Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2006
So I take this beer out of my fridge and pop the fancy ass swing top and get a blast of foam straight to the eye. At that point I decided that I was going to absolutely pan this beer. As I went to grab a glass (I don’t have one of those Kolsch/Altbier glasses so I used a Saison Dupont glass) and when I turned back around there was foam oozing from the ridiculously long neck. OoooooohhhhhI was hating. So I pour the beer and notice a rather non-offensive reddish brown color and a medium sized tan head. I give it a sniff and I’m pleasantly surprised by the hop presence that seems to compliment the sweet and malty backbone quite well. Well so much for hating on the aroma and appearance. Maybe I’ll hate the way this one tastes. I see that this could be interpreted as a German barleywine and while I do notice some similar qualities such as a high hop level to balance out a lot of sweet malts, I feel like this is closer to a strong Doppelbock in flavor. Damng good stuff. Notes of sweet cherry get dominated by a bitter finish. Interesting and challenging to the palate yet easy drinking and dangerous. Alas, I couldn’t hate on this beer at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Intense roasted malts/caramel/raisins/dates/alcohol/more alcohol/and brown sugar. Finishes on a surprisingly bitter note with IBU’s equal to some IPA’s. Very well done on every level. Makes for a very, VERY dangerous session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Copper pour. Flavor was bold and a bit smokey. Finishes a bit bitter. Not all that interesting, but not really bad either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
Finally tracked down at Premiere Gourmet recent shipment. Not as enjoyable as the others i have had from this brewery. The alcohol was burning me a bit in the nose, in the taste. Smooth mouthfeel, nice appearance in the glass but sourish which some like. Yes there is chocolate malt, which gave bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Pours a murky brown with a little wisp of a head. The scent is very vinuous. Sticky sweet when it hits your lips. Tastes of dark grapes and bread. Some smooth bitterness in the end. I couldn’t believe this is 8.5% alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Compared/contrasted this one with the Ueriges Sticke. Slightly darker with a creamy head. I was struck by the aroma . . . It reminded me of something sweet, a candy from my childhood. I whiffed it again and again and gave it to my wife, explaining my inability to label the aroma. She said, "Candy Circus Peanuts." Bingo! She professes to hating those things but liked this brew nonetheless. I liked it too. Overall, heartier and sweeter than the Sticke and my preference of the two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo - thanks for blankboy for picking this one up for me. Very nice dark orange-amber colour with a medium sized dark cream head. Aroma is very sweet and warm, lots of caramel, malt, orange & dark fruit - really great! Full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Excellent flavour - sweet off the top, with brown sugar and caramel, moving into some roast and a hint of chocolate, and a well-balanced hoppy finish with faint citric notes. I can see why they call this a "German barley wine" - it definately reminded me of some of the better examples of that style. Fantastic stuff - I need to get me some more of this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2445) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Pours a three-fingered pillowy, cream head that goes slowly and leaves a good lace. Nearly clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light hops. Starts with the hops and malts nearly balanced - some sweetness. Finish has some hops. Good Alt. Expensive - $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Dark copper body with a reasonable sized head. Aroma is grass, bread, and caramel. The first sip was bad, a boatload of alcohol. After that it got better but the 8.5% was always bothering me. It even came off a little watery at that. Flavor is all of the above with some sugary notes. Didn’t care for this at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20452) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
Bottled. Hazy copper colour. Grassy aroma. A very powerful beer with thick mouthfeel. Plenty of malt sweetness and obvious notes of licorice. Much more barley wine character than altbier character, and with all the warming qualities of a barley wine.

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