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

Poured from 330mL swing-top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, cloudy, deep brown body that looks old and stubborn. Head is a thin layer of creamy foam that has surprising retention considering its slim build. Quite good.

Smell: rich, dank aroma of musty dark fruits. Cherries, plums, a little pear even; one of the best smelling beers I've had in recent memory.

Taste: a flavor to rival the aroma. Rich Levantine fruits with a chalky back flavor and just enough bitterness to bring the mammoth malt into some semblance of balance. This is a freakin' fantastic beer.

Mouthfeel: rich and silky. Carbonation, and thus creaminess, are both rather low, but in this huge-bodied malt bomb, they are not really needed. I like it.

Drinkability: dangerously drinkable at 8.5% ABV. The alcohol says sip but the flavor says keep it coming. Plain delicious.

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Photo of Offa
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is excellent, complex, full-flavoured, yet highly drinkable, a rather rare stronger take on altbiers, a style I love.

Deep red brown, it has a medium tan head slowly shrinking.

Aroma is rich caramelly barley & sweet brown bread with raisins, some fruitiness, hints of wet wood and licorice.

Taste is frruity, raisiny & lightly spicey with brown bread, rich while wheat bread, light sweetnes and a nutty maple hint. It has a lot of character, great complexity and balance, and everything is well integrated. Feel is firm and somewhat lively. It is exceedingly drinkable.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a ton of caramel malt with some chocolate and earthy hops mixed in. The flavor is similar. I get caramel malt, earth and dirty hops, chocolate malt and smoke. The alcohol is fairly noticeable and the bitterness from the hops is low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a murky,cola-brown with some hints of amber.1/2 inch of quickly dissipating,dusty,off-white head that left decent lacing.Minimal visible carbonation.

S-Milk chocolate and toffee upfront on the nose
followed by dry spice(a little clove,a little cardamom)and a light coffee scent.

T-Plum,toffee and sweetened coffee followed by caramel malt and finishing with a very,very mild hop bitterness and some tannic qualities.

M-Medium-bodied with a subtle creaminess that finishes bitter and slightly dry.

D-Exceptional drinkability.Smooth and well-balanced.No real sign of this beer's true ABV.

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

Huge thanks to mikeyv35 for turning me on to what this style can be!

Light brown with red highlights, almost clear, and thick looking, topped by a surprisingly light beige head. One inch of foam relaxes to a lively and lasting cap. A gentle swirl leaves spots of foam and resin on the thin pilsner glass (used in lieu of a stange). Woah, this has got to be the ultimate look for this style, which is essentially a creatively brewed brown.

Sweet caramel breadiness, some luscious tart yeast, roasted but not nearly charred malt, and a panoply of dark fruit, edged by spicy and floral bitter. There's a bit of alcohol in the bouquet, but just a bit, and it plays well. My nose refuses to leave the rim of the glass.

Defintely the roastiest notes of the alts we tried this evening. It starts with a rush of caramel, roasted malt, dark ripe fruits, the yeast stirs a tartness into the mix, alcohol spices the sip up, sweet and fruit gallop into a finish that is full of hoppy goodness. Though its components may remind of other styles, the alt yeast flavors in this give it a wonderful difference, the lagering gives it a blendedness warm-brewed ales rarely achieve. It is a deeply dark brew, in the way of a stout or a big porter, but with a twist that is unique, I am finding, to this style. As it nears room temp. the taste just leaps from the glass. Stunningly good.

Medium carb., very viscous, clean on palate, excellent looong finish, this is the Dark Lord of altbiers.

Impression: Absolutely the star of an evening of great alts. Try this one and you will be an alt fan too.

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Photo of Arbitrator
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass. Seems to have been bottled 05/07 or 06/07, can't quite tell on the label.

A: Pours a clear maroon body with very small tan head, no retention. At best there is a very light collar on the beer.

S: Plums, toffee, caramel, raisins! This reminds me of Old Stock.

T: A really nice flavor here: nuts, toffee, caramel, very light earthiness. Dark fruits in the form of plums, raisins, and dates.

M: Light in viscosity, with low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is quite full-bodied, however; even swirling a minute amount of beer in the mouth yields a great experience. Drier than expected with no trace of the ABV.

D: An outstanding experience!

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Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is cloudy brown in color and poured with just a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There is a strong aroma of dark roasted malts and toffee in the nose along with notes of alcohol, caramel and raisins.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and rather sweet. There's a mild amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate, coats your mouth and is very smooth. There is a bit of warming sensations from the alcohol.
D: I would definitely have another one of these because it has a good balance between sweetness and bitterness, but it's a sipping beer and there's no way I could have more than one in a single sitting.

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

Poured into tulip. Reviewed 6/23/2010. Bottled August 10th (no year given)

Ar: alcohol, deep sweet malt, nutty, toffee, brown sugar, sweet heavy and clean rich malt, rich caramel, raisins and oak, light floral

Ap: marroon/brown, tan head, good retention

T: sweet malt, raisins, prunes, toffee, balanced towards sweet, alcohol, great malt depth, light graininess, has a quality similar to old ales, similar to old stock but unique, complex rich and thorough, candy sweetness, brown sugar, dates, earthy, very clean, light toasty notes, unique fruitiness, yeast character is mild and good, oaky hints

M: heavy, medium/light carbonation, sweet, rich and mouth coating

O: good, heavy and would only want a small pour of it but very good

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Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on a hunch.

Pours with a dark brown color, and a coppery foam. The smell is a wonderful complex mix of dried fruit, cocoa, and honey. It was a joy to anticipate what this beer would taste like. Once sipped, it is surprisingly smooth with a sweet syrupy taste that finishes with a distinct alcohol finish.

The bottle flet like a small meal, but clearly worth it. I kept the bottle just because it looked cool. I'd say one of the best beers of its type.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.02/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. bottle tried 19 Dec 2007. Bottle code 10(?)04.

Medium tan head. Well carbonated. Almost bronze in color. Smells chocolately and like candied pineapple. Taste is cocoa and earth. Fairly sweet. Alcohol noticeable upfront. Coats your tongue almost like cocoa powder.

Looks like the bottle must've cost at least a dollar...

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

Had this beer on tap at Ebenezer's Pub. Served in a pint class.

A-tan sponge head, black murky body

S-sweet chocolate, pastry, honey

T-alcohol, sweet grain, floral hops are there but muted, and honey


D-a malt monster. This one is for true grainiacs. A little too sweet for drinking by itself but would make an excellent food or dessert beer.

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

a: This was a dull, slightly hazy bown color. It poured with a large, stiff, slightly sticky tan head.

s: Wow, I never smelled anything like this from Deutschland! It reminds me of a cross between a good, chocolatey Old Ale and a dry Belgian Strong Dark Ale. The rich cocoa aromas blend almost perfectly with the dark fruit elements. The heat wafting out of the glass was earthy and inviting. Beautiful.

t: Mmmm, it tastes as good as it smells. The rich, but not bitter cocoa flavors are again matched wondefully by the ripe, earthy dark fruit flavors. The finish is drier than I would have guessed. There is a mildy sharp perfumed warmth that cuts what little sweetness there is quite nicely.

m: Full bodied and velvety, excellent.

d: This was a blind impulse purchase. I tried and loved an American made barrel aged dopplesticke, plus I liked the cool bottle. What a fantastic experience, rich and decadent.

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Photo of morimech
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a half inch head that stuck around for awhile. Thick, spotty lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is deep, complex, and rich. Dark fruit such as figs and dates primarily with an underlying caramel sweetness. Flavor is rich and sweet. Not as fruity in flavor as was the aroma. More of a carmel sweetness complimented by a 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. Chewey texture. This beer feels like a meal in itself. Am I in Dusseldorf? Has the old world taste that just does not get duplicated here in the states.

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

Picked this one up at the suggestion of speakorspasm. Here we go...

A: This beer pours a deep, murky, ruddy brown color with just hints of ruby around the edges when held to the light. A 1/2 inch of khaki color head that recedes almost immediately. Wispy lacing is left on the glass.

S: Nose is an overdose of sweet malty goodness. Caramel, toffee, and molasses are all up in this beer. A touch of dark fruit rolls in with mild notes of raisin and dates.

T: Taste starts with a crazy caramel flavoring. Taste lightens just a touch though still of sweet toffee, touch of nuttiness and some brown sugar. Finish is molasses, dates and raisins all the way. Lingers on the tongue for a while.

M: Medium body, low carbonation, very creamy mouthfeel, finish is oily and silky all at once.

D: Goes down easily, quite tasty, well done, somewhat filling, though because of the lingering sweetness this is a one and done for me.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a murky brown with some yeasties. Small, short lasting head. Nice opaque colour.

S: Malt city, very dopplebock like, but with a mild ale fruit character - raisins, candied plums.

T: Very sweet malt - one of the clearest Blackstrap molasses flavours I've ever found in a beer, with heavy raisins, Pedro Ximenez sherry - sweet stuff. Good flavour, but I'm looking for some hops to balance it out, but they don't come out until the very end of the aftertaste.

M: Full-bodied, easy to drink for the amount of sugar in this. There is a drying mineral character on the back end which kept it from being cloying.

D: Certainly one of the maltiest beers I've ever had, any fan of dopplebocks or English barleywine should try this, it's kind of a hybrid, tending more towards the dopplebock side.

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Photo of weeare138
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a dense dark mahogany with a small light tan head that quickly fades into a mild cap. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of freshly baked raisin bread, cocoa, caramel, herbal hops, and ripe dark plums.
Taste is of the aromas with caramel, cream, mild roast, and doughy bread.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, syrupy, chewy, slick, and warming.

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Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a .25L tumbler. It's a dark burgundy-brown in the glass, initially clear but hazier toward the end of the bottle. A finger of bone-colored head tops the dark amber body, slowly receding to a disc.

Scents of dried fruit and caramelized malt are prominent; dates and raisins, iron and prunes, dark caramel candy and a touch of spice. It's remarkably complex without overwhelming sweetness or yeast character.

Up-front flavors of dates, raisins, toast, brown sugar and spice. There's a faint mineal twang, peppery spice, a bit of alcohol. Complex but nicely balanced, malty but not especially sweet. The mouthfeel is rich, almost syrupy and the finish is peppery and dry. This is awesome stuff.

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

Tall thin brown flip-top bottle, poured twice into a Frankenheim Alt glass. First pour the beer was clear, second murky.

Deep, dark reddy brown body with a lovelly velvet/silky feeling tan coloured head.

The smell was of lighty burnt malts, with some harsh chocolate blocks added to take away the charcoal thoughts my nose began to get. The aroma sweetened as the beer warmed.

The malts fill your mouth with bitterness from the burnt aspect mentioned in the smell. The alcohol then burns into the tongue and the chocolate turns into a more bitter mouthfeel than it hinted in the aromas. This adds to the impression of the beer being really bitter, which it is at first, but as your mouth dries a warming richness arrives bringing a sweeter aftertaste.

I liked it a great deal and am very pleased to have at last tasted one of these beers.

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Photo of Errto
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Altbier is one of my favorite styles, and this is the top-rated Altbier as well as my first example of the Doppelsticke variety, so hopes are high.

Pours a deep brown, one finger head that lasts. A little sediment at the bottom that I wasn't expecting (oops).

In smell and taste it has the warmth and alcohol tang of a barley wine - or a Doppelbock, come to think of it.. but it still has that bready malt goodness that I love in altbiers, though perhaps less "biscuity" than others I've had.

As I sip a bit more I start to notice a licorice aroma and flavor, interesting, nice.

Hops are present but just barely.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, though obviously not to RIS level. Just a touch oily on the tongue.

Overall, I'm glad I finally got to try this one. I'd still love to find Uerige's regular Sticke and regular Altbier, but I've never seen them in stores.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with a decent, frothy light-brown head, good lacing. Aroma is fruity, roasted malts, caramel, and a hint of wood. Flavor is sweet, fruity, licorice, roasted malts, a hint of alcohol, and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, flat, bitter, and slightly alcoholic. Very complex beer, more of a barleywine than an alt, lots of flavors, well balanced, warms well, and probably ages well.

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

If style points for a cool bottle were available, I'd award some here. This was my first experience wiht this sub-style, so I don't have any frame of reference, but it was certainly interesting. Dark caramel pour, slightly turbid. Malt flavor of toffee and caramel, followed closely by a slightly tangy note that was not quite sour. Finished with bittering without characteristics of any particular hops varietal.

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Photo of billyshears
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into stange.
A: Dark cola color, 1 finger foam. Really not much of a looker though I certainly dig the bottle.
S: Love the roasted and caramel malt smell. A bit of alcohol.
T: Big malts mixed with some darker fruits (figs). Hops are prevalent and follow the flavor profile through nicely. Alcohol a bit noticeable but not a problem (for me).
M: Well carbonated. Solid, smooth mouthfeel.
Good stuff. A bit more challenging than something like Double Bag but much more rewarding.

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

A - Pours a nice dark amber brown with half a finger of beige head.

S - The smell is of caramel and roasted malt. Some dark fruits and bittersweet chocolate. A nice earthiness. Should be delicious.

T - More dark chocolate flavor with some caramel malt. Some hop bitterness in the end. Some nice flavors of figs here too. Still very earthy.

M - Pretty thick, sort of reminds me of a doppelbock.

D - Alcohol fairly well hidden. Will have to try the regular and single sticke versions next.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


Received in a trade with Bobbydigi and consumed in my Moonlight pint glass. The beer is crimson brown with a fluffy half inch beige head.

Malt dominates in the aroma, effecting a distinct quality of baked pumpernickel bread. Dark fruits, caramel, fruit cake, toffee, and alcohol can be perceived. A distinct toasted nut character is present. The hop presence can be described as earthy, but it doesn't come close to countervailing the rich malt.

The malt is robust and unabashed in the flavor. I'm reminded of a baked dark bread, dark toffee, toasted macadamia nuts, plums, and prunes. Hop flavor, beyond earthiness, is hidden beneath malt dominance, but an unexpected moderate level of bitterness is imparted. I taste all 8.5% of the alcohol, but that's not a bad thing. The finish is moderately bitter with a dash of pine and lingering baked bread, dark toffee, and alcohol.

For all the rich malt, the beer is pretty dry. The mouthfeel is full, smooth, and sticky, with a lower moderate level of carbonation.

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Photo of bobsy
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This double surprise alt pours far darker than its sticke brother, and presents us with a rich mahogany body with strong ruby highlights. A tan head drops to a film and leaves fingers of lace on the side of the glass. A blind smell test would peg this one as a dubbel, and it has a lot of similarities with that style, although it does have a marked absence of spice. A deep, rich fruitiness pervades and mingles with alcohol notes, before brown bread and nuts assert themselves to remind you that this is still an alt.

The flavour is intense and souped up. I'm getting dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar off the bat, and the sweetness mixes with the alcohol to make this feel every bit of its 8.5%. It reminds me of the Christmas pudding I made last year that we soaked in brandy and lit at the table. There's more complexity to it than just fruit, though, and some interesting grape, leather and cider notes elevate things to the next level. Any lingering sweetness is alleviated by a balancing bitterness that leaves the finish long and dry. All of this intensity is ably matched by a chewy body that gives the flavour an extra punch.

This beer is an eye-opener, and I'd say it is to alts what a weizenbock is to a hefe. Everything is intense, rich and powerful. Not a beer to be messed with, but one I'd love to have a case of. Seriously good stuff!

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Beer rating: 85.6% out of 100 with 660 ratings
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