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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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Photo of wedge
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 06.04 / Code: 05.06

Not sure if this was bottled in June of '04 or April 6 of '05 or '06...it probably doesn't make much difference, this being the "barleywine" of German beers.

Beautiful dark copper color with an awesomely thick, rocky tan head. Lace cakes on the glass as the head slowly drops. Wonderfully complex malty aromas: molasses, cherries, berries, tobacco, oak, toasted caramel...excellent smelling stuff. The flavor follows the direction of the aroma, a balance of malts and fruit finishing with a charred alcoholic note. More of a spicy, herbal feel to it as the hops start to come through. Medium bodied, slick, and a bit drying. A slight warming sting is starting to develop in my throat.

This really is sort of like a German barleywine...really not like anything I've ever had. On a side note, I find it interesting they brew this just for the American market.

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Photo of IPAcraig
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the beers I recieved from jdoolin in a trade. This will be my first Altbier. Poured into my De Garre snifter. Enjoying this one after seeing the 5th installment of Harry Potter.

A - Pours a murky deep brown, with a minimal head, that lasted fairly well by the stream of bubbles that kept rising from this one.

S - This beer has a very strong malty smell. Very fruity smell, with figs and plums.

T - Mice malt sweetness envelopes the tounge right away, but not overly sweet. This beer has a hot finish with a big alcohol presence (that is actually quite nice) followed by a surpising amount of hop presence. A lingering fruitness is present as well. An outstanding tasting beer.

M - A nice amout of carbonation, perhaps just right for this particular beer. At first it seems a very creamy beer, however the slightly prickly carbonation comes alive in the end.

D - What a great beer. If I can find this one again I will definitely pick it up. As I mentioned this was my first Alt; my first percetption reminded me of a Doppelbock fermented with ale yeast with a bit more of a hop presence (a damn nice combination, in my opinion).

Thanks jdoolin for adding this one to the trade, it was most welcomed!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Plucier: Poured a dark brown color beer with a huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and dry raisins is enjoyable but definitely not what I was expecting. Taste is comprised of sweet malt with some nice notes of chocolates and dry fruits with a somewhat dry finish. Well done overall but definitely not what I was expecting for and Alt but again it is style that I don’t really know too well.

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Photo of klewis
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/2004

A: Pours a dark brown with a tan bubbly head. The head sustains at 1/2" and leaves thick, heavy lacing.

S: Sweet, malty smell with strong aromas of caramel and molasses.

T: A sweet malty character imparts caramel flavors with a prominent roasted nut taste. Balanced nicely with a dry, vegetal hop flavor. The alcohol is quite noticeable and gives off quite a bit of heat.

M: Full-bodied, thick, and syrupy, the beer coats and sticks all over the mouth. Light carbonation.

D: The intensity of the flavor makes this one a sipper, and I think that 11.2 oz is going to be about all of this that I could drink in one sitting. Still, this one is damn good and one to look for.

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Photo of Lexx
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to biegaman and/or Viggo for this one!
This pours a dark, slightly cloudy honey color. Small, creme head with very minor lacing.
The scent was very much pineapple, malt, rotting fruit, coconut and a little bit of bourbon.
It had a lovely bitterness to it, with some big coconut in the finish. It was quite dry, almost sucking any moisture that was in your mouth to begin with right out. We questioned how fresh this was, so it would be nice to taste one that was a bit fresher.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a small long neck swing top to a cut crystal mug. The liquid is a dark bronze with good carbonation. the head is one full finger tan and fades quickly to a nice lace.

The smell is strong and sweet, medium toasted caramel and a fermented fruit note.

The taste is sweet almost sugary like sugared fruit, the hops are there and nice they add good balance to a well done big brew. This brew is one big malt bomb, like a mouth full of stollen.

The mouthfeel is very good nice body and great carbonation.

The drinkaility is good. This would be a killer on tap. Prosit MK

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Photo of biegaman
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Swingtop bottle brewed April 2006 and sampled the same month but one year later.
Poured with good bubbly, off-white head, that seemed to boil up and then simmer down. Some considerable clarity. Nice auburn and purple highlighting with the darker shades over top the beer. Aroma of esters and roting fruit with a soft malty underscore. Some suggestion of alcohol. The aftertaste lingers with strong malty notes. The flavour note as strong as it should be with the malts faded, the esters weak. The taste showcased alot of exotic fruit notes (like coconut) but oddly left your mouth feeling quite dry. This was alright, but I'm sure alot was lost with age. I'd love to be able to try this fresh (we didn't intend to age it) because I'm sure it's much better than what my first impression was... will re-review!

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Photo of techdiver
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tough reading bottle, looks like bottled on 06.04 code 05.06.

Pours a deep amber copper with a solid creamy head that dissipates slowly leaving a substantial cap and nice lacing.

Balanced malt and hops greet the nose.

Initial taste shows an unexpected degree of sweet malt with the hops. Somewhat like a hoppy Belgian.

Mouthfeel is heavier than the Sticke with a bit less carbonation.

Again a very drinkable brew, ABV putting it up there with many Belgians.

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Photo of woemad
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool looking 11.2oz swingtop bottle purchased at Daanen's in Hayden, ID, for $4.50. Bottled on "04.18."

Poured a dark red-brown color, with a tight, off-white head that took a few minutes to drop and remained a foam collar throughout it's tenure in a Lang Creek pintglass. Spotty lace.

The smell was a mixture of sweet caramel, raisins and apples. More complex than I expected.

The taste was roastier than I expected. The sweet caramel flavor was at the fore, swiftly joined by the more bitter, fruity aspects noted in the nose. There's a slight boozy flavor in the middle of things. The hops are most conspicuous at the fairly dry swallow. A very tasty altbier.

Mouthfeel was about right for the style, with just the right level of carbonation. Thoroughly medium bodied.

Very tasty beer, and one that goes down fairly easy considering the alcohol content. My only experience of Dusseldorf was passing through on a train (and doing a double-take while passing the whorehouse near the train station). This beer makes me want to pack up and move there.

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Photo of bruachan
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

comes in a nifty long-neck flip top

a tall rocky head presides over a reddish copper clear beer. the aroma emanating from this nice head is a robust bock-like malt with musty, floral noble hops. there's even a touch of wet hay. the malt nose is breadier than a typical bock, but otherwise not dissimilar. more diacetyl

ooh that's tasty. it's the nosferatu of germany. robust, but plenty hoppy (big bitterness for a german beer). sweet and lightly fruity. it's clean, as an alt should be

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Photo of lpayette
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle with a very very long neck and a flip-top. cool bottle.

Appearance- Pours a very nice maple color with a small head. It looks very good in a slender glass.

Smell- The nose is strong and appealing. Very malty, very sweet. Not quite caramel. The alcohol is quite strong with hints of fruit.

Taste- Fairly big. Mellowed-out alcohol. Caramel and amber malts. A subtle balance of hops at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Incredibly smooth with a fairly long aftertaste.

Drinkability- Definitely a beer worth seeking out. Haven't had many dopplesticks yet, but this seems to be style-definiing in my opinion.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Small pop-top brown bottle from Florian's in Auburn. Copper-red slightly murky translucent body with about a half an inch of off-white head that leavea fairly good lacing. Nuttiness dominates the aroma with just a hint of black licorice or root beer quality to it. Nut, caramel malt, roastiness all play big parts in the flavor with hints of black licorice, fruit, and smoke with a clean finish. Some alcohol warming present, although alcohol flavor is almost non-existent (impressively). A nice and surprising creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable for the abv and body, but I'd still approach this as a bit of a sipper. Actually impressed with this one. An impressive altbier and a damn good lager.

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. Apparently it is something of an oddity or rare beer style. At four dollars a bottle for what seems to be an 11-ounce pour. A hearty beer, deep corduroy brown, with a wispy head and decent lacing. Nose was fantastic, green apples, smoky bacon, and ripe peaches. Very nice. Equal parts in the taste department, with a nice malt finish support by faint hop bitterness.

A slight bit pricey for the dollar to ounce serving, but well worth it and one I’ll be visiting again.

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

Sampled from a nice fresh bottle from Red Carpet Liquor in Glendale, CA

Man, isn't it nice that these guys have become more ambitious.

Aroma is fresh, fruity, caramel malt with biscuity tones to it, but not like a pale ale. This beer smells like caramel coated raisins and just won't quit.

Flavor matches the aroma in the intensity of the malt profile. Hops are definately present to match the malt, but not enough that they act as the primary character of the beer.

Warming and rich is how this beer leaves you and more importantly it leaves you wanting more!

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Photo of Barleywhiner
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an example of a beer that typifies what beer should be. I could imagine someone hundreds of years ago ordering a beer and getting something like this. It's dark brown in color with a very full caramel flavor with a hint of burning alcohol just under the surface. There is plenty of flavor and the mouthfeel is substantial. If this is representative of the Altbier style, then I need to try some more from this style. Definitely a beer worth trying, but it might be difficult to drink more than two of these.

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Photo of Phatz
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Now this is what I was looking for. My third of three in my personal Uerige tasting this evening and this one pours thick and mostly opaque, is very aromatic, is robust in flavor and feel and is satisfying in every area the Classic and Sticke fell short. mmm m mm m mmm

Appearance: Pour a thick auburn color that allows only light to pass through the body as opposed to the clear body of the first two. Moderate lacing. Small but tight creamy head in my stange glass.

Smell: From the pop of the swing top lid the beer erupted with aroma. Sweet malty caramel, fruits and dough. Hints of cocoa and booze buried in figs. mmm Terrific!

Taste: Caramel, apples figs, candied malts, some pixie stick sugar, then plums and vinous alcohol and hops to top it off. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Big flavors mask but do not hide the alcohol on this beer. it is smooth but warming through the mouth leaving a bit of a barleywine like feel after the swallow.

Drinkability: This may not be a sessioner but after one I really want another!

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of Boto
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz. bottle: This bottle gives a new definition to the term "long neck". This beer certainly has the longest, skinniest neck on a swing top that I have ever seen. It opens with a loud pfffft. Good color: is is a hazy, slightly reddish mahogany hue with a small head on it. Nice aroma. Notes of toffee, caramel, and some spiciness. An interesting taste. Slightly sweet, with some bitterness at the same time. The taste itself is quite complex. Full flavor, with notes of caramel, fruits, roastiness, and others coming through. A very good beer.

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Photo of ColForbin
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uerige DoppelSticke is packaged in a distinctive 33cl swingtop bottle. It pours a deep ruby-brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is slightly boozy, with lots of sour raisins, and a little bit of caramel. Maybe some slight citrus flavors as well. Taste is roasted malt, more raisins, with a semi-dry finish - hops are evident in this beer, but there is a ton of malt as well. Amazingly balanced. Almost a coffee like aftertaste. Medium to full body. So drinkable; I wish this beer were more available. My previous exposure to this style was Long Trail Double Bag. While I love that beer still, this one blows it away. I'll have to try the Uerige Altbier next.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy rusty orange with creamy brownish head.

S - Sweet malt, dark fruits, somewhat musty and earthy.

T - Sweet malt, dark fruit and raisins, a little nutty and earthy. Complex and subtle at the same time.

M - Very nice creamy velvety moutfeel.

D - A tasty bigger more complex altbier than I have tried in the past.

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Photo of Jredner
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely concentrated fruit malt aroma has some mild citrusy tingle in the nose and features fruitcake, baked pineapple sweetbread, bannana nut bread and some toned down caramel accents. Very lovely aroma highligted by the wonderfully malt complimentary pineapple notes. The body of the beer is a ruddy, dusky brown and holds creamy tan head that is about the thickness of a standard Bic pen. The fore is a rich and sweet (low-spice) fruitcake. Baked Pineapple accents here as well. More caramel flavor than aroma...rich sweet and malty with caramel through the middle. The finish is strongly sweet, but well balanced with a firm bitterness. this is one of those beers I always new I’d try, but never got around to and now feel silly for having waited so long. Very nice.

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Photo of Suds
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the characteristic long necked bottle, this beer pours a deep brown-mahogany color that sports intense red highlights. The head is solid and tan. A powerful molasses and fruit smell leaps from the glass. It’s mixed with a beautiful malt smell, wood, and leather. There’s a little alcohol aroma, and some mildly roasted qualities. This is certainly the smell of a big, complex beer, but it also has a sense of well-crafted refinement: all of the aromas fit together perfectly. The taste is similar, complex with a lot of sweetness and malt flavors…molasses again, a little toffee, caramel, ripe fruit, and a modest warming. Despite the sweetness, there’s a nice balance without excessive hops. The finish lingers. Smooth and heavy in body. This is an amazing beer.

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Photo of watermelonman
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured to a deep and dark brown and red color with a small head that lasted well. It's leaving some moderate lace.

The smell is strong, with tons of malt, caramel, some nuts, and a bit of alcohol. The taste is very good. It starts with dark toffee and malt, then adds caramel and some dark fruit. Alcohol and some degree of bitterness take over the finish. The mouthfeel is solid and the drinkability is good.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Very distinctive looking 11.2 fluid ounce embossed flip top bottle. The tall metallic silver and purple label that covers the metal swing top mechanism states that this is 8.5% Alc/Vol. and that it was Bottled on 06.04, with a Code of 05 06.

Appearance: The design of the bottle itself is worthy of a mention first. From the unique shape, the embossed words and pictures all over the body including what may also be Braille words at the base too. The long proboscis-like neck with its swing top closure with the washer sealed white cap complete with a red imprinted Uerige logo, right down to the shield design of the front label. This looks great before I even open it!! But when I do I am not disappointed. An intensive feisty massive fight between the heavy liquid body and the rising dissolved gases perform the Battle of Evermore. They both go their own way, the liquid settles down to a clear auburn chestnut with a polished cherrywood clarity whilst the lightly tanned creamy head expands upwards to form a solid 1” deep throat in my Stone OId Guardian glass. This looks fantastic when first poured and it doesn’t disappoint after it gets chance to settle down.

Nose: As soon as I flipped the cap on this one the air was filled with cherry and aromas of warm caramel with a lovely fruity background. Wild berries, molasses, dubbin, linseed oil, ready rub cherry pipe tobacco, malts, aged oak wood, heated copper, school satchels, freshly polished brown brogues, waxed hunting jackets and a one other obscure smell that was hard to dissociate……this rocks. I’m not sure if it is the aged character of this brew but there is something very special about the nose. Mmmmm……a nasal treat.

Taste: The nose seemed to define the contributing factors in a High Definition elemental manner, but the flavors seem to mix these together to produce a range of compounds. The molasses and malts dominate but behind this toffee and caramel support, deeper down and the berries and fruits add complexity. Has a feel of a high quality Barleywine but the rounded nature take sit a step further. The ending is rewarding and adds a lingering finish which has a lovely soft malt nature and a balanced bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Certainly doesn’t hit like an 8.5% Alt, and at times I thought that the Mouthfeel felt a little lower than it should - but the flavors certainly lend a massive strength to the torso, like a lightweight high strength carbon fiber bicycle frame, the skeleton of this brew does not take up much room, but you’d never break it.

Drinkability: Dangerously quaffable, I wish I had picked up two of these now, as I first intended. Damn this is so finely balanced, fully flavorful and silky on the tongue it just entices the imbiber to keep the glass firmly in hand and the elbow well exercised. Effortless, just incredibly easy to pound, in a good way.

Overall: Finally I get my hands on a bottle of this famous Altbier, this bottle cost me $4.03 at HiTimes in Costa Mesa, but damn it was worth every cent. Quality in a bottle. Recommended and Highly Impressive. Lovely stuff!!!

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Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Certainly an original presentation for this specialty German brew, with a flip top cap, odd super thin bottle that reminds me of a flask from science class and a tiny purple label. Just foe weirdness alone, this is already a winner.

Attractive in the glass, with a mahogany color and ruby tinge and a solid half inch of resiliant tan head. Nose is strong and sweet with licorice, figs, plums, and a multitude of malty sugars.

Surprising balance, with hoppy bitterness following the malt throughout the sip and into the aftertaste. Smoky and oily in the mouth, but both enhance the flavor instead of distorting it. Terrific sticky lacing as well. Smooth, satisfying mouthfeel goes a way to hiding the hefty abv. Not really my cup of tea overall but you can't hide from quality.

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Photo of gonzo138
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark brown with a white creamy head, that did not retain exceptionally well but in turn did lace nicely

S-Smells of primarily of sweet malt, along with a light yeast smell as well, little bit of raisin in there as well

T- at first a noticable taste af sweet malt followed by a nice hoppy bite, very balanced in both aspects

M- low carbonation, moderate heavy body as far as thickness goes, sticky mouth feel

D-I like it, its full of flavor, and fairly easy to drink, will most definitely pick up more of these

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