Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany | website

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

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422
Ratings:
638
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
13.63%
 
 
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Photo of ColForbin
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uerige DoppelSticke is packaged in a distinctive 33cl swingtop bottle. It pours a deep ruby-brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy, with lots of sour raisins, and a little bit of caramel. Maybe some slight citrus flavors as well. Taste is roasted malt, more raisins, with a semi-dry finish - hops are evident in this beer, but there is a ton of malt as well. Amazingly balanced. Almost a coffee like aftertaste. Medium to full body. So drinkable; I wish this beer were more available. My previous exposure to this style was Long Trail Double Bag. While I love that beer still, this one blows it away. I'll have to try the Uerige Altbier next.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I don't remember having any other "sticke" altbiers, which are basically the top-shelf equivalent of the malty "altbier" of Düsseldorf origin. Uerige's is ostensibly the first historical example, and seems to stand the test of time quite well.

A: Dark ruby/brown color with a finger or two of ecru-ish head that settles to a small ring after about 3-5 minutes. Bubble formation is hefty on the surface. Lacing is nonexistent, which makes sense given the low hopping rate.

S: A lot of fruity esters that recall plum and raisin, alongside grainy notes of brown bread and molasses. Ethanol is slightly present.

T: Alts typically have a very malty, "wort"-y taste, and this is no exception. Lots of raisin bread, dark wheat and estery German yeast character working together to make a strong, malty German ale. Hops balance at the finish with an herbal and earthy character that supports the intense malt backbone.

M: This has a very nice, massaging feel to it initially; pretty low carb after some time in the glass, but it works for the style. Thick and chewy throughout.

O: This is a superb malt-forward strong German brown ale. High gravity is balanced by a hearty bitterness that shows itself but doesn't infringe at all in the malty, bready proceedings. Great stuff.

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

Pours a muddy brown with a light, nutty brown head. Sweet caramel dominates the aroma, but there is also some chocolate and maybe a slight port quality. The caramel is also the first thing noticable in the taste, but there is also a nice nuttiness to it. Slight hints of smoky peat. The alcohol becomes more noticable as it warms. Sticky mouthfeel. Probably too heavy to drink more than one of at a time, but something nice to relax with at the end of the day.

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

very very nice indeed. much better the the sticke.
pours a deep brown with copper tones. A nice 2 inche head develops thats frothy with some slight fizz, it sticks around and leaves great lacing.
aroma of chocolate, brown sugars, and caramel with very slight hints of hop aromas in the background.
taste is carmel like with a fruitiness I can't quite place. Its sweet but not overly at all. Its sticky in the mouth and has a slight carbonation to it that makes it dance in the mouth. A very fine brew indeed

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Photo of hellbilly
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 04/18... not sure what that means. rich hazy amber/brown color with a small khaki head that leaves light spotty lacing. smells like raisins and skunky hops mixed with sweet malt, molasses, wood and grass. it tastes like regular ovaltine... chocolate, vanilla, raisins and sweet grains. a nice dry bitter grassiness offsets the sweet (but not cloying) palate. aftertaste is of grassy and skunky hops. medium to full body with soft carbonation and a slick smooth texture. 7/4/8/4/16/3.9

on tap at papago... ruby tinted brown shade of black with a huge puffy off white head. additional aromas of fresh cherries and maple syrup added to the prior review. lots of spice and a hint of alcohol creep in on the palate as it warms. any sugar previously tasted from the bottle is no issue and really nowhere. roasty bitterness and fresh hoppy dryness really clean it up nicely. full rich body with a luscious creamy mouth feel...8/4.5/8/4.5/17/4.25

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Photo of joekfsu
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle with swing top, 05/07. Pours a dark ruby with 2 cm off-white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is full of dark fruits, mostly raisins. Flavor is well balanced with dark fruits, maybe more dates now, and bitter hops and some citrus. Medium body, no carbonation, very light lacing, some alcohol noted as it warms. Nice beer and drinkable.

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Photo of Wonka
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

0.33L
Bottled on 11 04

Release of the swingtop resulted in a resounding deep pop
Poured into my Ayinger Weizen glass since I didn’t have a stange
Here is one heck of a glorious bottle. Its art in glass.

Appearance – dark amber body with ever-present rising carbonation; 2.5-inch thick, creamy-topped, off-white head sets back but it always guarded the beer; lace is commendable

Smell – wow; doughy sweetness and prune interwine; bit of molasses, spice and candy; subtle hop

Taste – earth, dark fruit and light candy with a subtle hop tinge; seems to have mellowed nicely with a few months under its belt; barely any alcohol present; aftertaste is a balance of dark fruit and hop early with an added bitterness reminiscent of Hallertauer winning late

Mouthfeel – low carbonation is used to the max to create a rich and lush feel; resoundingly dry at close

Drinkability – the dry close has me immediately diving for more but it does detract somewhat from the overall experience; the smell/taste/feel package comes together nicely

Yes! Now this is an incredible brew. Two thumbs up to Uerige!

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Photo of wmtxbb
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: dark cloudy amber with thick lacing on top.

Smell: Assertive malt character: nuts, toffee, brown sugar. Also some light fruit esters.

Taste: Smooth and complex malt character up front. Nice and thick, flavor comes in layers of toffee, chocolate, amber malts.

Drinkability: One of the best beers I've ever had; easy to drink and complex.

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Photo of RidiculedDisplay
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with half-finger head that quickly settles into a quarter-finger. White color. Lacing is very spotty, and fairly transient. Body is an extremely dark brown that resists light.

Smell: Nuts, deep roasted malts, raisins, figs, vinousity. Some woody funk. Alcohol. Pepper, basil or thyme, can't discern which. Overall very Old Ale-like, and fairly bold and strong. Not too subtle.

Taste: Raisins, vinousity, mild bittering hops. Yeasty funk. Wood. Dates. A fairly strong mix of flavors, but it does a good job at balance.

Mouthfeel: A little flat, but still bodied enough to make a difference.

Drinkability: Not too hard to drink, surprisingly, given its strength.

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Photo of gonzo138
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark brown with a white creamy head, that did not retain exceptionally well but in turn did lace nicely

S-Smells of primarily of sweet malt, along with a light yeast smell as well, little bit of raisin in there as well

T- at first a noticable taste af sweet malt followed by a nice hoppy bite, very balanced in both aspects

M- low carbonation, moderate heavy body as far as thickness goes, sticky mouth feel

D-I like it, its full of flavor, and fairly easy to drink, will most definitely pick up more of these

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark chestnut, amber hints, very dark
S: Sweet malt, mildew, wet bread, if "heavy" had a smell this would be it
T: This "altbier" just tastes old, very malty, hints of dark fruit, kind of tastes like an old wet rag
F: It is smooth, its very heavy and has a much higher gravity than other "Altbiers" I've had before
O: I was looking forward to this beer but the aroma and taste are extremely over powering. Its got a cool bottle and I can appreciate the effort but for me it wasn't good

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gingerbread color -- more cloudy than dark, minimal head. Nose of sherry and raisins. Complex taste, initial taste is prune, dark cherries, and caramel; fairly strong hop follow-up that leaves a lingering residual bitterness on the tongue. Mouth feel - medium body, think I would like a little more carbonation. The stronger ABV comes through in the taste. Overall, a very unique experience.

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Photo of cpn920
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really interesting bottle with a bottled date of May 2007.
Poured a deep mahogany with small head that thinned quickly.
Smelled caramel malt and raisins. I could smell the sweetness.
The taste was sweet with caramel and raisins maybe some ripe dark fruits. The alcohol was prevalent and more so as the beer warmed.
Had medium carbonation.
I will try this again but I was a little disappointed as far as the experience didn't live up the expectations.

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Photo of maundythirsty
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Won't tell you how long this has sat in my fridge. It's just criminal.

Cola colored. Pancake batter head that came up half an inch and shrunk down to a persistent ring. Doesn't lace, but slides down the glass slooowly. Smells like prunes, booze, smoke and some sharp chillies.

Powerful flavor. Hoppy? Didn't see that coming in such strength. Quite bitter in a resinous way. Well and malty. I suppose we're pulling some bitterness from malt, too. A wee nutty and smoky. The alcohol warmed my sinuses nicely. It bites a little, but not in a bad way.

Thick and viscous. Very little carbonation. I'll be looking for more, and pretty damn interested in trying the other alts from Uerige.

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Photo of seedsofchaos
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Labeled as 8,5% Alc./Vol. Code 09.09 (bottling date?)

A bit on the hazy side, this beer pours a rich chocolate brown with heavy sediment. Any head quickly collapses to nothing. Aroma is definitely malty sweet bordering on vinous. Alcohol is subtle but mostly hidden behind fig, plum, sour fruits and a heavy malt-centric backbone.

Sweet hits the tongue first and the palate is then bombarded by a complex malt stew. It's tough to describe exactly what is going on here. It's certainly enjoyable though. Figs and roasty plums come to mind. A bit earthy but so sweet that it seems impossible to discern various flavors. Reminiscent of a young barleywine, this Alt has me grabbing at straws trying to describe it. Sweet yet bitter. Complex yet simply smooth. High alcohol shows no signs other than after effects.

A bit of a mouth takeover in it's flavor and mouthfeel. It seems to coat everything that it touches. Delightful but not sessionable. This beer makes me wish to get in touch with more Alt style beers.

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Photo of PatYoda
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy chestnut with a two finger white head that soon dissipates to a ring around the glass, then dissolves altogether. Smell is pretty identical to a doppelbock, besides a latex like smell which isn't real appealing. Maple sweetness and bready malt sweetness combine with a coffee smell and a nuttiness to create a very sweet, yet earthy aroma. A little detectable alcohol is there.

Taste is pretty similar to the smell. It's very difficult to distinguish this from a doppelbock. There are hardly any ale-like characteristics at all actually, as I don't detect any fruit, and the finish is very clean and lager-like. A nice nuttiness lingers on in the finish. The mouthfeel is pretty crisp but loses carbonation toward the end of the glass and becomes too watery, which hinders the drinkability a bit. Overall this is a very solid offering.

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

This beer is mother's milk to me!

brought to me courtesy of brentk56...THANK YOU!

poured a beautiful deep amber/rust color into my HB stick.

The smell is rich with raisins, molasses, and sweeter malt.

The taste is all molasses, toffee, raisins, plum, and a little red apple.

mouthfeel is super creamy and smooth.

Fantastic beer. just absolutely awesome.

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Photo of BierManVA
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like a dark amber maple syrup from Vermont. Smooth yet viscous. The aroma is a killer and as soon as I popped the swing top, I was hit with a wall of caramel malt with a nice hop backing. Quite nice.

This is certainly a large bier and one that will do well in the US market for which it was made. It is much sweeter and hopier than the normal Uerige. Balance-wise, a little too sweet if I must say. Approaching a Dopplebock in style, like a Salvator.

This has great potential and even though I am enjoying this very much, I would assume that some tinkering will be done in susequent years to balance this a little better.

Still an amazing bier.

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Photo of cannabanaceae
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice big pop from top. Poured with a glug,glug,glug from the long neck bottle. Look was very dark red to black. Nice frothy head. Good lacing.

Smell was burnt biscuit, sweet malt, Belgium candi sugar, spicy hops, fruity notes from yeast.

Taste woody notes, perfect sweetness, toasted malts, Nice hop profile lends a great bitterness. Almost perfectly balanced. Alcohol content well hidden.
Mouthfeel Silky smooth. Medium body.

This was a great beer, I thought it was outstanding and what all altbiers should aspire to be.

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Photo of ltjska04
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a very unique bottle, this beer is about the color of a glass of Coke. As I got down to the bottom of the glass small protein particles were noticeable. It smells malty and bready and the same goes for the taste, with a bit of raisin. It's different from any altbier I've had; it tastes more like a doppelbock. Overall it's an easy drinking beer with a hint of alcohol. It's good but I don't know if I'd go out searching for it again, I'd reach for a quality doppelbock instead.

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Photo of dc55110
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark auburn/brown, topping off with a nice finger and half of head. As the foam dissipates a good amount of sticky lacing is left behind.
The nose is a nice blend of sweet malt, dried fruit, toffee.
The taste is very similar to the nose, sweet dark malts, raisin & prune. There is also enough hoppy bitterness to balance out the sweetness wonderfully.
Very pleasing to drink, the malty sweetness doesn't leave your mouth coated, just enough carbonation to keep the tongue happy.

This is a beautiful Alt. This is a huge beer, that hides its size wonderfully. It balance between the dark and sweet malt flavors and the hoppy undertones marry perfectly. This is a wonderful sipper, that I would buy again without hesitation.

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Photo of dowen17
2.77/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Looks like chocolate milk. Very dark hazy brown. Lacing is there but not extremely prominent. Some sediment floating around.

Smells of plums, raisin, and wine with a pungent alcohol smell.

The taste is almost exactly like the smell. Very deep raisin/bread taste. Theres a hint of smokiness as well. The alcohol is there but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is very sticky, slightly carbonated. The taste lingers LONG after you've swallowed.

This beer is a bit hard for me to drink. But, I can't say it's really my style of beer. I can appreciate it for what it is, though. I'd like to try some other beers of this style.

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

A- Dark hazy amber, thin head.

S- Caramel, malty, dark fruit, faint wood.

T- Somewhat oakey? Astringent, fruity, faint caramel, vanilla.

M- Good body, crisp carbonation. Slightly astringent aftertaste.

D- A good dark alt, tho I don't recall the astringency in previous samplings. We'll have to compare these notes next time.

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Photo of MunchkinDrinker
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark dark opaque brown with a small tan foamy head and some lacing. Looks pleasantly syrupy.

S - Resinous, dark fruits. Dates, rasin, plum, bordering on sweet, but not cloyingly so.

T/M - Tastes like it smells, but with a nice thick malty aftertaste. There's some cocoa flavor in there somewhere. Again, there's a very dark fruity flavor, that's almost sweet, but not quite. This beer is very thick and syrupy.

D - Not very. This is a wonderful beer and a pleasure to drink, but I'd have a hard time drinking more than one.

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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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