Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke
BA SCORE
85.6%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 660 Ratings
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Germany
uerige.de

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,058
Reviews:
431
Ratings:
660
Liked:
565
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
11.19%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
48
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 431
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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Photo of GilGarp
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Goofy looking long-necked bottle with rubber stopper. Opens with a soft 'hiss' and pours into a collins glass. Even with a straight pour into the center of the glass, almost no head surfaces leaving just a thin layer of the white stuff. The beer is a cloudy dark brown and not particularly nice looking.

Aroma is sweet and fruity with some spice. It reminds me of apples and clove with some apricot and banana.

Flavor is surprising after taking several long sniffs. Not nearly as sweet as the aroma would suggest. Despite starting sweet, it has a nice hoppy bitterness that comes on strong from middle to end. Like a fruity dark IPA?

Mouthfeel is good with low carbonation and nice balance. Good high-IBU finish.

Drinkability is alright given the strength but I would never buy a six-pack, if such a thing exists.

It's always hard to review a beer when you have no experience with the style. This being my first altbier, I would say it was pretty good and I look forward to finding some other examples.

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Photo of talkinghatrack
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Neat bottle. I'm going to hold onto this for homebrew and hope it doesn't explode on me.

Assuming my memory holds up, this tastes and smells mighty close to Arrogant Bastard Ale to my untrained tastebuds and nostrils. A short review with equivalent ratings to my ABA review. Pricey but tasty.

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

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into stange.

A - Dark brown but transparent with garnet highlights. Small bubbled, 2 fingered, off white head emerges with excellent retention. Great lacing as well.

S - Sweet dark bread with hints of nuts, chocolate, and currants/figs/plums something in that vein. It's tough to pinpoint how these aromas work together but there is a uniqueness to Uerige Doppelsticke that I've never experienced thus far.

T - Huge taste of dark bread with a slight sweetness and possibly some sourdough characteristics. The chocolate-esque flavor pulls through a bit mid palate atop the dark bread and lends a very earthy component. Sweetness turns to a modest sourness late palate when fruit flavors become obvious, most noticably prune juice. There's a quick flash of bitterness followed by a slight to moderate alcohol presence.

M - Medium to full bodied with an unmatched silkiness. Carbonation is on the low end and this beer slips down very easily. Absolutely perfect mouthfeel, incredibly smooth and round.

D - The mouthfeel alone makes this beer easy enough to finish in a few gulps. Luckily Uerige Doppelsticke possess an extremely different and unique character as well. Nothing short of greatness; I only wish I had more of it to drink.

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

11.2oz fantastic flip top bottle poured into small goblet.
Bottle Graphics: 9/10. Cool as hell.

A: Mahogany and crimson hued body with thinnest of an off white head. Fairly thick viscocity look with bubbles that were stable right in the middle of the glass.

S: Sweet raisins and honey. The sweetness is provocative, like an even maltier doppelbock. I catch some hops here that I don't find in the taste.

T: Alcohol, powerful alcohol laden with dried fruits. You feel every sip and it is heavy handed in all aspects but the hop and bitterness. The sweetness from the aroma carries the beer and if anything, too sweet without partnering spice or earthiness.

M: Thick and lustrous motor oil. The creaminess matched with the burn of the booze meld beautifully together. Had a bunch of sugary foods and snacks before this that I thought would be difficult to fight through but this bad boy came in and took over the mouth.

D: Different than virtually any altbier I've tried before, packs much more wallop. Pervasively warming, you have to know what you are getting into if you are jumping into these. You feel every drop, and it was a pleasure.

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Photo of colts9016
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A dark copper orange color with a thick three finger head. The head it an off white color, that is foamy and bubbly. The head has some retention to it. The clarity of the beer is fairly cloudy. There is a lot of carbonation bubbles in the beer which is barely visible. There is a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: A noticeable strong malt complex with a sweetness kinda like caramel. There is also a good hops with a floral esters and a peppery/spicy alcohol. There are hints of caramel and floral perfume.

Taste: A good strong rich malt characters with a subtle sweetness. There is a rich hop character as well. There is a some fruity esters, peppery, citrus, and a floral perfume.

Overall: A powerfully strong and rich beer well made. There is no roasted character in the beer but there a good level of bitterness. The malt surrounds the noble hops in turn providing a very clean and easy drinking beer. The mouth feel is astringent but clean and spicy/warm full bodied. You can taste the alcohol in the beer. The finish is a bit nutty and lingers on the palate allowing the drinker to reflect on the style of the beer. I love the bottle and don't want to throw it away.

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Photo of bunnyhustle
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wish for "serving type" there was an option for "cool-ass bottle." This bottle was very unique. Pours a clear dark, dark amber with creamy 1 finger head. Retention and lacing were minimal though. Smell was strong of caramel and raisin, with a bit of alcohol. Taste was complex, but this was a malt bomb if you ask me. When it was cooler I did notice a slight bitterness, but as it waremed it was all caramel malt with some sweetness, some dark fruit, and some toasted grain. Mouuthfeel was fine, medium-ish or so, reminded me a little of a Dopplebock. Overall a good beer, definitely a slow sipper. The alcohol is somewhat noticable in this beer which lends it to slow sippin.

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Photo of cpn920
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really interesting bottle with a bottled date of May 2007.
Poured a deep mahogany with small head that thinned quickly.
Smelled caramel malt and raisins. I could smell the sweetness.
The taste was sweet with caramel and raisins maybe some ripe dark fruits. The alcohol was prevalent and more so as the beer warmed.
Had medium carbonation.
I will try this again but I was a little disappointed as far as the experience didn't live up the expectations.

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Photo of popery
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I really liked this funny little beer, this Doppelsticke (fun name, to boot). It's like a cross between an english barleywine (Nils Oscar comes to mind as I tried it recently) and a doppelbock (think Korbinian), very sweet, doughy, malt but with a ton of fruity tang and a mildly sticky feel. The flavor is mostly sweet doughy malt. It has a vinous and near-brandy quality. It's not as rich as a straight malt bomb. There is a much more delicate quality, particularly in a fruity yeast, ripe plums and bananas, and mineral to earthy hops. I guess there are probably sweet notes of caramel and chocolate lurking, but the sweetness comes through more in a barleywine flavor than most highly malty styles. The beer is a bit sticky sweet. Don't get me wrong. I certainly wouldn't recommend this as a session beer. In fact, it may be getting more difficult to drink as I go through the bottle. It's a lot of sweetness. That said, I would very much enjoy having a case of these to open whenever I was in the mood. Doppelsticke is a funny beer, and I may rarely be in the mood for it, but it's excellent in certain circumstances. Also, it does not seem to fulfill the characteristics of the style, but I imagine the brewery is aware of this fact and doesn't mind being somewhat unique. Also, the bottle is wonderfully, almost clichédly, German.

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Photo of KI9A
2.82/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy brown, little head.

S: Sweet, figs, malts, smoky

T: Raisins, too much as a matter of fact. Some bitterness, sweet. Almost too complex, each taste spins my buds a round. No balance.

M: oily coating, little carbonation.

D: Tough to finish the whole bottle. I much prefer the Alt. Doesn't do it for me at all.

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

Nice big pop from top. Poured with a glug,glug,glug from the long neck bottle. Look was very dark red to black. Nice frothy head. Good lacing.

Smell was burnt biscuit, sweet malt, Belgium candi sugar, spicy hops, fruity notes from yeast.

Taste woody notes, perfect sweetness, toasted malts, Nice hop profile lends a great bitterness. Almost perfectly balanced. Alcohol content well hidden.
Mouthfeel Silky smooth. Medium body.

This was a great beer, I thought it was outstanding and what all altbiers should aspire to be.

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

Served from cask at Redlight Redlight in Orlando. This beer pours a hazy brown with a fluffy head that leavs a bit of lace on the mug. Smell is amazing roasted malt, berry, nectar sweet fig and nuts...there was alot going on in this brew. The taste was amazing, sweet fig with layers of bread, chocolate, earth, stickiness and a amazing hop finish that left it all balance out. This beer was like nothing I have had before, very complex, warm and amazing, with each sip tasting different flavors of sweet goodness. This was such a wonderful experience that I will always remeber; this beer was simply out of this world.

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Photo of maundythirsty
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Won't tell you how long this has sat in my fridge. It's just criminal.

Cola colored. Pancake batter head that came up half an inch and shrunk down to a persistent ring. Doesn't lace, but slides down the glass slooowly. Smells like prunes, booze, smoke and some sharp chillies.

Powerful flavor. Hoppy? Didn't see that coming in such strength. Quite bitter in a resinous way. Well and malty. I suppose we're pulling some bitterness from malt, too. A wee nutty and smoky. The alcohol warmed my sinuses nicely. It bites a little, but not in a bad way.

Thick and viscous. Very little carbonation. I'll be looking for more, and pretty damn interested in trying the other alts from Uerige.

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Photo of ncvbc
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber in color with a ruby hue and medium off white head. Decent retention for a big alt such as this one. Smell is rich of sweet malts. Lots of fruity sweetness with raisin, fig, and cherry. Some toffee and light caramel. Also a faint toasted bread. Taste is pretty nice. Good fruit flavors and again, rich in sweetness. A light spicy heat is also present and possibly a spritz of citrus. Mouthfeel is mostly smooth and silky but a bit syrupy at times. Pretty full in body for the style. Still, it's pretty drinkable. Not so much as others but interesting either way. It's good but not one that I'll seek out often.

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Photo of corby112
3.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a cloudy brown almost cocoa color with a thin beige head that fades qickly without leaving any lacing. Week aroma that is malty with some hops. A little watered down for my taste. ABV well hidden with a nice balance of maltiness and hops s well as a slight nutty caramel presence.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark ruby red color.

S: Dark caramel and alcohol on nose with some sweet sticky pine aroma and flavor. Hopping is sticky, pine bitterness reminisce of Chinook.

T: Really good hopping, big doughy bread palate with just a touch of chocolate. Big roasted character, earthy hopping with dark caramel malt,dried cherries and some woody hints. There is also some burnt brown sugar, molasses and coffee hints as well. Overall a good hearty beer that drinks like a cross between a bock and barleywine (labeled as an alt).

M: Hearty chewy palate with some dark rum raisin hints in the finish.calm carbonation.

D: Drinks much bigger and bitter then others by style and really stands out.

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Photo of nasty15108
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The bottle was dated 11/04 (oops).

A - I think this beer was past its prime. When i opened the flip top, I barely got a pop. Poured a murky brown color, much like a very strong iced tea. Almost no head or lacing.

S - Nice aroma of toffee and ripe friuts. Some herbal aromas also detected.

T - More of the same, with a decent amount of alcoholic warmth and a bitter finish.

MF&D - Although, I believe the bottle I sampled may have been long pasted its prime, it was still pretty decent. I will definately try this one again, paying a little more attention to the best before date.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark ruby brown in color with no head forming on the pour. Another beer in 'Clean out the designated beer fridge '08.' Smell is very toffee like with a shit ton of caramel malts. Taste is even more of the toffee and caramel malts. Make no mistake this is a dark, smooth beer. Very well done. This is something that I could drink a whole bunch of. Very nice.

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

Picked up a single at Wilbur's in Fort Collins. Definitely one of the coolest bottles I've ever seen. Date code of 05/06.

A: Very cool bottle. Very cool. A little dark for the altbier style, nice brown though, off white head, about an inch thick reduces to a film and not much more. Nice red accents towards the light.

S: smells somewhat belgian, very yeasty, smells of dark fruits, alcohol, raisins, really smells like raisins.

T: really really tastes like raisins, that's really about all i can pick out of this. maybe some cinnamon and brown sugar, kind of bitter, almost coffee like, very lightly roasted coffee. kind of a burnt taste. this is rather odd. i don't know about the alt style placement. but very good. very complex.

M: dry, it reminds me of eating a mouthful of cinnamon. boozey burn, goes down all the way.

D: this is odd, i don't know about this beer, i want to drink more of it to get a better idea, but don't know how much i could. this is a different beer. i like it, but i don't know what exactly to think of it. definitely an interesting beer though.

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Photo of IBUnit63
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Swingtop POPS from one of the funkiest bottles going. 11.2 oz. into a Reidel Extreme Riesling glass.

2 fingers of rye bread head topping a huge root beer body with a little carbonation and a solid seam. Quite impressive.

A little metal off the top but this goes away quickly. Sweet doppelbock/sarsparilla scent. Slight pepper notes accompany this complex concoction. Not your babydaddy's alt.

Thick, syrupy ups...malt is huge, malty, thick and formidable. Backbone has depth with a peanutty/caramel feel to it.

Hearty malt profile is extremely soothing - virtually no alcohol burn and finish is strong and solid.

Definitely a sipper. Easily drinkable but works best if savoring in small doses. Well-done.

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

Poured from awesome swingtop bottle into a cylinder glass. Dark sepia color, very hazy and opaque. Two fingers of creamy tan head, good retention and decent lacing.

Aroma is earthy cocoa and dried dark fruit. Slight metallic twang, probably from the heaviness of the water used.

Caky brown malt and figs make up a sweetness that washes over the front of the palate. Then a very earthy hop bitterness tears right through the flavor profile. The bitterness lingers and melds with the slight metallic note from the aroma.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, carbonation is appropriate, body is medium-full without a trace of wateriness, no trace of alcohol.

A nice, well-balanced, thick, tasty German beer.

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

11.2 oz flip-top, thin neck bottle into a mug...great design. Bottled on 05.07.

Appears rich and thick, producing a nice cascade as it's poured to form a well-retained collar of khaki foam. The body is dark mahogany in color, with a muddy, seal brown core. As for the aroma, hints of hazelnut coffee give way to vanilla bean and boozy, dark fruit notes of prune, currant, and raisin. In all honesty, I though I was smelling a Hair of the Dog barleywine (Fred or Doggie Claws), and that's a very good thing.

The rich, creamy body of Uerige Dopplesticke starts with candied caramel malts and quickly transitions to layers of dark, musky fruit and bitter, powdered chocolate. Very impressive taste; the mouthfeel is even better, with a velvety smooth texture that balances perfectly with a peppery, spicy kiss of hops at the finish. The carbonation level is perfect, keeping the body from becoming too viscous and syrupy. Truly a phenomenal beverage...highly recommended.

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

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a stange type glass.

Appears a hazy medium brown, but more red when light is shone behind it. Two finger light tan head sinks to a centimeter thick skim and leaves a bit of lacing.

Aroma is very malty like a doppelbock with notes of caramel, raisins, and a touch of chocolate.

Taste starts out sweet and caramelly then it starts to taste like more like dark fruit and a bit of bitter chocolate. Finishes up with some warming alcohol and a bit of herbal hops.

Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth drinking almost like a lager.

This is the first Alt I have ever tried, though it's more like a doppelbock. I think I am gonna have to try and seek out more in this style, as it is quite good.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Beer rating: 85.6% out of 100 with 660 ratings
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