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
Ratings:
658
Reviews:
428
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
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88
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46
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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 UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruit, raisin, and fruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with dark fruit, raisin, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic sugary and dark fruit characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

is a dopplesticke a style of beer? some sort of smoked dopple bock or something? this is my first encounter with one, thanks to the legendary claystation. this oddity pours a deep amber to brown color, with visible carbonation and a homebrewed root beer looking head, nice and thick and just off white. the nose is sweet and smoky, not quite on the rauchbier level, but definitely pronounced. there are a mix of dark roasted as well as sweeter caramel grains, and some yeast that's about strong enough to break it all down. the flavor of this beer is huge, about as much intensity as can be packed into a single (very interestingly shaped) bottle. long graham crackery sweetness all the way through, some pleasant oak smoke up front, and noticeable relaxing alcohol content that seems appropriate with all this malt density. claystation described it as meaty, like downright bacon. I was less inclined to say meat, and more maybe just smoke. I guess I can see some beef jerky going on here, but its not pervasive. long sweet finish. the feel is as full bodied as they come, and the carbonation is decent, but hardly lightens the texture up at all. this is a bomb, a bottle to be shared, and one of the more unique german beers ive encountered. not sure ill rush to find one again, but I enjoyed the experience and thought process involved here.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This caught my eye because the unique bottle they have. This beer pours out as a deep brown color with a minimal head on it. The smell of the beer has some rich malts on the nose, there's also a light roasted smell to the beer. The taste has a nice sweet flavor, with a malty dry aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little thick which is kind of nice. Overall I found this beer to be interesting, I'd like to try this one again sometime.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy brown in color and poured with just a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There is a strong aroma of dark roasted malts and toffee in the nose along with notes of alcohol, caramel and raisins.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and rather sweet. There's a mild amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate, coats your mouth and is very smooth. There is a bit of warming sensations from the alcohol.
D: I would definitely have another one of these because it has a good balance between sweetness and bitterness, but it's a sipping beer and there's no way I could have more than one in a single sitting.

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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 kojevergas
3.31/5  rDev -19.5%
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 emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy dark mahogany with a modest head that pancakes quickly but leaves some nice shards of lace

Smell: Malty caramel with raisins; a touch musty

Taste: Opens like it smells, with a building malty caramel presence that is joined by the raisin fruit; reminds me of those Sunshine Golden Raisin Biscuits I had as a kid with raisin spread between two thin glazed cookies; alcohol appears by mid-palate; after the swallow, there is a woody chocolate bitterness that offsets the sweet flavors to a moderate extent

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with modest carbonation; alcohol warms the gullet on the way down

Drinkability: This has been aging in my cellar for over two years and while it is a little rough on the finish from the oxidization, it is still quite a nice brew

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a dark brown color beer with a huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and dry raisins is enjoyable but definitely not what I was expecting. Taste is comprised of sweet malt with some nice notes of chocolates and dry fruits with a somewhat dry finish. Well done overall but definitely not what I was expecting for and Alt but again it is style that I don’t really know too well.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a .25L tumbler. It's a dark burgundy-brown in the glass, initially clear but hazier toward the end of the bottle. A finger of bone-colored head tops the dark amber body, slowly receding to a disc.

Scents of dried fruit and caramelized malt are prominent; dates and raisins, iron and prunes, dark caramel candy and a touch of spice. It's remarkably complex without overwhelming sweetness or yeast character.

Up-front flavors of dates, raisins, toast, brown sugar and spice. There's a faint mineal twang, peppery spice, a bit of alcohol. Complex but nicely balanced, malty but not especially sweet. The mouthfeel is rich, almost syrupy and the finish is peppery and dry. This is awesome stuff.

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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 olradetbalder
3.26/5  rDev -20.7%
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 NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful bottle with a freshness date - 2 months old at tasting. Rich, malty, fruity, hoppy, and bitter... this is an enticing ale!

It pours a clear auburn-chestnut body beneath a frothy head of off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves walls of solid lace about the glass.

The nose is fruity and hoppy over a caramelish malt.

It's medium-full bodied and creamy in the mouth with a delicate, moderate carbonation.

The flavor starts with a splash of yeasty fruitiness (dark fruit skins, apples) that's quickly overshadowed by its deep, sweetish and bready notes of caramel malt. A bold bitterness cuts through the middle, bringing with it some grassy and leafy hops. It finishes long and bitter with a lingering sticky malt that's soaked in leafy and earthy hops.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours yields a deep molasses-colored brew with a good off-white head with good retention. Lacing sticks to the sides of the glass in a spotty fashion. The nose is incredibly rich with dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar, and some caramel. It's nearly a cross between a doppelbock and an eisbock. Really insanely enjoyable. The flavor doesn't back down, presenting a really nice fruity presence along with a touch of booze in the background. Mouthfeel is quite nice, but fails a bit in the finish. Good medium body presents itself well, but there's a bit too much bitterness in the finish, wiping away the beautiful flavor. Really quite drinkable. A solid hit on the best of Germany list.

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Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Ebenezers.

Pours a creamy head with lacing, murky molasses brown color not too dark.

Nose has dark toasty malts, some light grassy earthy hops, sweet molasses and candy syrup, nutty, dark fruits.

Taste has sweet malts, molasses, mapleish, nutty malts, darker chewy malts, bit creamy, dark fruits, spices like nutmeg, fig, sweet syrups, toffee, caramel, some bitter grassy earthy noble hops, strong ale malty flavors, hints of booze, nice long grassy hop finish with a semi bitter finish and sweet nutty flavors.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, a nice dark German ale with some nice malts, hops, hint of booze, nice fruits and tasty overall beer.

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Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a chenut brown with a slight reddish hue with a tight one finger head,awesome aromas going one very nutty with huge molasses and vanilla tones.This brew exudes complexities even more as it warms,very doughy with molasses and with an underlying nuttiness finishing with a nice herbal/spiciness that rounds it out nicely.A big complex gem here with alot going on flavor wise,glad I got a chance to try it.

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