Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle pours light brown with a fair creamy head that stays well and laces some. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and yeast with a little dark fruit. Flavor is rich and malty, caramel, toasted malts, a little chocolate, raisin, and some dark fruits. Smooth soft palate with ample body and light carbonation. Nice brew.. Enjoyed it..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 Bottle pours a a deep coppery brown and develops a creamy large tan head that proves durable with excellent lace production. There was still 1/8" of foam approaching the bottom of the glass 20 minutes later. Spicy and floral hop aromas are quite dominant over a background of lightly smoky roasted malt and burnt sugar. I’m not used to smelling hops like this in a German beer. This is very rich tasting with a medium/full body, light carb0nation, and a bit of oiliness.Nicely balanced flavor with some thick malty sweetness and peppery hop bitterness that leaves a nicely dry finish. This beer was a total surprise to me, and very pleasant one indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Murky brown body, thick cream head. Complex, inviting aroma of toast, caramels, breads, and spice, even hints of raisin. Strongly toasty body with leafy hops (tea leaves) and dark fruits (prune), light sweetness, and alcohol. Complex but the individual elements make a subtle presence. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Courtesy of a fine Mystery beer Swap participant...I think twas jjpm74. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (8696) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
This dark brown ale poured with a lacy tan head, eliciting a strong malty aroma. This is a full-bodied beer with a delicious caramel malt flavor expertly blended with a plethora of hop tastes. It starts out slightly sweet, then a piney taste, followed by a long pleasant hoppy bitterness. This beer is very well-crafted and is a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bronzed brown. Slim but sustaining creamy beige cap. Sheeting lace coats the glass with a wondeful filming of tiny patterned bubbles. Aroma is of a slight toasted nuttyness, slight caramel bread rolls, and a splash of vanilla. Not all the impressive on the nose really, but... Whoa, holy crap! This is one tasty treat. Bold, rich, and invigoratingly thick. Soft, yielding front of caramel malts. Breadyness and dull molasses, plummy tang insues from there, building, and building, and oh my what a great finish. Warm sherry notes blend into the backgound of a solid base of caramel. Barleywine-esk in character along the finish. Warm, thick, chewy, and lengthy. Hops add some depth with a leafy semi bittering pineyness surrounded by the caramel warmth. Quite nice. Feel is based in malty richness. Smoothly rounded and warming with one firm thick/medium body thats forever giving into the finish with a wonderful warmth of caramel chewy stuff. A very nice surprise. I was hoping for an equal exchange of goodness for the $5.29 per 11.2 oz bottle price tag. And got it. A special beer for a special price. And worth getting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
microakes (160) - CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
Lemme see here.... chocolate colour, almost no head, but that’s most beers when I pour it. It smells of malt it tastes of malt. it tastes of malt again, then even after you drink it it tastes of malt for 15 more minutes. Personally I’d say this is a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours a deep brown with small off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and full of caramel. Hints of persimmon and dark fruit are also apparent. Flavor is sweet, bitter, and fruity (strawberries?) with a nice warming alcohol aftertaste. Mouthfeel is quite sticky, and heavy. Overall, not too bad, but I probably won’t buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13076) - 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.

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