Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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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
Ratings:
657
Reviews:
427
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
46
For Trade:
4
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Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of udubdawg
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

distinctive 11.2 oz swingtop brown bottle

freshness dated - At 3 months old, I don't think I've had one of these that wasn't a year old before. We'll see how it is when fresher.

Pours a nice clear dark brown color. The head is slow arriving, but eventually reaches nearly an inch in height of startlingly white color, fading quickly to an uneven cap. Spotty lacing over a good portion of the glass.

Nose is nice and rich. Plenty of caramel and dark fruit. Smells warming and sweet and complex. Probably poured a bit too cold, an assumption that is confirmed up as the aroma becomes even more rich as it warms.

While the nose is a bit better fresh, this particular bottle falls barely short of the others I've had in taste. This is due solely to the prevalent alcohol which if the past is any indication will mostly disappear over time. Still, this is a damn fine tasting beverage. Plenty of caramel and toffee here, and some spiciness that I don't think is just the alcohol making its presence known. Bittering hops I hadn't noticed at all before show up in the drying finish.

Pretty light though there is a lot packed into the body. Carbonation is on the light side of medium but still a bit higher than I remember from aged bottles. Drinkability is pretty high, though this falls short of the near lethal drinkability of previous experiences.

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Photo of hero27
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fliptop 11.2 oz bottle; bottled 4/18. Very unique bottle & labeling (note the picture).

Aroma is dominantly malt..thick, sweet caramel malts are reflected in the taste as well. Flavor seems like it could be much more aggressive, but I'm glad that it's not. The sweet dark fruits, raisin, molasses, and caramel blend together so perfectly...it's like candy...Simply delicious.
Thick, yet creamy and insanely smooth mouthfeel. One of the most smooth beers I've ever had, if not the smoothest. Completely velvet mouthfeel, no off flavors, and it absolutely begs you to drink it. 8.5% abv must be a joke..it's hidden behind the malty sweetness that ensues with every sip. A fantastic Alt.

This stuff is for real...buy two bottles if you find it. I made the mistake of only taking home one. Purchased @ Cellars Wine & Spirits in Minnetonka, MN.

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Photo of kirok1999
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loved the bottle so I decided to try it.

Appearance- Dark bronze with a substantial head that quickly fades. Almost no lacing on the glass.

Smell- Sweet and spicy, perhaps cinnamon, caramel, allspice, nutty maltiness.

Taste- Not as sweet as the smell. Spicy notes cling in the aftertaste. Almost a Belgian yeasty sweetness, slight caramel and nuts,

Mouthfeel- Smooth and creamy, bready and hearty.

Drinkability- Very nice brew. Not my favorite style, but if you like altbiers this is a great one.

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uerige pours a deep copper to walnut brown with an abundant frothy cream head, and little to no lacing.

Aroma consists of a lot of sweet caramel malt w/ roasted grain or bread notes.

Again, sweet caramel on the palate, but more hops presence than I expected on the back of the mouth. Also, some dark fruit and yeasty bread character as well.

This beer is on the thicker side, a bit hearty with relatively mild carbonation.

Great after dinner beer, good character, but not one I could have multiple of in one sitting.

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Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of ajs4bd
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of kmo1030
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

brown, but not opaque, with ruby around the edges. tan head. sweet malty aromas dominate. dark fruitiness underneath that, with some interesting root beer notes. he taste is very sweet and malty. roasted dark chocolate and caramel with hints of coffee. dark fruit flavors including raisin and fig. the root beer from the smell comes back in a subtle way in the taste, adding a unique complexity to this beer. there are also some candied slightly belgian flavors. a little herbal bitterness is noticable, but no real hop flavor. the alcohol is detectable towards the back of the mouth with a slight warming effect. medium bodied, but coating in the mouth with delicate carbonation. decent drinkability, certainly enjoyable, but a little too sweet for more than one.

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Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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

Lovely concentrated fruit malt aroma has some mild citrusy tingle in the nose and features fruitcake, baked pineapple sweetbread, bannana nut bread and some toned down caramel accents. Very lovely aroma highligted by the wonderfully malt complimentary pineapple notes. The body of the beer is a ruddy, dusky brown and holds creamy tan head that is about the thickness of a standard Bic pen. The fore is a rich and sweet (low-spice) fruitcake. Baked Pineapple accents here as well. More caramel flavor than aroma...rich sweet and malty with caramel through the middle. The finish is strongly sweet, but well balanced with a firm bitterness. this is one of those beers I always new I’d try, but never got around to and now feel silly for having waited so long. Very nice.

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Photo of klewis
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/2004

A: Pours a dark brown with a tan bubbly head. The head sustains at 1/2" and leaves thick, heavy lacing.

S: Sweet, malty smell with strong aromas of caramel and molasses.

T: A sweet malty character imparts caramel flavors with a prominent roasted nut taste. Balanced nicely with a dry, vegetal hop flavor. The alcohol is quite noticeable and gives off quite a bit of heat.

M: Full-bodied, thick, and syrupy, the beer coats and sticks all over the mouth. Light carbonation.

D: The intensity of the flavor makes this one a sipper, and I think that 11.2 oz is going to be about all of this that I could drink in one sitting. Still, this one is damn good and one to look for.

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Photo of PatrickJR
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into stange.

A - Dark brown but transparent with garnet highlights. Small bubbled, 2 fingered, off white head emerges with excellent retention. Great lacing as well.

S - Sweet dark bread with hints of nuts, chocolate, and currants/figs/plums something in that vein. It's tough to pinpoint how these aromas work together but there is a uniqueness to Uerige Doppelsticke that I've never experienced thus far.

T - Huge taste of dark bread with a slight sweetness and possibly some sourdough characteristics. The chocolate-esque flavor pulls through a bit mid palate atop the dark bread and lends a very earthy component. Sweetness turns to a modest sourness late palate when fruit flavors become obvious, most noticably prune juice. There's a quick flash of bitterness followed by a slight to moderate alcohol presence.

M - Medium to full bodied with an unmatched silkiness. Carbonation is on the low end and this beer slips down very easily. Absolutely perfect mouthfeel, incredibly smooth and round.

D - The mouthfeel alone makes this beer easy enough to finish in a few gulps. Luckily Uerige Doppelsticke possess an extremely different and unique character as well. Nothing short of greatness; I only wish I had more of it to drink.

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Photo of Patrick999
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never had a doppelsticke before. I choose a weizen glass, as I don't have a stange.

Funky bottle yields a very dark amber, with impressive creamy tan head that retains extremely well. I'm impressed.

Aroma is a little alcoholic at first, but you dig deeper and find raisin/cinnamon bread, maybe even a little char. Has that liquid bread aroma you love in a good German beer.

Very nice taste. Sweet in a raisin-type way, but not overbearingly so. To my palate, it's about as sweet as an 8.5% beer could be without being overbearing. Good balance of flowery hop and alcohol to ward off some of the sweetness in the finish. Largely, the taste is of a slightly smoky cinnamon-raisin bread.

Feel is not as sticky as you'd think given the sweetness. Appropriate level of carbonation.

While it is kinda alcoholic, I have to say it goes down pretty easily. This is a nice beer, I like it.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at Ebenezer's Pub. Served in a pint class.

A-tan sponge head, black murky body

S-sweet chocolate, pastry, honey

T-alcohol, sweet grain, floral hops are there but muted, and honey

M-medium

D-a malt monster. This one is for true grainiacs. A little too sweet for drinking by itself but would make an excellent food or dessert beer.

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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 GennyCreamAle
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Vdubb86
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass

This beer pours a cloudy plum-brown color with not too much head. You can smell the concentrated Altbier on the nostrils. The extreme malty, bready, and boozy aroma in this case creates a very strong example of the style. For my money it's a bit too intense on the nose. The flavor is a kind of rum booze mixed with some roasted wheat flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit too sticky for my liking and this is still a good drinking beer. If you want to experience the style in all it's glory, there's no reason you shouldn't get this beer.

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Photo of Bill235
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of herrburgess
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is very dark, with a foamy tan head that lasts with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smells of dark malt and dark fruit. Very enticing aroma.

Tastes of sweet dark malt, dark fruits, and coffee, with a sour twist. Very nice malt taste.

Body is medium and mild carbonation gives this a lively mouthfeel.

This is a delectable dark altbier, one that really makes the German style shine.

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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 BigRizz62
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of fdig23
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ncvbc
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber in color with a ruby hue and medium off white head. Decent retention for a big alt such as this one. Smell is rich of sweet malts. Lots of fruity sweetness with raisin, fig, and cherry. Some toffee and light caramel. Also a faint toasted bread. Taste is pretty nice. Good fruit flavors and again, rich in sweetness. A light spicy heat is also present and possibly a spritz of citrus. Mouthfeel is mostly smooth and silky but a bit syrupy at times. Pretty full in body for the style. Still, it's pretty drinkable. Not so much as others but interesting either way. It's good but not one that I'll seek out often.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz flip top shaped like an old german stick grenade, into a stange. There's a bottled on date on the neck label, but it is unreadable.

Dark, clear copper with some floaters. One finger+ head of off white falls to 1cm and stays. Not much lace.

Yeast, caramelesque malts, peppery alcohol and floral hops make up the nose. There's also some suggestion of floral hops. Smells vaguely belgian...almost.

Lots of malt followed by piney hops when tasted. Slightly more hop than malt. Some alcohol pops up in the bitter finish.

The mouth is near full, too strong to session but its still a nice brew. Recommended.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
4.11 out of 5 based on 657 ratings.
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