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Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei

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92
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428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 38
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: yen157 on 02-27-2004)
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Photo of InDreams
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a most interesting-looking bottle into my stange...

A: I was going to say amber from the start, but stopped because something felt wrong about using that term. I took another good look and realized it was because, although it is indeed amber, leaning towards brown, it's cloudier and thicker than most amber beers I'm used to (this must be the yeast, I'm sure). Got a good finger or two of eggshell off-white head, with a minimal amount of lacing. Looks inviting...

S: Quite interesting. Sweet maltiness but accompanied by a strong, bitter hoppy character. Molasses, maybe dried fruit. Good combinations all around, very strong, and definitely pleasing.

T: Very bready, sweet maltiness that runs parallel to this beautiful bitter hoppiness. Nutty, with a lot of dried fruit to it. I personally lean towards malty beers, but the combination here, especially the strength of the malts and the hops, playing off of and alongside each other, is nothing short of glorious. This is damned good.

M: Medium bodied, light-to-medium carbonation, and pretty smooth. No harsh bite from the hops, and all around it's kind of bready.

D: Can't say much else other than this is tasty enough to keep me going back for more.

InDreams, Dec 14, 2006
Photo of GreenWBush
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Penny-colored with suspended floaties.

Vinous, cidery, zinc-y tones on nose. Slight hits of vinegar. Uh oh, old keg?

The apple-cider bubble-head makes me think so. Not enough carbonation.

The taste is hidden by a little bit of musky taste and oakiness, but this winner shines through the adversity. There is an almost chocolately nature to this beer, and a huge hop profile. The mouthfeel is almost cask-like, heady and dangerously drinkable.

GreenWBush, Nov 10, 2004
Photo of plaztikjezuz
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark cooper, but had very light carbonation, which could of been because the beer was very cold when poured.

not to much aroma when cold soft malt and hops. the flavor was minerally, carmel, with a good bitterness, slight metalicness.

the aroma came out more as it warmed up, more hops and malt. the flavor came out more; bitterness and carmel.

plaztikjezuz, Jan 31, 2005
Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Vylo, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of hays99
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

hays99, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of milkstout141
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

milkstout141, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of rickdude
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

rickdude, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Beerzebub
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle, served in a big wine glass at 59 F/ 15 C.

Deep red color, substantial cream colored head, plenty of fine sticky weblike lace.

Mild appetizing smell of toasty grainy doughy malt, nuts, herbal earthy hops, dates, and some banana.

Tastes like toasty nutty doughy malt with fresh pungent hops - grassy, herbal, spicy, earthy - with some date and banana. Plenty of grassy hop bitterness, quite refreshing. Fairly dry, with the help of the bitterness. Great balance between the malt and hops. Nuttiness like walnuts merges seamlessly with the hop bitterness. Long finish: nutty, toasty, grassy, bitter.

Smooth soft texture, very finely carbonated, with a bit of oiliness. Outstandingly refreshing and drinkable, I would gladly drink several of these.

Great beer, I really enjoyed this.

Beerzebub, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of braican
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

braican, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of grumpygerman
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

grumpygerman, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Slatetank, May 20, 2013
Photo of unclejimbay
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is copper brown color, frothy white head with good retention, impressive cap retention. Noticeable sediment
Aromas of bold German hop spice, reminds me of my home-brewed Hoptobierfest.
Tastes as it smells with noticeable bitterness, followed by some Munich/Caramel malts and a dash of abv bite.
Mouthfeel is high carbo, medium body, crisp bitterness.
Drinkability is impressive, very encouraging to learn this is so close to my Sticke Altbier attempt as my Hoptobierfest recipe.
Prost!

unclejimbay, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of beergeek279
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 330 mL long-necked swing-top bottle, into a pint glass. The color is dark copper, with a foamy white head with some good retention. The smell is a dark semi-dry malt. The taste is strongly malted up front, with a strong (especially for German beer) low-alpha hop bitterness to it. Mouthfeel is a nice thickness. As for drinkability, this is one that I could absolutely have several of.

Thanks to trbeer for this bottle. trbeer was definitely enthusiastic about this beer, and I can see why. A very solid alt in the sticke style, where a richer malt meets hops, making this one I'll gladly enjoy again.

beergeek279, Apr 23, 2004
Photo of PatandDavid
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was pretty darn good! Dark clear amber, very still. Carbonation is very low with this one. Aroma is like bread rising, and even a whiff of alcohol coming off. The taste is very interesting. When I first started drinking it (out of the fridge), it was very malty, and the hops weren't that present. Now about an hour and a half later, the hops are asserting themselves. You have this thin sliver of malt to taste, then it gets surrounded by bitter, but not overpowering hops. It's hard to describe, it's like the well-rounded bitterness of the hops predominates more than their taste or aroma. Good Stuff, glad I bought a few bottles. I think the 6% alcohol is detectable.

The bottle is nice as well, dark brown, it has a lot of detail: Braille on the bottom. There is even a saying on it: Dat leckere droeppke, which I think is dialect for the tasty drop. Swing top adds to the charm.

PatandDavid, Mar 17, 2004
Photo of crisis44
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

crisis44, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of laintringulis
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

laintringulis, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Bill235
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Bill235, May 10, 2013
Photo of Westsidethreat
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Copperish amber color, mildly hazed from the chill. Thousands of miniscule bubbles rise quickly to the surface from the bottom of the glass. The head is just touch off white, small to medium sized bubbles. Pillowy enough to leap an inch high above the rim of the glass.

S: Deep malty signature, a touch metallic, brandy.

T: Begins much like any standard alt, little bit of a soft malt backbone. Brown sugar and roasted malts dominate. Quickly a piney hop profile pops up and delivers a sharp blow of bitterness to the tongue. Slowly all the flavors meld until...out of no where....a very deep caramel/coffee flavor comes forth

M: Full bodied and fairly silky.

D: What a great beer. Very original and well crafted with so many dimensions. Awesome.

Westsidethreat, Jul 03, 2006
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Should award extra points on appearance for the elongated swing top with raised lettering. It's a keeper.

Body is a light brown on my desk, a dark orange-red when held to the light. Topped by a couple of fingers of tight froth.

Aroma has a bit of coffee and some herbal, earthy hop notes.

Malt carpet rolls across the tongue and down the throat, smoothly, sweetly, but carrying enough noble hops that is well balanced. There is a candy quality, but not a super-sweet one, a mild toffee perhaps, or semi-sweet cocoa. Even the aftertaste has a mix of malt and hops rolling about.

Mouthfeel is as creamy as you can have without nitro. And the beer is vanishing all too quickly.

In some bizarre way, this seems to me a German equivalent of true Irish Guinness, and I mean that as a high compliment. Glad I have another in the fridge to share.

RonfromJersey, May 22, 2004
Photo of ElGuapo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a nice copper brown topped in a finger width of off-white head with good retention. Aroma is nice a malty to start. Sweet aromas of fruit and citrus as well as nice floral notes. Nice touches of sourness round it out.

The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation and a medium body. A big malt backbone compliments the nice floral and citrus flavors well. It has sour notes as well as a nice cinnamon flavor to it. A buttery flavor comes and goes. The complexity is pretty well-rounded and well-balanced. Roasted flavors jump out in the dry finish. It is extremely drinkable, and I could have a few of these during a sitting. I think that this one really defines what I like in an alt. This is one quality brew that you shouldn't miss.

ElGuapo, May 11, 2004
Photo of nick0909
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

nick0909, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a dark copper and amber with a minor head. Carbonation is modest; no lace is being left behind.

The smell really gets thing started on the right foot. Nuts and caramel come through strong and in splended fashion. Tons of caramel and malt content makes for big flavor in the taste. The mouthfeel is very strong but not overwhelming, and it's very easy to drink.

This is the best alt I have had to date, hands down.

watermelonman, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of dgallina
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle without intelligible freshness date.

Pours a nice-looking clear dark copper with half-inch of tan foam, light sticky lace, and slight carbonation. Smells of slightly smoky carmel, with a crisp hop kick, banana and clove fruitiness. Super flavors; subtle lightly smoked caramel malts and nuts at the forefront; develops big leafy hop bitterness intertwined with light fruitiness. Finishes very cleanly, with a mouth coating and creamy lingering metallic bitterness. Lightly carbonated, medium body and surprisingly smooth in the mouth.

Very satisfying. Great balance of fresh hops and nutty caramel body.

dgallina, May 09, 2006
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a way cool small long neck swing top bottle to a crystal glass mug. The liquid is an elegant bronze color with very fine (small bubble) carbonation. The Head it small and light, just a pad of light tan small bubbles, very little lace.

The smell is boozy, light caramel and bread.

The taste is very good, mild alcohol up front with some lightly toasted caramel and a slight nutty flavor. Nice bitter hops dries it out some.

The mouthfeel is light and smooth, The body is medium and the carbonation is nice with a light champaign quality.

The drinkability is good, buti wouldlove to find this on tap some day. Prosit und Zum Wohl. MK

MuenchenerKindl, May 08, 2007
Photo of ChrisBowers
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a firkin at Sean Bolans in Baltimore. Dark Amber with a thick creamy head. What an excellent beer. Notes of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, nutmeg, and a little bit of hops in the finish. Very creamy mouthfeel even with just a gravity pour. Easy on the pallate, you could definitely drink a lot of these. I slugged down 2 and didn't even know it. An under appreaciated style for sure, and this is the crown jewel.

ChrisBowers, Apr 12, 2005
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.