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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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Ratings: 664 |  Reviews: 433
Photo of peabody
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a dark couldy brown with two fingers of off-white suds.
Smeloml is raisin and fig and dark cherry with raisin bread with cinnamon added in there for flavor.
Taste is full on ripend grape/plum and a steady yeast with a very charred malt.
This was very sweet. Sugar abounds here as does the alcohol content!
Mouthfeel is very clear and crisp. Some risidual alcohol lingers for a while.
Drinkability is high here but for the fact I have never seen this at all. Kane says he might be able to acquire this one. Hope he does.

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Photo of Tetano
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Dark brown, same color as the bottle. Even with an aggressive pour has a thin creamed mocha colored head. Lacing is short lived on the side of the glass. The color is telling me to come take a taste!

S- I smell dried fruit and a hint of sweetness. A kind of bread like smell is detected. Smell is not off putting in the least, would say that it is inviting and smells good.

T - Tastes just as it smells. I taste dried fruit not unlike prunes. The beer is quite sweet adding to its taste for me as I like sweet brews. The malt is in complete control here, which I like. There is a slight tartness to the finish.

M- The mouth feel is surprisingly thin with little to no residue. It leaves the palette quite quickly. This is a beer to be savored before you swallow unlike some that have fantastic after tastes.

D- This is definitely a one beer for the evening brew. This is not a sessions beer. Though I do like the thinness to allow for seconds, its just too sweet. I could do more of these if I was eating something salty to balance out the sweet of the malt.

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Photo of MunchkinDrinker
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark dark opaque brown with a small tan foamy head and some lacing. Looks pleasantly syrupy.

S - Resinous, dark fruits. Dates, rasin, plum, bordering on sweet, but not cloyingly so.

T/M - Tastes like it smells, but with a nice thick malty aftertaste. There's some cocoa flavor in there somewhere. Again, there's a very dark fruity flavor, that's almost sweet, but not quite. This beer is very thick and syrupy.

D - Not very. This is a wonderful beer and a pleasure to drink, but I'd have a hard time drinking more than one.

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Photo of TwinSox33
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown-black with a frothy head that dissipates to a lacing.

S: Fruit, raisins, and caramel malts dominate.

T: Rich and caramely; there is a good amount of dark fig or raisin taste. Some fruity esters in there.

M: Creamy and smooth. Light carbonation.

D: You can suck this down quickly, and it will hit you HARD.

Great Sticke Bier:)

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Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours a dark amber color with lighter amber highlights and a one-finger off-white head that sticks around for a while. The head eventually dissipates into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of robust caramel malts with good amounts of medium to dark fruit aromas, figs and plums mostly.

Tastes similar to how it smells. I was surprised by how fruity this beer was. That's not to say it's overly fruity, just more so than I was expecting given the style. Caramel malt flavors with a characteristic altbier bite serve as a sturdy backbone. Ending is solidly bitter.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It has a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have a few more.

Overall this was an interesting take on an altbier, though I understand it was a bit beefed up for the American market. Regardless, it's well worth a shot.

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Photo of spointon
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a beautifully shaped 33cl brown swing-top bottle into a shaker pint glass. Served about 55 degrees.

A= This beer poured a chestnut red/brown color with fair clarity and a 3/4" light tan head. The head dropped to a 1/8" cap and showed great retention all the way down my glass, leaving behind some great sticky lace.

S= The aroma was pretty muted, but I did note some rich and sweet malty notes, figs, and candied fruit. Faint hops and some spicy alcohol in the back when swirled.

T= This was a stunner, and one of the more complex German beers I have had to date. A big and rich malt presence lead off, soon to be joined by the sweet dark fruit parade. Some earthy hops emerge briefly then disappear again behind a wall of sweetness. Finish was sweet and showed some warming alcohol.

MF= Heavier than medium bodied, but not thick. Just a deceptively full mouthfeel and a soft carbonation level. Very nice.

D= This one hides the ABV extraordinarily well. Not one I would session, yet easy to drink all the same. I'll be buying more of this one for sure.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

swingtop bottle with neck sticker indicating: "bottled on 05.03" and "code 04 06". i don't think any year is indicated. tasted in early april 2009.

dark reddish brown, with fine sediment in suspension. almost 2-finger, light brown head, slowly recedes to a creamy espresso quality thin layer, then just foamy wisps and ring. great lacing.

faintly roasted aroma, with caramel maltiness and brown sugar, raisin fruitiness, and subtle noble hopping. whiffs of light phenols.

taste: rich caramel maltiness and similar flavors to the aroma, with fruit notes and phenols. grassy noble hops with moderate bitterness. coffee notes in finish.

almost viscous, but not overly syrupy. astringency in the middle and on into the finish. light to moderate carbonation provides tingle and complements the light syrup feel.

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Photo of HammerofThor
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -17.1%
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 +0.5%
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 -1.2%
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 -17.1%
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%
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 -1.2%
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 +13.9%
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 +6.6%
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 -1.5%
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%
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 +9.8%
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 -1.2%
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%
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 +7.8%
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 +10.2%
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 -4.4%
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%
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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