Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 660 ratings
Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke

Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of sabrills70
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2oz very long neck swing top bottle. The bottled on date is hard to read but it looks like it says 04-06. Pours a cloudy medium dark brown with a 1 finger head, OK longevity and OK lace. Big malt aromas mixed with caramel & sherry. Big malt flavors too, again mixed with caramel, sherry and a yeasty chocolate flavor. Higher than expected hop bitterness that lingers for a while. Alcohol is present and this is a definate sipping beer.

 438 characters

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

I thought this was a doppelbock. When I opened our trusty website I see it is an altbier.

This one pours a very dark cloudy brown. Light will shine through if a bulb is right behind it. A decent head that stayed around quite a while.
The nose is sweet and caramel

Taste is very unusual. Very bitter coffee, malt and dark chocolate(and I mean VERY dark chocolate). Some smokiness may be apparent. This tastes like a very strong stout to me.

Mouthfeel is smooth with little carbonated bite.

This is a very well done beer but is a real sipper. Not what I thought it was going to be. I drank this at about 50F which seemed close to right.

 642 characters

Photo of BirdFlu
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As a fan primarily of darker brews I enjoyed this drink quite a bit. It pours a deep brown like cola with a thin tan head. Not much aroma there, but detectable hints of sweetness. Taste has a fruity sweetness with mainly fig in it (like a fig newton!) but also apple and pear. I found the taste very interesting, in fact I was not aware that the drink is an altbier, I thought it was a fruity variation on a dopplebock (the appearance and word 'dopplesticke' probably encourages this idea as well.) the malt sweetness was subtle but present with a hint of espresso. Mouth is medium thick and finishes clean with a very faint, enjoyable aftertaste of fig. Subtle carbonation almost like a stout. Its very enjoyable and easy to sip. Doesn't feel like its weighing you down, though I could see the sweetness becoming overwhelming.

 827 characters

Photo of coldmeat23
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

Excellent looking dark ruby color that almost appears to be black. Four finger tan head with abit of retention that fades down to a nice thin foam with excellent lacing.

Nice dark malty smell. Hints of dark fruits. A touch of hops.

Caramel maltiness, front and center. Toasted wheat mingles with dark cherries, figs and over-ripe grapes. Very slight hop spiciness on the back-end.

Feels quite nice in the mouth. Could be thicker and heavier (for me) but it's definitely not too thin. Mmmm.

Even with the extra bit of alcohol content, this is very drinkable. A very tasty brew here. If you ever see it, try it. It's worth it.

 699 characters

Photo of DaveFL1976
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle looks a bit like a giraffe.

It's at least a few years old and capped with a swing-top bottle cap. I don't quite understand the concept behind it. If I were a brewer, I'd want to provide the consumer with the option of swing-top capping a big beer, either in alcohol or ounces, to preserve the flavor. What we have here is a bottle that's relatively small in ounces, and not that big in alcohol, either. Is it all for show?

I popped the cap and got a little bit of carbonation release. Nothing terribly exciting. It poured a turbid brown with very little head. Again, nothing terribly exciting.

Fortunately it makes headway in the smell and taste departments. A bit of sweetness and caramel on both fronts, and a nice, smooth drinkability to go along.

Is it the best dopplebock I've ever had? no.
But that's OK. I just found out it's an altbier.

So an ale it is. This could have passed for a lager, what with the smooth finish. A nice balance of fruits, spices and sweetness. I just wish there were a bit more carbonation to go around.

I'll try it again, but maybe I'll look for a fresher example next time. Cool bottle, though!

 1,144 characters

Photo of Gmann
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown color with a small but dense brown head that dissipated into a light cap. The aroma is of toasted caramel malt, fig, raisins/dates, and a bit of spice. Similar to an old ale. The taste is grainy, lightly roasted, molasses, red wine, an odd lemony twang, and rust. Not what I expected from the aroma. The feel is well bodied with moderate carbonation, finishes slightly sticky with a stale hop bitterness. A malty beverage for sure but it seems past its prime, though I'm not sure that it is. Has both good and bad characteristics, its ok, not sure I would seek out again.

 595 characters

Photo of mynie
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled a year ago and purchase two weeks ago. Ya'know part of the reason I haven't been drinking very much good beer lately is that I can't afford as much due to the hop shortage. A much bigger reason is that other people can't buy as much due to the hop shortage. EVERYTHING IN THE STATE OF IOWA IS STALE.

I promised myself that if this tasted off or stale I wouldn't review it. It doesn't, but it's still a year old. Please keep that in mind.

Glops out of the swig-top bottle. Awful pretty. Very dark and opaque for an Alt (or is it a Doppel? Or a mix?) Big white head that dies very slowly, like me.

Smells of sharp malt, aged nodes of fruit, along with some nutty malt and just the lightest hint of euro hop.

Tastes a lot like it smells. The alt malt has aged wonderfully with big nodes of dates and raisins along with some fresher, nuttier nodes. The hops are microscopic though (due to age, I'm sure) and they would have certainly helped cut into the intensity of the malt.

A wonderful little treat. If I ever find a fresher bottle I will be sure to update my review.

 1,081 characters

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

This is one of those beers that one can spy on a shelf for the longest time and easily dismiss because of the unfamiliarity of the language or bottle shape. Indeed, I often peruse the German bier section to look for something that will help me connect with one of beer's greatest traditions. I've looked past this beer on many occasions, and if it hadn't been for BullCityB's choice of the Uerige beer next to it I may have skipped this time as well. I'm truly elated I gave it a chance; it's worth every sip.

I watched with interest as the dark, nut-brown liquid poured into my glass. It was a bit darker than I imagined it would be. The beige head was composed of small-ish bubbles that amassed a decent body of foam; it lasted in some form throughout the duration of the glass.

Very strong aromas of toasted malts attack the nose. It's a strong-smelling brew, that's for sure. It's nutty and malty, and there is the slightest hint of fruity esters. The malts really stand out, however.

Malty on the front, followed by a nutty and estery middle, and a clean, hoppy character at the finish. It's much hoppier than I expected; the lingering aftertaste is nearly consumed with bitterness. The Doppelbock characters are mainly noticed in the front and middle.

Lower carbonation makes this enjoyable for me. The mouthfeel is a bit on the creamy side.

Very interesting flavor profile: it's part alt, part doppelbock, and part bitter. I have to wonder if something like this influenced all the India brown ales we see nowadays.

 1,527 characters

Photo of tmitch75
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool swingtop bottle. Hazy brown color with fluffy white head. Head really sticks for a while.

Strong nutty malt smell with a nice herbal hoppy finish.

Roasty sweet nutty flavor with a strong hop bitterness to finish. Good balance.

Soft and smooth on the palate. Really lets the bitterness linger.

Quite a good beer. Nice balance and smooth creamy texture. I'd definitely buy again.

Tasted on 4/19/08.

 406 characters

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

A - deep amber color which is slightly hazy, probably from the bottle conditioning, small head with dissipates, but is retained well enough in a lacing

S - roasted malt character with strong hints of sherry-like oxidation, faint hop scents

T - strong malt character up front which turns very hoppy quickly and finishes dry, oxidation is very noticeable, but it doesn't ruin the character at all

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is a very interesting beer. I don't think it quite fits the 'altbier' style where BJCP-like styles are concerned, but it's a very tasty strong ale version of an altbier. Oxidation clouds what this beer originally tasted like when it was fresh - which was probably really fantastic - but it doesn't spoil the experience at all.

 772 characters

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.8/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-murky brown body with slight yeast sediment and weak beige head. Slight orange hues through light.

S-Deep raw maltiness in the nose. Slight hints of cocoa and vanilla with the slightest hop aroma deep in the background.

T-Sharp acidic chocolate taste right up front followed by a thick maltiness. The finish is bitter and dry with a chalky aftertaste. Under attenuation seems to have added an unwanted sweetness and unbalanced finish. The bittering hops seem out of place.

M-Rough around the edges with a gritty mouthfeel.

D-Not what I was expecting from this beer. Tough to drink and enjoy. The balance is just not their and nothing seems to blend well. A bit disappointing.

 682 characters

Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
2.72/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served at cellar temp from unique brown fliptop bottle into a Boston Lager glass.

Pours a hazy dark brown with very little head. Just a touch of tan bubbles.

Aroma is darkly fruity, malty, with something sharp I can't identify.

Taste is really heavily sweet, underlying flavor isn't bad, there's just too much of it. Reminds me of Samiclaus, which is a 13% beer. Not a clean beer.

Mouthfeel has decent bitterness, but not a "doppel' worth. Maybe no more bitter than a plain alt, hence the imbalance towards sweetness. A little bit of alcohol burn, not welcome in an 8% beer.

Bought it because I like altbiers and thought a "double secret" alt would be even better. Nope, bigger is not better. Some styles don't amp up well, maybe?

 735 characters

Photo of jmscott
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Truly a pleasant experience. A beer like this at the end of a long work day, it's like a filet mignon after coming off the colon cleanse.

The beer has a rich mahogany color with a thin lacing, swirl it around and the lacing thickens up nicely. Extra points for the cool bottle with the flip-top lid. The aroma is faint, but it's there, and it's flavorful. The taste is astounding. Such a rich, pure, full-bodied beer taste that tickles your bitter senses, but doesn't overwhelm the palate. Has a slight kick, but it goes down smooth and fast. I can't imagine nursing a beer like this for too long. It's so good, you don't even want to take a pause... the glass will be empty before you know it.

 696 characters

Photo of dacrza1
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark velvet brown body; pillowy half-inch head that settles to a solid brown--intimidating! Tremendous balance of malt, hop and fruity yeasts--pleasantly alluring.... warm, smooth and full-bodied--more like a porter or imperial stout in the mouthfeel... little alcohol to note... coffee and stout-like smokiness that rushes to the throat... malt is most prevalent and balanced with creamy esthers... in reading the "commercial description" I can see my expectations were pleasantly surprised... a bit challenging by mid-glass, but overall a warming brew--and at $75 a case, probably not an economic choice when seeking out doppelbocks (which I falsely thought this was)-- weighing that in, still an enjoyable beer to sit with, stare at, savor...

 745 characters

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

Initially bought this bier because of the cool bottle...and I'm a doppelsticke fan.
A: pours a dark amber color, mild carbonation, no sediment noted. A small, 1-inch head is formed that dies down after a few minutes. Nice looking bier.
S: A soft sweet smell. A little chocolate mixed with something else I cannot name. No real coffee smell or hint.
T: A nice, sweet (not too much), almost chocolate milk taste with no after taste. With the higher alocohol content (8.2), you don't get the hard liquor taste that you do with others like this. Pretty easy to drink, which can be dangerous.
M: Nothing bad about this bier.
D: Overall, this is a bier I would recommend to my friends. It packs a punch, but tastes good, is easy going down, and a pleasure to enjoy. Plus the bottle is cool.

Enjoy one, Prosit!

 807 characters

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

33cl slender long necked bottle with swing-top into a pint glass (because I don't have a stange).

Deep cloudy brown hue with ruby highlights. A one finger light tan head slowly settles to a thin cap leaving behind a solid wall.

Smooth caramel with a little bit of raisin. Some walnut in there, and a bit of alcohol.

A little bit of burnt flavors, mostly translating into caramelized sugar. Only a touch of hopiness in the background. Full bodied with mild carbonation giving a smooth feel.

Not a bad beer. If you like old ales, brown ales, porters, or anything along those lines you will probably enjoy this one. Recommended.

 631 characters

Photo of CHADMC3
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uerige pours a deep copper to walnut brown with an abundant frothy cream head, and little to no lacing.

Aroma consists of a lot of sweet caramel malt w/ roasted grain or bread notes.

Again, sweet caramel on the palate, but more hops presence than I expected on the back of the mouth. Also, some dark fruit and yeasty bread character as well.

This beer is on the thicker side, a bit hearty with relatively mild carbonation.

Great after dinner beer, good character, but not one I could have multiple of in one sitting.

 520 characters

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

Deep mahogany body topped by a 1/4" tan head that fades quickly to a thin film. Aroma has a lot of brown sugar and alcoholic notes with a hint of noble hops. Flavor is also very sweet and malty, but the finish is balanced more towards the hops with a slight herbal biterness in the finish. After a few sips, the bitterness creeps in but it's definitely balanced by the malt. Mouthfeel is very solid as well, and the drinkability is very good for the ABV. This is a fantastic beer. Wish I could find it more often.

 513 characters

Photo of OKCNittany
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a one finger off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Dark brown body.

S: Aroma of rich, dark malt with a touch of dark fruit.

T: The flavor boasted of loads of chewy malt with some dark fruit and sweet/sticky caramel. The alcohol was only apparent after warming.

M: Medium bodied with ultra-soft carbonation. Very smooth. The hops appear at the end to balance out the finish.

D: Well suited alcohol...well balanced...great mouthfeel. Very well done.

 467 characters

Photo of goochpunch
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a deep amber tinged ruby with a frothy beige head that stays well put. Leaves some interesting lacing patterns. Smells incredible. The mix of toasted and roasted malts, dried fruits, fresh fruits, toffee, caramel, bread, nuts, honey and earthy hops is just about perfect. Kind of a let-down in the flavor compared to the nose. Malt is not as chewy and rich as I would have been led to believe. Has a nice toastiness and dryness, though. An odd, astringent bitterness starts soon after the sip and just lingers on and on. Also has a flat yeastiness to it. Not my cup of tea. Mouthfeel is rather light considering the abv but there remains a little stickiness and some lively bubbles. Drinkability is OK. It's not a drain pour, but I couldn't see myself buying this again. I much prefer their Classic over this one. Maybe I'm just not big on doppelsticke.

 863 characters

Photo of JDV
3.06/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle shared courtesy of JohnathanL. Thanks!
Pours a light muddy brown color with light head. Smell is thin and caramel like malt mostly. Taste is toasty, creamy caramel, with a tart edge to it, in the way an Oktoberfest might be. Somewhat thin, but smooth. Very drinkable but didn't stand out too much. Still enjoyable.

 321 characters

Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Swing Top

Nice loud pop upon opening.

Poured into a tulip a nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, very nice one-finger plus creamy off-white head, lots of nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, tones of figs, raisins, plums, toffee, and caramel. The taste is malty, some sweetness, dark fruits, toffee/caramel. Medium body, very nicely done brew. The alcohol is hidden very well, smooth, very easy going down. Very drinkable, this is a unique brew, probaly the first for me with this taste, I've had Altbiers before, but this one is in a class all it's own, highly recommended.

 597 characters

Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy dark mahogany with a modest head that pancakes quickly but leaves some nice shards of lace

Smell: Malty caramel with raisins; a touch musty

Taste: Opens like it smells, with a building malty caramel presence that is joined by the raisin fruit; reminds me of those Sunshine Golden Raisin Biscuits I had as a kid with raisin spread between two thin glazed cookies; alcohol appears by mid-palate; after the swallow, there is a woody chocolate bitterness that offsets the sweet flavors to a moderate extent

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with modest carbonation; alcohol warms the gullet on the way down

Drinkability: This has been aging in my cellar for over two years and while it is a little rough on the finish from the oxidization, it is still quite a nice brew

 790 characters

Photo of jongullotti
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Paid $5.99 for a swingtop bottle.

Dark brown with a tint of red. Thin, quickly disappearing head, not very carbonated.

Aroma of slightly sweet dried fruit and a little nutty and toasty. Mild alcohol smell. Not overpowering considering 8.5%abv.

Tastes like it smells. I noticed the silky smoothness first. Immediate smoothness carries all the way through the finish. Tastes of mild sweet malt, molasses, dried fruit, and walnut.

Flavors disappeared quickly except for some remaining nuttiness but smooth drinkability made me want another sip asap. Beautifully balanced texture. This is possibly the easiest drinking double bock I've had.

 640 characters

Photo of Proteus93
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark brown with ruby highlights. Nice, big foaming head... about a three-finger that retained beautifully.

S: Toasted grains, a warm alcohol spiciness, some dark fruit esters and a mild caramel.

T: Rich and deep, deep toasted malts, some mild dark fruits buried within. Alcohol, and a hoppy bitterness that really comes through about mid-way and continues to linger with the finish. A bit intense.

M: Just a little more than a medium body, low carbonation, quite smooth and a little slick. Leaves just a touch behind to savour in the mouth on the finish. Quite a warming on the way down.

D: A rather intense brew, and one to sip. The 8.5% comes out through the flavour, but suitably so. I'd take these one or two at a time, but it's intriguing enough to certainly do again.

 784 characters

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.