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:
#2,064
Reviews:
432
Ratings:
660
Liked:
565
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
11.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
48
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of Lexx
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

 487 characters

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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

 591 characters

Photo of biegaman
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
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!

 810 characters

Photo of techdiver
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

 472 characters

Photo of woemad
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

 1,068 characters

Photo of bruachan
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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

 492 characters

Photo of lpayette
4.52/5  rDev +10%
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.

 622 characters

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

 689 characters

Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

 499 characters

Photo of DrewBeechum
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
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!

 573 characters

Photo of Barleywhiner
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

 515 characters

Photo of Phatz
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
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.
Cheers!

 1,075 characters

Photo of Boto
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

 546 characters

Photo of ColForbin
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

 667 characters

Photo of brewcrew76
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

 347 characters

Photo of Jredner
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

 770 characters

Photo of Suds
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

 772 characters

Photo of watermelonman
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

 417 characters

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
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!!!

 3,121 characters

Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

 783 characters

Photo of gonzo138
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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

 532 characters

Photo of clickpush
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: 330ml [beautiful] bottle to pint glass. A nice fluffy two finger tan head surfaces over a dark amber/copper beer. Head retains well and leaves sticky, spider web lacings down the glass to great lacings floating atop the beer. No bubbles visible inside the body.

Nose: As soon as you pop the stopper on this one the yeast aroma fills the room. Very yeasty, black pepper, a light malt presence.

Mouth: Malty up front with a bit of a chili pepper flavor. Real thick and yeasty with a very pleasant, long lasting bitter finish. Bitter enough that it tingles up to my ears. Chewy, creamy mouthfeel. Hops hit really hard with a slight grapefruit flavor. As it warms this beer gets fruitier and more enjoyable. Some banana flavor pops through and some chocolate and licorice. It's like a dark, hopped up hefe-weizen. Delicious!

 832 characters

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

Amber/mahogany. White head with good carbonation doesn't last too long and leave some lace behind.

Toffee, fig, caramel malt, mollasses, and some dark fruit aromas, and floral hop. As well as some alcohol.

Wow..a blast of hops on this one. The ending is pure dry hop bitterness. Nice flowery hops in the mid palate as well as the caramel malt. This is one complex brew with a finish to match. At least 50 seconds if not more. Fig and toffee also. But the floral hops dominate throughout. Damn good malty, hoppy balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is off slightly and hurts the drinkability somewhat.

 597 characters

Photo of jwc215
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottled in June, 2004.
Poured into stange.

Pours reddish/brown with a thick, cream-colored head that slowly descends to half its size after a little while. A fine layer that leaves rings of lacing down the side remains throughout. The head's impressive considering how long this bottle has been sitting in the cold fridge.

The smell is of sweet caramel, raisin bread and a touch of alcohol.

The taste begins with sweet caramel and some breadiness upfront. As the drink progresses, yeast enters into it more. As the drink progresses further, bitter fruity hops also emerge more fully and almost catches up to the malt, though the malt clearly remains in the lead to near the end. A fruity hop taste finishes it off. It's like a tour of tastes. A trace of alcohol lingers in the background throughout, but never interferes.

It's full-bodied with a rich, creamy feel.

This is an enjoyably complex, tasty "sipping" beer.

 932 characters

Photo of scruffwhor
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Always comes in that oddball, yet so awesome looking bottle The color is a amber maple syrup with some trubby haze. Pretty crappt foam and head. The aroma is stale bread with some alcohol. The tomgue is hit with more stale bread, biscuits and hints of bananas. Ohh yeah, and alcohol. The alcohol is not overpowering, but more than wanted for an alt. But Uerige is the only brewery I've tried any altbier from, so I'm still open to try more beers of this style.

 460 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.