Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke
BA SCORE
85.6%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 660 ratings
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany
uerige.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,065
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
660
Liked:
565
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
11.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
48
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of mdaschaf
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown with an off white pillowy head when poured vigorously. Smell isn't powerful but is a pleasant mix of caramel, herbs, and candied raisins. The taste is wonderfully complex, dark caramel, herbal, earthy, dark fruit that almost resembles rum soaked raisins. Body is pretty full and smooth going down, carbonation is noticeable, but light. This was delicious and I wish I drank it slower than I did, I want more...

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a muddy brown, very sudsy 1/2 finger head
S: roasted malts, subtle hints of powdered cocoa, heavy general malt presence, the strongest aroma here is that of a funky dry cheese I could swear it smells just like pecorino Romano (oddly not a bad thing), subtle hints of pine and lemon
T: prominent hoppy bitterness and astringency (though not astringent in a negative sense), dry, roasty, malty, somewhat funky in keeping with the Romano aroma, pine, a lemon aftertaste
M: dry and astringent, full bodied, powdery
O: great, the first wow beer I have had in a long time, quite strange really, not something you would think you could drink often (and you probably shouldn't) but I could drink this frequently, in a word ... Excellent

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Photo of McMatt7
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Masters
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Petegrieco
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of campfirebrew
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/2016. Pours murky deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark bread, light chocolate, leather, tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark bread, light chocolate, leather, tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark bread, leather, tobacco, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy/spicy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and fairly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is great. A fair amount of dryness from bitterness against the sweetness after the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial altbier style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. The designation as Germany’s Barleywine for this beer is really a spot on interpretation of how it tastes. Seems to be in between English and American versions of the style; as it has a pronounced amount of hoppiness/bitterness, but also a lot of fruity yeast and malt complexity. A highly enjoyable offering all around.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wc94wc
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottle in a Teku

L: Color of black coffee, quickly dissipating beige head, clingy lacing after a swirl
S: Raisins, dark fruit, caramel, malt - this is gonna be sweet
T: Again sweetness with some nice IBUs, raisins, hoppy on the finish
M: Viscous, a tad hot, carbonation is fine
O: Definitely a unique German, not quite a BSDA but definitely not anywhere near an Altbier - something in between and wonderful. Best "shelf turd" I've found in a long time. I plan to go back an wipe out the last 4 or 5 bottles on the shelf.

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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 rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade, capping the body off with a creamy texture (though retention isn't great). A thick, consistent ring of lacing sticks to the glass. (3.75)

Smell: This is massively nutty. Not only that, it's also massively fruity. There are additionally huge notes of raisin and fig coming through. Some hops come through subtly to balance things out. I'm used to my big brews concealing the alcohol well, so the noticeable booze is a bit surprising (though not necessarily detracting). This really comes together in an appealing way, all told. (3.75)

Taste: Grassy, bitter hops open this up in a big way. Once the hops subside, some of malty flavors appear nicely. Mainly nuts, but there are additional flavors of caramel, pumpernickel bread, raisin, and fig. The finish is a bit like rum in a way - in terms of alcohol presence, it's there but completely smooth. As I continue to drink it, it hits me: this is pretty damn roasty, too. Maybe even a little smoky! I love how this is continuing to unfurl additional layers as I continue to drink it. Delicious. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: The attenuation of this is superb. Combined with the hop presence, this is pretty darn easy to drink. Still, it's a hefty, slightly alcoholic brew, so some care should still be taken. No wait, fuck that - I'd almost call this refreshing. Almost. This is so nice to sip on, both in terms of its flavor profile and its general feel. (4.25)

Overall: Yep. This is totally a German barleywine. And I have no idea how fresh this is, but I don't care. It strikes a great balance between malt richness and hop bitterness, all while remaining easy to sip on. This may not have been the best introduction to Uerige's altbiers, though. What if this ruins their sticke and/or regular version for me? Seriously, this one will be hard to top. (4)

4.05/5: Arguably THE archetype for an alt-on-steroids

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Photo of 88caprice
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 85.6% out of 100 with 660 ratings
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