Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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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Photo of Boto
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle: This bottle gives a new definition to the term "long neck". This beer certainly has the longest, skinniest neck on a swing top that I have ever seen. It opens with a loud pfffft. Good color: is is a hazy, slightly reddish mahogany hue with a small head on it. Nice aroma. Notes of toffee, caramel, and some spiciness. An interesting taste. Slightly sweet, with some bitterness at the same time. The taste itself is quite complex. Full flavor, with notes of caramel, fruits, roastiness, and others coming through. A very good beer.

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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 brewcrew76
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy rusty orange with creamy brownish head.

S - Sweet malt, dark fruits, somewhat musty and earthy.

T - Sweet malt, dark fruit and raisins, a little nutty and earthy. Complex and subtle at the same time.

M - Very nice creamy velvety moutfeel.

D - A tasty bigger more complex altbier than I have tried in the past.

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

From the characteristic long necked bottle, this beer pours a deep brown-mahogany color that sports intense red highlights. The head is solid and tan. A powerful molasses and fruit smell leaps from the glass. It’s mixed with a beautiful malt smell, wood, and leather. There’s a little alcohol aroma, and some mildly roasted qualities. This is certainly the smell of a big, complex beer, but it also has a sense of well-crafted refinement: all of the aromas fit together perfectly. The taste is similar, complex with a lot of sweetness and malt flavors…molasses again, a little toffee, caramel, ripe fruit, and a modest warming. Despite the sweetness, there’s a nice balance without excessive hops. The finish lingers. Smooth and heavy in body. This is an amazing beer.

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

This poured to a deep and dark brown and red color with a small head that lasted well. It's leaving some moderate lace.

The smell is strong, with tons of malt, caramel, some nuts, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is very good. It starts with dark toffee and malt, then adds caramel and some dark fruit. Alcohol and some degree of bitterness take over the finish. The mouthfeel is solid and the drinkability is good.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Very distinctive looking 11.2 fluid ounce embossed flip top bottle. The tall metallic silver and purple label that covers the metal swing top mechanism states that this is 8.5% Alc/Vol. and that it was Bottled on 06.04, with a Code of 05 06.

Appearance: The design of the bottle itself is worthy of a mention first. From the unique shape, the embossed words and pictures all over the body including what may also be Braille words at the base too. The long proboscis-like neck with its swing top closure with the washer sealed white cap complete with a red imprinted Uerige logo, right down to the shield design of the front label. This looks great before I even open it!! But when I do I am not disappointed. An intensive feisty massive fight between the heavy liquid body and the rising dissolved gases perform the Battle of Evermore. They both go their own way, the liquid settles down to a clear auburn chestnut with a polished cherrywood clarity whilst the lightly tanned creamy head expands upwards to form a solid 1” deep throat in my Stone OId Guardian glass. This looks fantastic when first poured and it doesn’t disappoint after it gets chance to settle down.

Nose: As soon as I flipped the cap on this one the air was filled with cherry and aromas of warm caramel with a lovely fruity background. Wild berries, molasses, dubbin, linseed oil, ready rub cherry pipe tobacco, malts, aged oak wood, heated copper, school satchels, freshly polished brown brogues, waxed hunting jackets and a one other obscure smell that was hard to dissociate……this rocks. I’m not sure if it is the aged character of this brew but there is something very special about the nose. Mmmmm……a nasal treat.

Taste: The nose seemed to define the contributing factors in a High Definition elemental manner, but the flavors seem to mix these together to produce a range of compounds. The molasses and malts dominate but behind this toffee and caramel support, deeper down and the berries and fruits add complexity. Has a feel of a high quality Barleywine but the rounded nature take sit a step further. The ending is rewarding and adds a lingering finish which has a lovely soft malt nature and a balanced bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Certainly doesn’t hit like an 8.5% Alt, and at times I thought that the Mouthfeel felt a little lower than it should - but the flavors certainly lend a massive strength to the torso, like a lightweight high strength carbon fiber bicycle frame, the skeleton of this brew does not take up much room, but you’d never break it.

Drinkability: Dangerously quaffable, I wish I had picked up two of these now, as I first intended. Damn this is so finely balanced, fully flavorful and silky on the tongue it just entices the imbiber to keep the glass firmly in hand and the elbow well exercised. Effortless, just incredibly easy to pound, in a good way.

Overall: Finally I get my hands on a bottle of this famous Altbier, this bottle cost me $4.03 at HiTimes in Costa Mesa, but damn it was worth every cent. Quality in a bottle. Recommended and Highly Impressive. Lovely stuff!!!

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

Certainly an original presentation for this specialty German brew, with a flip top cap, odd super thin bottle that reminds me of a flask from science class and a tiny purple label. Just foe weirdness alone, this is already a winner.

Attractive in the glass, with a mahogany color and ruby tinge and a solid half inch of resiliant tan head. Nose is strong and sweet with licorice, figs, plums, and a multitude of malty sugars.

Surprising balance, with hoppy bitterness following the malt throughout the sip and into the aftertaste. Smoky and oily in the mouth, but both enhance the flavor instead of distorting it. Terrific sticky lacing as well. Smooth, satisfying mouthfeel goes a way to hiding the hefty abv. Not really my cup of tea overall but you can't hide from quality.

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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 clickpush
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: 330ml [beautiful] bottle to pint glass. A nice fluffy two finger tan head surfaces over a dark amber/copper beer. Head retains well and leaves sticky, spider web lacings down the glass to great lacings floating atop the beer. No bubbles visible inside the body.

Nose: As soon as you pop the stopper on this one the yeast aroma fills the room. Very yeasty, black pepper, a light malt presence.

Mouth: Malty up front with a bit of a chili pepper flavor. Real thick and yeasty with a very pleasant, long lasting bitter finish. Bitter enough that it tingles up to my ears. Chewy, creamy mouthfeel. Hops hit really hard with a slight grapefruit flavor. As it warms this beer gets fruitier and more enjoyable. Some banana flavor pops through and some chocolate and licorice. It's like a dark, hopped up hefe-weizen. Delicious!

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

Amber/mahogany. White head with good carbonation doesn't last too long and leave some lace behind.

Toffee, fig, caramel malt, mollasses, and some dark fruit aromas, and floral hop. As well as some alcohol.

Wow..a blast of hops on this one. The ending is pure dry hop bitterness. Nice flowery hops in the mid palate as well as the caramel malt. This is one complex brew with a finish to match. At least 50 seconds if not more. Fig and toffee also. But the floral hops dominate throughout. Damn good malty, hoppy balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is off slightly and hurts the drinkability somewhat.

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Photo of jwc215
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottled in June, 2004.
Poured into stange.

Pours reddish/brown with a thick, cream-colored head that slowly descends to half its size after a little while. A fine layer that leaves rings of lacing down the side remains throughout. The head's impressive considering how long this bottle has been sitting in the cold fridge.

The smell is of sweet caramel, raisin bread and a touch of alcohol.

The taste begins with sweet caramel and some breadiness upfront. As the drink progresses, yeast enters into it more. As the drink progresses further, bitter fruity hops also emerge more fully and almost catches up to the malt, though the malt clearly remains in the lead to near the end. A fruity hop taste finishes it off. It's like a tour of tastes. A trace of alcohol lingers in the background throughout, but never interferes.

It's full-bodied with a rich, creamy feel.

This is an enjoyably complex, tasty "sipping" beer.

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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 AmorousAngel
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bell-shaped, swing-cap bottle with bottled date 0604. Not sure if that means June 04 or April 06. Poured dark brown with a small, off-white head. Very clear and slight red tint.

Caramel and fruit aroma.

Sweet start, with caramel, raisin, and nut. Slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Nicely balanced. High alcohol content is nicely masked.

Medium bodied and well carbonated.

Excellent for sipping. I plan to store the second bottle that I bought for a while to see how it changes.

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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 phisig137
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light mahogany color, with a one finger head and good retention. Nice lacing on the sides. Gorgeous shaped bottle, one of the coolest I've ever seen.

Aroma is sweet and bready, with notes of rum and caramel. Ripe figs are also present. On the palate, this is malty and slightly tangy. Sweetness up forn gives way to a bit of acidity from the rostmalz, and balance nicely together. Full bodied smoothly carbonated, this ia a pleaser to the toungue. Drinkability is good.

All in all, a great beer. Drinks like a alt, tastes more like a dopplebock. Well rounded, well made, and much enjoyed.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pour was a dark amber/red with a two finger head that slowly dissapated to a thin head on top of the beer that held on throughout the drink.

The smell was quite a complex mix of fruit and nuts with just a slight hint of hops.

The drink started with a heavy fruit taste followed by a nutty middle and a hoppy end that finished clean and crisp. Little or no aftertaste.

This is one of the best beers I've ever tried. I will buy more of these just to keep them for special occasions. If you want a good example of the style this is one to look for.

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

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear deep reddish brown color with a ¼” head of tight off white bubbles. There aren’t many bubbles rising to maintain the head, so it falls to just a layer across the top of the beer pretty quickly.

Aroma: The aroma has some defined hops that definitely seem well aged, though it still has a pronounced floral presence. There is some noticeable roast in here as well as an alcoholic spicy thing going on. When you get deeper into the aroma, there is a noticeable sweet caramel thing going on that gives balance to the obviously assertive hop character. As the beer warms a bit, there is a caramel apple aromatic setting in that is really pleasant.

Taste: This beer is a whole lot more fruity than I suspected from the aroma. I get a floral note to add to the fruit in the beginning, but it stays pretty fruity for the majority of the profile. There is quite a bit of bittering noticeable at the end of the finish, but the gravity and the fruit distract you from this pretty much the entire time. The finish is pretty balanced believe it or not, and it only has a slight edge toward the bittering. For the most part the dark malts keep the hops in check. As the beer warms a bit, the alcohol becomes more noticeable, so the beer unfortunately takes on a more medicinal edge.

Opinion: This is a pretty darn good beer. It will take me a bit to get used to such a bold version of the Duesseldorfer Altbier. I really enjoy it, but it is really in a different class from its traditional cousins. This beer is better aged to enhance the drinkability, but there is so much alcohol here, it makes the whole experience a lot different. This is not necessarily a beer for someone who likes Alts like myself, but more for someone that would like a German Barley Wine…if there was such a thing. The hops are such a big player that it really doesn’t fit in any other category. It is good and I would definitely drink it again…but it is BIG for the style that I am used to.

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

Appearance: Red/brown body, big tan head, lots of carbonation visible on the sides of the glass. Head fades slow, rocky and creamy.

Smell: Lightly malty, brown sugar and a little grass. Interesting.

Taste: Creamy sweet and strong flavors, grassy, malty, a little maple and molasses. A strong, uniquely flavored beer. Flavored much like a dopplebock, enjoyable.

Drinkablity: A fine sipper, I have heard Uerige beers are best fresh, and I believe it.

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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 scooter231
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darkish beer, almost a motor oil light. Some head, some lacing. Relatively clear. Smells raisiny and sweet, with some red wine vinegar thrown in for a sour punch. But sweet overpowers. Taste is also raisiny, though less sweet. More maltyness going on in the taste, more syrupy stuff, and other dark fruits. Also a bit of a grainy thing near the end. Coffee comes through quite prominently too.

Mouthfeel is smooth, quite smooth. Medium-bodied. And smooth. Overall a nicely flavored brew. The smell is a bit misleading, but I like that the taste isn't as sweet as the nose would have you believe. It's a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Fruity coffee, but not really fruity... just smooth.

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

The highest regarded sample of the style and I can see why.
This guy almost reminds of a Belgian strong dark ale... but maltier; like, meaty malty goodness.
Some rum cake flavors going on... some raisin, some cherry, some prune and plum... the flavor manages to linger for juuuust long enough without it becoming an unwelcome guest. This reminds me of cookies I've had that were loaded with booze and you really didn't notice the booze till you found you had a hard time standing up and walking around.
Good, solid, tasty German craft. Some might have a hard time having more than one bottle but would probably seek to get it again at some point. As for myself, I could easily see sitting down with a few of these.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cool bottle with a flip top. Nice pop as I opened this. I poured it into a tulip and it formed a tannish head that fell to a solid covering with some island effect and coat lacing.

Has some altbier qualities in that it has a light and spritzy aroma. On the "lively" edge of a dopplebock without the deep fruitiness. Taste comes across a bit different though. Fig newtons come to mind, syrupy and ultra thick mouthfeel goes to battle with an agressive carbonation. Dark fruits, sugar, alcohol splash. Drying and crisping hop bite comes through about halfway through and finishes wet and syrupy. Similar to the "sticke" with more of a lean to fruits and alcohol, but essentially a clone with an addition.

Notes: One that I'll seek out in bulk. This is the fourth of four and i'm depressed that its gone for now.

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Photo of stephendr
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown hue with a tint of red – nice tan head, small bubbles – nose caramel , red fruit ( cherries and raspberries ) and subtle oats – caramel , cereal , cane sugar, yeast, and honey taste – raw grainy palate - aftertaste brown sugar , cereal , honey , and salty

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