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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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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

dcbeers, Apr 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

jpajpajeff, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
2.8/5  rDev -32%
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.

AgentMunky, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of MONKandTUCK
2.83/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a deep brown with tall, foamy cap. Not especially transparent, but more translucent that I expected. Kinda nice thinking I'll get a rich beer that's also drinkable.

A - Non-descript. Expected bigger malt notes, some complextiy of caramel and bread, even chocolate. More estery... picking up that this is definitely an Ale.

T - Wow. Surprise of the night. Last things first... this finishes with a definite noble hop bite. It reminds me of when I had been living in Europe, denied hoppy ales for months, and would get blasts of biting spicey hops from local Lagers, like Zywiec and Pilsner Urquell.

Beyond that, what can I say? I guess there's some interesting character developing from the base malt that distinguishes this from your BMC. Some fruity esters keeping it complex.

Really this could pass more for an English Bitter than anything else.

M - So wet and lean. Nothing like I had hoped for, and it's nothing I would want in a beer this strength... at least one meant to be malty.

O - Lame. Big Let down. Sure, I respect what they're doing. And I'll try the doppelsticke. But this beer isn't worth the price.

There's a reason English Ales, not German beers, have inspired the craft brew revolution. I wish these guys would do more with the little piece of history they've got.

MONKandTUCK, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of mentor
2.88/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle provided by LuckySevens82...thanks for the opportunity! Pours a single finger tan head over a cloudy rust orange-brown liquid. Smells caramel malty with a sour tang that's almost citrusy pine sol-like. Searching beneath that unpleasant aroma, I get nuts, chocolate, and a grassy herbal. Tastes sweet nutty caramel and toffee with a piercing sour countering beneath. Yeah, I'm sorry, but that sour pine-sol flavor is just ruining it for me. Let's see what I can get after it warms to room temperature. The sour is still present, but it comes across as more of a black patent sour than a pine sol sour. There is also come coffee roast. Medium body with a sugary thickness and mildly carbonated. Certainly not a favorite of mine.

mentor, Aug 02, 2005
Photo of theopholis
2.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not real experienced with alts, so be warned.

Appearance- Pours a very cleer brownish red with a decent white, loose head that falls fairly quickly. Leaves very little lace

Aroma- Very good malt and malt sweetness in the aroma. As it warms, you get a very nice caramel and roasted grain. Just a touch of bread in the nose as it warms. Maybe just the slightest, barely perceptable hint of pinapple of all things.

Taste- No single flavor bangs you over the head. Has an odd mixture of bittering hops, and caramel flavor. Some flavoring hops in there to. Nice CO2 bite on the toungue. Can't say I really care for it tho.

Mouthfeel is a tad thin, which may well be appropriate for this style. Clinginess to mouth is fairly low, leaving it little aftertaste.

Drinkability- eh...not a beer I would reccommend, but it's not wretched either.

theopholis, Jan 21, 2007
Photo of claspada
2.93/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 01/2011; best by 01/2012. Just made it...

Pours a clear mahogany color with a small but lasting, lace-inducing white head.

Aromas begin with a great deal of toasted fresh bread with earthy hints of nuts and and molasses. Plenty of those dark fruits, too. Light yeasty clove aromas emerge as it warms.

The tastes begin with dark, scorched caramel with a bit of light nuttiness once again. Sweetness remains light. There's a flash of earthy bitterness with strong notes of wood that further builds into an exceedingly, and rather surprising dry finish. Light dark fruit notes emerge as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with an adequate medium amount of carbonation. Finish is quite dry and crisp.

Overall I was staidly dissapointed with this compared to the doppel- stickle version from this brewery. Aromas were quite inviting albeit mellow but the flavor profile was just flat; like the brewer forgot an ingredient or something. Not something I plan to revisit and not recommended. Search out the purple label, pass on this lighter, watered down version (not literally, but that's how it tastes).

claspada, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer did not hold a head =very long and appeareed to be flat. however the tastewas rather sweet and it was a bit hoppy to the palate. A bit of a mouldy aftertaste was detected or peat taste I should say. The beer was sienna colored. I will not buy again but it was an interesting beer you should try.

Minkybut, Dec 27, 2007
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured out a bit darker than I thought it would. The color was a clear dark brown with a minimal head on top. The smell of this beer to me was giving me the thoughts of grape wine. The taste had some good malt flavors in there. The mouthfeel was pretty smooth and light. Overall this beer was interesting in it own way. I liked it enough to try it again one day.

Knapp85, Jun 08, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle. Light brown with some copper. Slightly cloudy. Essentially, no head formed, the foam scraps were light tan. Aroma was very malty, coming through as molasses. Other scents included alcohol/phenol and raisins. No hops to be found. Taste stayed in character with the smell. Pretty sweet, with alcohol/medicinal notes in the middle. Hops showed up as some bitterness in the finish. Body was medium and carbonation was light. The beer had a smooth, coating feel to it. Finish was drying. Overall, OK, but not my favorite alt and I probably wouldn't buy it again.

, Sep 11, 2006
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3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was poured into a pint glass for lack of a more traditional glass.

A - medium-dark amber color with a thick collar that is well retained

S - strongly malty aroma, some oxidation noted(probably a function of age & delivery conditions), faintly hoppy

T - strongly malty, but finishes dry enough, noble hop flavor profile but perhaps not as pronounced as I would expect - perhaps a function of age, oxidation noted (as with aroma)

M - medium-light body with moderate carbonation

D - This is a decent altbier, but I can't help but think this would be fantastic when it's fresher and in Dusselfdorf. This is the beer that they serve periodically throughout the year, unannounced, as a thanks to the regulars. Uerige was probably my favorite place we stopped at when visiting Dusseldorf last summer - I didn't have the good fortune of catching a 'Sticke' there though - I imagine it would have been awesome. I had to get this one in KC.

scoobybrew, May 14, 2008
Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a brewery and a style that I have always wanted to try, even if just for the funny shaped bottle. However, I still am greatly underwhelmed.

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. I don't own a stange, but I don't believe that would have affected my rating.

A. A dark brownish red brew with a small white head and light lacing.

S. Strong malty smell, like burned toast.

T. Bready licorice like malt with a bitter finish.

M. Light carbonation and bitter finish.

D. Since this is an underwhelming brew, I would not return to it. However, I am hoping that once again I got an old bottle. Will repeat this taste on tap in Germany next year.

MarkSCCOT, Oct 24, 2007
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3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very spotty lace, transient stuff. No head to speak of. Hazy brown amber body. Meh.

Smell: Grape nuts cereal! So: barley. Alcohol. Grapes. The barley aroma is fairly overpowering and slightly stale. I enjoy Grape nuts, though, so this is somewhat appealing, although in a very funky way.

Taste: Grape nuts barley flavor again. Some apricot and apple make the fruit flavors a bit more assertive here than in the nose.

Mouthfeel: Flat. Flat. Flat. No thanks.

Drinkability: Barley flavor is too overwhelming, and alcohol asserts itself too much to make this too drinkable.

RidiculedDisplay, Mar 04, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

tom10101, May 19, 2013
Photo of brewQ
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 04.18
Code 11.04
Okay- I do not know what the hell this means.

Nifty bottle, Grolsch style ceramic cap with washer.

Lovely caramel raisin color, nearly opaque.
Appears to be a British Brown Ale.

This may be delicate and subtle but even warmed , I can't get much in the way of hops or malt up front here.

The tastet is oddly flat- can't pick up pronounced malt or hop character. Not bad- just not there.

Finish is smooth and cleansing and it is drinkable- just a funky old school brew in an overpriced bottle.

brewQ, Sep 25, 2005
Photo of goodbyeohio
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

cute little nub of a bottle

nice flip top action on the bottle.. the beer exits a foamy and clear ruby into a big chalice. aroma reeks of caramel malts accompanied by light red fruits and burnt sugar. spicy rye breadiness in the flavor provides a smooth but intense experience that finished with a pointed bitterness. has the potential to be huge, but suffers from a lack of gravity. try the doppelsticke for the experience you want out of this beer but fail to have. not a bad beer by any means, very flavorful.. it simply does not satisfy on the complexity that the initial contact promises.

goodbyeohio, Jul 25, 2005
Photo of PorterLambic
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rich, dark amber color with a small head and leaves fabulous lace.
Smell is hops, woody/green apple combination.
Taste is hoppy with a fruity/woody/alcohol flavor and a resiny hops finish.
Medium in body with a smooth-ish aftertaste where the hops mellow nicely and the alcohol shows up just a little.

PorterLambic, Sep 07, 2005
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i thought i'd enjoy this beer more than i did. perhaps it sitting several months in my fridge was the problem, so take my opinion of this with a grain of salt, as i liked the smaller alt from this brewery. appearance was a ruddy, hazy, lightish brown with an off-white/tan head. nose was caramel, nuts, and what i thought were alcohol/rum notes, which seemed weird. taste was figs, nuts, caramel, and sweet dark malt with a bit of an alcohol presence, again which does not make sense for this beer. mouthfeel was nice and frothy and almost medium in body. drying finish with a bit of roastiness. i'll take another go at this one in the future to give it a fair shake.

MrMcGibblets, Nov 27, 2007
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3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy muddy brown. Very fine white head settles to an incomplete cap leaving some lacing.

Slightly rummy caramel malt nose, with a hint of sharp herbal hop aroma.

So much better in the mouth. Where did all of the complexity come from? Brown bread, touch of caramel, Spalty spiciness all abound. Touch rummy as it warms. HUGE whack of bitterness kicks in almost immediately and comes to dominate the long, long finish. There's enough malt to balance the bitterness through most of beer.

Strangely high rate of carbonation accentuates the bitterness. An odd beer to be sure. Looks weird, smells pretty uninteresting, tastes pretty good. Given the level of bitterness, this is definitely the freshest batch of this I've sampled, but I'm still not convinced.

Realale, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany body with a lasting, lace-inducing white head.

Smell: Lovely aroma of toasted fresh bread with earthy hints of nuts, vanilla, and molasses. Plenty of those dark fruits, too.

Taste: Upfront, there's the flavors of dark, scorched caramel with a bit of chocolate. Sweetness remains light. There's a flash of lemon juice midway which leads into an earthy bitterness with strong notes of wood that further builds into an exceedingly, and rather surprising dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Starts off with a great aroma, but the taste slips just a bit. Oh, and what an adorable looking bottle!

ChainGangGuy, Sep 29, 2007
Photo of Jredner
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lots of sweet malt in the aroma. Caramel, brown sugar and molasses. Light amber in color with a head that is both creamy and bubbly. Has a deep fruity sweetness in the fore followed by a crisp, but tongue coating flavor of peanut skins. Never come across that before in a beer.

Jredner, Jan 27, 2006
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a flat deep brown color alt with a small foamy head with no lacing. Aroma of huge caramel malt with some sweetness. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with loads of caramel notes. Body is quite full with no real carbonation. Interesting and refreshing but nothing really earth shattering in here.

Phyl21ca, Oct 31, 2007
Photo of SacoDeToro
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark copper hue with almost no head and a very slight lacing around the glass.

Rich Munich malts are present in the aroma, like that of an Oktoberfest, but with more fruitiness on the nose. Some noble hops are detectable in the aroma, but in the background.

The flavor is that of a malty amber ale followed by a high bitterness for a German beer, but this is to be expected with a Dusseldorf Alt. The hops are very spicy and somewhat grassy. The taste is favorably dry for an ale and not overly fruity. The hops linger in the finish. There are also very slight phenols in the finish.

The mouthfeel is moderate with fine and tight carbonation. Overall this beer is reasonably drinkable, but not quite as satisfying for my palate as an American amber ale.

SacoDeToro, Mar 14, 2006
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Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
92 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.