Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 43
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
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Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yen157 on 02-27-2004

Uerige Sticke gibt es zwei Mal im Jahr im Ausschank - am jeweils dritten Dienstag im Januar und Oktober. Dieses Bier wird mit mehr Malz und Hopfen gebraut und ist deutlich gehaltvoller als Uerige Alt: Hinter dem intensiven, eleganten Aroma verbergen sich 6% Alkohol.

Der ungewöhnliche Name leitet sich davon ab, dass man in früheren Zeiten "stickum" ("hinter vorgehaltener Hand") weiter erzählte, dass der Braumeister wohl etwas zu großzügig beim Abwiegen der Zutaten war.

Der höhere Alkoholgehalt gestattet Lagerzeiten, die beträchtlich über das von uns garantierte Mindestfrischedatum hinausgehen.
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Ratings: 447 | Reviews: 329
Photo of logicalparadox
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hop bitterness plays with bitterness from the roast in the malts to create a dark, toasty, puckering brew with a beautiful sticky head and lacing. Some toasty grains and husks are present as well amid a subtle, but warm, earthy backdrop. Medium light body surprises the senses. Dry finish.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red and brown, good head of foam that shrinks slowly. Got good lacing.

Smells hoppy, almost if not a fruity sort of hoppiness going on. Some bread.

Nice hoppy fruity taste with a backbone of bread malt. Also some light caramel malt.

Medium body, lightish co2.

Pretty easy drinker and I love the swing tops their beers come in. Worth more purchases.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottle shared by Dan at BFD Friday
Grainy sweet bready malt and light fruit. Decent beer but not my favorite style.

Photo of clayrock81
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured a dark reddish brown body with an aroma that mixes light hops and is mostly a sweet malt smell.
More malty than hoppy with a noticeable profile consisting of caramel, toffee and some dark fruits and a breadlike presence that gives it a fuller body.
Dry, easy finish for a simple but well-crafted beer that will please your sweet tooth but has just enough balance to not tire you out.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz Swing top brown bottle. No freshness date noticed.
Served in a tall cylinder glass.
It pours a brown mahogany with a bubbly beige head.
A toasted malty aroma leads off and is followed by a light smell of fresh cut oak, iron, citrus and grass.
The flavors are malt-forward. Tastes of molasses, wood, raisins, light rum and slight metallic tang, make for an interesting flavor profile.

Very fluid and gulpable!

Great swing top bottle!

Photo of ckearns919
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a swing top bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a murky brown with a thick head that retains well. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

Smell: sweet on the nose. Dark grains. Plums and raisins. Bread. Honey. Maybe tea.

Taste: the star of the show is definitely the sweetness of the malt. Serious taste of bread. Almost like a doppelbock in terms of sweetness. Just when you think the sweetness is going to get clawing, the hops level it off. Leaves with a cleaner finish than you would expect from the nose and initial hit of grains.

Mouthfeel: very smooth and pretty clean. Drinks like the 6% beer that it is.

Overall: definitely something different. As far as altbier goes, Sticke is certainly out of the box. More like a doppelbock than a kolsch. Definitely worth trying if you are looking for something big and different but still balanced.

Photo of Lothore
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark murky brown hue with a small head that fades quickly.

S- Raisin, date

T- Raisin, plum, slight lingering bitterness.

M- Silky and medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- This is my first alt, but definitely enjoyed it. Easy drinking.

Photo of kemoarps
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A murky, muddy brown with reddish hues around the edges and a nice little dash of tinged foam to top it off. From the side it looks more that muddy brown, while looking at it from the top down, oddly enough, is where the deep mahogany/reddish appearance makes its presence.

The nose is sweet, first and foremost with a touch of tartness riding right along, piggy back style. This is your old world sweet: raisins and figs and a woody earthiness. This beer just reminds me more and more of antique furniture. In a good way. Complex.

We begin our journey... nah, just kidding that's dumb. That same raisin sweetness is the first guest to jump in, followed up with those figs and then a surprising twist of dull earthy hops and what I think of as a pilsener type of finish. In between more of that mustiness. Dominated (as it should be by malts). Some caramel works its way in there and an almost pumpernickel breadiness. In addition to the hops there's some zest bordering on sourness, but it backs off before the light hits its face, leaving us with a lingering tartness, accentuated by an occasionally bright sparkling carbonation.

I honestly had no idea what to expect with this one. I picked it up on a whim, so my expectations were low/absent. What I came away with was a very intriguing brew: complex and musty and quite enjoyable. Very glad I stumbled across this one.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store. A really cool looking flip top bottle, very unique.

Pours a bronzed, rusty thick looking brown. 1 inch head, no real lacing.

Smells like toffee and caramel.

Tastes incredible. Strong malt flavors hit at every turn- sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, biscuity malt, etc. The German hops impart a slight spiciness to the proceedings, very grassy, and a tiny bit floral.

Very crisp, dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied, well carbonated.

The best of this style that I've tried, though I have not tried many.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage Cellar $ 5.50
Undated bottle at 50 degrees into 16 oz tumbler
Lightly malty with a hint of flowery hops
Head average (3 cm), light brown, fizzy/creamy, rapidly diminishing into a 2 mm layer
Lacing in clumps
Flavor begins slightly malty with a touch of hops, not sweet but well balanced
Ends with a slight bitterness, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Light to medium palate, watery, soft carbonation

A very pleasing alt, something I will buy again.

Photo of utopiajane
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The nose is spectacular. There is a malty bearing on the nose that promises richness and depth. It's sweet but not cloying. It's rich but not too nutty. There is a brilliant hop character on the nose that is at once both vibrant and restrained. It is as though a bountiful fruit character wants to explode from them but instead you have a perfect floral sweetness. A succulence that is the essence of the hops it self without embellishment. There is a bit of spice or pepper to the nose that is firm but not too loud.

The mouthfeel is incredible. Smooth, full of flavor and yet light. It travels with ease over the palate with the grain sporting a bit of dapper complexity even thought it does not evidence many flavors. It has a layered sweet presence that deepens and enriches the beer. It is also a dry grain that takes the mid palate. There is a bounty of hops on the palate that never evidence any fruit you can name although they seem ready to burst forth. They are sweet and delectable in and of themselves and their restraint is no loss to the perfect balance of this beer. Smooth. No bitter although you can taste the bitter from the hops subtly as if a shadow. A touch of alcohol lightly grazes the palate and it's finished now.

This beer is pristine and wonderful. It is brewed with care and expertly in accord with the purity laws of 1516. A masterpiece waiting to delight you with it's malt richness, with the bounty of the hop flower,clean and crisp as much from malt as from carbonation. Excellent!

Photo of Wobbly
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%

Probably my all time favorite alt, Uerige Sticke has just a little more complexity than the other (nearly equally fine) examples from Uerige.

Photo of Lemke10
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a muddy brown color with a slight beige head. The aroma is slightly malty but that’s about it. It has a very interesting malt flavor to it. There are hints of caramel as well as a little sourness. Lot of unique, hard to describe flavors to describe, but interesting never-the-less.

Photo of Daktyls
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the (cool) swing-top bottle into a SA Perfect Pint glass. Color is a solid brown with large carbonation bubbles visible at the bottom of the beer ascending to what starts as a nice one-fingered head. The head slowly dissipates to a somewhat rocky-lacing type foam, a few big bubbles, most small.

S: Nose is notes of roasted malts, a slight breadiness, caramel sweetness and dark fruits. I'm picking up some notes of dates and maybe figs. A nice overall toasted quality.

T: Similar to the nose, those the caramel, malty flavors dominate with some nuttiness in the mix. A light amount of hops are present as well.I don't really pick up anything else that is particularly noticeable.

M: Very slick, almost oily, fairly viscous with a fair amount of carbonation that works quite well with the light hoppiness and maltiness. Alcohol is noticeable, but not particularly aggressive.

O: Delicious. I would get this again, quite tasty, enjoyable, and drinkable.

Photo of StaveHooks
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic flip top bottle served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Why not?

A - Dark ruddy brown with a small tan cap that slowly dissipates.

S - Sticky dark malts, raisins, dates, cooked caramel, dark bread, molasses, deep malt aroma, honey sweetness, really yeasty as it sets.

T - Follows the nose with big dark bread malt, sticky dates, nutty, burnt/charred fig bread, vanilla, spicy hops adds some peppery bitterness. Sweet and rich caramel, with a wheat cracker like dryness overtaking the sweetness. Grassy hops and dark bread crust create a dry rustic finish.

M - Rich feel, chewy body, carbonation is right on, dry spicy finish.

Awesome! Sweet and rich but with a sweeping dryness. Spicy hops really showed up to combat the deep dark bready malts. I loved the sweet nutty caramel malt seemed sweet but actually was not. Almost like tricking your brain. Great layering effects and a standout brew for sure.

Photo of supercodes
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'll admit, of all the beers I have had over the years, traditional German altbiers are not my strong point. I tend to skew towards domestics, and altbiers are one of the few styles that do not seem to be prevalent in my area. So, in order to review this beer, I can't really compare it to other altbiers off the top of my head, but overall, Uerige Sticke stands it's ground as a solid ale! Unlike other brown ales, this altbier isn't overcome with molasses and caramel flavors, this has a more fruity flavor with a hint of smokiness. When poured, the head is lush, and when you take a sip, the suds stick to the liquid, giving a generous, aerated sipping quality that is quite refreshing. After you swish around the lovely flavor and swallow, the aftertaste maintains the essence of the beer itself, with no degradaton. A very tasty experience!

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip
Bottled on 01.11, code 01.12, whatever that means.

A- Pours hazy dark amber. A bubbly one finger of a tan head.

S- A big grain on the nose, A bit of Munich and pilsner malt. A slight caramel and yeasty esters. A sour fruityness.

T- A bit of caramel at first. A frothy, foamy caramel flavor. A breddy, yeasty flavor as well. A bit of dark fruit to this beer, A fig and dry raisin. A bit of this beer actually reminds me of wine, a dry quality and an alcohol feel on the tongue. A slight lemon grass note, herbal oniony grass notes as well. A strange and complex beer.

M- Thick on feel for the ABV, higher in carbonation. A slightly strange alcohol feel in the aftertaste.

O- A very weird beer. Certainly different from what you expect from an altbier.

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I feel like this is a German beer lover's beer.

A nice chestnut color with lace on the side of the glass that's going nowhere.

The nose is sweet hazelnut up front and lingering leather.

As far as taste goes, its got a nice hop spike that isn't altogether indicative of other German darker brews I'm familiar with. Just the right amount of roasted malts commingle with earthy tobacco notes.

Delicious & worth the price tag.

Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber copper color. Poured four fingers of thick off-white head with long retention and leaving marks.
Nice aroma of piney and floral hops, slightly toasted malts and notes of cinnamon and caramel.
Very tasteful beer, mild toasted malt, spices and caramel. Delicious bitterness with grassy and earthy hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body and low carbonation, 6% ABV is well hidden.
Great beer, I just found grace in Altbiers just after dinking the Uerige. Flavorful, hoppy with good drinkability.

Photo of Cozzatoad
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle

A- Hazy light brown in colour. Head is off-white/very light brown, quite fluffy. Shows nice retention and lacing

S- Caramel malts, along with bready notes and maybe a slight roasted touch. On the back, a faint sour hint is backed up by fruity notes of raisin and maybe apple. Some kind of bitterness which i couldn't actually define is present, maybe i would call it just plain bitterness, with no specific notes to it; it's definitely present but not at all intrusive

T- Pretty much what the smell suggested. A very soft feel overall, malty notes of caramel with a touch of grainy/bready feel. A gentle touch of bitterness is easily noticed on both tongue and aftertaste, bringing a floral/grassy note. In the middle, a lot of other notes can be noticed here and rhere, bringing very nice complexity: a slightly sour feel, apple, some kind of a white-wine feel, maybe even chocolate

M- As mentioned, very soft mouthfell, though some crispness is still showing through, bringing just the right amount of life. A very gentle, delicate mouthfeel, just like the beer

O- Altbiers are a classic. Beers that you drink with ease, like all germans, but in that case with their own flavours and peculiarities. This one is the perfect representation of the style. Great drinkabilty, complexity and balance

Photo of gleemonger
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy, dark burnt orange to brown color with a small off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Plenty of little floaters. Leaves a bit of lacing down the glass.

S - Raisins, plums, toasted malts and a bit of a barnyard hop aroma. Smells very sweet, and not super complex, but definitely intriguing.

T - Following the nose, a very tasty, fruity blend of raisins, plums, and sweet malt. Also a slight hop bitterness, without much in the way of hop aroma or taste other than a little of that earthy, barnyard smell I was picking up. Also a little toastiness and a touch of yeast. Very well balanced in the way it's presented - simple, yet complex.

M - Fairly heavy, yet crisp. Moderate carbonation. A satisfying snack.

O - My first proper German Alt, and I was blown away. Touched on some of the same things I love about Scotch Ales. I'm sure there are plenty other great ones out there, but there aren't a whole lot available from what I could see, and the couple American versions I've had were much more like standard American Amber Ales. I'll definitely be seeking out more like this and would get this one again in a heartbeat.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.97/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance; about 1cm of an off white head, a bit sticky, leaving beautiful rings. Body is a slightly dusty cherry brown.

smell; dusty malts, a bit of sweetness and husk powder balance. Sour mash oders blend nicely with lemony hops. Well balanced and appetizing. Some roasted caramelized characters come out as well. Alcohol soaked cherries come to mind.

taste; just like the original, not much alcohol is perceived, well hidden but it's their. Sharp bitter rind hops in the aftertaste are easily tamed and mellowed out by a maltyness that is almost sweet but grainy enough to be far from moderately cloying. Slightest bit of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; a very crisp and refreshing and at the same time, dry beer. Classicly medium bodied with a light, wet finish. Some slight puckering in the aftertaste.

overall; a higher alchol version of the original, all in all, one of the best!

Photo of sommersb
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-12-2012
Freshness: Best by 01-2012
Packaging: 330ml brown bottle, swing-top
Glassware: Stange
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

I didn't realize until I got home that this bottle was marked with a best by date of 01-2012. Bad on the store for stocking the beer past its freshness date and bad on me for not being more attentive. However, I think the beer still tasted fine.

A: The beer pours a dark copper color, clear, and is topped by a huge head. Lots of carbonation seen in the glass. Both head retention and lacing are very good.

S: Aromas are first malty sweet, then dark ripened fruit, plus earthy hops with smells of spice and wood. Very nice aroma profile.

T: The taste surprised me initially with a hop bite I wasn't anticipating, based on the aromas. Caramel malt sweetness, with a nutty character is there, but this beer is definitely more bitter than sweet. Good balance of malts and hops.

M: Medium bodied, with low to medium levels of carbonation. The beer finishes dry and moderately bitter.

O: I haven't had many altbiers, so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I would describe it as a moderately-hoppy brown ale. Well constructed and balanced, I'd also like to try this again with less age on it.

Photo of DIM
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a clear chestnut brown. It poured with a large, firm, fizzy head.

s: Nutty malts, light caramel and raisin aromas.

t: Slightly sweet toffee and nutty malts; hints of cocoa and a leafy, bitter finish.

m: Surprisingly full bodied for the abv.

o: Tasty, but I preferred the sticke version.

Photo of AgentMunky
2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Bottled on 04.10 (presumably March 2010?). Code 02.11.

A: The swingtop opens with a nice pop, but there is very little head. Hazy mud brown, barely translucent. Vague lacing.

S: Funky yeast. Sour of stale, but also vaguely sour. Grapes! Sweetish-strong malt.

T/M: Interesting. I wonder if this bottle, at two years old, isn't a little too alt. Lightly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is almost flat, and the taste is more so. Very light purple grapes, moldy yeast, and bland malt.

O: I did not much enjoy this beer. Not recommended. I'd be open to trying a younger bottle far in the future though.

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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.