Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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4.1/5
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667 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,306
Reviews:
435
Ratings:
667
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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93
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Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky dark brown mahogany with one finger beige head. Head dissipates and leaves a liquor like oily top.

Aroma: Sweet. Roasted caramel malts. Toffee and dark fruits. cookie dough, candy cane. Proportionate bittering hops, spicy and herbal.

Taste: Sweet and warming. The alcohol is very present and the beer finishes nearly medicinal. Warming sugars and bready malts with a mint like presence.

Mouthfeel: Full and sweet. Somewhat sticky and molasses like. Finishes strong and bitter.

Overall: A nice powerful winter warmer. Save for cold weather and drink as an after-dinner beer.

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Photo of bluHatter
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep sanguine brown with a huge (3-4 finger) thick stout-like head. Great lacing. The bottle is really nice, too. The pop top instantly fills the immediate area with a rich woody aroma as soon as it's opened.

S: Tart, booze, smoked oak, dry cherry wood. The nose has a dry texture to it unlike anything I've had before.

T: Oak, rye, maple, and a boozy bitterness that quickly dissipates nicely.

M: Real dry, with nice thick texture. This is expertly crafted stuff. Well balanced despite its strength. Hardly any burn, rarely a tingle.

O: Amazing all around. This is a must-try.

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Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of falloutsnow
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Bottled on 01.11 stamped on the label (enjoyed 1/30/2012)
Bottled on 06.11 stamped on the label (enjoyed 8/1/2013)
Poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

8/1/2013 changed review to:
appearance and smell to 4.25
taste, mouthfeel, and overall to 4.5
overall, quite good, but not as perfect as the original one I tried

For a malt lover, Uerige Doppelsticke is a dream in a bottle. The complex maltiness is immediately apparent from the aroma and then taste, which is only aided by the beer's good looks and pleasing feel on the palate. I'm not sure I've ever given a beer a "perfect score" before, but Uerige has demonstrated their perfection of the altbier style and attention to meticulous quality brewing.

The pour yields a large, >2cm head of dark tan, small and large (dish-soap bubbles), fading to a perpetual cap of about 0.2cm atop the beer. Initial foam leaves some lacing along sides of glass, but with each sip, the residual cap creates fantastic waves/sheets on the glass. Beer's body is dark brown, with highlights of orange. Carbonation is visible and active.

A few simple words characterize the aroma: big, dark, deep, and rich. More precisely, big, dark bread aromas waft out of the bottle after being unhinged. While pouring, the malt heaviness is obvious, with caramel and dried dates being dominant scents. Additional dried fruits ebb in, primarily raisins and black figs, as the beer warms and settles out. Maltiness goes way back, cavernous, unending malt scent. Potential slight bit of bitterness or sharpness to it, from German hops. Doppelbock-like.

Taste is similar to the scent: big, dark, deep malt and bread flavors, caramel, cocoa, rich dried fruits (dates, raisins, figs). Aside from the delicious malt flavors, there's also a subtle mineral tone, German hop bitterness, and mild hint of alcohol, very mild. Again, heavily reminded of a doppelbock with more German hop usage.

Medium bodied with a similar amount of carbonation that creates a fairly creamy and smooth-flowing mouthfeel. Finish is quite dry, with plenty of residual stickiness on the palate.

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Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of SLeffler27
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown allowing indirect light to pass with little head and slight lacing.

Strong, malty aroma. Smells just like the air outside a large brewery. Some musk and earthiness, similar to wet forest. Odd licorice, plum, much like an aperitif.

Amazingly earthy, with dried fruit, both subtle and punctuated. Tastes old and musty with figs and pumpernickel bread as it warms well. A light lingering bitterness in the finish, but the malt and yeast profile are most present.

The body is a bit tricky. At first it seems light, but after a few sips, fills out smooth as velvet. Light carbonation and low alcohol, especially compared to the 8.5% listed on the label.

Highly approachable and mysterious in an Uerige Flute, luring one to seek more. One will easily look forward to trying this with smoked cheeses.

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Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of liamt07
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 11.2oz swing-top bottle. Bottled 01-11, split in a tulip with Steve.

Poured a deep violet, no real head is produced other than a film which faded about halfway through the glass. Little to no retention and some modest legs. Nose is heavy on the malt, sugary dark fruits, some brown sugar and dark bread. Although resembling a sweet fruity doppel(sticke), this had some qualities akin to what reminded me of a similar English Barleywine (call me crazy!). Taste has more dark fruits, figs and dates. Still lightly sugary, bready and malty as heck. Rich dark toffee and caramel, with a ton of herbal and spicy hop notes in the finish (producing the same dryness and bitterness as the others). No real alcohol on the palate, with a full and dense body. Sweet with a very low carbonation, that's a shade or two off of being flat. A big sipper for the winter, I can imagine this being immaculate on draught or cask.

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Photo of wdarcy77
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of gkunkle
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +22%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of heyta
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of woosterbill
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +14.4%
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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Photo of Rmason104
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Neffbeer
5/5  rDev +22%

Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 667 ratings
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