Uerige Doppelsticke | Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke
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Uerige DoppelstickeUerige Doppelsticke

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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: 660 |  Reviews: 431
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's

I do not know how this can fit the classification of Altbier, as this is clearly a whole different animal. I would guess it must be a Doppelbock, but even then it is way skewed from the norm. As I do my research, it appears that this is a type of 'Sticke' which is apparently a strong Altbier; additionally, it is a Doppelsticke, which means its a double-extra-strength Altbier, I guess. So, as it turns out, it is its own niche style, truly.

A - It pours a deep chestnut-brown hue with seeming purplish tinges, and is capped with a filmy khaki head. It really looks unusual (nice), especially the color.

S - The nose is very spicy, lending notes of black peppercorn, spruce and juniper, mango sap and tannin, generally musty-earthy hops and a hint of solventy booze.

T - Tastes of rich barley malt and spicy dark fruit, intensely flavored with black peppercorn, amchur, sumac and juniper berry. One of the craziest brews I've had.

M - The feel is nice, but not terribly enhancing.

O - Strange brew; I like it quite a bit.

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Photo of ericheise
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong, rich, full-bodied beer, very little carbonation. Strong malts and molasses, ideal for a cold winter's night over a rich meal of streak or pork.

It is thick in taste and texture, not a stout, but dark in the traditions of a winter lager. I liked it, great for winters by the fire.

I give it an A-. Unique looking bottle.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

wow, this beer pours a deep, dark chocolate brown with a bubbly tan head. this brew has a strong sweet smell, with what seems like a celery aroma, strange, but inviting. The taste is very smooth and sweet, with a pleasant mouthfeel . the taste seems like a overripe ornage, a dark citrusy flavor.

definitely worth a purchase, a great after dinner glass.

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

This beer pours a chenut brown with a slight reddish hue with a tight one finger head,awesome aromas going one very nutty with huge molasses and vanilla tones.This brew exudes complexities even more as it warms,very doughy with molasses and with an underlying nuttiness finishing with a nice herbal/spiciness that rounds it out nicely.A big complex gem here with alot going on flavor wise,glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a ton of caramel malt with some chocolate and earthy hops mixed in. The flavor is similar. I get caramel malt, earth and dirty hops, chocolate malt and smoke. The alcohol is fairly noticeable and the bitterness from the hops is low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

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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.

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Photo of jakea
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A - Poured from a bottle into a narrow stein (closest I had to the recommended container). Pours a sort of cloudy, ruddy, brownish brick color with a faint white head.

S - Really rich aroma. Dark fruits, raisins, figs, sweet brown sugary malt, faint hops citrus.

T - Akin to the aroma.

M - Medium bodied, a little chewy, well carbonated. Have this beer bathed and brought to my chamber.

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

Great bottle shape and size.

Drinking out of my Caracole Goblet.
Taste of caramel and alcohol, it is like an old ale.

A dark red in color, with a great nose. Very rich so its hard to have a bunch of these.

Good head, but it fades quickly, leaving a nice small ring around the top of the beer.

I enjoyed this beer and I am sure I will purchase this one again. Also i would like to try the other ones they Brew!

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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

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Photo of stof0048
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Drinking out of a Delirium Tremens glass. Pours with a faint head that quickly fades into almost nothing. Not a great deal of lacing is left on the glass either. The beer itself is a beautiful amber color.

S: Dark candies and sugars, caramel, toffee, plums, all very sweet to the nose.

T: A decent complexity - buttery caramels and toffee up front that transforms into a bit of a hoppy bitterness on the finish at the back of the palate.

M: Very little carbonation, beer is rather thick, almost syruppy (though I'm exaggerating a bit here...), smooth the whole way. Simply glides over the tongue.

D: Don't think I could drink more than one bottle of this stuff - very rich. Despite that, it is still a very nice beer worth having from time to time. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of riversider76
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a redish hue. Nice head and lots of lace. Smell is sweet, malty and very inviting. Moutfeel is medium with a hint of carbanation. Taste is sweet and rich. You can really taste the alchol in the finish. This is a excellent beer.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my second time having this beer, and I enjoyed it as much as the first. The beer pours a dark brown with a tan head that settles to a couple of millimeters thick. It has very good carbonation and very nice lacing. The smell is unlike anything I have had before. Malty and bready at first, with hints of bittersweet fruit on the backbone. The flavor of this beer is very nice. It starts with a sweet malt profile, but that tapers off to a dry, fruity hop finish that stays on the palate. Although it has a higher ABV, this beer is medium bodied and is very elegant as it hits the tongue. Uerige Doppelsticke is a very good brew, and would make a great after-dinner beer. I couldn't even begin to try to pair this with any specific cuisine.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brewer's three main offerings are not unlike the Belgian abbey tradition of the singles, dubbels and then tripels. (Despite the language, Doppelsticke is the tripel in the analogy based on malt. Uerge's Sticke is the dubbel... in the analogy.)

Had side-by-side with Uerige's single, I much preferred the Dopplesticke. (It wasn't just the alcohol as I am a malt-head.)
Malty mostly in the nose and full and oily in the mouth, Dopplesticke still suffers from the heavy dry-hopping of the "single." Nonetheless, the malt sweetness makes the Dopplesticke a much better ale for me.

Listed on the "1001", I've Had Doppelsticke three times and wrote this review on the 4th. It deserves to be listed. Using an ale yeast should become more common in Germany. Glad that the alt style survives.

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Photo of maz
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wedge
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
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 kmo1030
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

brown, but not opaque, with ruby around the edges. tan head. sweet malty aromas dominate. dark fruitiness underneath that, with some interesting root beer notes. he taste is very sweet and malty. roasted dark chocolate and caramel with hints of coffee. dark fruit flavors including raisin and fig. the root beer from the smell comes back in a subtle way in the taste, adding a unique complexity to this beer. there are also some candied slightly belgian flavors. a little herbal bitterness is noticable, but no real hop flavor. the alcohol is detectable towards the back of the mouth with a slight warming effect. medium bodied, but coating in the mouth with delicate carbonation. decent drinkability, certainly enjoyable, but a little too sweet for more than one.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, fine bubbled tan to pale brown colored head. The beer is brilliantly clear, yet quite dark and amber hued. Wow, the aroma is concentrated and malty with notes of molasses and dark, sweet cake-like notes. There is a hint of cocoa powder, and even something resembling cinnamon. The taste is quite sweet and malty up front, yet it has a spicy hoppiness to it as well. The finish is dry in a sort of cocoa powder way, but some of the malty, toffee-like sweetness lingers on the palate and tongue even after swallowing this beer. This beer is quite rich and concentrated, definitely of bock strength. This almost reminds me of rich, dark German cake or sweetbread that has been lightly spiced. This beer has that characteristic fresh Alt hoppiness that no Bock would have; herbal with even a hint of citrus fruit. This is quite nice and flavorful.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft. Sampled at Kickbacks. Served in a snifter glass and pours a dark, murky reddish mahagony brown color with a rich tan head. Some lace. I’ve NEVER smelled an Altbier like this! Rich aroma of dark fruit raisin and plum with some caramel notes as well. Medium mouthfeel. Caramel notes off the bat along with the mentioned dark fruit notes. Some roasted flavors creep into the flavor as well. Fairly complex. Booze shows slightly and ends with a lingering bitterness.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

is a dopplesticke a style of beer? some sort of smoked dopple bock or something? this is my first encounter with one, thanks to the legendary claystation. this oddity pours a deep amber to brown color, with visible carbonation and a homebrewed root beer looking head, nice and thick and just off white. the nose is sweet and smoky, not quite on the rauchbier level, but definitely pronounced. there are a mix of dark roasted as well as sweeter caramel grains, and some yeast that's about strong enough to break it all down. the flavor of this beer is huge, about as much intensity as can be packed into a single (very interestingly shaped) bottle. long graham crackery sweetness all the way through, some pleasant oak smoke up front, and noticeable relaxing alcohol content that seems appropriate with all this malt density. claystation described it as meaty, like downright bacon. I was less inclined to say meat, and more maybe just smoke. I guess I can see some beef jerky going on here, but its not pervasive. long sweet finish. the feel is as full bodied as they come, and the carbonation is decent, but hardly lightens the texture up at all. this is a bomb, a bottle to be shared, and one of the more unique german beers ive encountered. not sure ill rush to find one again, but I enjoyed the experience and thought process involved here.

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Photo of beerorRIP
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

flip-top bottle with bottling date poured to a clear pint glass: an aggressive pour yields a creamy, off-white two finger head, which reduces to a thin layer of foam. the body is a nice chestnut / ruby color with sediment floating around. some small bubbles lazily head for the surface. lace hangs around too.

very nice smell. no hops, but super bready. maltiness abound with some sweet candi sugar smells. if i didn't know better i'd think it was a doppelbock.

wow this is a good tasting one. sweet malt, a touch of vanilla, biscuity - bready flavors, a tiny raisin-ish flavor, even a bitter chocolate nuance. and then in comes some nice hop bitterness and a slight burn of alcohol. one of a kind.

the carbonation isn't bad for a medium-full bodied beer. enough gas in the beer to keep it from getting too syrupy and keep you coming back.

for the abv range it's not the best, and the taste is heavy enough that i'd probably not want too many in a row. but i could drink this on a more regular basis if it weren't so expensive.

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Photo of liamt07
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Premier Gourmet, 11.2oz swing-top bottle. Bottled 01-11, split in a tulip with Steve.

Poured a deep violet, no real head is produced other than a film which faded about halfway through the glass. Little to no retention and some modest legs. Nose is heavy on the malt, sugary dark fruits, some brown sugar and dark bread. Although resembling a sweet fruity doppel(sticke), this had some qualities akin to what reminded me of a similar English Barleywine (call me crazy!). Taste has more dark fruits, figs and dates. Still lightly sugary, bready and malty as heck. Rich dark toffee and caramel, with a ton of herbal and spicy hop notes in the finish (producing the same dryness and bitterness as the others). No real alcohol on the palate, with a full and dense body. Sweet with a very low carbonation, that's a shade or two off of being flat. A big sipper for the winter, I can imagine this being immaculate on draught or cask.

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

Poured from an 11.2oz flip top shaped like an old german stick grenade, into a stange. There's a bottled on date on the neck label, but it is unreadable.

Dark, clear copper with some floaters. One finger+ head of off white falls to 1cm and stays. Not much lace.

Yeast, caramelesque malts, peppery alcohol and floral hops make up the nose. There's also some suggestion of floral hops. Smells vaguely belgian...almost.

Lots of malt followed by piney hops when tasted. Slightly more hop than malt. Some alcohol pops up in the bitter finish.

The mouth is near full, too strong to session but its still a nice brew. Recommended.

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