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:
657
Reviews:
427
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
46
For Trade:
4
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Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - dark maple syrup brown. A big rocky head standing above the rim of the glass. Plenty of haze and particulates floating in the brew.

S - A big waft of sappy malt and molasses. Honey and dry minerals. Brown sugar and some bitterness to it.

T - huge dry malt tastes with brown sugar sweetness. Chewy spiced molasses bread and bitter grains. Some mineral water twang and hop notes. A nutty backdrop.

M - chewy and full bodied with a great dry mouthfeel.

O - rich and full of flavor, this beer has a great balance and tons of character. Not too sweet and not to dry.

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Photo of IsaacHarris
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of woosterbill
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

33cl swingtop, bottled 05/03, poured into a Duvel tulip. I just bought this one a couple weeks ago without realizing its age - score!

A: Opens with a resounding pop, and pours a dark chocolate colored body under a half-inch of frothy tan head. Pretty strong carbonation for such an old beer in a swingtop. Nice.

S: Rich, sweet, deep maltiness: molasses, caramel, raisins, and some pleasant sherry oxidation. Smells appropriately old, and entirely pleasant. Terrific.

T: Follows the nose precisely: tons of molasses, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and dessert wine. A hint of alcohol warmth creeps in on the long, bittersweet finish, but is fairly unobtrusive. Delicious.

M: Lovely soft carbonation, but not quite as hefty as I'd like - the alcohol would likely be tamer if it were a bit less watery.

O: Great beer, plain and simple. I'll probably have to pick up a fresher bottle for comparative purposes, but since the age hasn't completely tamed a fairly reasonable 8.5% ABV, I'm a bit worried about the heat factor that would come across in a more recent batch. Regardless, this is a must-try brew.

Cheers!

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

First sampled in Philly, I had hoped to drink this in its native environment at the Uerige keller in Düsseldorf. Maybe on my next trip. Just as glorious as expected, dark and caramelly, slightly sweet with a hint at the alcohol.. This one is a treat all the way around. "old beer" my ass, this is just as relevant today. Try one if you have the chance, this is what altbier is all about.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mj001jk
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I absolutely love the regular Uerige Sticke Alt and when I saw this Doppelsticke I didn't think twice about picking a bottle up.

It pours a very dark brown with a thick, silky and creamy head. The aromas are fresh, green hops, almost like pine needles and buffered by smooth caramel mocha and hazelnut malts. There is a hint of a steely minerality on the nose as well which adds complexity in a good way.

The mineral aspect comes through in the mouthfeel as well, with a crisp dryness and soothing dark malts coating my taste buds. It is fresh and complex with a bite of bitterness on the midpalate, which gives way to a long and smooth dark chocolate, dried figs and hazelnut finish. There is some warmth from the alcohol but for this beer it is entirely appropriate.

All in all a very well-balanced beer with complex and refined notes and lots of drinkability. I am again highly impressed with another great beer from Uerige.

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Photo of ericheise
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong, rich, full-bodied beer, very little carbonation. Strong malts and molasses, ideal for a cold winter's night over a rich meal of streak or pork.

It is thick in taste and texture, not a stout, but dark in the traditions of a winter lager. I liked it, great for winters by the fire.

I give it an A-. Unique looking bottle.

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

11.2 oz bottle with the swing top cork, poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Thick, dark brown, with a very nice ½” tan head, lacing is excellent and sticky.

Smell: Roasted malt aromas dominate with some coffee and chocolate notes, sweet overall with a fair amount of depth.

Taste: Follows the aroma, chocolaty mocha with a nice balance between overall sweetness of the chocolate flavor and the coffee like bitterness of the roasted malt. Sweet mocha flavor with some alcoholic warmth.

Mouthfeel: Creamy consistency on the palate, very smooth.

Overall: Great example of the style but also a little pricey, one I would try again.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

0.33cl / 11.2floz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Bottled on 04 11; date found on neck label... very hard to see since it's like they used gray ink on silver backing.

Appearance - Dark brown/black body. Some sediment visible in a smaller Three Philosophers glass. One finger tan pancake batter head with very good stick.

Smell - Sweet barely roasted malts. Caramel and chocolate. Smells like a Milky Way candy bar with a bit of alcohol underneath it. Alcohol is hidden relatively well. No off characters so far.

Taste - Harsh coffee bitterness, which is quickly and partially masked by strong chocolate maltiness. Some lingering but not bothersome lemon-peel bitterness in the aftertaste. Complex.

Mouthfeel - Very creamy. Full bodied. Velvety. Slight astringency in the finish.

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

Picked this up on a whim at my local German market. Releasing the cap made a spectacular "POP" that reminded me of a .22 going off. Damn.

Poured into my glass, it roiled up an angry, intense head of thick, caramel-beige foam, which took over five minutes to dissipate. The smell was most agreeable-- caramel, malts and heavy, tart fruit.

Once the fizzing had settled, I had a chance to look at the color of the liquid, which struck me as being very dark and nearly opaque. Held up to the light, I was surprised to see blood red eke through the glass. Double damn.

My first taste shocked me. The smoothness of this is incomparable and I struggle to find an apt comparison outside something that may sound hyperbolic-- but a battalion of miniature silkworms spinning a sheer ribbon in your mouth is pretty close to describing the feel. Amazing.

Taste was similarly spectacular-- shiraz grapes, pumpernickel, caramel malt, lemony hops. This isn't a low alcohol brew, so that does impart a slight sting to the taste, but it doesn't adversely impact the experience in any way.

A perfect beer to savor on a chilly autumn evening. Highly reccomended.

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy, slightly translucent chocolate brown color with a small, lacy tan head.

S- Roasted malt, molasses, dark fruits - dates & figs.

T- Roasted sweet malt, molasses, dates & figs, toffee, grassy hops. Some bitterness on the finish.

M, D- This dark and weighty brew, with hints of alcohol, slows the drinking pace. The CO2 keeps it from dragging.

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Photo of alexkeil
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz fliptop bottle to perfect pint glass. Poured a hazy, slightly reddish brown with a small tan head. It isn't the prettiest looking beer, but everything else about it makes up for this.

The aroma is intense: big malt aroma with ripe banana, backed up by spicy hops.

The flavor starts with that big maltiness, ripe fruits: banana, raisin, some toffee. There is a spiciness from the hops and warming alcohol. The alcohol and lively carbonation provides a needed drier finish to what could be a sweet beer.

Like I said the carbonation is lively, which balances the malt well and works perfectly with the alcohol. The malt provides this silky feel that stays interesting toward the back of the tongue.

Overall an expertly crafted beer that traveled to the States well. I wish the bottle, which will be perfect for future use in homebrewing, was larger because one pint might not be enough.

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

Poured from the bottle into a stange substitute glass, a collins. What a cool looking bottle! Nice pop on open. Review #666!!! Woohoo Metal!!!

A caramel like tiny bubbled foaming head, sits on a dark brown walnut body. Nice cap and some chestnut body hues. Head forms nicely off the pour.

Bouquet is a lot like a cross between a doppelbock and a Belgian strong dark ale. Raisin fruit, some fizz, some big sticky smelling malt and toffee.

Intersting taste. Caramel toffee malt at first with great doppelbock style thickness, gives way to a black dry mild licorice. Interesting what feels like on the swallow a lingering hop bitter faintly citrus but hidden by a big malt dominance.

Overall great. A very unique tasting beer and very distinct. Needs a good food pairing! Never had anything like it and I enjoy it.

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