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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: 663 |  Reviews: 432
Photo of acevenom
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a stange glass. Pours dark copper with a near finger-length off-white head. The beer is mostly opaque, but there is some light visible along the bottom of the glass. The head dissipates, leaving a thin cap of lace atop the beer. The beer smells of dark roasted malt, toffee, plum, and raisin. It's a very rich and inviting aroma. Like their standard alt, the beer has more hop notes than you would expect just from the nose. There's a strong bready malt backbone with some toffee sweetness, plum, and raisin. There's some earthy and woody hop notes in this beer that come through rather well to balance everything out and provides some satisfying back end bitterness. I can't taste the 8.5% ABV because it is masked very well. The body is full with moderate carbonation. The beer goes down smoothly and has a dry finish. This is pleasantly drinkable for such a big beer. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of Offa
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is excellent, complex, full-flavoured, yet highly drinkable, a rather rare stronger take on altbiers, a style I love.

Deep red brown, it has a medium tan head slowly shrinking.

Aroma is rich caramelly barley & sweet brown bread with raisins, some fruitiness, hints of wet wood and licorice.

Taste is frruity, raisiny & lightly spicey with brown bread, rich while wheat bread, light sweetnes and a nutty maple hint. It has a lot of character, great complexity and balance, and everything is well integrated. Feel is firm and somewhat lively. It is exceedingly drinkable.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at Christmas and it massively exceeded my expectations. Wonderfully balanced, quirky beer with a complex mix of flavours - caramel, raisins, prunes, lots of malt - not overly sweet. Shares some characteristics with Doppelbocks, but the alcohol is much better disguised. Really hope to track this down again.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yes. I went 4.75 across the board. This is seriously phenomenal. It's like a crushable dark fruit BDSA. I guess the compulsive drinkability is the German influence? This is really something else. If there were more German-made brews like this, Germany would be held in the same regard as the Belgians in the beer world.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle 8,5% ABV.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Bottled in: February 2012.

Appearance: Well, if I was rating the bottle, I would just have to award full marks - I absolutely love this shape!
Getting back to the contents of the bottle, the beer seems to be quite thick and oily during the pour. The colour appears to be a dark brown, but is transformed into an ultra deep red when back light. A rough pour yields a large, creamy, off-white head that displays good retention and leaves beautiful patterns of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Oh man, now this smells absolutely delicious! I am fast realizing that a well brewed altbier can easily stand up to most of the bigger and more popular styles of beer out there. The initial nose is malty and sweet with notes of caramelized brown sugar, toffee, a hint of chocolate, toasted brown bread, dates, stewed plums and a hint of preserved figs. After a few seconds the characteristic earthy hop notes begin to emerge and balance the sweetness. In addition to the earthiness, the hops also display a distinct dried orange peel note.

Taste: I am not sure how, but the flavour is even better than the nose suggested. There is just a perfect balance of malt and hops that results in a wonderfully complex, but still very drinkable beer. Notes include: Sweet caramel, toffee, a touch of chocolate, brown sugar, date, figs, plums, a hint of raisin, a very earthy quality - almost like dry leaves, old wood (not oak) and dried orange peel. The finish is moderately bitter and lightly dry.

Mouthfeel: It makes such a big difference to the overall impression of a beer when the mouthfeel is perfectly matched to the flavour profile and that is certainly the case here. This mouthfeel is absolutely flawless - full bodied and lightly sticky, with a medium level of super smooth carbonation.

Overall: Uerige Doppelsticke is a fantastic altbier, it is easy to see why it is rated at the top of the style! I will certainly be getting many more bottles of this in the future.

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Photo of kvnstfrd
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of BigFatOgre
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of thedoogs
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of saintwarrick
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled 06-04, so it's got some age on it. Gotta get this for the bottle alone, even better when a cool bottle contains great beer. Pours brown or a very, very dark orange with a substantial white head into my stange. Aroma is dark fruits, lots of figs and prunes, mildly sweet like cocoa and the taste follows that, very dark in taste with prunes and bitter chocolate, reminds be of a dark Belgian brew, noticeable alcohol burn which adds to the taste, sort of like a barley wine in that respect with a deep bitter aftertaste.

Wow, a very complex brew, very unique as it hits on quite a few styles. A must try for any beer lover.

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Photo of bobsy
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This double surprise alt pours far darker than its sticke brother, and presents us with a rich mahogany body with strong ruby highlights. A tan head drops to a film and leaves fingers of lace on the side of the glass. A blind smell test would peg this one as a dubbel, and it has a lot of similarities with that style, although it does have a marked absence of spice. A deep, rich fruitiness pervades and mingles with alcohol notes, before brown bread and nuts assert themselves to remind you that this is still an alt.

The flavour is intense and souped up. I'm getting dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar off the bat, and the sweetness mixes with the alcohol to make this feel every bit of its 8.5%. It reminds me of the Christmas pudding I made last year that we soaked in brandy and lit at the table. There's more complexity to it than just fruit, though, and some interesting grape, leather and cider notes elevate things to the next level. Any lingering sweetness is alleviated by a balancing bitterness that leaves the finish long and dry. All of this intensity is ably matched by a chewy body that gives the flavour an extra punch.

This beer is an eye-opener, and I'd say it is to alts what a weizenbock is to a hefe. Everything is intense, rich and powerful. Not a beer to be messed with, but one I'd love to have a case of. Seriously good stuff!

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Photo of kegerator
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very very nice indeed. much better the the sticke.
pours a deep brown with copper tones. A nice 2 inche head develops thats frothy with some slight fizz, it sticks around and leaves great lacing.
aroma of chocolate, brown sugars, and caramel with very slight hints of hop aromas in the background.
taste is carmel like with a fruitiness I can't quite place. Its sweet but not overly at all. Its sticky in the mouth and has a slight carbonation to it that makes it dance in the mouth. A very fine brew indeed

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Body is very dark, with a foamy tan head that lasts with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smells of dark malt and dark fruit. Very enticing aroma.

Tastes of sweet dark malt, dark fruits, and coffee, with a sour twist. Very nice malt taste.

Body is medium and mild carbonation gives this a lively mouthfeel.

This is a delectable dark altbier, one that really makes the German style shine.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Surprise find at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, in Rochester, NY. 2009 vintage, looks like it was released for Uerige's 150 year anniversary. Really excited to try this. Poured into my Rooster Fish snifter.

Pours hard with crackling carbonation, and small amounts of sediment. A inch light fizzy head forms. Random streaks of lacing form on the glass on the way down. Fairly cloudy.

Smells like toasted malt, slight bit of oxidation, must, and grass.

Tastes incredible. Rich, toasty bread, caramel, toffee, grass, slight bitterness, honey, slight dusty must like flavors. The hop flavors 5 years later are basically kaput, with some pleasant light grassiness remaining.

Full mouthfeel, low carbonation. Goes down pretty easily.

This might be the oldest beer I've ever consumed. It was amazing- the strong altbier had turned into a rich barley-wine like ale, almost like a very dry old ale. Some oxidation was present, but it didn't really detract. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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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 stevoj
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First sampled in Philly, I had hoped to drink this in its native environment at the Uerige keller in Düsseldorf. Maybe on my next trip. Just as glorious as expected, dark and caramelly, slightly sweet with a hint at the alcohol.. This one is a treat all the way around. "old beer" my ass, this is just as relevant today. Try one if you have the chance, this is what altbier is all about.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Color is dark brown with lots of red hues. The medium beige head is very compact - I bet I could put a quarter dollar on it, and it wouldn't sink. Dissipation is very slow and leaves rich, rich lacings.

S: Loaded with dark dried fruits; raisins and plums, but also with some cherry-kernels. Bitterness. Light citric and sour notes. Lots of malt and some bitterhops in the back. Very bready and full maltyness. Some apples.

T: Syrupy sweet, bready malt. Sour and bitterness from like cherry-kernels. Lots of dark dried fruits - tart. Some bitter hops. Red apples and pears. Some oak. Lots of floral hoppy notes. Soy-sauce.

M: Very full body, almost like molasses. Low carbonation and a long full sweet aftertaste.

O: This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billolick
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

classy flip top 11.2 ounce bottle (Bottled on 4-18, noted on the upper label), pours reddish coppery amber, soft and creamy off white head, leaves some scattered, fine stringy lacing. Spicy, alcohol, astringent nose. Clean, strong, flavorful brew, nutty, malty,rum soaked, crisp and tasty. simply one of the best brews out there, seek it out and enjoy this delicacy. World class sipper/night capper, would be great with some nuts cheese, dried fruits, you get the idea...

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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 Hjammer
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pop top bottle with the purple label, poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass.

A: Not quite crystal clear, but a slight bit of cloudiness. Wonderful raisin-y brown color. Not too much head, dissipates quickly.

S: Lots of malt and dark fruits.

T: Raisin, raisin, raisin. Maybe I'm a n00b with my tastebuds, but all this guy tastes like is raisin. Sweet dark fruits at the start, and a nice bit of bitterness at the end. Sweetness and a bit of alcohol finish off the sips.

M: Slightly carbonated, but overall I'd say on the chewier end of the spectrum.

O: Incredibly tasty! I would gladly polish of as many of these as I could, but also I would take as much time as I could possibly in doing so. The alcohol content should make most people wary of drinking one of these quickly, but I'm young and it's the weekend! Fantastic brew.

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Photo of AmericanGothic
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a dark mahogany with one-half finger of pale tan head. Good retention and lace.

S: Ample bouquet of roses, brandied dark fruits and sweet malt. Intense but not overwhelming.

T: Sweet lavender and cinnamon up front, transforming to stewed fruits, honey and spicecake. Alcohol tries to poke through but can't disentangle itself from the complete flavor package. The flavors are broad and deep, and exceptionally satisfying. The sweetness is substantial, but the spiceness prevents it from even approaching the point of being cloying.

M: Medium heavy mouthfeel, very, very smooth gliding across the tongue.

O: This is an absolutely delicious beer, and words can barely do it justice. Find it, drink it, be grateful to be alive. As their Web site says, it is 'the delicious droplet.'

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Photo of goindownsouth
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tawny in color with a fantastic head/would-be lace along the side of my glass. The carbonation was light and undisturbing. Aromas of roasted nuts, slightly sweet goodness and with a backdrop of almost hollistic German hops. Smooth on the palate, almost coating. The hops are in no way overpowering as it is the malt that speaks the volumes here. Again, the fruit notes come through on the tongue. Not for the faint of heart, this one may be borderline on "knife and fork" in its chewiness, and that is ok by me. A nice balance of the malt, underlying sweetness, and the hops. A fine, fine brew, to be sure.

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Photo of Gusler
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draught @ Papago
This was a special 2-keg extravaganza at Papago, and what a sight and treat it was, but you can read the story on the Papago website. The beer fresh from the tap is a dark beauty with a modest creamy light tan head that lingers long, leaving a fine coating of lace upon the glass. Nose is rich in bread dough, sweet and mouth watering this nose, hints of caramel and even a whiff of hops, apples and a bit of alcohol finish it off, start is sweet and thick with malt, the top is middling in its feel. Finish is delectable with its spicy hop bite, the acidity light and the sweet malt dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, what a treat it was, had several glasses. Personally, I think it could be called a “Barley Wine”, and I must say it is the best beer I have tasted in quite some time.

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Uerige Doppelsticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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