Uerige Sticke - Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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3.48/5 rDev -15.5%
Pours closer to a dark cider brown than amber. Slightly murky resembling a dark wheat beer. Not much of a head-- 1/4 inch at most and almost disappears completely within a few seconds. The taste is malty, nutty which I love, but I am disappointed as it lacks the extra fresh nuttiness and robustness that I am searching for. It also lacks carbonation. I can't give this anything below average scores because it does have the general taste I am looking for. I suppose value is a factor too cuz this one is way expensive -$4 + for 33cl at the "reasonably priced" liquor store. Mouthfeel is kind of wine-like, which probably lends to the not so great drinkability-fairly low --I wouldn't want more than 2. I'm slightly disappointed especially considering the cost.
Edit: After reading some other reviews I look at the date stamp -- 29 02 --if this is February 29, and I am having it on August 30 --maybe this is why my ratings are low for this one.
08-31-2004 01:46:18 | More by rousee
3.5/5 rDev -15%
The color of a dark penny with a sluggish head. The caramel malt is strong in the aroma, smells like it could be a little oxidized. There's a hefty maltiness in the flavor and a decent bitterness in the finish. I'd really like to try this in Germany and see how it compares close to home.
06-09-2004 07:20:12 | More by aracauna
3.5/5 rDev -15%
Although not contributing to anything other than aestetics, the bottle is classy and uniquie with a mini narrow neck German flip top ceramic gasket seal and neck label declaring bottled on 31.01. and 11.2 oz.
After a quick Thwip! UERIGE pours as a clear amber golden red with ample suds rising to meet a frothy ice white bubbled cap, leaving some drippy lace.
Light grainy shredded wheat cereal aromas and some gingerbread.
First swigs: Toasted grain rye bread with cinnamon and a lingering rye. Deep wet leather. Brazen malty almond extract and cashew nutty and pancake batter middle. Finish is gingerbread and a twinge copper metallic. The most hardly noticeable 6.0% ABV in the finish.
Medium body. Lingering cloying bunt cake like buttery aftertaste.
Last swigs: Cashew walnut and coppery. Complex but the overall complexity wrangled with my preferences. Tried this a night after Heavyweight Stickenjab. Personal preference leads me to the cleaner open flavors of Heavyweight. This was mineral and Earthy in comparison. 97/4.21
Beer is good. Happy beering.
03-30-2005 04:18:19 | More by blitheringidiot
3.53/5 rDev -14.3%
(Served in a footed strange)
A- This beer has a warm glowing brown body with a light hint of red color. There is a creamy off-white head that last and last supported by a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles.
S- The smell of light dry toast and brown malt has a hint of dried leave and dry caramel malt in the finish.
T- The light dry caramel malt has a hint of toasted malt with mineral water. The finish has a soft green noble hop finish with a soft bitterness showing up after each sip.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a clean finish.
D- This beer has some interesting flavors but they are very soft and a bit watery.
09-15-2007 04:14:14 | More by rhoadsrage
3.53/5 rDev -14.3%
11.2oz bottle bottled 10/2008.
A: Amber, slightly cloudy (due to my error) with a huge taupe colored head. Excellent amount of lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of hops and wort. A bit of an earthy character mixed with caramel and wort notes. Smells as if the beer would be underattenuated.
T: Immediately hit by green apples with a note of peach pits. A very grainy, kind of slightly roasted character. Some definite earthiness in the hops with a bit of a bite.
M: A bit lighter and more carbonated than I expected. Hop presence coats the tounge and the beer seems quite dry.
O: An interesting beer. I had never tried the style and since my company is based in Dusseldorf figured I'd give it a shot. Surprised by the hop bitterness, but not a bad beer. Interesting bottle to say the least.
03-12-2009 02:36:28 | More by Birchgrove77
3.55/5 rDev -13.8%
Cool-looking long-necked 11.2oz bottle with a swing-top, no less. Poured into a smallish goblet, this altbier had an opaque chestnut color and a dense creamy off-white head that dissolved to a thin ring.
Woof, nice nose on this brew! Redolent of deeply toasted malt, caramel and toffee, raisins, banana and yeast. Slight buttery note. Real alluring.
A taste proved the nose to be an olfactory illusion. An immediate herbal hops presence overrode the malt character. A robust hops profile resided on the tongue and suppressed what probably would have been a pleasant blend of tastes. As it was, I got some pumpernickel rye, unripened banana and very mild caramel and raisin flavors that struggled for attention through the surging hops. The feel was medium-bodied and creamy with a zippy level of carbonation.
Overall, this was a bit of a let-down for me. Don't get me wrong; it was okay but it seemed too highly hopped and out of balance for my enjoyment. The nose really had me going. Too bad the rest didn't do it for me.
12-28-2004 21:36:53 | More by Boilermaker88
3.55/5 rDev -13.8%
I'm a bit disapointed in this brew. The regular alt is quite good, this one seems to fall short. Dark coppery color and fair bit of tan head are spot on, and the aroma is quite pleasing with a bit of nutty malt and floral hops present. Flavor starts well, but the bitterness was unpleasant and possibly a bit medicinal. A good start that fell flat. Mouthfeel is good, a great balance of substance and easy drinking. Overall a good beer but not as good as the regular offering.
06-14-2005 08:00:23 | More by Sixpack595
3.58/5 rDev -13.1%
The beer pours a ruby red color with a thin offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry and malty flavor that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It's sweet and toastey. The taste is good. It has a smooth, malty flavor that goes down slow and finishes dry and bitter. It has a solid hop flavor that comes through in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent altbier. It has complexity, but I'm not crazy about the taste. All in all, an above average alt. .
04-14-2005 23:25:15 | More by WesWes
3.6/5 rDev -12.6%
Awww, and I thought this was a half-liter bottle. instead, it is a super-thin 330 ml flip-top bottle bought at La Bodega. On to the beer:
Into a stange it goes, the beer is murky brown with hues of a faded orange and tan glow. Not particularly pretty but this is expected for the style. Solid head retention. Super sweet in the nose, very malty sweet with a kick of hop leaf. Taste...it doesn't jump out on you, it's more powdery. Somewhat hoppy with a burnt bread crust flavor, it's nutty also. Dry aftertaste with a burnt bread sensation, and somewhat astringent. A little dissapointing, though I do have to say it drinks easy like most beers of it's nationality, especially with a bowl of steak and potato soup.
12-31-2008 02:48:47 | More by DoubleJ
3.63/5 rDev -11.9%
Opens with a solid 'pop' from the fliptop bottle. Pours a dark, tea colored amber with an offwhite head of foam that lasts the entire drink leaving a sticky map in it's wake.
Nice toasted amber malt aromas...very distinct.
Flavors are the toasted amber malt but without any of the sweetness. Dry bitterness on the end.
An excellent Alt.
02-27-2007 02:29:18 | More by IntriqKen
3.65/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours a one-finger white head that quickly fades leaving no lace. Slightly cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose seems to be caramel. Starts and finishes with a balance of malts and hops but there is some sweetness hard to describe this - maybe a combination of a barley wine and a sweet stout for flavor, but it doesn't look anything like a stout. $4 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
02-15-2005 23:31:03 | More by jdhilt
3.65/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours out a brownish amber, almost the color of cider, with a creamy small white head that hangs around. Vertical columns of bubbles in my stange.
Smell is predominantly malty, with a touch of Euro hop spiciness. There's some sweetness, dark fruit (peach and plum), nuttiness, and maybe even a tiny hint of chocolate.
Flavor is nutty and fruity, with a solid malt base and a little bit of caramel before a nice hoppy bitterness. A tiny little off flavor, slightly metallic, slightly vegetal persists throughout. It's not a huge problem, but it does slightly diminish my enjoyment. Finish is dry as a bone with a little bit of lingering caramel flavors.
Overall: This is my third Uerige, and I don't love it as much as the classic alt or the doppelsticke. Those both had nicer appearances, held their heads better, and didn't have the little off flavors throughout.
10-06-2005 01:05:10 | More by whartontallboy
3.68/5 rDev -10.7%
On the top of the bar at Boston's is a small cask of this classic. Can it be true? Yes, even served in the Uerige small altbier glasses. Cloudy caramel colored liquid with a decent off-white foamy head. Good head retention, some lacing on the sides of the glass. Fruity smells along with some grainy caramel. Carmel flavor with maybe some apricots and other lighter fruits. Slight hop bitterness and flavor goes well with the caramel flavor. On cask, so low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. This cask was several days old, so I imagine that a fresher one would be wonderful. Anyhow, this was good enough to spark my interest for more in this style.
12-31-2004 05:19:24 | More by Bierguy5
British Columbia (Canada)
3.7/5 rDev -10.2%
A: Copper-brown, light tan head, excellent retention and lacing.
S: Floral, grassy, earthy-mineral & caramel.
T: Dark bread, caramel, floral, herbal, grassy, earthy, hint of nut, good bitterness.
M: Moderate body is smooth & malty.
D: A decent drinker.
01-11-2010 02:25:10 | More by Derek
3.7/5 rDev -10.2%
Aroma: Malt dominates. Toffee and caramel notes. Some hop aroma can be found, but only if you are really looking for it.
Looks: Deep copper colour. A thumb's width of off-white head. Good head retention. Some lace.
Taste: Toffee, biscuity malts. Some nutty-ness. Good bitterness. And something that I don't find in Beers too often, a mineral-like taste, almost salty. Hops are kind of spicy. A very long and pleasant bitter finish. The bitterness really sneaks up on you & becomes more intense. It's malty-sweet at first and then some bitterness, and then a very long lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Very nice mouthfeel. The carbonation is a bit lower than a lot of other Beers in the same style. On the lighter side of medium bodied.
Overall, I like it very much and I hope that I can find some more close to home (I bought this in Chicago), if you know of a place close to me that stocks it please beermail me.
11-13-2007 02:45:32 | More by BrewSomerville
3.7/5 rDev -10.2%
Appearance: Sort of a burnt umber in color. Initially had a 3/4" head which disappeared quickly. Leaves very little trace of lacing. Still, a very nice color.
Smell: A very nice, smooth malt with fig and very faint citrus undertones.
Taste: Goes down like a very mild PA or Bitter. Reminds me of Belk's ESB. Tastes of a very clean, bready malt with just the right touch of bitterness in the back of the tongue.
Overall: This was my first with this legendary beer and I expected more. Still, I enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn't worth the price tag. OK, maybe it was because of the cool bottle. . . I'd like to try it on tap sometime.
Note: after it warmed up, the complexities started to shine. Raisins, Biscuit came through in the taste and the smell become slightly more alcoholic.
08-10-2006 20:41:43 | More by BitterBrian
3.73/5 rDev -9.5%
Poured from a bottle a beautiful clear amber with a very light off-white head.
Aroma is sweet and fairly malty with some ripe fruit and what I would describe as dog's breath.
Taste is dark, ripe fruit, malts, and a touch of bitterness and alcohol at the finish.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, a bit drying, and with a zing to the carbonation.
This is a very drinkable Altbier. Worth a try for sure.
01-21-2008 03:03:47 | More by Monkeyknife
3.73/5 rDev -9.5%
Pretty clear dark amber. Nice off-white head with little retention and lacing. Smells yeasty, smoky, and resiny. Deep piney spicy hoppage is great. Dull caramel maltiness leaves something to be desired despite a good compexity. A acidic smokiness lingers long after the flavor should have disappeared which is good. Rather low carbonation, feels a bit like spreading plastic over your tongue. odd. Overall an interesting, pleasing brew.
04-07-2004 15:35:47 | More by waughbrew
3.75/5 rDev -9%
Cool bottle with a flip-top. Pours a rocky light ivory head over clear light brown liquid. Fruity caramel malty nose with some discernible hop. Lots of hop bitterness in the taste with nutty, caramelly/roasty notes afterwards. Very bittersweet finish, with heaps of hops on the palate. A very interesting beer!
07-11-2004 16:15:57 | More by beerluvr
Uerige Sticke from Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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