Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke
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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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Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 432
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 imbibehour
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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Photo of teromous
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: It's a dark brown color, similar to chocolate. The head is a thin creamy off-white cap with nice lacing. It's important to note that the bottle for this beer is awesome. I'm not including the appearance of the bottle in the rating, but if I were it would be 5/5.

S: It smells of sweet caramel and dates.

T: It has a very strong taste, with similar flavors to match its smell. Additionally, it has a slight roasted flavor and a touch of oak...very little but there is a slight earthiness to it.

M: The mouthfeel is really great. It punches every corner of the mouth and leaves it with a very pleasant feeling after drinking.

O: Overall it's a good beer. I would drink it again in a heartbeat, and would also recommend it to others. I can't give it 4.5 or 5.0 simply because it wasn't up to that standard, but it is a solid 4.0 which is a really good score in my book.

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Photo of thain709
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one must have been lost in Deuane's fridge for a while. Bottled on date...5/03. Consumed...7/11

A - The pour revealed a deep shade of brown with no sediment getting into the glass...the head, small and off white, slowly faded to a full ring around the glass...not much lace was left behind

S - This beer is all malt by now...and that's not a bad thing...I love the loads of caramel this is producing...I know it's pretty one dimensional, but I'm okay with that

T - Again, all about the malts...they aren't showing any roasted flavors...it's all smooth and sweet...caramel really shines again throughout the whole beer...there are some underlying dark fruits that make an appearance towards the finish of the beer

M - Medium bodied...it has some richness to it which makes it smooth going down...the sweet caramel never becomes cloying

O - How does an eight year old altbier taste? Pretty good! The caramel played nicely throughout the entire beer...I wonder what a fresher bottle would taste like?

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Photo of seanyfo
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 2nd June 2011

Received in a trade with Erzengel, cheers mate!

Served into a Frankenheim Alt stange.

A- Dark mahogany body with excellent clarity. Tan toffee 3 finger head that has excellent retention and lacing.

S- Peppery slight floral aroma up front with a rum/raisin/ vanilla fruit cake sweetness.

T- It has the strong floral citrus hop notes thats classic to the regular Uerige alt, but it has a much greater malt backbone in the form of a rich dark fruit cake sweetness. Malt is dominant in the finish although not overpowering that it results in a sticky finish. Hops still manage to surface with some bitterness in the aftertaste.Smooth, alcohol well hidden.

M- Low to medium carbonation, medium body.

D- A superb alt. Reminds me of Adnams broadside. Lots of hop and malt presence that balance well but still manage to hold their own indivdual characteristics in both palate and nose. A beer to warm the soul.

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Photo of Deuane
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lovely looking bottle packaged on 5/2003 shared with fellow BA Thaines on 7/2011! So, wonder how and eight year old bottle of this will hold up?

A-Slightly hazed, deep, lustrous copper with a this light tan head that reduced to a thin wisp of retention and left spotty lace.

S-Deep, rich caramel malt, with light notes of apple, pear and cereal grains. All somewhat muted but this may be a product of it's age.

T-Big, rich and fairly complex. Without question a malt driven beer. Lots of caramel, fruit esters and toasted cereal grains. Light touch of earthy bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied bordering on medium-heavy but this is most likely a product of all that malt richness. long lasting fruity/malty finish with lots of caramel sweetness.

O-One cannot deny that this is damned good stuff. I would hazard to say that this brew is the benchmark of the style but then again how many double altbiers do you see? I really need to track down a fresher bottle of this to see if the age has detracted or not.

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

Had on tap at Ebenezers.

Pours a creamy head with lacing, murky molasses brown color not too dark.

Nose has dark toasty malts, some light grassy earthy hops, sweet molasses and candy syrup, nutty, dark fruits.

Taste has sweet malts, molasses, mapleish, nutty malts, darker chewy malts, bit creamy, dark fruits, spices like nutmeg, fig, sweet syrups, toffee, caramel, some bitter grassy earthy noble hops, strong ale malty flavors, hints of booze, nice long grassy hop finish with a semi bitter finish and sweet nutty flavors.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, a nice dark German ale with some nice malts, hops, hint of booze, nice fruits and tasty overall beer.

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

I'd been meaning to try this for a while, and with the supplies running low, finally pulled the trigger on this lil bugger.
Love the packaging. The dark red pours majestically, a towing head rising, settling eventually with excellent sticke to the glass.
Very malty, delicious caramel aroma with some date-like action and a bit of the booze. Definitely a lot maltier than the Sticke, the bitterness is there but quickly becomes obscured in a fog of sweet malt.
Finishes sweet with a little ethanol heat on the back of the tongue. An interesting beer, the imperial altness is not quite my thing on this hot eve, but I can see its vision in the fall..a glorious glass tempting me.

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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 Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

Poured a hazy, dark mahogany brown with a nice puff of off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and dark dried fruit, with some musk, and a hint of earthy hops. Rich and flavorful, with tastes of sweet caramel malts, raisins and Fig Newtons, fresh hops, earthy, with a slight sensation of apple peel. Finishes nice and dry. Medium mouthfeel, and quite a pleasant drink.

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Photo of nataku00
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer is a dark hazy brown with a half a finger of tan colored soapy head that quickly dissipated to a thin collar at the edge. Little to no lacing as the head slides right down the glass. Very cloudy with some floating particles visible.

Nose is dark fruits, plums and raisins, caramel and malt sweetness. A touch of rum like booze comes up as the beer warms to room temperature.

A little nicer on the tongue, more dark fruits, raisins, plums and figs, slight wine like character with tannin astringency, caramel sweetness, baked bread, and lightly toasted malt. A little herbal hop bitterness on the finish. Similar to a complex Belgian strong dark ale.

Medium bodied with a fine but soft carbonation.

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

Body is very dark, with a foamy tan head that lasts with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smells of dark malt and dark fruit. Very enticing aroma.

Tastes of sweet dark malt, dark fruits, and coffee, with a sour twist. Very nice malt taste.

Body is medium and mild carbonation gives this a lively mouthfeel.

This is a delectable dark altbier, one that really makes the German style shine.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

300 ml

Pours a hazy dark nut brown. Minimal head.

Smells of dark fruits and caramel. The fruitiness tends toward the pungent, borderline sour as opposed to sweet.

Tastes malty and of dark fruits and a bit of molasses, not unlike some Belgian dubbels, but with an added hop bitterness and smokey and nutty elements.

Feels full and somewhat viscous with a very mild sting of carbonation.

Interesting and unique beer here, my first alt so I don't know what to make of it. The smokey elements balance the pungent fruit and malts, so overall I'm enjoying it. Hides its strength pretty well. I will need more time to consider this but for now I say it's pretty good but not for everyone.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This caught my eye because the unique bottle they have. This beer pours out as a deep brown color with a minimal head on it. The smell of the beer has some rich malts on the nose, there's also a light roasted smell to the beer. The taste has a nice sweet flavor, with a malty dry aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a little thick which is kind of nice. Overall I found this beer to be interesting, I'd like to try this one again sometime.

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Photo of AmericanGothic
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a dark mahogany with one-half finger of pale tan head. Good retention and lace.

S: Ample bouquet of roses, brandied dark fruits and sweet malt. Intense but not overwhelming.

T: Sweet lavender and cinnamon up front, transforming to stewed fruits, honey and spicecake. Alcohol tries to poke through but can't disentangle itself from the complete flavor package. The flavors are broad and deep, and exceptionally satisfying. The sweetness is substantial, but the spiceness prevents it from even approaching the point of being cloying.

M: Medium heavy mouthfeel, very, very smooth gliding across the tongue.

O: This is an absolutely delicious beer, and words can barely do it justice. Find it, drink it, be grateful to be alive. As their Web site says, it is 'the delicious droplet.'

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's

I do not know how this can fit the classification of Altbier, as this is clearly a whole different animal. I would guess it must be a Doppelbock, but even then it is way skewed from the norm. As I do my research, it appears that this is a type of 'Sticke' which is apparently a strong Altbier; additionally, it is a Doppelsticke, which means its a double-extra-strength Altbier, I guess. So, as it turns out, it is its own niche style, truly.

A - It pours a deep chestnut-brown hue with seeming purplish tinges, and is capped with a filmy khaki head. It really looks unusual (nice), especially the color.

S - The nose is very spicy, lending notes of black peppercorn, spruce and juniper, mango sap and tannin, generally musty-earthy hops and a hint of solventy booze.

T - Tastes of rich barley malt and spicy dark fruit, intensely flavored with black peppercorn, amchur, sumac and juniper berry. One of the craziest brews I've had.

M - The feel is nice, but not terribly enhancing.

O - Strange brew; I like it quite a bit.

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

Poured into a nonic pint glass at TJs during happy hour on 4/22. Reviewed from extensive notes.

The body is a murky brown with a big 2-finger head perched on top. The head dissipates fairly quickly until only 2mm of head remain, and then it sits around forever, leaving lacing in a thick wall at first, and then spreading out to resemble more of a coarse spiderweb.

The complex and deep aroma begins with caramel, then moves to a fruity base, mostly dates, and even a hint of raisin, a surprise, as this didn't look dark enough to have raisin notes before I dove in. Dry cocoa follows, and lead to an unexpected hint of cherry. The German hops come through towards the end to round out and balance the sweet malt (almost barleywine-esque) and fruit with grassy and musty hoppiness.

The flavor just builds on the intensity of the aroma. As they did in the aroma, caramel and dates lead out the flavor onto the palate. Plums and raisins follow, but they are subtle as compared to the dates. Sweetness is balanced by the grassy, earthy, and musty hops that come through nicely towards the back end of the flavor profile. Again, there are touches of dry cocoa, brown sugar sweetness, and that hint of cherry.

Creamy throughout, smooth on the finish, with a chalky dry feeling in the mid-palate. Fine carbonation allows the beer to dance on the tongue while allowing the body of the brew to shine. Easy to drink, and so complex that I can't imagine that I've caught it all, I definitely hope to return to this soon.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mother Earth strange. Poured a massively dark amber with a one finger light tan head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, sweet alcohol, and honey. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. It was very well balanced despite having quite a bit going on. The aroma was not very strong but was still quite good after you worked to find it. I would have never guessed that the alcohol was this high on this one as the sweetness aspect of this brew hides it quite well. A definite must try if you have not done so already.

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

330ml bottle, 2010 bottling. Pours a dark brown with a finger of khaki head.

Nose is sweet and bready, hints of toffee and cocoa, light fruitiness. Initial notes are sweet and light: cherry, molasses, toffee, bread. Followed by a bit of cocoa, earth, nuttiness and toast. Finish is nice and dry, almost roasty, plenty of bite. A hint of booze as well. Slightly thinner body, complex flavor, silky mouthfeel. This is a top notch beer - wish I had gotten a few more. It's a style I don't normally gravitate to but this is a damn fine beer.

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

Pours dark amber with a thin, tan head. Lacing follows down the glass as I drank.

Very unique flavor. Roasted malts, chocolates and coffee like flavors plus some fruitiness. Very bold flavors, but in a good way. The alcohol comes out a little, but not overwhelming. Every sip tasted slightly different as the temperature changed.

Reminded me a little of an Imperial stout with the complex, robust flavors. Halfway through the glass, I was wishing I had bought more than one!

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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 brewcat
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poors a mahogany brown. Big malty aroma. Roasted, Carmel, toffee, sticky sweetness almost like maple syrup or creme brulee. mouthfeel is rich almost a bit too sweet/cloying. Overall good. Trying to get into the German styles after assaulting my pallet with IPA's and Stouts for years...a good start.

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3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330mL swingtop bottle to stange. Bottled on 10.06, code 11.05. $7.50 for the experience.

A: Audible upon uncapping. The body is a dark mahogany brown with slightly transparent auburn edges. Two and a half fingers of very light brown foamy head is produced and has excellent staying power. Above average lacing.

S: Big toasted malt aromas and faded hops. Caramel, dark brown sugar and toffee dominate. Resin, light leather and must.

T: Dark fruits of prune with underlying plum. Rich, deep malt sweetness can almost bury the alcohol.

M: Very soft carbonation plays up thick chewy character. Tongue coating and mildly cloying, but extending the life of the flavor.

O: Good but not great. I'll probably chose to spend my money elsewhere in the future.

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

Bought in PDX and flown back to Hawaii. Yay

A - dark dark amber/brown. thin head. about 1 finger then settles out

S - w/o putting my nose to it i got baked apple smell...raisins. bit of warm alcohol. cinnamon.

T/M - sweet and biscuity up front. not sweet at all as expected from nose. and surprisingly hop bitterness behind. where did that come from? woah. (ok so apparently i didnt do my research before trying this...basically a double ipa (yes not an ipa...alt)...but german style. now it makes sense). mouthfeel is full and encompassing. not missing weight there. reminds me of a winter warmer actually

O - very very pleasant. smooth. well balanced. more hoppy than i would have thought but def a brew to give a shot. yay germany

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