dark bronze with good carbonation. the head is one full finger tan and fades quickly to a nice lace.

The smell is strong and sweet, medium toasted caramel and a fermented fruit note.

The taste is sweet almost sugary like sugared fruit, the hops are there and nice they add good balance to a well done big brew. This brew is one big malt bomb, like a mouth full of stollen.

The mouthfeel is very good nice body and great carbonation.

The drinkaility is good. This would be a killer on tap. Prosit MK

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce swing-top bottle. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a hazy dark brown/ruby red color with an inch and half frothy off-white head. Head retention is excellent, lacing is good. Aroma is very malty. It smells like bready malt, dark fruit, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with the addition of some booze. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and rich with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, especially if you like the sweeter, maltier beers. I have to say this is a pretty good overall brew. I'd definitely buy this again.

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Photo of nataku00
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer is a dark hazy brown with a half a finger of tan colored soapy head that quickly dissipated to a thin collar at the edge. Little to no lacing as the head slides right down the glass. Very cloudy with some floating particles visible.

Nose is dark fruits, plums and raisins, caramel and malt sweetness. A touch of rum like booze comes up as the beer warms to room temperature.

A little nicer on the tongue, more dark fruits, raisins, plums and figs, slight wine like character with tannin astringency, caramel sweetness, baked bread, and lightly toasted malt. A little herbal hop bitterness on the finish. Similar to a complex Belgian strong dark ale.

Medium bodied with a fine but soft carbonation.

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Photo of Barleywhiner
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an example of a beer that typifies what beer should be. I could imagine someone hundreds of years ago ordering a beer and getting something like this. It's dark brown in color with a very full caramel flavor with a hint of burning alcohol just under the surface. There is plenty of flavor and the mouthfeel is substantial. If this is representative of the Altbier style, then I need to try some more from this style. Definitely a beer worth trying, but it might be difficult to drink more than two of these.

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Photo of DaveJanssen
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip. Reviewed 6/23/2010. Bottled August 10th (no year given)

Ar: alcohol, deep sweet malt, nutty, toffee, brown sugar, sweet heavy and clean rich malt, rich caramel, raisins and oak, light floral

Ap: marroon/brown, tan head, good retention

T: sweet malt, raisins, prunes, toffee, balanced towards sweet, alcohol, great malt depth, light graininess, has a quality similar to old ales, similar to old stock but unique, complex rich and thorough, candy sweetness, brown sugar, dates, earthy, very clean, light toasty notes, unique fruitiness, yeast character is mild and good, oaky hints

M: heavy, medium/light carbonation, sweet, rich and mouth coating

O: good, heavy and would only want a small pour of it but very good

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Photo of bruachan
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

comes in a nifty long-neck flip top

a tall rocky head presides over a reddish copper clear beer. the aroma emanating from this nice head is a robust bock-like malt with musty, floral noble hops. there's even a touch of wet hay. the malt nose is breadier than a typical bock, but otherwise not dissimilar. more diacetyl

ooh that's tasty. it's the nosferatu of germany. robust, but plenty hoppy (big bitterness for a german beer). sweet and lightly fruity. it's clean, as an alt should be

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Photo of BigRizz62
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sandman205
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BobZ
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with the swing top cork, poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Thick, dark brown, with a very nice ½” tan head, lacing is excellent and sticky.

Smell: Roasted malt aromas dominate with some coffee and chocolate notes, sweet overall with a fair amount of depth.

Taste: Follows the aroma, chocolaty mocha with a nice balance between overall sweetness of the chocolate flavor and the coffee like bitterness of the roasted malt. Sweet mocha flavor with some alcoholic warmth.

Mouthfeel: Creamy consistency on the palate, very smooth.

Overall: Great example of the style but also a little pricey, one I would try again.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The classic and traditional altbier makers of Germany show a strong and stern hand as they flirt with dopplebock and barleywine strengths, complexities and intensities.

Their Doppelsticke tumbles into the glass with a brazen garnet color and a creamy thin head with tremendous staying power and lace. As the nose plunges in, it's filled with masculine sweetness of molasses, brown sugar and sugar cane. Decorated with mild vinous spice, hints of rum and fruitcake come about.

Semi-sweet and leathery, the beer's earthy sweetness is redolent of prune, plum, red grape and fig. As the decadently sweet taste folds in on itself, it pulls in flavors of port and sherry wines with savory toasted taste. Surprisingly arid on the middle, hints of chocolate, coffee and tobacco and herbal tea plays delicately heading into finish.

The beer's full body makes it a slow sipping affair, But the thinning effects of aged acidity and alcohol keeps the taste palatable and manageable to avoid cloying. Its long and savory finish is chocked full of umami and spiced rum.

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Photo of nickd717
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, shared by mfielden. Thanks, Mark!

A - Pours dark brown with a small off-white head.

S - Aroma is caramel malt, honey, dark fruits, and spice.

T - Similar to the aroma, with lots of caramel, toffee, spice, overripe fig and other dark fruits, spiced rum, and mild roast. It seems almost unfair to other beers in the style to classify this as an altbier since it's so strong and intense. This should be called an "imperial altbier" or something. It's really more like a doppelbock. Had this next to regular Uerige Sticke and it delivers a massive combination pimp smack/donkey punch upside the head of that more modest altbier.

M - Body only medium, but palate is still fairly syrupy, more like you'd expect from a doppelbock.

D - Decent despite the intense palate because this beer is really tasty.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy medium brown in color with significant amounts of sediment floating in suspension. The beer has a half finger tall creamy light beige head that reduces to a patch of thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted malts, toffee, and dark fruit (raisin) sweetness. Slight hints of alcohol as it warms up.

T: Very similar in taste to the smell, quite sweet upfront with light bitterness in the finish. There are lots of dark fruit (raisin) sweetness.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some light hints of alcohol warming. Really coats the inside of your mouth and tongue.

O: This beer is well balanced between the malt sweetness and the bitterness but the mouthfeel and the higher ABV make this a beer that you could have only a single in a session. This is a sipping beer and is not sessionable.

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Murky strong brewed tea tea appearance with floating sediment. A fast vanishing dollop of opaque head.

S: Brownie mix, almost rotting bananas, sugar malt, rum raisins, plums, Mexican pound cake, hints of medicinal aroma, earthy musty wood notes and spicy yeast. Booze is astringent but faint with a more dominate presence once swirled.

T/M: Has a nice aged palate with sugary but smooth malt. Loads of dark fruits and dinginess. Creamy body that fizzes over the tongue to create a great mouthfeel. Finishes with a similarity to homemade plum wine.

O: Great balance of flavors that are smooth and palate pleasing. The aged presence really shines here. This is a beer I will be gravity g more of soon. Cheers!

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Photo of popery
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I really liked this funny little beer, this Doppelsticke (fun name, to boot). It's like a cross between an english barleywine (Nils Oscar comes to mind as I tried it recently) and a doppelbock (think Korbinian), very sweet, doughy, malt but with a ton of fruity tang and a mildly sticky feel. The flavor is mostly sweet doughy malt. It has a vinous and near-brandy quality. It's not as rich as a straight malt bomb. There is a much more delicate quality, particularly in a fruity yeast, ripe plums and bananas, and mineral to earthy hops. I guess there are probably sweet notes of caramel and chocolate lurking, but the sweetness comes through more in a barleywine flavor than most highly malty styles. The beer is a bit sticky sweet. Don't get me wrong. I certainly wouldn't recommend this as a session beer. In fact, it may be getting more difficult to drink as I go through the bottle. It's a lot of sweetness. That said, I would very much enjoy having a case of these to open whenever I was in the mood. Doppelsticke is a funny beer, and I may rarely be in the mood for it, but it's excellent in certain circumstances. Also, it does not seem to fulfill the characteristics of the style, but I imagine the brewery is aware of this fact and doesn't mind being somewhat unique. Also, the bottle is wonderfully, almost clichédly, German.

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Photo of spoony
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (with a cool stopper-type closure and a date code that says 04/13) into a pokal.

A-A gentle pour produces about a finger of light-khaki-colored head. Retention is decent as a cap hangs around for a while and leaves spots of lacing. The beer is muddy and the color of swamp water. It is nearly opaque, but I cannot see much carbonation in there.

S-The aroma is huge on the malts with sweet, dried fruit like raisins and prunes, and sugary flavors like toffee, caramel, and molasses. It is very sweet and the alcohol gives just a bit of burn in the nostrils. This is a big beer.

T-The taste follows the smell with malt flavors like caramel, brown sugar, prunes, and cocoa. The fruit component is still here, but is toned down a bit. There is a bit of spice on the finish and a warm alcohol. I do not detect much in the way of hops. The beer reminds me of a quadruple or BSDA.

M-The beer is robust on the palate and very smooth with creamy carbonation. The amount of carbonation here is below average.

O-My limited experience with other altbiers was nothing like this. Whereas those other beers were mellow and lighter in body, this beer is hugely complex and substantial...a real sipper. I kept thinking I was drinking a quad or a hopped-up dubbel because the malt profile was so huge and similar in flavor. I'm not sure how true to style this beer is, but I really enjoyed it and would definitely drink more.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dusky color, a rich, deep auburn, with a sturdy, creamy head.

Aroma is malty sweet X 10...big, bombastic, yeasty, creamy, yum...vegetal, herbal, ...I said "yum", right?

Taste: mightily complex, a big conglomoration, thick, slick, utterly resplendent with the malt and the grist and the...wort...aw, jeez, I'm a nitwit, I've run out of ways to describe what makes it good, I just know it is...so, at least I admit to that, eh?

Sweetness, bright fruit, tasty as all get out, definitive deliciousness...this is an altbier, this "doppelsticke"?...huh! Richest malt, tastiest taste, not what I'd think of for an alt, but this was not a brew I went into with any preconceptions or notions that it would stick to a style.

Full body, long, fruity/malty finish...caramel flavor speaks loudest...

Damned good stuff. Drink it when you see it!

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Photo of RedBrewer83
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Chimay goblet.

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown with hues of red and orange in the light. One and a half finger head, tan color, similar to guinness and thick as well. Very good lacing and head appears very creamy.

S: Big aroma, very toffee caramel based with dark fruits (figs, raisins, dates) slight roasted smell as well, a little bready yeast coming through on the finish. No hops present at all in the nose.

T: Wow! Huge flavor! So deceiving based on the nose, tons of dark raisiny fruit with molasses, chocolate, toffee, biscuit, a little boozy in the mid palate but in a good way. This beer has a huge flavor and it is all delicious, very reminiscent of an old world ale....Adam from HOTD...

M: Definitely medium to heavy body, pretty smooth, the booziness makes it just a little bit harsh through the middle, but something that would disappear in a few months of aging.

D: As drinkable as I would expect 8.5% to be. Not one that I am looking to gulp so I will be enjoying this for awhile!

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Photo of tmitch75
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool swingtop bottle. Hazy brown color with fluffy white head. Head really sticks for a while.

Strong nutty malt smell with a nice herbal hoppy finish.

Roasty sweet nutty flavor with a strong hop bitterness to finish. Good balance.

Soft and smooth on the palate. Really lets the bitterness linger.

Quite a good beer. Nice balance and smooth creamy texture. I'd definitely buy again.

Tasted on 4/19/08.

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Photo of SamuelR
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of postulanTrappist
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Chestnut brown. 1-finger tan head after a hard pour. Head retention is lower than expected. Quickly fades to a thin ring. Bottled on date says "10.08." Based on other Uerige bottles I think this means Oct 2008.

Nose - The kind of malt sweetness I love. Big molasses, caramel, a whiff of cinnamon apple pie, candied fruit, and a bit of earthiness. Quite bright, fresh aromas considering the age.

Taste - Initially sweet like the nose. Figs, raisin, apple, and molasses. The finish makes a brulee of the sugars and fades into toast and hop bitterness. (Have to compare with a fresh bottle to make sure this isn't just oxidation)

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. A touch fizzy.

Drinkability - High. Initial sweetness is well balanced by sharper flavors and bitterness to keep me coming back for more. Wish more breweries made doppelsticke beers.

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Photo of PatGreer
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on a hunch.

Pours with a dark brown color, and a coppery foam. The smell is a wonderful complex mix of dried fruit, cocoa, and honey. It was a joy to anticipate what this beer would taste like. Once sipped, it is surprisingly smooth with a sweet syrupy taste that finishes with a distinct alcohol finish.

The bottle flet like a small meal, but clearly worth it. I kept the bottle just because it looked cool. I'd say one of the best beers of its type.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
4.11 out of 5 based on 659 ratings.
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