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 HammerofThor
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at The Muddy Pig. I was very surprised to see it. It's only released during this part of the year and is hard to find.

Poured a dark mahogany, almost brown with little head which dissipated quickly.
The aroma was mostly malt with toffee, and caramel.
Initial flavor is sweet, malty with dark fruits and caramel. Very rich and fairly thick mouthfeel. It finishes with a surprising herbal, hop bite which builds and remains after the sip.

Overall very good. Complex, and malty beer reminiscent of a dopplebock with a hoppy finish. Definitely a sipper.

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Photo of n0315
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy brown with a small head that stays for a bit.

Smell is of mault and fruits. Strong sharp smell but not overpowering.

Taste is bitter, probably overly bitter and sharp. Too strong to really get any kind of taste out of it on first sip. Its a very sharp strong, not a dull strong. Second taste is not so bad, I think as this beer warms it will get better, but I just poured it and am doing this review as I drink. Taste dulls out as it warms, a MUCH better brew. I may have had the fridge too cold.

Mouth feel is good. thick, but no too thick.

A few would be OK, but more than 2 of these and I would be out. Good to enjoy one or two during a nice setting.

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

A - Poured from a bottle into a narrow stein (closest I had to the recommended container). Pours a sort of cloudy, ruddy, brownish brick color with a faint white head.

S - Really rich aroma. Dark fruits, raisins, figs, sweet brown sugary malt, faint hops citrus.

T - Akin to the aroma.

M - Medium bodied, a little chewy, well carbonated. Have this beer bathed and brought to my chamber.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pour is darker than any alt i've encounter up until now. deep mahogany but no murk really. the head isn't bad. but an off tan of that color. smell of a heavy mead quality, caramel, and brown sugar, and a dense raisin. taste is like a barley wine style ale... or a strong ale. has a honey rich quality. and a mild leather and acid. a tad sour finish. sort of caught me off guard. i don't know what to say about this one. its... well so over the top it makes it american... and not an altbier really but in the context of this crowd somewhere between the foghorn and the surly mead ale. over the top to the point that it put you in the place about your love for american fervor.

don't think its any better or worst than that lighter one. certainly another world all together. i appreciate the Uerige Sticke on the basis that it is so complex and so light in comparison.

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Photo of philipquarles
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark amber/brown with a smallish tan head. Smells strongly of caramel malts and brown sugar, along with a fair bit of alcohol. Tastes of caramel, raisin, and toffee; overall, pretty molasses-like. Spice and alcohol warmth finish it out. Thick, quasi-syrupy body. This isn't even reminiscent of the classic alt. A bit too "big" for its own good.

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Photo of avalon07
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a stange. Had a brownish-red color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Smelled of rich malts, toffee and hops.

T: Taste consisted of a strong malt presence, toffee and bitter hops in the finish. This flavor can be a little grating - at least to me - but I appreciate its complexity.

M: Well-carbonated with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: If you like altbiers this is one for you. This isn't necessarily one I'd return to.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a firm cap of lacing. The aroma is of camalized malt, toffee, with hints of herbal hops. The taste has the malty tones of the aroma with the addition of a firm bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a velvety texture and nicely low carbonation. Overall, this is a fine beer that makes me wish there were more doppelsticke altbiers out there.

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Photo of kenito799
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10 oz pour at Memphis Tap Room, Fishington, Philly.

Rick blackish-brown brew, opaque, tan head, spotty lacing.

Aroma is full of raisins, malt, deep dark fruit, very winey and complex. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is outstanding, surprising for an alt in its rich fruitiness. Recalls a great Belgian quad in the multilayered malty and fruity complexity. Wonderful to savor and sad when its gone--hence wonderfully drinakble. Must try this again.

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

Had on cask at the Ginger Man. Served in 12 oz. snifter. Was extremely excited to see this on cask after hearing about how different it is than on tap.

Deep brown in color and quite cloudy in appearance. Head settled somewhat quickly, but some did retain and the lacing was noticeable.

The first thing you notice with this one is the malt. Just smells like thick and tasty malt. Loads of caramel. Little bit of dark fruit in the back, but very hidden.

Not surprisingly, the taste is very malty and excellent. Sweet, but not too much so. The dark fruit flavors are there, and a very nice balance to the big malt flavor. The alcohol is not hidden particularly well considering it is only around 8%. Doesn't work against the beer but it is definitely noticeable the whole time.

Nice and slightly viscous on the tongue. Very pleasant overall and an excellent beer.

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Photo of csmiley
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a medium brown color with a little clarity. The lighters hint of red shows in the light. Looks thick at first glance. Head is only able to get to half inch before settling to a thin cap. Retention and lacing both look good.

S - Very malty. Seem to be getting several aromas from this beer. Bread (toasty and crusty), burnt caramel, and raisin are all heated ever so slightly by the alcohol. Pretty impressive overall.

T - Starts out with some toasted bread and some sugary caramel flavors. Alcohol is warm and works well with the malty goodness. Dark fruit is present but pretty mild. I'm getting raisin and maybe some plum as well. At this point the unexpected happens. Alcohol flavor goes crazy and is just a kick in the teeth toward the end. Just enough though.

M - Medium bodied with a light carbonation level. Finish is mostly sweet with some alcohol that lingers. Very creamy.

D - Drinkability is good. Alcohol is a bit much overall and that does hinder this category a tad. The big malty flavors really work well with the finished product. At times, the alcohol also seems to fade a little and let this beer shine. I can see having another one of these in a session but that would be about it. Glad I got the chance to try this one out.

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Photo of beerorRIP
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

flip-top bottle with bottling date poured to a clear pint glass: an aggressive pour yields a creamy, off-white two finger head, which reduces to a thin layer of foam. the body is a nice chestnut / ruby color with sediment floating around. some small bubbles lazily head for the surface. lace hangs around too.

very nice smell. no hops, but super bready. maltiness abound with some sweet candi sugar smells. if i didn't know better i'd think it was a doppelbock.

wow this is a good tasting one. sweet malt, a touch of vanilla, biscuity - bready flavors, a tiny raisin-ish flavor, even a bitter chocolate nuance. and then in comes some nice hop bitterness and a slight burn of alcohol. one of a kind.

the carbonation isn't bad for a medium-full bodied beer. enough gas in the beer to keep it from getting too syrupy and keep you coming back.

for the abv range it's not the best, and the taste is heavy enough that i'd probably not want too many in a row. but i could drink this on a more regular basis if it weren't so expensive.

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

This beer pours brown with a 2 fingered light tan head and nice lacing. The smell is of nice toasted malts. The flavor is ver deep, some hints of caramel and chocolate, tons of malt... very smooth. The mouthfeel is very nice and smooth with a nice carbonation level. A highly drinkable brew... minus the price.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been searching for this for ages. I know it's available here in GA, but I have never seen it anywhere, and so, I bought one at Peace Street Market on my recent visit to Raleigh, NC for $3,65.
It poured up a very cloudy dark reddish brown colour with a sandy coloured foamy cap. Smell is quite nice with notes of sweet cereals (about a dozen breakfast cereals come to mind), a bit of caramel, some fruity aromas that I can't quite pin down, and perhaps a little bit of brown sugar. These sweet profiles in the smell are represented in the flavour, as well, along with a surprising earthy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is about where it should be for the style, especially considering the abv. Carbonation, while certainly present, is modest and pleasant. This is a well crafted Alt and seems to be wonderfully balanced. I'm very glad I finally got to try this one!

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Photo of John_M
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours the expected dark hazy brown color with excellent head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a lot of brown sugar and chocolate, but with some odd hoppy bitterness and almost a soapy componenet. The hoppy bitterness extends onto the palate - much more so then I recall when I had this beer on cask or in bottle. There is still some brown sugar and chocolate, but it's really dominated in the finish with the hoppy bitterness. It's just a bit off putting from what I normally expect in a German dopplebock. Mouthfeel is still pretty full, with a smooth, long finish. However, the alcohol is a bit more noticeable then I would like, and the bitterness, at least in this particular style of beer, is a bit obtrusive.

Interesting. I really liked this beer on cask and in bottle, but on draft, the hoppy bitterness was a bit more then I would have liked. Still a good solid beer, but not quite what I was expecting.

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

Dark, rich chestnut color. Almost translucent. Decent head and retention. Unique aroma of maple syrup, yeast, and sweet caramel.

Richly flavored. Tons of brown sugar malt sweetness, and a good dose of bitterness and roast. Dark toffee and caramel dominate however, with touches of saltiness and soy sauce. Tanginess from the yeast. Really smooth, with a nice medium-heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot-on, pretty behind the scenes. The 8.5% abv is very well-hidden.

Overall impression is that this is an awesome beer, tons of flavor and character. One of the great German ales.

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Photo of jdubjacket
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Green's along Buford Highway. Bottled 05.03. VERY cool bottle. Nice design work. Poured into my Stone barleywine goblet.

Pours a murky brown with a decent-sized head. Some sediment in the glass.

Smell is dark fruits and bready. Taste starts slightly subdued and evolves into dark fruits, raisins, plums and prunes, and finishes malty, bready and slightly bitter. Very tasty and complex. Wasn't expecting this at all.

This is by far the best Alt I have had. Very glad I picked it up.

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Photo of ltjska04
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a very unique bottle, this beer is about the color of a glass of Coke. As I got down to the bottom of the glass small protein particles were noticeable. It smells malty and bready and the same goes for the taste, with a bit of raisin. It's different from any altbier I've had; it tastes more like a doppelbock. Overall it's an easy drinking beer with a hint of alcohol. It's good but I don't know if I'd go out searching for it again, I'd reach for a quality doppelbock instead.

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Photo of bum732
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brownish red, decent head that dissipates quickly leaving lacing that coats the entire surface of the glass. Smells of huge bready malt, a nice prune aroma, subtle vanilla and brown sugar, . Tastes of strong dark fruit up front, followed a very bold sweet bready malt backbone. Finishes with a pronounced hop bitterness leaving the mouth fairly sweet. Alcohol is very pronounced as it trickles down my throat. Just enough carbonation to cut through the richness.

Very different than the American altbiers i'm familiar with. Lots going on here, definitely a sipper. I love the aroma of bread and dark fruit, the taste was great as well. My only mark is the alcohol is very pronounced, bringing the drinkability down.

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

Bottled 06-04, so it's got some age on it. Gotta get this for the bottle alone, even better when a cool bottle contains great beer. Pours brown or a very, very dark orange with a substantial white head into my stange. Aroma is dark fruits, lots of figs and prunes, mildly sweet like cocoa and the taste follows that, very dark in taste with prunes and bitter chocolate, reminds be of a dark Belgian brew, noticeable alcohol burn which adds to the taste, sort of like a barley wine in that respect with a deep bitter aftertaste.

Wow, a very complex brew, very unique as it hits on quite a few styles. A must try for any beer lover.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my second time having this beer, and I enjoyed it as much as the first. The beer pours a dark brown with a tan head that settles to a couple of millimeters thick. It has very good carbonation and very nice lacing. The smell is unlike anything I have had before. Malty and bready at first, with hints of bittersweet fruit on the backbone. The flavor of this beer is very nice. It starts with a sweet malt profile, but that tapers off to a dry, fruity hop finish that stays on the palate. Although it has a higher ABV, this beer is medium bodied and is very elegant as it hits the tongue. Uerige Doppelsticke is a very good brew, and would make a great after-dinner beer. I couldn't even begin to try to pair this with any specific cuisine.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a tan head with some fair lacing. Another dandy bottle for the collection!

Smells of sweet dark fruit, some spice, almost a brandy/cordial appeal.

Brown/pumpernickel or raisin bread, lots of sweet dried fruit, caramelized sugars, malt, and surprise, some bitterness. Nice complex layers here.

Full bodied and slick in the mouth -- alcohol comes into play here and actually helps clear the palate.

This bottle was part of a funky beer run for me -- and this lived up to my expectations. A real treat -- a sipper for sure because of density of flavors, body, and boozy kick. But it was a one and done type of beer -- no way I could have 2 in a row -- I'm not that gluttonous. Get this in the cooler weather and curl up and enjoy. Very very good.

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Photo of Stunner97
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark brown chocolate colored beer, thin to a moderate white head, little to no foam with a very low carbonation,

Smell- rich sugar, molasses, honey roasted nuts, almonds, hops, and sweet maltiness

Taste- Sweet sugary malts, with still a very strong hop presence kicking in almost like a west coast American beer, great tasting malts, very nice blend of hops and great malts, pronounced bitter finish lingers long

Mouthfeel- thick very full bodied heavy beer,

Drink- A very good beer, very strong yet hidden well considering, not by any means anything but sipping beer but very good intriguing beer of the style, very complex and enjoyable

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

Out of a nifty, swing-top bottle this "sticke" beer (a more punchy version of an Altbier), was a very dark, nearly opaque, mahogany/copper color. The head was one finger of fine beige bubbles that retained themselves well as a collar and left streaks of lacing. The aroma was a blend of very fruity esters, raisins, caramel malt, dark fruit, yeast and a little alcohol. The flavors were excellent, very similar to a Belgian Dark Ale, rich and sweet. I tasted lots of caramel malt and toffee first, then dark fruit sweetness especially of golden raisins and figs, followed by alcohol heat, yeast and wheat with a semi-bitter, hoppy finish. Though it started sweet the elements at the end really balanced it out beautifully. The mouthfeel was silky, the carbonation delicate but not at all flat and the body medium/full. This beer really felt luxurious and the 8.5% was well blended into the complex flavors. I have no problem saying it; I think this is the best Altbier I have ever had and definitely one of if not THE best in the world.

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Photo of DigitalHype
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05.03

I poured this into a mug. Creamy 1/4" head that lingers for quite awhile. Moderate lacing. It has a nice clear, brown/reddish color.

I'm new to Alts. If this is what they are all about, I'm in! This beer has a dark character. But, doesn't go too far. Smokey cedarwood, mellow fruits, and vanilla. Slighty sticky with mild carbonation. Maybe just a bit on the bitter side. But still very drinkable.

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Photo of hellbilly
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 04/18... not sure what that means. rich hazy amber/brown color with a small khaki head that leaves light spotty lacing. smells like raisins and skunky hops mixed with sweet malt, molasses, wood and grass. it tastes like regular ovaltine... chocolate, vanilla, raisins and sweet grains. a nice dry bitter grassiness offsets the sweet (but not cloying) palate. aftertaste is of grassy and skunky hops. medium to full body with soft carbonation and a slick smooth texture. 7/4/8/4/16/3.9

on tap at papago... ruby tinted brown shade of black with a huge puffy off white head. additional aromas of fresh cherries and maple syrup added to the prior review. lots of spice and a hint of alcohol creep in on the palate as it warms. any sugar previously tasted from the bottle is no issue and really nowhere. roasty bitterness and fresh hoppy dryness really clean it up nicely. full rich body with a luscious creamy mouth feel...8/4.5/8/4.5/17/4.25

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