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 puboflyons
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on April 30, 2011. There was a code on the label that I simply could not read but I think it had a couple of zeroes in it. It has a gorgeous reddish-mahogany brown pour with a long-lasting, foamy head and seltzer water-like carbonation. The malt aroma is overwhelming. It is sweet like molasses and sharp like licorice. Oh, and did I say it was malty? It really tingles my tongue with its sweet malty, toffee taste and its dry bite stabbing me at the end. I also thought the bottle was kind of neat.

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Photo of Derek
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep Amber-bronze with a light tan head, good retention, light lacing.

S: Initial dark fruit aroma screams Belgian Dubbel, but there's some underlying earthy hops and hints of nut bread.

T: Plenty of dark fruitiness in the flavour as well: caramelized raisins, figs & plums; Christmas cake (candied fruit, nuts, light spicing & booze and more cake-like than bready); cocoa; light earthyness, balanced bitterness. Amazing.

M: Well attenuated, moderately full body has an off-dry finish. Very well crafted.

D: WAY too drinkable for its weight, but it's not an Alt you would session.

It's a little outside the style guidelines... and I love it.

Thanks Bobsy!

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Photo of corby112
3.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a cloudy brown almost cocoa color with a thin beige head that fades qickly without leaving any lacing. Week aroma that is malty with some hops. A little watered down for my taste. ABV well hidden with a nice balance of maltiness and hops s well as a slight nutty caramel presence.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Surprise find at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, in Rochester, NY. 2009 vintage, looks like it was released for Uerige's 150 year anniversary. Really excited to try this. Poured into my Rooster Fish snifter.

Pours hard with crackling carbonation, and small amounts of sediment. A inch light fizzy head forms. Random streaks of lacing form on the glass on the way down. Fairly cloudy.

Smells like toasted malt, slight bit of oxidation, must, and grass.

Tastes incredible. Rich, toasty bread, caramel, toffee, grass, slight bitterness, honey, slight dusty must like flavors. The hop flavors 5 years later are basically kaput, with some pleasant light grassiness remaining.

Full mouthfeel, low carbonation. Goes down pretty easily.

This might be the oldest beer I've ever consumed. It was amazing- the strong altbier had turned into a rich barley-wine like ale, almost like a very dry old ale. Some oxidation was present, but it didn't really detract. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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

(Served in a small strange)

A- This beer pours a warm leather brown clear body with a creamy light tan head. Gentle carbonation rises to the top of the glass.

S- The smell of caramel malt and toasted malt with the hint of dark dried fruit.

T- This beer has a warm brown malty taste. Notes of faint chocolate and caramel with a slight sweetness. A gentle hop bitterness finishes this taste.

M- medium mouthfeel with a faint alcohol warmth in the finish. No astringency.

D- This is a good solid altbier. It has the great malty flavors and a nice hop bitterness with the alcohol warmth to balance. Very nice brew.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark ruby red color.

S: Dark caramel and alcohol on nose with some sweet sticky pine aroma and flavor. Hopping is sticky, pine bitterness reminisce of Chinook.

T: Really good hopping, big doughy bread palate with just a touch of chocolate. Big roasted character, earthy hopping with dark caramel malt,dried cherries and some woody hints. There is also some burnt brown sugar, molasses and coffee hints as well. Overall a good hearty beer that drinks like a cross between a bock and barleywine (labeled as an alt).

M: Hearty chewy palate with some dark rum raisin hints in the finish.calm carbonation.

D: Drinks much bigger and bitter then others by style and really stands out.

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Photo of akorsak
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a 33 cL swing-top bottle of Uerige Doppelsticke. I am drinking the beer from a Widmer Bros. weizen glass. The ale is cold.

Appearance: The ale has a deep hazy brown color. There is a great deal of sediment and cloudiness in the glass. There is a bit of head but not a great deal.

Smell: The ale has a musty malt flavor that reminds me of some homebrews my brother used to make. There is not much of a hop presence to balance that out though.

Taste: The flavor kicks in where the nose leaves off. The malt sweetness immediately jumps off of the tongue and provides a pleasing base. After the initial burst, I was hoping for a gradual tone-down in the malt, but the intensity continued, leaving a long sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: The malts are pleasing, but a bit more on the hop side, please.

Drinkability: Again, the maltiness is a bit much, providing too strong of a sweetness at times.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 0604. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity with raisens and caramel that is also a bit doughey. Taste is thick, creamy and complex that is very yeasty and bready with a bit of nuttiness. Overall, this is a brew that is definately worth trying! Recommended.

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

330 ML bottle poured into a pint glass. 4/2012 bottling date

Pours a dark reddish brown color with a moderate white head. smell is very malty and bready... think a dopplebock. taste is also doppelbock-esque. slightly sweet and malty. some herbs thrown in as well. enjoyable. barleywine/dopplebock mix. feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. pretty easy to drink.

overall nothing special to me, but if youre a fan of dopplebocks this is a beer you will definitely enjoy.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%

11.2 ounce swing top bottle.

It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues with a 1 finger head of tannish foam.

Big caramel malt in the nose, very sweet smelling, kind of a maple syrup sweetness.

Sweet, for sure in the taste, it also brings a close to bitter dark chocolate flavour that's very nice; cuts the sweetness. I'm getting some raisin like flavour and hints of other dark fruits.

I'd call this full bodied as it's very thick and luxurious to my palate. Lightish carbonation.

Wow, this is a grand brew, very enjoyable and satisfying.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

11oz Bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - Thanks!

Appearance - Cloudy brown colour with a very small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 1-2 minutes.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, leather, anise

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, anise, and raisins. There is also some herbal notes and a nuttiness and a smokiness. It ends with a malty sweet herbal/earthy aftertaste.

Overall - An interesting beer.. kind of tastes like a dubbel/barley wine but with some gruit like flavours mixed in. Not something I'd drink a whole lot of, but points for originality.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA. Unreadable bottled on date on bottle neck.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light tan head over a somewhat murky dark amber/light brown brew. Head fades rather quickly, with spotty delicate lacing. Aroma is sweet grains and fruit. Taste is slight vinous, with dark fruits, yet malt still evident throughout, and a light alcoholic close and warming. Flows tremendously easy over the tongue, and drinkability is also excellent, especially for something with a higher abv. Won't be sorry here.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy medium brown with a 1” cream colored foam cap that provides light lace.
S: Clean malty nose with faint biscuit.
T: Clean and malty palate with a touch of dark sugar sweetness, light anise to cardamom and faint dark fruit. With a bright hop finish.
F: Creamy medium full body and medium low carbonation.
O: A true classic that too often sits too long in the importer’s warehouse and grows stale.

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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 scruffwhor
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Always comes in that oddball, yet so awesome looking bottle The color is a amber maple syrup with some trubby haze. Pretty crappt foam and head. The aroma is stale bread with some alcohol. The tomgue is hit with more stale bread, biscuits and hints of bananas. Ohh yeah, and alcohol. The alcohol is not overpowering, but more than wanted for an alt. But Uerige is the only brewery I've tried any altbier from, so I'm still open to try more beers of this style.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams signature glass. Bottleneck label says "bottled on" but nothing's printed underneath.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before retreating to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a light sheet of surface foam. Randomly sized specs of lacing.

S- Lightly toasted malt and, I kid you not, bleu cheese. I've smelled many beers in my time - some spoiled, most not - but I've never had a beer that smelled like straight up bleu cheese! I don't like bleu cheese but, as with other flavors that I don't enjoy in food but enjoy in beer (rye being the only one that comes to mind), this works for me.

T- More toasty, caramel-like malt that's also doughy. Some wet cardboard but it's excusable since the 8.5% abv is barely detected. Such an odd flavor that's as rich as it is tame somehow.

M- Mediumish body that's smooth and has average carbonation.

O- Very unique and quite drinkable for such a strong beer. I'm not in a hurry to have another but respect it for what it is.

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Photo of DrJay
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mostly clear chestnut with a modest, yet solid, head of fine tan bubbles. Lacing is short-lived and coats the glass. Caramel dominates the aroma, but there are fruit and yeast notes that really round it out. Smells delicious! Mild bitterness with a hint of hop flavour to provide a bit of balance to the malt. Sweet to start, caramel and fruit (apple and raisin) follow quickly along with breadiness, then bitterness and alcohol warmth carry into the finish. Refined texture with a full body and well integrated, fine carbonation, though the low carbonation levels leave it feeling just a bit dull. This left a really good impression. It's reminiscent of some old ales, particularly those of higher abv. I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of avalon07
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a stange. Had a brownish-red color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Smelled of rich malts, toffee and hops.

T: Taste consisted of a strong malt presence, toffee and bitter hops in the finish. This flavor can be a little grating - at least to me - but I appreciate its complexity.

M: Well-carbonated with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: If you like altbiers this is one for you. This isn't necessarily one I'd return to.

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

On tap at Max's yesterday.

Deep brown with reddish highlights, thin, off-white head with good retention and lacing. Leafy and lemony hops dominate the nose, with bright citrus contrasting the malt depth that's excellent. Wildflower honey, burnt caramel, dark wheat bread. Excellent. On the palate, it opens with a great combination and contrast of lemony, earthy bitterness and honey and caramel. I've never had this beer this fresh. Dark German wheat bread, with a mild spiciness, almost rye-like, that's probably a combination of the hops, the malt and the alcohol. Fruity, with plums and raisins. Excellent stuff. Medium in body with mild carbonation and a long lasting finish with bitterness and honey sweetness. Great stuff, I must confess that I couldn't drink too much of it, but that was probably a result of the environment in which i drank it.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Nice clear chestnut/mahogany tone. THin light beige head leaves moderate amounts of lace. Thin beads of carbonation surface at a slow to moderate pace.

Aroma: Deep, caramel and thick malts. Vanilla and nuts.

Flavor: Malts are caramel based.Some toffee is tasted. Nuts, nuggat and dates check in on the buds as well. Ethanol accompanies ever sip.

Mouthfeel: This one has got that borderline cotton-candy-melt-in-your-mouth kind of feel to it. Alcohol is definitely noticeable. Body is about light-medium and the carbonation quite low, but fitting.

Drinkability: To me, the alcohol presence seems a little out of context in this style of beer. It's an interesting concept, a dopple-alt, and applaudable. But I'll take their regular old Sticke any day of the week over this.

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

11.2 oz Bottle on code, not sure. I think this has a little time on it. Very murky old ale like pour. Reminds me of North Coast old stock. Slightly darker than liquid caramel looking. Not much head, just a thin white ring, but there are bubbles in there.

A- Very malty. Some caramel, brown sugar, molasses, pumpernickel bread. Actually quite bready.

T- Again a lot of bready malts. Pumpernickel and rye. Some caramel and brown sugar that quickly goes into a roasty note. Somewhat Heath bar-esque.

Mid bodied and not quite as sticky as it appears it is going to be. Just a faint warming. Goes down very smooth nearly creamy.

I thought that even though a bit "big" for the style that this was excellent. Recco.

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Photo of claspada
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The aroma is deep, complex, and rich. Dark fruit such as figs and dates primarily with an underlying caramel sweetness.

The taste is rich and sweet. Not as fruity in flavor as was the aroma. More of a caramel/brown sugar sweetness complimented by a serious dark bread flavor. A touch of dark fruit near the finish. Some hop bitterness helps balance the sweetness. Finally a touch of alcohol warmth at the end. A big body that I have not experienced in an Altbier before. Mouthfeel is really thick with a chewy texture. Adequate carbonation keeps this from being cloyingly thick.

Overall a great example of a style which doesn't exist. Imperial Altbiers are really basically doppelbocks with ale yeast but this is really great regardless of what you call it. Thankfully it comes in an 11 oz bottle so you can ration yourself and not have to take an early nap. This beer should be on every beer geek's bucket list.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.79/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

The beer pours a medium to dark brown with a very light tan head that rises half an inch is gone within in seconds. The lacing is very light and watery to boot. The beer itself is surprinsgly clear, especially in the light.

The aroma very strong dominated by a toffee note with light hops.

The taste is surprinsingly bitter with a lingering bitter after taste. You don't get much of the sweet malts you get from the aroma so it really confuses the senses and doesn't make for an enjoyable experience

Mouthfeel is heavy and it sticks to your mouth for minutes. Not very drinkable.

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Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours a dark amber color with lighter amber highlights and a one-finger off-white head that sticks around for a while. The head eventually dissipates into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of robust caramel malts with good amounts of medium to dark fruit aromas, figs and plums mostly.

Tastes similar to how it smells. I was surprised by how fruity this beer was. That's not to say it's overly fruity, just more so than I was expecting given the style. Caramel malt flavors with a characteristic altbier bite serve as a sturdy backbone. Ending is solidly bitter.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It has a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have a few more.

Overall this was an interesting take on an altbier, though I understand it was a bit beefed up for the American market. Regardless, it's well worth a shot.

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Photo of Gusler
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draught @ Papago
This was a special 2-keg extravaganza at Papago, and what a sight and treat it was, but you can read the story on the Papago website. The beer fresh from the tap is a dark beauty with a modest creamy light tan head that lingers long, leaving a fine coating of lace upon the glass. Nose is rich in bread dough, sweet and mouth watering this nose, hints of caramel and even a whiff of hops, apples and a bit of alcohol finish it off, start is sweet and thick with malt, the top is middling in its feel. Finish is delectable with its spicy hop bite, the acidity light and the sweet malt dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, what a treat it was, had several glasses. Personally, I think it could be called a “Barley Wine”, and I must say it is the best beer I have tasted in quite some time.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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