Brewed by Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
Style: Altbier
Düsseldorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Strong caramel malt aroma with plenty of citrus-grapefruit and floral, soapy hop tones. Opaque ruby brown with immense, fluffy, off-white head that recedes slowly leaving traces all over the glass. Caramel and floral malts are strong with some roastiness and strong finishing bitterness. Big, bold and malty with an equally assertive bitterness and plenty of flavour to balance them out – maple, fig, date, molasses, cashew nuts. Somewhat mineralic in the finish. Full, rich and velvety in the mouth with lively effervescent carbonation that awakens the taste buds. Mild alcohol warming. Tulip glass, allowed to warm from fridge temp. Bottle (Bello Vino, Ann Arbor, Jul-05).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Dark mud color with a thin head. Wow was this incredibly boring. No discernable aroma and the taste was just slightly sweetened malt. Sad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3469) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottled: Dark brown color, brownish head. Thick consistence. Aroma is malty and sweet. Notes of molasse, dark fruits, candis and sugar. Flavor is malty sweet, fruity, notes of raisins, cacao powder, chocolate, caramel and sugar. Well hopped end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Dark copper mahogany pour has a thin, wispy white head. Aroma is full of sweet earthy caramel toffee with a touch of piney hops. Body starts thick and sweet with good complexity and lots of malt with a touch of German hops. A nice, authentic, malty, sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottle, brown pour with some slight orange. Huge sweet caramel / molasses aroma, and some fruits, mostly darker, but also hints of something grape-ish to me. Syrupy sweet molasses and rich caramel malts make up most of the flavor, with some more darker fruits like prunes coming in. Didn’t seem very bitter to me, but as with the beers with bigger grain profiles, the IBUs can appear deceivingly hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle poured a clear dark copper with a large amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, molasses, and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium body and slightly syrupy. Flavors of black cherries, molasses, and maple with a dry warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Translucent caramel brown in color with spittle-like streaks for the head. Aroma reveals rich and sweet malts, producing characteristics of caramel, maple, brown sugar, light molasses and salty pecans. Innocuous and enticing aroma. Flavor rush hits at the onset. Rich, syrupy sweetness with a stainless steel twang on the backend. Caramel and maple go to town, with a sweet malt profile drawing on the "doppel" part of its namesake. Medium-to-fuller body and sticky on the palate. You’d never guess there were 75 IBUs. Nutty maple fudge finish with a liquefied brown sugar aftertaste. Thanks to my Secret Santa (kujo9) for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Thin head, reddish brown hazy body. Aroma is black cherries, strong sugary malt. Taste is dark fruits, molassis and brown sugar. Soft, oily mouthfeel almost like an eisbock. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Poured a clear golden brown color with a very thin off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel, brown sugar, and dates. Mildly sweet and malty with a touch of dark fruit. Bitter finish and nice warming sensation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2392) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Nice large head which settles beautifully. Thick and creamy on top. Head lasts for a while. Minimal carbonation. Light aroma of cardboard, sawdust, light malts and a bit of molasses. Color is a dark amber. Sweet and malty with a bit of brown sugar and alcohol. Pretty smooth. Slight bitterness and alcohol warming. Finish is pretty clean and leaves a sweet tingle in the mouth. Decent but a little hot. Pretty damn strong for an altbier.

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