Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Uerige DoppelSticke might just be "Germany's interpretation of a barley-wine", ie a third definition next to England's "malt-driven" idea {such as JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale} and America's "hop-heavy" version {such as Sierra Nevada's BigFoot}. OG - 1085; IBU - 75; Ingredients; Hops:Spalt Spalter, Hallertauer Perle, Spalt Hallertauer; Malts: Pilsner malt, caramel malt, roasted malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle from ross. Thanks. Pours a dark brown amber with a healthy white head. Nose is raisns, musty yeasy, sweet malts, plums, fruitcake and light hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not cloyingly so. Definite hoppy bitterness noted in the finish. A nice alt, this is a very close to a light barleywine or old ale with a disitinct hoppy presence. In any case, its pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Dar brown body with quickly fading head. Sweet malt nose with hint of hops. Bitter hop body, tangy with a slightly harsh finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle shared with brewfiend. Pours a deep chestnut brown with an off-white fast fading head. Leaves behind a thin film and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, molasses, maple syrup, pitted fruit and tobacco. Taste is medium body, sweet and a touch of hops in the finish with character of pepper and cloves. Nice looking bottle and label.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2007
(bottle) Slightly hazy brown. Faint malt/alcohol aroma. Syrupy sweet, dark malt and dark fruits, alcohol in the finish. I found it a bit cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
super cloudy double-dark ruddy copper, with ruddy highlights. head is tall thickish foamy medium tan. aroma is sweet like dates, honey, and deep raosted pale malts. almost smells like a mead. flavor is sweet syrupy sticky malt, a little dry grassy flavor, some alcohol heat, then bitter leafy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Out of happenstance, or perhaps karmic alignment, I find myself enjoying this beer as my 1700th rating on my 5th anniversary on RateBeer. Not quite a beer a day, but all in all, not a bad showing for my geographical location these days. Alcohol vapors. Rich and malty, with dusty grain and bitter resinous hops note. Has the characteristic Düsseldorfer Alt aroma - kind of earthy with some bit of funk that I can’t put my finger on - mild but it’s there. Nice malt sweetness. Deep amber brown clear with medium off-white foamy lacing head, not quite creamy. Medium-heavy watery body, but there’s a nice softness to it. Medium to light carbonation. Starts with medium-heavy malty sweetness. A bit of raisin and dark brown sugar, caramel. Good alcohol presence with some warming burn on the way down. The finish comes in with a nice bitter quality. Neither fruity or herbal, though there is a bitter nutty dryness to it that cuts the sweet malts and potentially a cloying sweetness that would otherwise persist. There’s a bit of herbal essence in the very end, leaving you with a dry bitterness on the tongue and a bit of sweetness on the sides. Heavy but a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2007
Sweet aroma, but the flavor has some solid hop bitterness that doesn’t come through as much on the nose. Velvety mouthfeel is very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
Pale amber color, fluffy white head. A bit of a winey scent to it, sweet malts and caramel. This is a tasty beer, tastes like candy. Nice sweet malt, caramel flavors. A little thin on the tongue, but overall very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
Date: 3/28/2007
Serving: 11.2 oz flip-top bottle.
Event: Drinks with the team after work.
Location: Winking Lizard Tavern (Crosswoods) in Columbus, Ohio.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Earthy, aged dark fruits, fermenting apples, some mustiness.
Appearance: Murky brown/amber color with a foamy beige head (good retention). Remaining crown leaves some scant lacing.
Flavor: Caraml and chocolate malt with some fruit (pear and apples) and alcohol. The finish is dry, roasty, and has a lingering bitterness (moderate in strength). There is a warming and burning alchol sensation through the nose, so the 8.5% ABV is obviously there.
Palate: Medium to full body and smooth.
Overall: A solid altbeir with a nice complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
red orange color with creamy tan head. some raisin and heavy malt aromas, with some orange background. flavor of raisin, sour yellow cherries, with some carmel and lots and lots and lots of different malts. delic. though

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