Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malt and tart fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet fruity flavor with a medium sweetbitter finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Nice hayloft sweet molasses. semitranslucent cherry brown. Very sweet, big fat malt mix, raisins and dark fruit. a little hoppy syrup finish. interesting, unique, funk from an old vat, full of flavor, loaded, warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, and roast. The flavor is bitter, caramel, citrus. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Thanks to Immy. From swing top bottle, pours a dark copper with tan head. Nose is like sticking your head into a bag of grain, very nice, but unrefined. Flavor is more of the same with a little sweetness. Palate is smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 9, 2006
11.2 oz swing top. Coppery pour. This one is all about the malt - the nose and flavor is sweet, sticky malt syrup. Caramel, some light fruit and grassy hops all take a back seat. I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Orangey amber in color with particulate matter floating throughout and a tan head that darkens and becomes brighter at the edges. Aroma has a ton of malt fruit and even maple notes that are reminiscent of the new incarnation of Hardy’s Royal Oak Pale Ale. The sweet, burnt caramel aroma also reminds me of Young’s Old Nick with a few years of bottle age. Flavor is very nice. Still almost syrupy on the palate but it is balanced by quite a massive bitterness and roasted malt. The caramel malt flavor has milk overtones to it and there is a lot of fresh, floral, green hop flavor throughout and into the long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Dark brown hue with a tint of red – nice tan head, small bubbles – nose caramel , red fruit ( cherries and raspberries ) and subtle oats – caramel , cereal , cane sugar, yeast, and honey taste – raw grainy palate - aftertaste brown sugar , cereal , honey , and salty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Swing-top from State Line. Aroma is strong, caramel and roast malt with sticky sweetness, hefty dose of hops. Slight doughy/ bready character. Pours a ruby copper with a light brown head, medium-to-strong carbonation. Slightly hazy with lace AND legs. A heavy bitter taste, a real powerhouse, lasting. Some stickiness, a light touch of bock. Great choice for hop lovers. Roast malt and caramel. Coating feel, medium+ body. Sticky bitter finish and a strong dryness from start to finish. Lovely, heavy hoppiness. Noticeably different than the regular Uerige…overall, I’d much rather drink their regular Alt on a regular basis, though this gem isn’t bad for occasional enjoyment. ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2700) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
<!-- i -->Bottled on 06.04<!-- /i -->, 11.2oz flip top. Pours a clear brown copper with a two-finger creamy beige head. Aroma is of burnt toffee, raisins, toasty malts, light bitter nuttiness and spice. Taste has lots of bitterness up front, followed by some sweet caramel and raisins, some nuts and toasty malts, into a lingering bitterness. A very light chalkiness like that of a porter in the finish. There is some alcohol presence throughout, though not overbearing at all. Burps kind of grassy. Medium bodied, light-moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. The other Uerige’s were good, but not big. I wasn’t expecting the "bigness" from this, and was quite a pleasant surprise. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 Bottle, purchased in Ohio I think, August 2006. Pours a very dark caramelized bronze color with a creamy tan head. Moderately sweet nose, full of black cherries, light char, some funky, yeasty toast scents. Properly crisp, creamy as well, toasted cherries and plums noticed, with a dry char flavor throughout that is really nice. I like the idea of this beer, a double altbier basically, and I love the flavor and palate even better. One of the best beers I’ve had in a while.

After another bottle it hit me - doppel altbier is just like barley wine... toasty, sticky sweet malts with a big hop scent and good bitterness... seriously, drinking this thinking "barley wine" and you’ll get it. Still, one of my favorite beers ever.

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